Opinion

When insanity walks the halls of Congress, America is the loser

When insanity walks the halls of Congress, America is the loser

Before forcing the United States government into a shutdown that nobody but the extreme right wing of their own party wanted, Republicans were warned by just about everyone that such action would hurt the GOP most of all. But the party of the elephant apparently lacks the memory attributed to the animal that serves as […]

The government shuts down but Capitol Hill Blue continues after 19 years on the Internet

The government shuts down but Capitol Hill Blue continues after 19 years on the Internet

Ironic that when the federal government went into shutdown mode in the wee hours of October 1, Capitol Hill Blue celebrated its 19th year on the World Wide Web — continuing as the oldest continually published political news¬† site on the Internet. This web site began its life early on the morning of October 1, […]

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 […]

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, […]

FBI’s privacy-invading ‘National Security Letters’ gag orders ruled unconstitutional

FBI’s privacy-invading ‘National Security Letters’ gag orders ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge in California Thursday ruled that the FBI usages of secretcy in so-called “National Security Letters” is unconstitutional and violates the First Amendment of the United States. The decision comes as good news to the publisher of Capitol Hill Blue because the agency attempted to use such a letter to obtain records of […]

National Rifle Association padding membership claims while hiding losses

National Rifle Association padding membership claims while hiding losses

Insiders at the embattled National Rifle Association say the organization is padding its claims of recent increases in membership and say more members are leaving amid criticisms over strident positions taken by controversial leader Wayne LaPierre. “In reality, our membership is probably dropping,” says one embittered NRA staffer, who asked not to be identified.¬† “It’s […]

Doug Thompson cancels his return to work and returns to rehab from motorcycle accident

One week after returning to the helm of Capitol Hill Blue, the Internet’s oldest political news web site, publisher and founder Doug Thompson has returned to full-time rehab and recovery from a motorcycle accident in the fall of 2012 that left him with life-threatening injuries. “I do not have the physical or mental resources to […]