What are your politics?

Politics? We don’t need no stinkin’ politics. We believe it is the job of newsies to report the news, not be influenced by political beliefs or bias. We subscribe to legendary Chicago newspaperman Finley Peter Dunne’s belief that it is the role of a newspaperman to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”

Why is it called Capitol Hill Blue?

Beats the hell out of us . If there was a reason back in 1994 it has long since been forgotten. It may have had something to do with the rampant obscenity of government. Or it may have been somebody’s wet dream. Hard to tell.

Jobless claims drop top expectations

Jobless claims drop top expectations

U.S. initial jobless claims fell more than expected last week and showed their biggest decline since February, in a hopeful sign for the U.S. labor market. The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped sharply to 404,000 from a downwardly revised reading of 441,000 in the prior week, the Labor Department said on […]

BMWs the really ‘hot’ car at auto shows

BMWs the really ‘hot’ car at auto shows

When carmakers like BMW say they hope people find their next car at auto shows like the one in Detroit this week, this wasn’t exactly what they meant. Two thieves drove away in a brand new $94,000 BMW 750i xDrive Sedan on Wednesday night that was left idling outside the Westin Book Cadillac, one of […]

Polarizing Palin plays by her own rules

Polarizing Palin plays by her own rules

With her video accusing critics of “blood libel,” Sarah Palin again showed an unprecedented and daring political command of social networking to maintain a high profile in speculation about the Republican Party and the 2012 presidential race. The former Alaska governor regularly gets nationwide attention with her selective use of Facebook and Twitter, choosing provocative […]

Another gun law would not have saved those in Tucson

Another gun law would not have saved those in Tucson

A deranged man in Arizona loads 34 9 mm bullets into an expanded magazine of a Glock 19 semi-automatic pistol and opens fire in a Safeway parking lot, killing six — including a judge and a nine-year-old girl and seriously wounding a Congresswoman.  America goes crazy. Time to ban guns, the reactionaries say. Time to […]

A troubled young man with a troubled past

A troubled young man with a troubled past

At an event roughly three years ago, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords took a question from Jared Loughner, the man accused of trying to assassinate her and killing six other people. According to two of his high school friends the question was essentially this: “What is government if words have no meaning?” Loughner was angry about her […]

Rep. Clyburn: Time to tone down the violent rhetoric

Rep. Clyburn: Time to tone down the violent rhetoric

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), a lawmaker who faced several threats during the heated health care debate, is calling on the country to ratchet down its heated political rhetoric and calling on lawmakers to speak out forcefully and condemn such comments. Noting that the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) — which, in total, left […]