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Obama: Rights, equality ensured America’s success

Obama: Rights, equality ensured America’s success

President Barack Obama says the U.S. has only succeeded because generations of Americans have fought to expand rights and opportunity to more people. Obama is reflecting on the meaning of…

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…

‘Restore the Fourth:’ An idea whose time has come?

‘Restore the Fourth:’ An idea whose time has come?

In more than 100 towns and cities across the nation on July 4th, protestors gathered not to celebrate America’s independence but instead to demand that freedom and liberty be returned…

A White House barbeque to thank troops

A White House barbeque to thank troops

President Barack Obama is noting that it’s not just the nation’s birthday, it’s his daughter Malia’s, too. At a sun-splashed Independence Day barbeque on the White House South Lawn, the…

The Fourth of July

The Fourth of July

As America pauses to celebrate the Fourth of July, Capitol Hill Blue founder and publisher Doug Thompson, who is also a photographer and filmmaker, put together a short video on…

July 4th: A day set aside for an American independence that does not exist

July 4th: A day set aside for an American independence that does not exist

On Thursday, America will pause for a rare mid-week holiday to celebrate Independence Day. Yep, the 4th of July is Independence Day, the day we celebrate the signing of the…

Boston bombers planned July 4th attack

Boston bombers planned July 4th attack

The two brothers suspected of carrying out the deadly attacks on the Boston Marathon had originally planned to set off their bombs on July 4, a law enforcement official said.…

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…