Taylor Marsh is a political writer, author and cultural voyeur who lives in the Beltway area of Washington D.C. She is a former Broadway performer and beauty queen who was the Relationship Consultant for LA WEEKLY, then the nation’s top alternative newsweekly. Marsh marks her 20th year in new-media in 2016. Author of The Hillary Effect and The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen, Taylor turns to fiction for the first time with Below the Beltway.

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Neil Barofsky Tells Us Why We’re Screwed Unless We Get Really Angry

Watch Why the U.S. Government Bought ‘Troubled Assets’ on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

NEIL BAROFSKY is sounding off beyond his new book Bailout and creating a media firestorm […]

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Top Story: Accuracy in Super PAC Ads Brings Incriminating Team Romney Response

“To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care,” Andrea Saul, Romney’s campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News. […]

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Queer Talk: ‘This Is How Hate Sounds’

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer.

A son, James, came out to his father, and the letter below is the response he got. With the post of the letter, […]

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Sweet Kavna Dies

KAVNA THE BELUGA whale who lived her whole life in captivity, longer than most whales of her species, which live to around 30 in the wild, died on Monday at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Healthy all […]

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News Desk: Assad’s Offensive in Aleppo

Forces loyal to President Assad have launched a new offensive into Aleppo’s south-west district of Salahedin, though the outcome is still unclear. The rebel Tawheed Brigade (Unity Brigade), which is leading the fight in […]

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Olympic Booty-palooza Link of the Day

TOO PRICELESS for words, but make sure you start the music before you look at the booty-palooza from Buzzfeed.

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Aly Raisman First Woman to Win Gold in Floor Exercises, Breaks Olympic Silence on Munich

TWO GOLD MEDALS and one bronze* for Aly Raisman is the most of any gymnast with the added pleasure of scoring a first. From USA Today:

There was joy: Raisman became the first U.S. […]

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Missouri Republicans Hand Claire McCaskill Her Best Hope

Republicans on Tuesday pinned their hopes of winning back a Senate seat in Missouri ““ and perhaps control of the chamber ““ on Todd Akin, picking the conservative congressman to take on endangered Democratic […]

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Secy. Clinton Gets Down Dancing

South Africa gets Hillary Clinton on the dance… by reuters

SECRETARY CLINTON in Africa, doing diplomacy her way.

Clinton joined local farmers in a dance and spoke to a farmer, Margaret, who told her that since […]

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