Independence Day – 2014

Do we live in America the Beautiful or America the Ugly?

Independence Day – 2014

Capitol Hill Blue founder and publisher Doug Thompson uses images and videos to both tell stories and express points of view. For his annual Independence Day video, he used images that he feels portray a still beautiful but conflicted America. “As an American, I love my country,” he says.  “But, as an American, I also […]

Remembering and honoring those who served

Remembering and honoring those who served

Capitol Hill Blue founder Doug Thompson is also a photographer and filmmaker who has spent much of his career documenting history. “Over the years, I’ve been present not only for many celebrations to honor those who served our country but also to help document their efforts,” he says. In 2012, Thompson put together a video […]

Election Day: If you don’t vote, you don’t matter

Election Day: If you don’t vote, you don’t matter

An Election Day video and message from the staff of Capitol Hill Blue. As far as we’re concerned, it doesn’t mater if you are a Democrat. It doesn’t matter if you are a Republican. It doesn’t matter if you are a Libertarian. It doesn’t matter if you are an independent. What does matter is that […]

Politicians and their parties are not the answer

Politicians and their parties are not the answer

It’s no secret that we at Capitol Hill Blue hold politicians, political parties and partisans in low esteem. Actually, that’s an understatement.  We think politicians, political parties are scum of the earth and those who buy into their fantasies are delusional at best. America doesn’t need another politician at the helm. We don’t need a […]

There is a difference, Part II

There is a difference, Part II

Second in a series of non-partisan political spots produced by Capitol Hill Blue in an effort to bring a dose of sanity to this campaign system. We believe that partisan politics — and the gridlock caused by it — will be the downfall of America. If you share that belief, we ask that you join […]

9/11: The day America changed

9/11:  The day America changed

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

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 of facing foreclosure, another day of hunger. For still others, it is just another day of work in a life of multiple jobs to barely […]