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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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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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Clinton Wins if She Runs Despite Attacks from 'Purist' Liberals, the Media, and Right-wing Conspiracy

(7) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 12:37 PM

A certain southern political commentator and lead strategist on Bill Clinton's presidential campaign recently suggested the right-wing conspiracy Hillary Rodham Clinton once talked about is alive and well. He said they would be joined by self-described 'purist' liberals and the media all trying to bring down her potential bid for...

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Join the Fight to Outlaw Conversion/Reparative Therapy Today

(15) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 8:42 AM

Thanks to a chance opportunity to meet a brilliant young man, Samuel Brinton, I have become fully aware of the horrors of "conversion therapy," sometimes called "reparative, therapy," where a therapist tries to change a person from gay to straight.

According to the Human Rights Campaign:

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Barack Obama Unleashed

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 9:12 AM

It is fascinating that in his seventh year in office, we are finally seeing the Barack Obama many people voted for. The goal of closing Guantanamo is back, as are the goals of taxing the rich to help the middle class and the poor; securing paid sick leave for all...

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CareFirst Excess Reserves Shouldn't Be Seen as a Free Pot of Money for the District

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 11:12 AM

Recently the acting D.C. Insurance Commissioner signed an order instructing CareFirst, the area's largest health insurer, to reinvest $56 million in the community based on finding their reserve fund at the end of 2011 excessive. The problems with this order are many not the least being the decision is based...

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Jeb Bush, Still Not a Full Advocate for Civil Same-Sex Marriage

(7) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 10:37 AM

It appears Jeb Bush is trying to resurrect his brother's version of compassionate conservatism when it comes to same-sex marriage and the LGBT community. He has now made various comments on the issue trying to please all sides. As a member of the LGBT community, I think it is crucial...

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