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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 […]

Obama’s many public relations blunders

Obama’s many public relations blunders

Some of President Barack Obama’s top allies say the president misread a few crucial political forces when he asked Congress to support his bid to strike Syria. Chief among Obama’s missteps, they say, was underestimating the nation’s profound weariness with military entanglements in the Middle East, fed by residual anger over the Iraq war‘s origins, […]

Memories of 9/11 shape debate, opinion, over Syria

Memories of 9/11 shape debate, opinion, over Syria

Twelve years later, haunting memories of Sept. 11 are shaping the debate over what to do about Syria. As Americans mark the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, the nation again is wrestling with painful questions about al-Qaida, weapons of mass destruction and the risks of American inaction. At the center of the debate is […]

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 […]

Candidate Obama was a dove but President Obama is a hawk

Candidate Obama was a dove but President Obama is a hawk

As a candidate focused on his own election, Barack Obama championed restraint and global cooperation when faced with security threats. Now, as commander in chief of a world superpower, his rhetoric of the past is being tested by the reality of today as he presses Congress to allow the United States to launch a military […]

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, […]

Uneasy GOP Presidential hopefuls forced to choose sides in Syria debate

Uneasy GOP Presidential hopefuls forced to choose sides in Syria debate

President Barack Obama’s plea to Congress for the go-ahead for military strikes against Syria is forcing ambitious Republicans weighing a White House bid to choose sides, as the party is bitterly divided over the U.S. role in foreign policy. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky remains unequivocal in his opposition, tangling with Secretary of State John […]

Distracted, distant Obama worries Democrats, White House aides

Distracted, distant Obama worries Democrats, White House aides

White House insiders say President Barack Obama is in “a funk” about what he sees as increasing stagnation and failures surrounding his second term and some worry that the President is becoming more distant and distracted. “He’s not the same Obama that came to the Oval Office after the 2008 elections,” a senior White House […]

Legendary, opinionated reporter Helen Thomas dead at 92

Legendary, opinionated reporter Helen Thomas dead at 92

Covering 10 presidents over five decades, Helen Thomas aged into a legend. She was the only reporter with her name inscribed on a chair in the White House briefing room — her own front row seat to history. Starting as a copy girl in 1943, when women were considered unfit for serious reporting, Thomas rose […]