Capitol Hill Blue is 18 years old: Que the balloons

Capitol Hill Blue is 18 years old:  Que the balloons

Capitol Hill Blue was born on October 1, 1994 — a damp, cool Saturday morning in the den of a condo on North Fairfax Drive in Arlington, Virginia. With coffee in hand, I sat down at my Mac, and logged in to PSI-Net, my Internet Service Provider at the time, which offered then lightning-fast ISDN […]

Newsflash: Politicians really don’t give a damn about you

Newsflash: Politicians really don’t give a damn about you

Of all the illusions in the fantasy world of American politics — and there are too many to count — none is more pervasive and successful than the fantasy that political parties, candidates or elected officials give a damn about “average Americans.” In nearly 50 years of either covering politics as a reporter or working […]

Politicians and their parties are not the answer

Politicians and their parties are not the answer

It’s no secret that we at Capitol Hill Blue hold politicians, political parties and partisans in low esteem. Actually, that’s an understatement.  We think politicians, political parties are scum of the earth and those who buy into their fantasies are delusional at best. America doesn’t need another politician at the helm. We don’t need a […]

There is a difference, Part II

There is a difference, Part II

Second in a series of non-partisan political spots produced by Capitol Hill Blue in an effort to bring a dose of sanity to this campaign system. We believe that partisan politics — and the gridlock caused by it — will be the downfall of America. If you share that belief, we ask that you join […]

Another day, another Romney disaster

Another day, another Romney disaster

From the beginning, political professionals feared Mitt Romney would be a disaster as a candidate for President. Their fears have become reality, sources within the Republican Party tell Capitol Hill Blue, and party officials fret daily over a one-time election opportunity they see vanishing rapidly. “God, this guy is a loser,” says one long-time GOP […]

Graffiti with punctuation

Graffiti with punctuation

In the movie “Contagion,” Elliott Gould plays a scientist investigating a deadly virus.  During  a confrontation with a scandal-sheet style blogger, Gould says:  “Blogging isn’t writing. It’s graffiti with punctuation.” Sometimes, one can find a kernel of truth in the fantasy world of a Hollywood film. Sometimes, there’s more truth there than on the news […]

9/11: The day America changed

9/11:  The day America changed

September 11, 2001: A clear, crisp fall day in Washington, DC, and New York. I was shooting a routine photo assignment in the District when my Blackberry went off. “Explosion a the Pentagon” the message read. I walked out on the street and looked towards Virginia. Smoke snaked into the air from the direction of […]

A life well lived

A life well lived

When Ethel McPeak graduated from Willis High School in 1941, she knew she wanted more out of life than some of her classmates. So she and her best friend Gaynor set off to see the country, spending her first year after high school traveling.  At one stop, they spent the night at the Mineral Springs […]

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