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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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When Democrats Unite, We Win

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 11:25 AM

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 | 1:15 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 | 3:40 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 | 3:43 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 | 1:35 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 | 2:54 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 | 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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