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Doug Thompson published his first story and photo at age 11 -- a newspaper article about racism and the Klan in Prince Edward County, VA, in 1958. From that point on, he decided to become a newspaperman and did just that -- reporting news and taking photos full-time at his hometown paper, becoming the youngest full-time reporter at The Roanoke Times in Virginia in 1965 and spent most of the past 55+ years covering news around the country and the globe. He spent a short sabbatical as a political operative in Washington in the 1980s but returned to the news profession in 1992. Today, he is a contract reporter/photojournalist for BHMedia and owns Capitol Hill Blue and other news sites.

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Donald Trump is a Fascist, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 8, 2018
Donald Trump: Racist, bigot, hater and crook "When you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas," claims an old saying. Those who endorse and support Trump should be scratching until their skin bleeds. Donald Trump is a racist, a bigot, a hater and a corrupt man who is looting America to serve his personal greed and massive ego.
From Images
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 10, 2013
John Boehner: When drunks lead Congress, disaster is the only option Most of those who hold public office are drunk with the intoxication of power. Republicans, we are learning more and more, are led by a Speaker of the House who is not only drunk from power but also, based on his actions and the smell that accompanies him, is blasted from the effects of too much booze.
From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 22, 2012
Michele Bachmann: Suffering from diarrhea of the mouth Shoot-from-the-lip Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann"s mouth has purged verbal diarrhea once again and this time her outrageous comments brought attacks from Republicans as well as Democrats. She claimed that a longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic terrorist organization.
Donald Trump out of control, From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Americans say they've had enough of Trump's lies America's reality show president is failing to sell his lies to the American public and even his "base" is shrinking as they face the consequences of his failures.
Orange Donald Trump, Evil, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 7, 2019
Time to end Trump's terror campaign to destroy America Trump went to Britain and Europe this week not to remember the Americans and allies that fought and died on D-Day but to enrich his businesses, use taxpayer money to give his children a lavish vacation and tout accomplishments that don't exist and a presidency laid low by lies and dishonor.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 22, 2019
Who in hell named Trump "anointed one"? Donald John Trump, the liar who would be king, now says the evangelicals who have backed him and ignored his immoral hedonistic behavior, says they broke "the deal" he had with them when a prominent magazine of the religious right called for removal of the president from office.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 3, 2013
Can, or should, America be saved? While I agree that America as a nation is in trouble and most likely headed for even more problems, I cannot subscribe to the theory that the end is near. We've been down before. We've faced crisis and even the threat of oblivion before but this nation is a collection of stubborn types who refuse to give up and who, somehow, find a way to survive.
America: Drowning in Donald Trump's toxic swamp., From Uploaded
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Donald Trump is killing America Under the control of a debased, corrupt Donald Trump, the con man who claimed he would "make America great again," the once land of the free and home of the brave has become the toxic swamp of a madman, wannabe dictator who plunders and loots at will.
'Twitter is his sword': God Emperor Trump, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 1, 2019
Trump's "war" with Fox News: Made for TV news hype? America's bombastic, and usually lying, president complains over and over that Fox News no longer works for him. "Fox isn't working for us anymore," Donald Trump says in one of his usual tsunami of Twitter "tweets." "We have to start looking for a new News outlet," he adds. "The new Fox News is letting millions of great people down."
Trump using his unique power to punish and intimidate critics., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 4, 2019
House documents Trump's bribery, abuse of power, obstruction The official report of three House committees investigated the misdeeds of embattled and scandal-scarred Donald Trump, charge him with abuse of his office, bribery and more as the impeachment inquiry enters a new phase.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 28, 2019
Trump: The grinch who stole America's Christmas spirit On Christmas Eve, after a quick teleconference call with troops overseas, Trump returned to form with tweets blasting Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for the impeachment that hangs over his head.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Iraq Study Group Report: Smoke, mirrors and the fog of war According to all that collected brain power in the Iraq Study Group, conditions in President George W. Bush's failed Iraq war are "grave and deteriorating" and the United States must find a way to get the hell out. This is news? Hell, the American public has known this for months. That's why they sent the Republican-controlled Congress packing in the November midterm elections. That's why Bush's public approval ratings are so
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 12, 2012
In the end, Santorum used his sick child as a political prop In the end, Santorum bowed to pressure from the GOP establishment and the numerical reality that he could not win. Politics is theater and Santorum played his part right up until it was time to exit, stage right.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 11, 2019
Nativist Trump spews hate, encourages violence As long as a racist bigot like Donald Trump remains president, America remains under attack from the violence-prone nativists who revere him.
Donald Trump:
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 5, 2016
The fall of Trump's house of cards? Some people who have real money have been whispering for months that Trump is nowhere as rich as he claims and is debt up to his ass, paying overdue bills with money raised in fraudulent schemes like "Trump University" and by turning a run for President into an endless "infomercial" to hawk his "brand" by even using campaign press conferences to promote his wine, his steaks, water and even playing cards.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 13, 2010
The Tea Party: A phony grassroots movement headed for political oblivion? The Tea Party is not -- and never has been -- the "grassroots" movement that is claims. It was born out of a sham grassroots organization created in the office of a Republican consultant for a millionaire GOP client and then nurtured into existance by former Republican Congressman Dick Armey of Texas.
President Trump Meets with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, From YouTubeVideos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 7, 2019
Donald Trump is a murderer Trump's actions result in unnecessary and needless deaths throughout America. Thousands of U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico died because Trump intentionally delayed needed rescue efforts during disasters. Thousands have been slaughtered by the heinous white supremacists Trump emboldened by his unwillingness to condemn their actions and called them, as Krugman noted, "very fine people."
Kentucky mall to ban woman for racist, vulgar tirade, From GoogleImages
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 26, 2016
So much for the Christmas spirit... Vandals spray painted "Trump nation. Whites only" on an Episcopal church in Maryland. In central Indiana, an anti-gay slur and "HEIL TRUMP" were spray painted on an Episcopal Church. The increase in such incidents shows too much anger, intolerance, hate, bigotry and racism still exists in America. It certainly does in Donald Trump's America.
A white supremacist Trump supporter profiled in a PBS documentary, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 10, 2016
Trump: Poster boy for white trash Republican presidential wannabe and class clown Donald Trump is a pompous, vulgar, obscenity-spouting liar who grunts and waves his arms like a phony "professional" wrestler, inflames domestic tensions and scares the hell out of just about anyone with common sense or an IQ above that of an average plant.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 24, 2013
America: A nation dominated by political madness and shame At a time when reason is needed in political debate and coalition building is necessary to run a government and deal with America's problems, the Republican Party cannot function because it answers to obstructionists who care more about fringe issues than the real problems facing a nation in trouble.
Trump Staffer Jumps Ship Voting Biden., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 20, 2020
A Tsunami of Republicans fed up with Trump's lies and excesses mounting wave to take back their party Former Homeland Security Official Taylor says Trump "has governed by whim, calculation and self-interests." Want to really make America great again? Dump Trump, before it is too late.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Do We Need Change? Of Course We Do, But Change To What? The current system is not working. Congress is mired in partisan gridlock. The current President turned out to just be more of the same. Despite promises and claims, the economy is not really recovering. Cities, towns and counties file for bankruptcy, future leaders are assessed more for their celebrity appeal than any actual experience or ability.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 25, 2013
Yes, I worked for Republicans but, thankfully, I never became one I cannot, and will not, ever consider my time as a GOP political operative a career highlight or something for which to be proud. What I learned about the political process in more than a dozen years serves me well as a journalist. It taught me that political corruption is not limited to a single political party and that no party or political organization puts America ahead of its own interests or selfish agendas.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 19, 2013
Lots of people lost but did anyone win in the government shutdown? Did the tea party learn its lesson in the debacle that technically ended last night with votes in the Senate and House? Based on public statements by the hard-core TP types who genuflect to falsely-claimed values, the answer is "no way" and the group has shown little ability to learn from its many past mistakes. But when all is said and done, the biggest loser was America itself and those who call this nation home.
In search of a leader, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 4, 2014
America's fruitless search for a real leader As President, Obama is not a leader and has lost much of his celebrity luster. He promised "the most transparent administration" in recent years but has delivered just the opposite, concealing actions, fighting freedom of information requests and misusing the "national security" excuse to hide many documents and issues.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 6, 2012
Halftime in America We need to get off our asses and start demanding accountability and change from those who make the decisions that affect our lives. Those decision makers exist not only in the halls of Congress or at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. They serve on city councils, school boards, board of supervisors and in state legislatures.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 9, 2013
When Partisanship Rules, America Loses Partisanship is bi-partisan in Washington. Both parties live under its banner and genuflect to whatever phony ideals either side claims to stand for. While both claim to stand for what they claim is best for America what they really embrace is absolute power and complete control of a government that once functioned far more efficiently under moderation, cooperation and coalitions.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 18, 2013
Another Cheney in Washington? This is supposed to be change? The odds are strong that Liz Cheney won't even make it past the primary. The Republican leadership is already lining up behind incumbent GOP Senator Mike Enzi. Wyoming voters traditionally don't oust incumbents and Cheney, who was born in Wisconsin, lived in Virginia until she and her husband bought a big bucks home in trendy Jackson Hole last year.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 4, 2013
Congressional leaders: They hate each other and it shows While leaders on both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate attempt, and often fail, to be courteous to each other in public, the acrimony they feel towards their counterparts is becoming more and more obvious and concerns staff members. Boehner and McConnell have nothing to do with their Democratic counterparts and Reid and Pelosi are content to avid social contact with Republicans.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 13, 2006
Partisans: America's REAL enemy I don't like partisanship, political or ideological, and I don't like the partisans who follow political parties or ideological affiliations. I consider all partisans - Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, right or left - to be my enemies and enemies of my country.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The GOP's 'Specter' of failure In the end, longtime Republican Senator Arlen Specter had no choice. If he wanted to keep his Senate seat, he had to return to the Democratic Party he left early in his political career. If he wanted to keep his sanity he had to get away from the rabid right wing that controls the Republican Party.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 11, 2007
Same game, same results, same madness You can draw many analogies out of what Bush said in his disjointed, rambling speech to the nation but a reasonable person can come to only one conclusion: The President of the United States has run out of excuses, options or rationalizations for a failed, ill-conceived, illegal and immoral action that will go down in history as a massive political and military debacle.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Lies, damn lies and George W. Bush No doubt about it. George W. Bush's lying, rotten, putrid, soulless destruction of a once-great nation called America is now open for all to see.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 20, 2007
Bush's boys on the hot seat Two architects of the Bush administration's dismantling of the Constitution and this nation's immersion into an ill-conceived war based on lies find themselves on the hot seat this week - one for memory lapses and the other for letting his Johnson overcome his judgment.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Some uncivil thoughts about Iraq's civil war Amazing. Two staunch members of the Legion of Mainstream Media (otherwise known as the LMSM) have declared the debacle in Iraq to be just what it is: a civil war.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 6, 2006
For this election, here's mud in everyone's eye An old rule of politics used to say: Go positive in the final days of the campaign but, in today's politics, rules are made to be broken. Here we are on the day before a bitterly-contested midterm election and the mud is still flying through a barrage of attack ads that are booked through the time the polls close on Tuesday.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 30, 2006
Close the curtain on 12 years of GOP failures Talk to a Republican political operative lately and, once you get by the false public bravado that all of them try lamely to project, you see nothing but desperation in their eyes. The world is crashing down on the party of the elephant and they have only themselves to blame for the disaster that awaits them on November 7.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 27, 2006
Iraq war first-hand: 'A mess. An absolute mess' The dwindling few who still, for reasons known only to God or their psychiatrist, support Bush's failed invasion if Iraq, continue to claim the situation is not as bad as portrayed by the media. Which, of course, is nothing more than political wishful thinking. Just ask CNN correspondent John Roberts, who went into Baghdad with the invading U.S. forces 3 1/2 years ago and recently returned to the war-ravaged country...
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Bush must be stopped "The delusional Bush remains convinced more military action will bring 'victory' and more troops will make him 'successful' in Iraq. Bush -- like Lyndon Johnson before him -- is a self-anointed Carl von Clausewitz, in his twisted mind a superb military strategist who knows more than the generals."

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