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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Clinton on Syrian Defections: Regime Insiders, Military ‘Starting to Vote with Their Feet’

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, also at the Paris meeting, said that if the “increasing stream of senior military defectors” was any indication, then “regime insiders and the military establishment were starting to […]

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If It’s Monday, It’s Mars


IT’S BEING hailed as a “life-changing landing on Mars” and today is the day.

From PBS:

For the past eight years, I’ve been the Deputy Project Scientist on the Mars Science Laboratory mission, with its rover, […]

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At Least Seven Dead, Including Shooter, at Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, WI

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


More details are coming out, and the shooting has been called a “domestic terrorist-type incident” by police. Four bodies were […]

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Ryan Lochte, Unprepared Sex Symbol

His style has already set him apart. Like his idol Lil Wayne, he has a hip-hop and skater-inflected look, with flashy jewelry and swaggy high-tops. He has worn diamond grillz over his teeth on […]

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Michael Phelps: ‘I’ve been able to do everything that I wanted’

IT’S OVER, he says. After 18 gold and 22 total medals, on Saturday, the greatest Olympian ever topped his swimming career with another gold in the 4×100-meter medley relay. And let’s not […]

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Obama Hits Romney on Women’s Rights

THE AD ABOVE isn’t the strongest one on the subject, but one section stood out to me. When “Alex” said she didn’t think Mitt Romney could even understood the “mind set of someone […]

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South Africa’s “Blade Runner,” Oscar Pistorius, Advances in 400-meter

“Thank you to everyone who has supported me, that was UNBELIEVABLE! Was so amazing to feel the energy from the crowd! Semi-final tomorrow! :)” he tweeted to his followers after the heat. – Pistorius, […]

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Romney Falls for Harry Reid’s Rope-a-Dope

OR IN THIS case I guess I should call it rope-a-twit.

“I have paid taxes every year. A lot of taxes. A lot of taxes.” – Mitt Romney

It all began when Majority Leader Harry Reid […]

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Serena Williams Wins ‘Golden Slam’ in Rout Over Maria Sharapova

REUTERS SPORT reports via Twitter…

Serena Williams becomes the first woman to win all four Grand Slams and a gold medal in both singles and doubles.

photo via Shutterstock

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