“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. […]

Republicans on GOP Primary Battle, One Word Answers Begin with “Corrosive”

A new NBC/WSJ poll has all bad news for Republicans. They earned it.

Among the choices 70% of Republicans used to describe the presidential primary fight were: “unenthusiastic,” “discouraged,” “lesser of two evils,” “painful,” […]

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Obama in Stronger Position than Netanyahu Planned

It’s not playing out right now as P.M. Netanyahu had hoped, Republicans either.

Pres. Obama spoke as AIPAC on Sunday in a much different position than he was this time last year, because […]

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Just Call Him Barack Obama, The Israeli Hawk

“It felt like pandering.” – Steve Clemons

Clemons is talking about the interview Pres. Obama gave to his colleague Jeffrey Goldberg.

Coming just before the annual AIPAC meeting, how could it not be presidential pandering?

For […]

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As Advertisers Bail, Rush Limbaugh Issues an Apology

“No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady. Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal […]

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Countdown to Loving Mitt

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive

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Mitt Romney Minute: Daniel Pearl Baptised, Wife Asks for Mitt to Lead

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist.

The media is at least reporting now on Mormon conversions on the dead, especially that of well known Jews. Yet the media still won’t ask […]

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Queer Talk: Mr. Obama, are you listening?

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

What if you evolved so slowly that when you finally “arrived” you found out you were behind again? Mr. Obama, the “fierce advocate” […]

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Political Junky Friday, with Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is 50 today. Lift your glass to a survivor.

“God blessed me. I had a wife who loved me and a family to go home to. As tired and burnt-out as I was, […]

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Sen. Scott Brown: Rush Limbaugh Should Apologize

“Rush Limbaugh’s comments are reprehensible. He should apologize.” – Sen. Scott Brown, via Twitter

Mitt Romney call your office, Opportunity just passed by.

Sen. Brown is the first, to my knowledge, to step forward from the […]

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