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“A writer is someone who is interested in all the arts, in politics, and of course the psychology of people. Someone passionate about everything.”
– Susan Sontag, Radio France Interview (“Regarding Susan Sontag,” from HBO)

An excerpt from the latest book by Taylor Marsh:

…This is the heart of infidelity – physical lust and longing that are separate from love. Having the ability to live in the eye of passion blocking all else out, not allowing the complications of feelings and emotions to enter the arena of desire. Nothing exists but two human animals finding their way to erotic release. Carnality can catch you up in its vortex where you find yourself doing things you never dreamed of before. Sexual acts of unbounded moral lethality or unlimited imagination can take you over a pleasure cliff you never knew existed, and over which you feel you have no control. When an affair is moored in the physical alone, no earthly responsibilities attached, the escape works like a narcotic. It becomes an obsession, and is equally as deadly as any drug. […]

Culture Quakes: Turkey’s Soap, Historic Daytime Gay Kiss, Ellen & JC Penny

“Here are the values that I stand for: I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional […]

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More Bad News for Romney

In yet another sign of a strengthening recovery, the United States added 227,000 net jobs in February, the third consecutive month of gains over 200,000. The unemployment rate was unchanged from 8.3 percent in […]

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The Keystone Democrats

“API supports the Senate approval of Amendment 1537 to authorize the building of the Keystone XL pipeline,” said a press release that landed in reporters’ inboxes at 4:50 p.m., about 30 minutes after the […]

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Amateur Hour with Rush: Dead Air and Scrubbed Site

Rush Limbaugh has been phoning it in on his radio show for years. What he was in the ’90s into the 2000s is a different league from the lazy oaf who takes his […]

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International Women’s Day, Rush Limbaugh and Bill Maher

**updated**

The 2012 theme of International Women’s Day is “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures.” But when you look at what’s been playing in politics the last week or so in the U.S., you’d be smart […]

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Who’s Going to Educate Mitt Romney Ronald Reagan Not Reponsible for Iran Hostage Release?

“I believe the right course is what Ronald Reagan called peace through strength. There’s a reason why the Iranians released the hostages on the same day and at the same hour that Reagan was […]

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Kaptur Beats Kucinich, Will Face ‘Joe the Plumber’

**Correction Appended**

After Kaptur beat Kucinich, “Joe the Plumber” will now face the veteran Democrat in the fall. – Politico

The man Barack Obama made famous in 2008 (see the video above), who became the bane […]

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FLASHBACK: Obama Joins Protest at Harvard

**updated below**

This is fantastic footage licensed by BuzzFeed.

As President of the Harvard Law Review in the spring of his final year there, 1991, he aligned himself with Professor Derrick Bell’s dramatic protest for diversity […]

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TRENDING: Invisible Children, Joseph Kony and the LRA

A little-known American charity dedicated to helping victims of African conflict has scored a public relations coup. Invisible Children’s new 30-minute Kony 2012 video, directed by Jason Russell, has been viewed over 440,000 times […]

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