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 have included a lot of therapy and rehab as doctors and therapists have worked to restore my ability to walk and to heal my mind […]

Doug Thompson returning to Capitol Hill Blue

Doug Thompson returning to Capitol Hill Blue

Capitol Hill Blue founder and publisher Doug Thompson returns to writing about politics and the hypocrisy of government, as well as the day-to-day supervision of the oldest political news web site on the Internet, on Monday, August 5, 2013. Although his return is not fully authorized by the doctors who have supervised his recovery from […]

Publisher takes extended leave

Publisher takes extended leave

After an accident caused by complications from injuries from last fall, Capitol Hill Blue founder and publisher Doug Thompson is taking an extended, and indefinite, leave of absence from the web site he started nearly 19 years ago. Thompson, severely injured in a near-fatal motorcycle accident last fall while on assignment for a newspaper in […]

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 […]

Panic when the Internet connection crashes and burns

Panic when the Internet connection crashes and burns

A complete and widespread data service outage in the Blue Ridge Mountains area of Virginia where Capitol Hill Blue publisher and founder Doug Thompson lives left him unable to transmit a Wednesday column for this web site. “We’re down and out,” he said in an old-fashioned phone call to Capitol Hill Blue editors early today. […]

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 […]