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Peter D. Rosenstein
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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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Join the Fight to Outlaw Conversion/Reparative Therapy Today

(13) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 9:42 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:

Conversion...
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Barack Obama Unleashed

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 10:12 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 | 12:12 PM

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 | 11:37 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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Americans Will Sleep Better When Hillary Rodham Clinton Is in the White House

(23) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 11:36 AM

Just think about this report in an AP column by Jill Colvin in The Huffington Post:

"It's after 9 p.m. on a Sunday night in late November and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is deep into a conference call, talking about nuclear weapons and Iran. One voice...
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Hillary Clinton Thinking Wisely 'What's the Rush?'

(4) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 12:37 PM

As we approach 2015 Hillary Rodham Clinton's thought process on declaring a run for president appears to include the words "what's the rush?" It is an approach apparently frustrating many in the Republican Party and the media who both can't wait to attack if and when she does announce. But...

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If She Runs Hillary Rodham Clinton Determines the 2016 Democratic Message

(17) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 3:26 PM

Lack of an overriding message in 2014 speeded the Democratic Party down the path to their losses. Now Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) Chair of the DNC is asking people what they think went wrong. The question could be taken more seriously if she wasn't asking for more money at the...

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Light Wounds: A Film that Will Change Lives

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 1:09 PM

Like all independent films getting Light Wounds made is not an easy task and it is only because of the dedication of individuals like director Max Leonida, actors and co-producers Jonathan Looper and Vadim Dardagani, and executive producer Franco Sama that it is being made at all. Leonida,...

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USAID Leads as the United States Strengthens Its Commitment to the LGBT Community

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 10:40 AM

Last week the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) affirmed in a number of ways that ensuring the rights of LGBT individuals around the world is a part of their mission. At the Global Conference on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights and Inclusive Development held this year in the...

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Democratic National Committee Needs a Shake-up -- Who Does the Shaking?

(2) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 6:37 PM

In a recent IJReview column Larry O'Connor reported that "Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) delivered a post-election video message to her fellow Democrats and donors and it was not very upbeat." She said "Our party has a problem as she laid out the party's plan for a "top...

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Hillary Clinton's Vision for America a Sharp Contrast to Tea Party Congress

(86) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 10:16 AM

As recriminations continue over whose fault it is that Democrats lost the Senate one potential positive is Hillary Rodham Clinton will be able to run full-out against the ultra-conservative Congress.

When as many believe she will announce her candidacy for President in the beginning of 2015 she will be...

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Global Epidemics Need Global Leadership and Ebola Won't be the Last

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 12:54 PM

Co-authored with Dr. Michael Bluman Schroeder

The world is facing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak. According to the Guardian the pandemic has already claimed nearly 5000 lives and infected over 10,000 people, predominantly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Containing it will require sustained international leadership and cooperation so...

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When Democrats Unite, We Win

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 12:25 PM

We talk a lot about the Citizens United case, in which the Supreme Court opened up the money spigot for campaigns. Many believed it was going to give an incredible advantage to the Republican Party. It turned out that didn't quite happen. Nevertheless it was an outrageous decision and more...

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Hillary Clinton Is Right, Every Child Must Be Considered 'Too Small to Fail'

(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 2:15 PM

In a recent Washington Post article it was reported that the federal Healthy Start program was changing and becoming more of a competitive grant program. That would be totally counterproductive to the stated goals of the program. Rather than cutting it, this program should be expanded to include...

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Hillary Rodham Clinton Represents the Unfinished Business of Our Democracy

(2) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 4:40 PM

Hillary Rodham Clinton holds in her hands the hopes and desires of many but none more than the women and girls here in the United States and those who look to the United States around the world.

She represents the fulfillment of what I am sure many...

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'Ready for Hillary' and the 2014 Mid-term Elections

(1) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 4:43 PM

We are witnessing a new tour-de-force in election strategy operating across the nation. It isn't based on raising a billion dollars but rather raising just enough money, less than $10 million so far, to generate excitement and get people motivated to speak out and work for a candidate who hasn't...

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How the NFL Can Really Make a Difference With Regard to Violence Against Women

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 2:35 PM

The National Football League (NFL) is embroiled in a fight over what they knew and when they knew it relating to Ray Rice beating up his then-fiancée, now wife. It has to be hoped that the decision to keep or fire Commissioner Roger Goodell over this if he lied about...

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The Inevitability of Hillary

(3) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 3:54 PM

One can only imagine the sound, something like air being let out of a helium balloon, should Hillary Rodham Clinton announce in the beginning of 2015 that she isn't running for president. Most can't for a moment fathom that scenario playing out.

One who can't is the...

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Clinton and Obama on Martha's Vineyard: Much Ado About Nothing

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 12:07 PM

It always amazes me when the media makes a huge deal out of nothing yet misses the real point of a story. An example is the recent flap over Hillary Clinton disagreeing with President Obama over foreign policy issues. The real story is how Hillary views America's role in the...

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Israel vs. Hamas Through the Eyes of a Son of Holocaust Survivors

(12) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 10:48 AM

I mourn for all those who died on both sides in the wars that Israel has fought to become and remain a free state because to me every life is valuable. From my comfortable home in the United States, where there are neither rockets being fired at me every day...

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