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

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 11:07 AM

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 | 9:48 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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Jeanne White-Ginder Continues to Fight for the Ryan White Act

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 2:50 PM

In 1990 the U.S. Congress honored a young man from Kokomo, Indiana, who died of AIDS by naming a program after him that was designed to help others with HIV/AIDS. Ryan White was a courageous young boy who contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion needed because he had hemophilia. His...

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Thank You, Mr. President

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 11:37 AM

President Obama on Monday signed the executive order barring anti-gay bias by federal contractors that many of us have written about and asked him for since 2008 when he first promised to do it. We need to thank him for keeping his promise and taking another step toward securing full...

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Another Unwarranted Attack on Hillary

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 4:01 PM

As the former Vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia and in my college days as the President of the graduate class at Baruch College in New York, I followed with interest the debate on what universities are paying Hillary Clinton to make...

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The Media Obsession With Hillary and Bill Clinton Continues

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 2:26 PM

Two, three or more major stories about Hillary and Bill Clinton are in the papers and on TV daily. The Hillary stories range from glowing to glowering. The NY Times has had a reporter assigned to the Hillary beat for more than a year. In a recent Washington...

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Stop D.C. Politicians From Picking the Pockets of CareFirst Subscribers

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 12:52 PM

On June 25 the D.C. Department of Insurance held a hearing to decide what the appropriate size of the CareFirst reserve fund should be. Individuals, small businesses and nonprofit groups in the District who are CareFirst policy holders have a vested interest in the outcome of what may become the...

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Republicans Know Hillary Rodham Clinton Is a Force to Be Reckoned With

(8) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 12:58 PM

Interesting how the woman the apparatchiks of the Republican Party are suggesting is old and brain damaged still constitutes their worst nightmare. Republicans are throwing everything they have up against the wall to see if it sticks trying to keep Hillary Rodham Clinton from running for president.

Their problem is...

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Democrats Need Obama to Barnstorm the Country

(3) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 2:37 PM

After five and a half years in office and not facing another election, one assumes the president would feel free to speak out and act forcefully on a slew of issues and he would be good at it. Issues including signing an executive order barring discrimination against LGBT workers in...

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Using His Experiences in Washington to Serve the Town Where He Grew Up

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 3:30 PM

In 2008 Barack Obama ran a campaign on the promise of Hope and Change. Today many still argue about whether he lived up to that goal. I for one think his administration has accomplished some great things. But that phrase and his ability to change Washington will be fodder for...

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Hillary Clinton's Latest Title, 'Grandmother'

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 2:14 PM

What title could Hillary Clinton add to her resume that would make her even more appealing to voters than those she already has on her resume? That question was answered recently when Chelsea announced that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky were expecting. In the eyes of much of the world,...

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Washington Post Raises Price Surreptitiously

(1) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 1:46 PM

The cost of the Washington Post goes up on a regular basis and unfortunately the quality of the paper hasn't kept pace. Now they have found a way to increase the price even more and done so in a way in which most people aren't aware they are actually paying...

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The Hobby Lobby Contraception Case and the Rights of LGBT Individuals: Beware the Insidiousness of the Far Right

(2) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 6:55 PM

While it may not be obvious at first glance, there is a clear intersection between the Hobby Lobby case on contraception now being decided by the Supreme Court and the rights of LGBT individuals. If the Supreme Court accepts that a business owner has the right to pick and choose...

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Democrats: It's Time for a Clearer Message and Better Messengers

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 5:58 AM

This week, the Democratic Party is the party of the people and the Republican Party is the party of the wealthy 1 percent. Too often the messengers of the Democratic Party forget that and get tongue-tied trying to be everything to everybody and end up getting everyone mad.

I am...

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Possible Prosecutorial Misconduct in Jeffrey Thompson Case

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 10:42 AM

U.S. Attorney Ron Machen appears to be coming very close to the line, if he hasn't already crossed it, of prosecutorial misconduct in his zeal to 'get' Mayor Vincent Gray. If he has something on the mayor beyond just the words of an indicted criminal trying to save his own...

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The Olympics Are Over, Now What?

(4) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 4:51 PM

The Olympics are over and maybe those of us who deplore the situation of the LGBT community in Russia can again all sound like we are on the same side. What the games seemed to bring out in the LGBT community, and much of it poured out on FB, was...

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Why Are Republicans So Afraid of Hillary?

(10) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 1:18 PM

It is intriguing to see how scared Republicans are of Hillary Rodham Clinton. They have formed war-rooms before she has even announced. As reported recently by Dan Merica on CNN "In the halls between Republican National Committee meetings, the former secretary of state's name came up in conversation...

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Obama Gives a Simple and Compelling State of the Union Speech

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 5:32 PM

President Obama's State of the Union speech was clean and simple but compelling for those like me who are partisan Democrats. It was a speech mainly geared to the base of the party and reinforced the reasons many of us believe it is crucial that we elect more Democrats. But...

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D.C. Council Runs Amok as Members Run for Office

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 2:50 PM

Four members of the D.C. Council are running in the Democratic primary and one Independent is raising money and announced he is exploring a run for Mayor. They all want to challenge incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray. Other members are running to retain their council seats.

What is...

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Academic Boycotts Are Wrong -- This One May Lead to a Boycott of the ASA

(3) Comments | Posted January 5, 2014 | 7:33 AM

The American Studies Association (ASA), which according to its website is "the nation's oldest and largest association devoted to interdisciplinary study of American culture and history" recently approved a boycott resolution against Israeli Academic institutions. When they announced this action the ASA became the largest group in the...

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