Last year, in an attempt to make our reader bloggers more accountable, I tried to require all bloggers to use their real names and to provide background information so readers could "consider the source" when reading blogs and comments.
That suggestion brought howls and protests from some who said using their real names would put them in jeopardy, either at work or from Internet stalkers. I relented but asked reader bloggers to help by citing more sources and sticking to national political issues, which is what Capitol Hill Blue is all about.
What should the United States “do” about Iran? Perhaps very little, except speak firmly for democracy, human rights and justice and not shoot ourselves in the foot yet again.
As Thomas Edison said, “Discontent is the first necessity of progress.” Discontent is “stage one” in the process of political reform. Dissent is the second stage. Assembly is the third. The final stage is either actual reform or armed insurrection.
There is no end to the complaints about the way the two political parties select their presidential nominees. As the litany goes, the process begins too early, gives undue influence to a handful of small, unrepresentative states and has encouraged a disorderly leapfrogging by other states that has…
A proposal to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to counter drug trafficking has triggered a bureaucratic standoff between the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security over the military’s role in domestic affairs, according to officials in both departments.
In the high-stakes battle over health care, a growing cadre of liberal activists is aiming its sharpest firepower against Democratic senators who they accuse of being insufficiently committed to the cause.