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Roger Wolfson
Roger Wolfson currently serves as a writer/consulting producer for USA Network’s "Fairly Legal. " He has also written for NBC's “Law and Order: SVU," TNT's "Saving Grace," and TNT's “The Closer,” where one of his episodes helped earn Kyra Sedgwick an Emmy Nomination. He has sold two pilots to Sony Studios, with his producer, Neal Moritz, and a pilot to CBS with Apostle Films.

Wolfson has also served on Senator Joe Lieberman’s staff, as Legislative Assistant and Speechwriter for Senator John Kerry, and as Chief Education Counsel for Senator Paul Wellstone, who elevated Wolfson to a post on Senator Ted Kennedy’s Labor Committee. By the time Wolfson left the Senate, he was one of the few staffers ever to work for the most prominent Liberal, Moderate, and Conservative members of the Democratic Party.

Wolfson also served as an advisor for Wellstone’s Presidential Exploratory Committee and as a surrogate speaker for Kerry’s Presidential campaign.

Wolfson holds a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Writing from Johns Hopkins. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America and the bars of New York, Connecticut, Washington, DC, and the Supreme Court.

Entries by Roger Wolfson

I've Had A Gun Pointed At My Face, And The Trigger Pulled.

(238) Comments | Posted June 29, 2016 | 6:30 PM

I've had a gun pointed at my face, and the trigger pulled.

My experience has made me conscious of how gun control advocates like myself are failing America, how gun enthusiasts have good points that need to be understood, and how the only successful approach to reducing gun violence...

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The NBA Is Rigged, Too.

(51) Comments | Posted June 21, 2016 | 5:41 PM

I watched the NBA Finals this year, and I regret it. Not because the games weren't interesting. But because of what the Finals revealed about the sport and about America.

In short, I think it's patently clear to even the least experienced observer that the NBA rigged the game...

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Alan Grayson, if They're Shooting at You, You Know You're Doing Something Right.

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2016 | 1:38 PM

Alan Grayson, the liberal champion of the House, the member of Congress with the largest base of small donors, the Congressman who passed more legislation than anyone other Representative, is again in the news. And not because he's eleven points ahead in the polls to be the Democratic nominee for...

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A Wellstone Staffer on Why the Attacks on Alan Grayson Are to Be Questioned

(20) Comments | Posted February 13, 2016 | 10:19 AM

It seems hard to believe, now - but four years ago progressives (such as myself, in two Huff Post articles) were standing up for Elizabeth Warren, whose Senate campaign was threatened by a fallacious "scandal" about her heritage. Warren withstood the attacks against her, and went on to become the...

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Why Marianne Matters

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 8:19 AM

When I think of Marianne Williamson's campaign to represent California's 33rd Congressional District, I'm reminded of a story.

A few years ago, the Writers Guild of America held a contest: say what is best about being a writer in only three words. Writers submitted entries like "No Shaving Necessary,"...

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A Moment With Maya

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 5:46 PM

As many of us are, I'm thinking of Maya Angelou today. I'm remembering one night in particular, maybe fifteen years ago when she was M.C.'ing an event -- I think for the Childrens' Defense Fund, at the National Building Museum in Washington -- and a man in the third row...

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Look at This Photo

(87) Comments | Posted August 11, 2012 | 3:40 PM

I don't mean to make too big of a deal about it, but look at this photo (below) and the story it tells.


1) It looks like a father and a son on the day of his bar mitzvah.

2) Romney has...

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Those Fingerprints All Over the Elizabeth Warren "Controversy" Belong to Karl Rove

(9) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 10:40 AM

I was a student of Elizabeth Warren at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. I didn't know that Warren had or might have Native American heritage. I'm sure that few of my fellow students knew, and that those who might have known found the information interesting at best. Whatever Warren's...

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Poll: Scott Brown's Desperate Attacks Aren't Working

(525) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 8:32 AM

In the latest Rasmussen poll, Scott Brown is tied 45-45 with Elizabeth Warren. The voters don't seem to be buying Brown's brutal attacks on Warren, nor do they seem to be buying Brown himself.

I'm not surprised. I was born in Boston, and I have been full-time staff...

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Cleaning Up Elections? It's Simpler Than You Think.

(1) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 3:00 PM

I'm fairly confident many Huffington Post readers will agree with this statement: "Corporate money has perverted the American electoral and governance processes to the point where elections and governance can no longer be said to reflect the will of, or best interests of, the public."

What few of us...

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Crazy, Stupid, Love -- More Important Than the Title Might Suggest

(10) Comments | Posted July 30, 2011 | 2:18 PM

Spending almost two hours in the dark with Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone, enjoying their trials and travails, their growth and their romance, is really so much fun that you're to be forgiven if you don't realize, by the time you walk out, that you've just...

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On Paul Wellstone's Birthday

(29) Comments | Posted July 21, 2011 | 5:00 PM

Today would have been the great liberal Senator Paul Wellstone's sixty-seventh birthday. He was killed in a plane crash in 2002 along with his wife Sheila, his daughter Marcia, and three members of his staff, and two pilots. It was just eleven days before he was slated to win his...

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Painting Troy Davis (Video)

(18) Comments | Posted May 9, 2011 | 8:20 AM

I'm honored to bring to your attention the following two-minute film. It covers a simple subject: a man painting a portrait. However, to fully understand the significance of this film, it helps to know who the painter is and who he is painting.

The painter is among America's most prominent...

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Friend a Wisconsin Teacher or Public Employee

(3) Comments | Posted March 11, 2011 | 1:48 PM

This morning my dear friend Marianne Williamson asked me what I thought we could be doing in order to respond to what's going on in Wisconsin.

The first thing that came to my mind was, "Friend a teacher." Why not go onto Facebook, look for a teacher in Wisconsin and...

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Why It's Good for Obama the Olympic Committee Didn't Pick Chicago

(52) Comments | Posted October 2, 2009 | 9:39 PM

I believe in Barack Obama. I believe he's an exceptionally talented leader. I believe that he has everything he needs in order to be a profoundly important American President. Which means, my biggest hope right now is that he really, truly, and passionately wanted Chicago to host the 2016 Olympics....

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A Former Counsel to Kennedy, on Kennedy

(14) Comments | Posted August 26, 2009 | 4:48 PM

The longest I've ever worked for anyone was for Ted Kennedy. I was joint Labor Committee staff to him and Senator Paul Wellstone for four years. Here's some of what I took away from that experience.

For all forty-six years Kennedy has been a Senator, he's kept the same...

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Why Obama Supporters Need to Do More than Vote

(26) Comments | Posted November 2, 2008 | 12:02 PM

First, the good news. Obama is one of the most gifted politicians of our lifetimes. A supremely effective manager, an inspirational speaker, and a transformative leader. An Obama victory on Tuesday will increase consumer confidence, spur the beginnings of an economic turnaround, inspire a generation of Americans, say more than...

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How the WGA Won: A Behind the Scenes Look at the WGA Strike

(24) Comments | Posted February 12, 2008 | 7:23 AM

The writers strike that shut down Hollywood for more than three months officially began in November, but the groundwork was laid much earlier. It started with something the town rarely notices: a routine, biannual WGA election.

Back in 2005, there was already a growing consensus that the negotiations in '07...

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The Stakes Are Far Larger Than Most Will Admit

(28) Comments | Posted January 10, 2008 | 10:41 AM

The stakes are far higher than either side admits publicly.

The surprising reality of the Writers Strike is that the Companies truly believe they had no choice but to force the writers to strike. This is not because the Networks want to write off a bad season in 2007, or...

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