“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. […]

Podcast: Book introduction audio and commentary of "The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen - Relationship Secrets from the Trenches.

Podcast: Introductory book audio reading, with commentary, from The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen – Relationship Secrets from the Trenches.

Trial Date Set in Egypt for 16 Americans and Other Pro-Democracy Workers

NGO’s have rarely, if ever, been targeted this way and have been operating in Egypt and around the world for years.

Egypt sets trial date for pro-democracy workers – The trial of 43 people charged […]

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Mitt Romney Minute: Romney Spokeswoman Says ‘Ignore the Request’ on Candidate’s Involvement in Baptismal of the Dead Ceremonies

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist.

The Mormon Church apologized Tuesday for a “serious breach of protocol” after it was discovered that the parents of the late Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal […]

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Queer Talk: From Chris Christie, Sam Arora, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton

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

The latest round of marriage equality stories includes appearances by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Maryland House Delegate Sam Arora (Dem), President Obama […]

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What Rick Santorum Looks Like When He’s In His Zone

A prominent Republican senator just told me that if Romney can’t win in Michigan, the Republican Party needs to go back to the drawing board and convince somebody new to get into the race. […]

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Foster Friess, You Are Forgiven But…

Joe Scarborough could learn a lot from Foster Friess.

Unlike Scarborough, who wouldn’t admit he was wrong and came out looking like a fool this week. Mr. Friess is at least humble enough to […]

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Pat Buchanan Fires Back After Being Sacked at MSNBC

On a recent political show Bay Buchanan made a comment that the host might be getting a call from her brother soon. There was something in the conversation that teased something was about […]

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Introducing the Bob McDonnell Transvaginal Probe, Hand Crafted by Republicans

Since a proposed amendment to the bill”“a provision that would have had the patient consent to this bodily intrusion or allowed the physician to opt not to do the vaginal ultrasound”“failed on 64-34 vote, […]

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Santorum’s Money Man: ‘Back In My Days, They Used Bayer Aspirin For Contraception. The gals put it between their knees’

After picking herself up off the floor, “Excuse me, I’m just trying to catch my breath from that, Mr. Friess,” was all Andrea Mitchell could muster.

The one thing you don’t want to do as […]

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What Did Mitt Romney Do During Baptism Conversion Ceremonies of The Dead, Why Did he Do It & Who was Baptized?

When asked by Newsweek if he has done baptisms for the dead”“in which Mormons find the names of dead people of all faiths and baptize them, as an LDS representative says, to “open the […]

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