Brent Budowsky: The world has been blessed with a powerful, loving, compassionate, humble, faithful, wise and transcendent voice for the poor and downtrodden in Francis.
Brent Budowsky: The pain of workers is excruciating, and nobody in Washington cares. Congress prepares to return from a ridiculous five-week vacation with no attempt to pass a major jobs bill in four years.
Brent Budowsky: Syria is not Iraq. Obama, along with Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, national security adviser Susan Rice and United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power, is not looking for imperial wars or large-scale or long-term military conflicts.
Brent Budowsky: Visuals of Murrow and Cronkite that opened Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” during season one had disappeared by season two in symbolic gesture of falling standards.
Brent Budowsky: When the great actor Matt Damon recently said that President Obama “broke up with me,” he hit the jackpot of telling political truth in the eyes of many progressive Democrats and independents.
Brent Budowsky: If Citizen Bezos remembers Citizen Jefferson and invests in a journalism and discourse that respects and inspires the minds of his readers, he will make a profit for his newspaper and perform a service for our democracy.
Brent Budowsky: Lawrence Summers fought for the worst economic idea since FDR, repealing Glass-Steagall — a super-disastrous mistake.
Brent Budowsky: By the time this battle is concluded, even without Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, preclearance will return for those jurisdictions — including Texas — that repeatedly infringe on voting rights. Let the rule of law decide.
Brent Budowsky: This century and very possibly this decade will witness the first female president while the number of women in Congress is soaring and the epic battle for pay equity will continue to escalate until equal pay is achieved.
Brent Budowsky: Big things are happening in Texas, America and the world. Women are advancing on many fronts, and women are increasingly playing important leadership roles. The issues far transcend abortion.
Brent Budowsky: The necessary brinkmanship of recent days was Reid’s finest hour as majority leader, and the agreements that resulted might ultimately be viewed as a major inflection point in the way official Washington conducts itself.
Brent Budowsky: If Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) runs for governor in 2014 and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (D) runs for United States senator in 2014 and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, you read it here first: Texas goes blue in either 2014 or 2016.
Brent Budowsky: When Big Brother unites Big Government and Big Business to monitor our minds and track our lives, every lesson of history teaches that we are sailing in very treacherous waters.