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The momentum for increased gun control is fading. Good. Now we can move on

The momentum for increased gun control is fading.  Good.  Now we can move on

Without another mass murder at a school somewhere in the United States, the cause of gun control is dead, holstered by other political realities that have taken center stage. Those…

Rabid-right Republicans, as usual, resist long-needed change in hypocritical and bigoted ideas

Rabid-right Republicans, as usual, resist long-needed change in hypocritical and bigoted ideas

The rabid right wing of the Republican Party, less and less of a factor as time marches on without them, is still fighting to prevent the party from moving forward…

Time to bury the homophobia and support gay marriage

Time to bury the homophobia and support gay marriage

Marriage, if you believe the overwrought hyperbole of the rabid right-wing that controls the Republican Party and wants to send America deeper into the dark ages, is a sacred institution…

Conspiracy theorists now think we’re part of some grand plot

Conspiracy theorists now think we’re part of some grand plot

God help us.¬† It’s bad enough that we here at Capitol Hill Blue have to put up with the conspiracy theorists who see some nefarious¬† plot in just about everything.…

Let’s try a society of no political parties and no conflicting ideologies: Let’s try for a place called ‘America’

Let’s try a society of no political parties and no conflicting ideologies:  Let’s try for a place called ‘America’

What this country needs is a leader who owes his or her allegiance not to any political party or philosophical belief. What this country needs of a leader who owes…

Republicans: A party where failure is the only option

Republicans: A party where failure is the only option

After failing, once again, to capture the Presidency last fall, a number of Republicans sat down and wondered aloud what — if anything — could be done to reverse the…

Comfort the allicted and afflict the comfortable

Comfort the allicted and afflict the comfortable

A long-time friend and life member of the National Rifle Association met me for breakfast this week and smiled. “You raised a lot of ruckus with your column about the…

Gun nuts threaten boycott of Colorado over new gun control laws. Good. Let them stay home.

Gun nuts threaten boycott of Colorado over new gun control laws. Good. Let them stay home.

The overwhelming gaggle of rabid right-wingers, homophobes, racists, bigots and bitter over-reactionaries who dominate the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun groups are upset with Colorado, a state with the…

Is John Boehner a drunk? Of course he is and he has lots of company on Capitol Hill

Is John Boehner a drunk?  Of course he is and he has lots of company on Capitol Hill

Bob Ney, the former Ohio Congressman who went to jail for his role in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, says Speaker of the House John Boehner is a party animal…

Today’s debate: So much anger over so many little things

Today’s debate: So much anger over so many little things

A heated discussion showed up on Facebook this week, started to those upset over the cancelling of White House tours. The Obama administration blamed sequestration for the halting of tours.¬†…