“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:
…It’s one thing to want a traditional relationship in the old-fashioned sense of the word. That type of traditional relationship often doesn’t make room for a woman who has her own life and career going for her, too. If you’re self-employed, you have a better chance of juggling everything, but if not, some careers are very competitive, and women have to sacrifice a lot to have them, including time with their children. It’s also not like the workplace is a friendly place for women who still have most of the responsibilities at home. This can often mean the man has to pick up the slack and be graceful while doing it. The woman still sacrifices a lot for her choice to have a marriage, children and a career, which some people describe as “having it all.” […] …The age issue is critical, because in American society it’s seen as gross to hear or have a discussion about older women and men being sexually active. There is almost a cultural lust for media reports and storylines that celebrate hot, young passion. That two people over fifty would be using erotic movies, sex toys and fashion to excite one another has been traditionally seen as unseemly. Sex once was thought to be unimportant for women over fifty, which is likely why so many men over fifty were starting second families. […]
Paul may not be purposefully helping Mitt Romney, though their detente seems fairly obvious if you’ve been paying attention.
However, considering Mitt Romney is burning through his campaign cash faster than he can raise it […]
Scandal is swirling around DSK again, this time in France. From Reuters:
“People are not always clothed at these parties. I challenge you to tell the difference between a nude prostitute and a classy lady […]
“We all know that this country was founded on a Judeo-Christian ethic but the Judeo-Christian ethic was a Protestant Judeo-Christan ethic, sure the Catholics had some influence, but this was a Protestant country and […]
Winslow Wheeler is one of a very determined band of defense experts who have been diligently deciphering and challenging the Pentagon budget, expenditures and priority for years.
I’ve cited Wheeler many times before, […]
Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer.
A tweet from Think Progress: “Gingrich talking about “˜vulture capitalism’… that would not have happened without #ows’ – Springsteen http://thkpr.gs/yh0NKe …”
I’ve not heard any cuts […]
Let Rick Santorum talk, then package his hyper Christian chatter in 30-second spots, that should be the Romney campaign’s strategy.
“One of the mandates is they require free prenatal testing in every insurance policy […]
Ironically, Lawless noted, all the attention to contraception at the moment may end up boosting the overall public standing of the 2010 health care law. Free preventive health care, whether it’s a cancer screening […]