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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

Out-Trumping Trump? Good Luck with That!

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2015 | 8:33 AM

Scott Walker tells voters, "I'm a tough guy, too!" (Right...)

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Jeb and Hillary: Trapped by History?

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 8:06 PM

Think it's easy to escape the past?

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Scott Walker's Disappearing Act!

(2) Comments | Posted August 8, 2015 | 8:40 AM

With millions watching, a governor vanishes!

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Tracking Milwaukee's Mystery Lion!

(1) Comments | Posted August 1, 2015 | 10:11 AM

An epic saga deserves some epic poetry, right?

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Sandra Bland: Dying While Black?

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2015 | 8:44 AM

It should never have happened...

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Scott Walker Is In! (Try to Contain Your Excitement)

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2015 | 10:35 AM

The Pride(?) of Wisconsin makes it official...

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Scott Walker Loves to Keep Secrets

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2015 | 1:50 PM

Is that why he tried to gut Wisconsin's open-records law?

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Signs of Change: A Flag, A Shirt...

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2015 | 8:32 AM

Our nation's biggest arguments are often captured in majestic words, or dramatic photos. But sometimes it's a simple piece of cloth...

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On Immigration: How Big a GOP Tent?

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 10:14 AM

When they're not like us...

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Grappling With Charleston: Are We Hardwired to Hate?

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2015 | 8:50 AM

After a massacre, so many difficult questions.

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Explaining Scott Walker at Your College Reunion

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2015 | 8:24 AM

Your former classmates want to know all about your current governor...

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You Have to Touch *All* the Bases!

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2015 | 8:42 AM

Life Lessons from the World of Sports: First Do the Job -- Then Do the Celebrating!

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Anthrax, Accidentally!

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2015 | 10:36 AM

"Those 'inactive' spores we sent you? Guess what?"

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Pee for Your Food Stamps! (So Why Stop There?)

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2015 | 8:51 AM

Some states make the needy jump through hoops. For their own good, of course...

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Scott Walker Is Missing!

(16) Comments | Posted May 16, 2015 | 8:32 AM

When a governor goes AWOL...

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Money, Honey: It's Clinton Time Again!

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2015 | 11:38 AM

But they've never done anything "knowingly inappropriate." How reassuring...

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Now We Watch the Cops

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2015 | 10:43 AM

Welcome to the Age of the Instant Upload...

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The Middle East, Unraveling: And Your Solution Is...?

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2015 | 8:53 AM

Tell me again: Whose side are we on this time?

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Iowa: "Grovel!" Walker: "How Low?"

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2015 | 8:43 AM

Catering to the Caucus State. (Already?)

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A President's Speech, A Fraternity's Rant

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2015 | 8:45 AM

There was Oklahoma. But then there's Selma...

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