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Rick Horowitz
Rick Horowitz is an award-winning writer, and a nationally known writing and editing consultant. He's a winner of two National Headliner Awards for his column, and two Emmys for his imaginative weekly commentaries on Milwaukee Public Television’s “InterCHANGE.” He's also the founder and Wordsmith in Chief of Prime Prose, LLC, providing writing, editing and messaging assistance to a variety of organizations.

Rick has led writing workshops for national, state and regional journalism organizations, newspaper groups and individual newspapers of all sizes. He's been a legislative assistant and principal speechwriter for a member of the congressional leadership, and a special assistant and ghostwriter for the director of a major Washington-based arts organization. He's also served as an adjunct professor of opinion writing at American University, and has been named a Life Member of the National Conference of Editorial Writers.

Rick spent his college days at Brandeis University, dividing his time among the varsity baseball team, the varsity snack bar and the varsity newspaper, where The Rick Horowitz Column made its debut. He also graduated from NYU Law School, and actually worked as a lawyer in a Washington law firm before working on Capitol Hill. He’s even served a stint or two as a commentator for NPR's "All Things Considered."

You can check out Rick’s video offerings on YouTube. You can write to him at

Entries by Rick Horowitz

Cruz -- As in Ooze

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2016 | 8:22 AM

Or, "When Sleazy Comes Easy."

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It's Election Time! (Finally!)

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2016 | 8:34 AM

In an endless campaign, a milestone: actual voting! That's worth a celebration -- or at least a song...

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"Black Lives Matter" (the "Too" Is Silent)

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2016 | 1:25 PM

It's pretty easy to understand. Unless you're trying not to.

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Where Did Nikki Haley Go Wrong?

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2016 | 11:59 AM

A Tea Party star's State of the Union response ticks off the far right. More than once.

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"Leaders," Keeping Secrets

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2016 | 8:51 AM

Hillary, Rahm, Snyder, Walker -- the list goes on.

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It's a Ho-Ho-Horowitz Christmas!

(1) Comments | Posted December 19, 2015 | 8:41 AM

Fruitcakes singing near an open fire?

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Trump's Ban Plan: We. Have. No. Choice?

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2015 | 8:39 AM

In a parallel universe, a parallel Trump, with a slightly different approach to terror. (Hint: It makes just as much sense as the original.)

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America Goes Ballistic

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2015 | 10:47 AM

You think you've had your fill of gun violence? This guy thinks otherwise.

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Turning Refugees Away? "We're Not That Kind of Country!" (Actually, We Are.)

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2015 | 10:17 AM

We're America. And sometimes, we're afraid.

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"Transparent" Politicians? We Can See Right Through It!

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2015 | 9:17 AM

When The Capitol Dome becomes The Cone of Silence...

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GOP Debate Demand: An Undemanding Debate

(3) Comments | Posted November 7, 2015 | 10:16 AM

The poor dears didn't care for the questions! So now they want changes.

I can suggest a few...

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Misbehaving Cops & Pols: It's Easier in the Dark

(1) Comments | Posted October 31, 2015 | 12:01 PM

Scrutiny? Who needs it?

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Repubs: Still Banging Their Heads Against a Benghazi Wall

(3) Comments | Posted October 24, 2015 | 9:32 AM

They tried -- again -- to take her down. (Guess what?)

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Insulting Donald Trump? Think Again...

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2015 | 9:49 AM

The Dems think they're insulting The Donald by calling him "a carnival barker." Not exactly...

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Kevin McCarthy Gives It All Away!

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2015 | 10:48 AM

The Benghazi hearings damage a political career. (Hint: It's not Hillary Clinton's.)

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Since When is "President" an Entry-Level Job?

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2015 | 9:42 AM

Trump. Fiorina. And a certain surgeon. So what if the shoe -- or even the scalpel -- were on the other foot?

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"Down Goes Walker!"

(2) Comments | Posted September 26, 2015 | 11:15 AM

Fell so far, fell so fast. What happened?

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Jeb Actually Said That About George?!

(1) Comments | Posted September 19, 2015 | 11:13 AM

The burdens of brotherly love...

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Humanizing Hillary: The Endless Quest

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2015 | 6:26 PM

"Message: I'm spontaneous."

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The Iran Deal: Less Than Ideal?

(1) Comments | Posted September 5, 2015 | 11:19 AM

You can't always get what you want. (That's why it's called "negotiation"...)

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