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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

Gay Marriage Approved! Society Unravels!

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2014 | 10:11 AM

The scary signs are everywhere. (If you know where to look...)

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Your Secret Service: Always at the Ready...

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 8:03 PM

Worried about protecting the White House? They've got it covered!

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Explaining the Middle East in Two Minutes!

(1) Comments | Posted September 27, 2014 | 10:15 AM

Your favorite politician or pundit says there's an easy solution? This should help clarify things...

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Voter Wars: 'Step Away From the Polls. Step Away...'

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2014 | 11:44 AM

Thinking of voting this November? A certain party might like you to reconsider... (Hint: It's spelled "G-O-P.")

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Ray Rice and Friends: Why Are We Surprised?

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2014 | 10:24 AM

Violence, on and off the field...

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One Governor Down, One Governor to Go?

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2014 | 10:34 AM

There's something rotten in the State of Wisconsin...

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Policing Ferguson: It Could Have Been Calmer, Sooner

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2014 | 10:36 AM

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How Do We Torture? Let Them Count the Ways...

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2014 | 10:28 AM

That Senate report on CIA interrogation techniques was supposed to be released by now. But some people would rather keep the details to themselves.

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U.S. and Israel: Angry Words

(1) Comments | Posted August 9, 2014 | 8:42 AM

Netanyahu to U.S.: Don't ever second-guess me on Hamas!

Rick to Netanyahu: Don't hold your breath.

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Congress Takes a Holiday! (And Haven't They Earned It?)

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2014 | 8:27 AM

Doing nothing is hard work!

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Gunplay on the Highway: You've Been Warned

(4) Comments | Posted July 26, 2014 | 4:31 AM

Watch the latest news and you have to wonder: Is this what the future has in store?

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Israel and Gaza: The Boys on the Beach

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 8:59 AM

In a 24/7 media world, the victims have faces and families...

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Bad Blood on the Border

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2014 | 1:22 AM

A great American tradition: keeping people out.

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'Unsung' Milwaukee? Not Anymore!

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 1:02 PM

Buzzfeed puts Milwaukee on its list of 14 underappreciated cities. It's at No. 14, of course, but hey... "An unsung gem," Buzzfeed calls it. Not anymore. ("Unsung," anyway.) With apologies to Cole Porter...

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Shutting Out the Gun Nuts? Cigarettes May Show the Way

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2014 | 8:52 AM

While waiting for the next mass shooting...

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Live From the Shiite Cafe!

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 10:16 AM

So maybe Iraq wouldn't be falling apart if Nouri al-Maliki and his fellow Shia had been just a bit more magnanimous in victory? Here's a fave from the Oldies Vault...

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Ducking the Blame for Iraq? No Surprise.

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 10:22 AM

Let's call it Kristol clear: "The Iraq meltdown isn't our fault." A surprise? Hardly. I wrote this one back in 2007...

The warriors of Iraq are preparing their escape hatch. How nice for them.

I'm not talking, you understand, about the soldiers and Marines who are actually fighting...

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They're Against It. (They're Against Him.)

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2014 | 10:14 AM

Consistency? Or obsession?

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Nonstop Complaints? All Part of the GOP Strategy

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2014 | 8:14 AM

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Leadership: 'Strong and Wrong' Over 'Weak and Right?'

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2014 | 10:26 AM

Can mild-mannered get the job done?

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