America’s State of Disunion

America’s State of Disunion

Maybe there soon will be a yellow brick road leading out of Washington — even if the bricks do come from China. Maybe home prices will rise again and banks will actually start financing purchases of places to live. Maybe jobs will venture out of the horizon like ghost riders in the sky. Maybe. We […]

OK! So what makes us tick?

OK! So what makes us tick?

What makes us tick? Anybody who’s ever suffered jet lag knows all about the body’s internal clock, which is driven by a cluster of brain cells. But even the cells throughout our body have their own 24-hour clocks to coordinate activities at the cellular level. Now new research suggests that these internal timepieces may be […]

Olbermann’s firing weeks in the making

Olbermann’s firing weeks in the making

Keith Olbermann’s exit from MSNBC appeared abrupt to viewers of his show, but the talk-show host and his network were involved “in a relationship that’s been failing for a long time,” an NBC Universal executive said Saturday. Olbermann’s announcement at the end of Friday’s “Countdown” that it would be his last show quiets, at least […]

Olbermann’s firing long overdue for MSNBC

Olbermann’s firing long overdue for MSNBC

MSNBC loudmouth Keith Olbermann Friday night walked off the set of his “Countdown” show, out of the studio, off the job and out of having to work to earn the unpaid portion of the remaining two years of his four-year $30 million a year  contract. Saying he was told that Friday’s show was the last […]

The State of The Union response exresss: Who’s next?

The State of The Union response exresss: Who’s next?

Time was when the President of the United States delivered the State of the Union Address, and people cheered or jeered — dependent on their political persusasion then everybody went out and g0t drunk. Now everyone from the party boss to the janitor gets face time on the tube to pontificate on the state of […]

South Carolina Unions sue governor

South Carolina Unions sue governor

South Carolina unions filed suit on Thursday against new Republican Governor Nikki Haley and her administration, saying hostility toward unions and workers joining unions is unconstitutional. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and the South Carolina AFL-CIO alleges that Haley is violating the federal constitutional […]

Can we trust Capitol Hill Blue?

That is a question asked often on the web. To help you decide, read founder Doug Thompson’s column on the subject.  (Click on “Read More”) Related articles Judge us now to see if we have learned from the past (capitolhillblue.com)

Who, or what, is Capitol Hill Blue?

Capitol Hill Blue is a non-partisan, take-no-prisoners political news site launched by Doug Thompson — an ex-newspaperman, former political operative and longtime journalist — in October 1994. That makes us the oldest surviving news site on the Internet. But don’t take our word for it. Go to Google and see if you can find anything […]

Are you a blog?

Good God no. We’re working journalists, not a group of malcontents who sit in front of our computers in our underwear. We work for a living and have lives.