Independence Day

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 […]

‘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 to a nation where rights are under attack and disappearing. “Restore the Fourth,” had a double meaning:  Recognizing the nation’s founding and seeking restoration of […]

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 president and first lady Michele Obama thanked members of the military for their service to the nation. The Declaration of Independence was adopted 237 years […]

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 Independence Day. Even tough Thompson earlier wrote a column expressing doubts that America is truly a free or independent nation today, this video clip expresses […]

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 Declaration of Independence that led to the Revolutionary War against England and the march towards the creation of the United States of America. Unlike many […]

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. The official said the suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, advanced the date of their attack because they completed building bombs more quickly then they originally […]