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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. […]

Pakistan’s ‘Saving Face’ Wins, Oscar Loses

“Tonight, enjoy yourselves, because nothing can take the sting out of the world’s economic problems like watching millionaires present each other with golden statues.” – Billy Crystal

The problems with Oscar have nothing to do […]

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“The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine”

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

The headline is the title of a recently released book by Media Matters, written by David Brock (also MM founder) and Ari Rabin-Havt. […]

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TransCanada to Start Building Portion of Keystone XL

From The Hill:

TransCanada Corp. said Monday it plans to begin building a major portion of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline despite the Obama administration’s decision to reject a key permit for the project.

The […]

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Latest Romney Truism: ‘I have some great friends that are NASCAR team owners.’

Rick Santorum has a car with his name on it. Mitt Romney has great friends who are “team owners.” Perhaps that’s the tale of the GOP nomination at this point.

But we […]

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Newt Can’t Compete in Michigan or Arizona, Turns to Railing about ‘Secular Left’

There isn’t much of a “left,” let alone a “secular left.” However, it does give you a idea of how irrelevant Rick Santorum has made Newt Gingrich.

Gingrich’s rallying cry is the last […]

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The Radically Religious Politics of Rick Santorum

We in the United States, above all, must remember that lesson, for we were founded as a nation of openness to people of all beliefs. And so we must remain. Our very unity has […]

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Clinton Blasts Russia and China on Syria; NATO Pulls Advisers Out of Kabul After 2 U.S. Officers Killed

Secy. Clinton’s statement on Syria from Friday is unequivocal. “The entire world, other than Russia and China, were willing to recognize we must take international action against the Syrian regime,” Clinton said. She went […]

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Mitt Romney Minute: Just a Couple of Cadillacs? And a Ford Field Fumble.

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist.

I think we can use Britney Spear’s anthem “Oops I did it again” as Mitt Romney’s theme song. Mitt was declared the “winner” of the […]

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Queer Talk: Obama administration and “gay rights are human rights”

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

Before getting to the Obama administration: Thursday, the Maryland Senate followed the House’s earlier approval of a bill making marriage of same gender […]

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