Brent Budowsky: What was striking in Indiana and Arkansas — and across America — was how the business community joined rights advocates and many Main Street voters supporting the simple justice of equal rights for gays.
Brent Budowsky: Clinton is making political reform one of the cornerstone issues in her campaign for the White House. She has begun a frontal assault against the widely unpopular Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case.
Brent Budowsky: Will the House Benghazi Committee of Clinton inquisitions subpoena Cruz emails involving Armed Services Committee matters?
Brent Budowsky: Can Roberts and the other justices seriously believe that the Congress that enacted this law intended this draconian and destructive outcome, or that the Constitution demands it?
Brent Budowsky: Walker, Giuliani and Republicans like them do not understand this: True patriotism is not quoting scripture, waving the flag, praising the Constitution and speaking of American exceptionalism while playing a politics of bigotry and hate that violates everything America stands for.
Brent Budowsky: The great opportunity for Clinton is to become the first woman president while also becoming a liberal Ronald Reagan: a conviction politician who stands for progressivism, a competent chief executive who believes in governing and a skilled negotiator with opponents at home and leaders abroad.
Brent Budowsky: A more populist, proactive, aggressive and self-confident Obama has taken the policy initiative and regained the political offensive.
Brent Budowsky: There is a GOP distemper in Washington, an overreaching of aggressive tactics against Democrats and an underachievement of success in governing. The result? Obama rises in favorability, Clinton rises against Republicans.
Brent Budowsky: A good opposition research team could create a powerful plan to lump together Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton as royal family candidates and run against them all in Democratic or Republican primaries, from the right or from the left.
Brent Budowsky: Europe is threatened by bigotry against Muslims that is promoted by extremists from the right and given credence in some recent novels, and by bigotry against Jews reminiscent of the early days of the darkest hours of European history.
Brent Budowsky: Obama has made things better, but not better enough. Obama and Democrats have sometimes fought, but they have not fought hard enough, and they have capitulated far too easily, far too often.
Brent Budowsky: The major reason Democrats were annihilated in the 2014 midterms was that millions of Democratic-leaning voters stayed home because they did not believe voting for Democrats would improve their lives.
Brent Budowsky: These two women, who agree on virtually every issue that would form the platform to restore the dream, have the potential to build a relationship that would be complementary, synergistic and inspiring for Democrats.