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The government shuts down but Capitol Hill Blue continues after 19 years on the Internet

The government shuts down but Capitol Hill Blue continues after 19 years on the Internet

Ironic that when the federal government went into shutdown mode in the wee hours of October 1, Capitol Hill Blue celebrated its 19th year on the World Wide Web — continuing as the oldest continually published political news  site on the Internet. This web site began its life early on the morning of October 1, […]

America falls victim to the traitors and terrorists in Congress

America falls victim to the traitors and terrorists in Congress

For the first time in 17 years, America heads into the very real possibility of a government shutdown. And, as happened 17 years ago, the shutdown will come at the hands of an unrealistic group of Republican office holders in Congress who have forgotten — as they too often do — that their first loyalty […]

‘None of the Above’ may be our only real option on the ballots

‘None of the Above’ may be our only real option on the ballots

More and more, voters face the need for a real alternative to the names on the ballot in most elections. At moment, the alternative they need most is, sadly,  “none of the above.” This is a time when voters need the chance to send a message to all political sides of the equation that no […]

Anger isn’t the answer. It’s time to try reason and rational action

Anger isn’t the answer.  It’s time to try reason and rational action

America heads into an approaching fall in what some consider the autumn of its existence. Beset by a seemingly unending series of crises, facing yet another possible government shutdown in a budget and debt standoff and an ever-increasing lack of public confidence in its leaders and government, the country may truly be at a crossroads. […]

Turn out the lights America. The party is long gone

Turn out the lights America.  The party is long gone

More than a few political pundits nowadays are bemoaning the obvious fact that America’s President Barack Obama just can’t seem to to anything right nowadays. Which makes some of us here at Capitol Hill Blue wonder:  When is the last time America had a President who did things right? For all practical purposes, Barack Obama […]

9/11: Remembering the day that changed America

9/11: Remembering the day that changed America

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: Pentagon” the message read. I walked out on the street and looked towards Virginia. Smoke snaked into the air from the direction of the Pentagon. […]

Barrack Obama: Just another George W. Bush? Perhaps even worse?

Barrack Obama:  Just another George W. Bush? Perhaps even worse?

Ironically, the current occupant of the White House won his first term in 2008 as a die-hard opponent of George W. Bush and promised to overturn the abuses and lies of that administration. Instead, as President, has Barack Obama transformed into Bush — a Constitution-abusing President who pursues attacks on American freedoms without remorse?  There […]

Maybe the question should be ‘who will protect the world from America?’

Maybe the question should be ‘who will protect the world from America?’

Legendary British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once observed that “Democracy is the worst form of government imaginable…Except for every other form.” Churchill, of course, was talking about democracy in America.  He realized that the American form of government was far from perfect but felt, at the time, that it was preferable to most other forms, […]