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Gay marriage is a legal and moral right

Gay marriage is a legal and moral right

Attended a wedding in Richmond, Virginia, recently between told old friends — both retired Navy officers. They are both men and both are now happily married in the Old Dominion,…

Return of the wayward columnist

Return of the wayward columnist

Two years ago, I was pretty much home bound a week after spending 45 days in the hospital recovering from a near-fatal motorcycle accident. Much of the past 24 months…

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…

Was Robert E. Lee a patriot or a traitor?

Was Robert E. Lee a patriot or a traitor?

Questions over the “legacy” of Virginia son and Confederate General Robert E. Lee are emerging once again on the campus of the university named for him and George Washington in…

Racist, rabid-right Republicans

Racist, rabid-right Republicans

Want to see the rabid right wing of the Republican party squirm? Just call them what they are: racists. Nothing makes an ultra-conservative more nervous because while they scream and…

America’s fruitless search for a real leader

America’s fruitless search for a real leader

Diogenes, the legend goes, spent his life searching for an honest man. He never found one. Were he around today and living in America, his search would still be fruitless,…

Obamacare works at our house

Obamacare works at our house

Obamacare skeptics and opponents took a hit Tuesday when President Barack Obama announced the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) met its goal of seven million signups by Monday…

A new year with the same old problems in Washington

A new year with the same old problems in Washington

Congress returns to Washington after the Christmas recess but it would be an error to say the House and Senate are “returning to work.” Work, sadly, is a lost ethic…

Merry Christmas from Capitol Hill Blue

Merry Christmas from Capitol Hill Blue

Merry Christmas from all of us at Capitol Hill Blue and our sincere wishes for a happy and safe holiday along with a Happy New Year. This Christmas is more…

Lots to give thanks for on this Thanksgiving

Lots to give thanks for on this Thanksgiving

A year ago, as Thanksgiving approached, I lay in  a coma in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. At the time, my wife did not know…

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