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Peter D. Rosenstein is a non-profit CEO, political consultant, and former Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia.

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Rehoboth Beach: The LGBT Summer Playground

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 12:45 PM

Rehoboth Beach is ready for the summer beginning with the 4th of July weekend. Ever since Memorial Day, crowds have been coming to the beach and enjoying all Rehoboth has to offer. The one-mile boardwalk and white sandy beaches are ready and waiting. As always, holiday weekends bring the bigger...

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Pop the Cork on the Champagne, But Don't Drink It All

(3) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 10:14 AM

Today we can pop the cork on the champagne, but make sure you don't drink it all. The Supreme Court gave us a total win for marriage-equality in Obergefell vs. Hodges, but we must remember it is only one of the many fights still to be won.

Today, we...

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Clinton Speaks From Her Heart and Connects With People

(15) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 10:03 AM

It is clear to many Democrats the time is now to rally around the one candidate who combines a lifetime of work for progressive ideals, a desire to reach for the stars with an understanding of the possible, and a commitment to a better future for all Americans. A candidate...

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LGBTQ Initiative 'Our Tomorrow': How to Make it Worth the Effort

(1) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 10:23 AM

On May 4, 2015, a grassroots coalition representing 100 groups launched an initiative called "Our Tomorrow" designed to hear from the LGBTQ community how they see their lives today and their concerns for the future. You can still add your voice to those LGBTQ people across the country who have...

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Hillary Clinton 3; Media 0

(3) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 10:07 AM

The all-out attack the media is carrying out with regard to the candidacy of Hillary Clinton is beginning to make them look bad. It appears the public is siding with Hillary. Big players like the New York Times and Washington Post have apparently made it their goal to publish everything...

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Send in the Clowns: A Theme Song for the Republican Party Primary

(2) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 11:52 AM

The song, Send in the Clowns, written by Stephen Sondheim for the show A Little Night Music, is an appropriate theme for the Republican Party Primary. Surely many rational Republicans are thinking about it today as candidates keep tossing their hat into the ring to compete for their Party's nomination....

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Send in the Clowns a theme song for the Republican Party primary

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 10:49 AM

The song, Send in the Clowns, written by Stephen Sondheim for the show A Little Night Music, is an appropriate theme for the Republican Party Primary. Surely many rational Republicans are thinking about it today as candidates keep tossing their hat into the ring to compete for their Party's nomination....

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Hillary Clinton v. the Right-Wing

(5) Comments | Posted April 29, 2015 | 11:11 AM

Once again, the Washington Post collaborates with those on the warpath against Hillary Clinton. This is nothing new. Their editorial board just about convicted her of wrongdoing in the now debunked email scandal with a series of editorials from March 3-10, 2015 which I wrote about in the

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Hillary Rodham Clinton Makes It Official: She Is Running

(8) Comments | Posted April 12, 2015 | 4:30 PM

Hillary Clinton's campaign for President has officially begun. Her announcement video was great and Hillary said to the people of America: "I want to earn your vote. This campaign is about you; I will be your champion."

While the official campaign just began, for the...

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Being Hyper Critical of Hillary Could Be 'Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face'

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 10:46 AM

With all due respect to Michelangelo Signorile, he is wrong when he criticizes the members of the LGBT community who support Hillary Clinton as "blindly" following her. Does he believe because we support Hillary that we don't care as much about our issues, or haven't fought as hard...

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What I Would Like to Hear Hillary Clinton Say When She Announces For President

(115) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 12:47 PM

Following is a version of what I would like to hear Hillary Rodham Clinton say as she announces her Presidential campaign. A campaign that will lead this brilliant accomplished woman to being sworn in as the nation's 45th President.

"Today I announce my candidacy for President of the United States...

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Hillary Clinton Ready to Take the Next Step to Forging a 'More Perfect Union'

(16) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 10:45 AM

Team Hillary is at the starting line just waiting for their leader to say the word "GO"! Together we are about to embark on an intense 18-month hard fought race for the Presidency of the United States. As campaign staff is hired, millions of volunteers are ready to work to...

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Hillary Clinton Has Always Played by the Rules

(16) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 5:02 PM

Hillary Clinton has always played by the rules and worked hard for people, especially those who don't have a voice of their own. She grew up in a Republican home in Park Ridge, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Her mother taught her she should stand on her own two feet...

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Hillary Clinton Stories Ensure Reporters Front-Page Coverage Even Without Facts

(4) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 11:52 AM

Once again a story about Hillary Clinton gets front-page coverage even when the reporter uses innuendo and unsubstantiated "facts" to suggest wrongdoing. That is what we saw in the New York Times this week in a report by Michael Schmidt with regard to Hillary's use of a private...

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Media Rediscovers Hillary Clinton Is a Woman

(43) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 12:11 PM

It is fascinating to read the columns about whether Hillary should or shouldn't, will or won't, use gender as an issue in her potential presidential campaign. Clearly this is striking a major chord with the press, but they are way behind the populace.

Meryl Streep's response to Patricia Arquette's...

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The Bowser Administration Correctly Put a Hold on the Franklin School Proposal

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 8:33 AM

The Franklin School on the corner of 13th and K Street NW is an impressive building and one I often pass on my way to work. Over the years there have been many ideas for its use, from homeless shelter to community concert space to public meeting space to hotel....

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Axelrod Throws Obama Under the Bus on Same-sex Marriage

(2) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 12:16 PM

It appears that, perhaps in an effort to sell more copies of his book Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, David Axelrod is throwing Barack Obama under the bus, at least with regard to same-sex marriage. According to David Badash at The New Civil Rights Movement:

Political strategist...
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Hillary Rodham Clinton Will Be a President Who Believes in Science

(44) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 11:58 AM

With the outbreak of measles in the United States, we once again see a divide on how basic science and research are viewed by the leading members of the Republican and Democratic Parties. President Obama spoke out quickly and decisively. "There is every reason to get vaccinated, but there aren't...

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The Grassroot Project: College Athletes Educating Children to Help End HIV/AIDS

(1) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 10:42 AM

The Grassroot Project (TGP) was started in 2009 by Tyler Spencer, an amazing young man and currently a Rhodes Scholar, whose vision was to use sports to educate at-risk youth in the community about HIV/AIDS awareness and education. He first saw this being done successfully using soccer on a trip...

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Everyone Should See Compared to What? The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 10:28 AM

This week Roll Call's Warren Rojas reported:

"Compared to What? The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank," a pull-no-punches peek into Frank's personal and professional lives, began making the festival rounds last year, opening first at Tribeca before migrating West.

Rojas also wrote:

Sheila Canavan...
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