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.

Email Signup for Taylor


Jobs Report Weak, But It Can’t Save Republicans from Romney

The main news in this report is a marked upswing in the rate of payroll job growth. The 163,000 rate shown in this report is likely to close to the economy’s underlying growth rate […]

Read More

 3

Mitt Romney Calls Out Reid and the White House

CHALLENGING THE SENATE majority leader and the sitting President has got to be good for Mr. Romney’s base. The press loves it. But all I see is men acting out and not […]

Read More

 16

Top Story: Gabby Douglas, Gymnastic Gold

WHAT ELSE CAN be said about this remarkable competitor? She’s one of an elite group of African American gymnasts ever to compete in the Olympics and the first to win the gold in gymnastics all-around. Yet people are actually, unbelievably sniping about her hair.

[…]

Read More

 14

Whopping $77 Million CNN Ad Buy from Obama

WE’RE BRACING for what’s about to hit Virginia, which is number 3 on Team Obama’s $77 million ad hit parade.

After watching the onslaught of negative ads from Rove, Koch and company, with […]

Read More

 10

Droning On: From the Skies of Afghanistan to a Police Station Near You

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

Drones are among the long list of what should be 2012 issues of great concern, but don’t meet the criteria for campaign or media marketing. […]

Read More

 5

News Desk: New Hampshire Chick-fil-A Manager Goes Rogue, Will Sponsor Gay Pride Event

FROM THE New York Daily News:

In a statement, Anthony Picolia said he was “excited” to be a part of the New Hampshire Pride Fest, set for Aug. 11 in Manchester. “In both my […]

Read More

 3

Michael Phelps Reigns

IN THE EPIC swimming battle of the London Olympiad, perhaps for our time, Michael Phelps bests Ryan Lochte in the men’s 200 individual medley.

It was Phelps’ record 16th gold medal, his 20th overall.

Read More

 1

Jon Stewart Unloads on Harry Reid, Eric Fehrnstrom Uses the Opening: ‘Have You No Decency, Sir’

The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook

WHEN SEN. REID first unloaded the allegations on Monday, I wrote that without verification they were […]

Read More

 19

Ann Romney’s Majestic Horse Rafalca at the London Olympics

**UPDATED**

WHAT AN EXQUISITELY beautiful animal.

The rider is Jan Ebeling, with Buzzfeed having the video of their performance.

If you’ve never had the pleasure of riding it’s likely impossible to appreciate this sport.

I’ve […]

Read More

 21