America

Independence Day – 2014

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 […]

Militias in America: Be afraid, be very afraid

Militias in America: Be afraid, be very afraid

Flat on his belly in a sniper position, wearing a baseball cap and a flak jacket, a protester aimed his semi-automatic rifle from the edge of an overpass and waited as a crowd below stood its ground against U.S. federal agents in the Nevada desert. He was part of a 1,000-strong coalition of armed militiamen, […]

Nearly 50 million Americans are now poor

Nearly 50 million Americans are now poor

The number of poor people in America is 3 million higher than the official count, encompassing 1 in 6 residents due to out-of-pocket medical costs and work-related expenses, according to a revised census measure released Wednesday. The new measure is aimed at providing a fuller picture of poverty, but does not replace the official government […]

Can, or should, America be saved?

Can, or should, America be saved?

A question that comes up far too often in breakfast table discussions at our favorite local restaurant these days is: “Where is America headed?” The general consensus around the table?  “To hell.” While I agree that America as a nation is in trouble and most likely headed for even more problems, I cannot subscribe to […]

Let’s try a society of no political parties and no conflicting ideologies: Let’s try for a place called ‘America’

Let’s try a society of no political parties and no conflicting ideologies:  Let’s try for a place called ‘America’

What this country needs is a leader who owes his or her allegiance not to any political party or philosophical belief. What this country needs of a leader who owes his or her loyalty to America — and the Americans who live here and love the country. That’s all Americans — black, white, Hispanic, conservative, […]

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 Mitt Romney. Obama didn’t face any real opposition, unless you count the convicted felon and prison inmate in Texas who damn near beat the incumbent […]