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So much anger, so little reason in America today

So much anger, so little reason in America today

Lots of anger out there. Too much. Can’t talk politics with some without it turning into a shouting match. Can’t joke about someone’s background without them getting mad. Not much…

Independence Day

Independence Day

The Fourth of July. America’s Birthday. Independence Day. For some, it means celebration of America and the good life. For others, it means another day without a job, another day…

Contempt of Congress? You betcha!

Contempt of Congress?  You betcha!

So, Eric Holder is officially in contempt of Congress. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving public official. Holder is a slimeball. But is being in contempt of Congress a bad…

Is there still a place for old-style newspaper reporting?

Is there still a place for old-style newspaper reporting?

When I started Capitol Hill Blue in the den of our home in Arlington, Virginia, on October 1, 1994, I wasn’t sure what direction what was then a weekly, one-page…

Tough times for Obama, but will that be enough to rid the nation of his Presidency?

Tough times for Obama, but will that be enough to rid the nation of his Presidency?

Doesn’t look like a good week coming up for beleaguered President Barack Obama. The Supreme Court may hand down a decision that declares part or all of much-ballyhooed and largely…

When the rich and powerful control what we see, what we read and how we vote

When the rich and powerful control what we see, what we read and how we vote

Lots of talk out there — and here in the offices of Capitol Hill Blue — about “taking back America.” But take it back from whom? And if we could…

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…