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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

Gunplay on the Highway: You've Been Warned

(1) 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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Scott Walker Does a Number on His Job Numbers

(1) Comments | Posted May 24, 2014 | 10:33 AM

Promises? Walker is a wriggler!

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Mister Rove, Master of the Smear

(4) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 8:25 PM

We can all learn a few lessons from Professor Karl...

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Smart Guns? They Hate 'em!

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2014 | 8:49 AM

Here's the gun the "gun rights" folks don't want you to have...

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Jeb: Too Moderate for Today's GOP?

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2014 | 10:41 AM

"Decision 2016" -- or maybe we should just call it "Dynasty"...

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Obamacare Numbers -- and GOP States of Denial

(2) Comments | Posted April 5, 2014 | 8:44 AM

Millions of people enrolled. So why are these politicians not smiling?

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Keep People From Voting? It Never Crossed Their Minds! (Right...)

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2014 | 8:43 AM

Republicans prefer shutout to turnout...

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You're Young. You're Healthy. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2014 | 8:48 AM

Targeting the "Invincibles"...

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Obama's "Undignified"? Here's What's Undignified!

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2014 | 8:41 AM

Your call: Obama sitting "Between Two Ferns"? Or Republicans standing for...?

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Putin Did It. Let's Blame Obama!

(1) Comments | Posted March 8, 2014 | 7:07 AM

"Ukraine? What about Benghazi?"

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Your "Right" Not to Serve Them? An Arizona Veto

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2014 | 7:46 AM

Your religious "right" to refuse service to gays and lesbians? Actually, no.

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