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In an election year when war should be an issue, it is best to remember the lessons of Vietnam

In an election year when war should be an issue, it is best to remember the lessons of Vietnam

War should be a major issue in Campaign 2012. Sadly, it is not. Both incumbent President Barack Obama and presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney support sending Americans to fight and…

What the hell is a neocon anyway?

What the hell is a neocon anyway?

Neocon has become a preferred insult in many political debates among conservatives, especially those who doubt the sincerity of others who claims to support a right-wing point of view. Websters’…

Can reason exist in today’s hyperbole-driven political environment?

Can reason exist in today’s hyperbole-driven political environment?

The Democratic and Republican onventions may still be a couple of months away but the stage is already set and the nominees determined:  Incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican challenger…

Who do we like for President? Not a damn one of these clowns

Who do we like for President?  Not a damn one of these clowns

Whenever Capitol Hill Blue publishes an article questioning the actions, policies or beliefs of an elected official or candidate for office, too many of the masses out there assume putting…

Pop culture politics and the Palin paradox

Pop culture politics and the Palin paradox

According to the book — and movie — “Game Change,” 2008 Republican Presidential nominee John McCain’s presidential campaign staff found vice presidential pick Sarah Palin on YouTube. After deciding to…

Ron Paul throws in the towel and Rand endorses Mitt: Is the revolution over?

Ron Paul throws in the towel and Rand endorses Mitt: Is the revolution over?

Texas Congressman — and three time Presidential loser — Ron Paul admitted the obvious this week. He won’t win the GOP Presidential nomination.  He won’t even come close. In an…

Eighteen years

Eighteen years

Tonight, I will join a group of friends who are as much an important part of my life as my wife and other loved ones. At some point, I will…

The Edwards case: Adultery may be a sin but it’s not a crime

The Edwards case: Adultery may be a sin but it’s not a crime

Legal analysts told Capitol Hill Blue before the trial against John Edwards began in North Carolina last month the case against the former Senator and Presidential candidate was doomed. While…

The race for the nomination is over. Time for the GOP to get its act together

The race for the nomination is over. Time for the GOP to get its act together

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney clinched the Republican nomination for President Tuesday night with a convincing win in Texas, a state where Ron Paul‘s never-say-die supporters carpet-bombed the web with…

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, it should not matter if you are Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, independent or a political agnostic. It should not matter if you are conservative, liberal or uncommitted. It…