“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. […]

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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Dash of Dan: Mini Chocolate Oreo Cheesecakes

Cheesecake.

One of my favorite shows (ever) is the “Golden Girls.”

Whenever the girls reminisce or have a group pow-wow, cheesecake is the immediate vicinity. And just like that, problems were solved and good times ensued.

But […]

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Political Junky Fun, with Amy and Seth

How was your week?

Have some fun this weekend.

Anyone planning to watch the Oscars? I fell in love with “Hugo.” …out of the love between a father and his daughter, quite lovely.

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Horror in Homs, Torture Reported Across Syria

The Red Cross has reached the city of Homs. Juan Cole retweeted the link for the video above, as “Friends of Syria” try to maneuver a way through this cricis, which will not […]

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What Women Don’t Know About Rick Santorum Helps Him

The Washington Post has an amusing poll on Rick Santorum and women. I hope Republican primary voters buy into it.

But in fact, Santorum has grown more popular among women while talking about his […]

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PBS Pres. Clinton Profile Set Perfectly Against Extreme Republican Primary Battle

Watch Clinton on PBS. See more from American Experience.

The rise once again of religious conservatives in the 2012 primary season is a perfect setting for “Clinton,” the PBS American […]

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Wounded Journalists Trapped in Syria After ‘Assassination’ Attempt

French President Nicolas Sarkozy called it an “assassination” attempt. Now one of the wounded journalists is reportedly in danger of going into shock from her wounds.

The dire situation has led to discussions […]

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Two U.S. Soldiers Killed in Quran Blowback

Today, the Taliban called on Afghans to attack “foreign troops.” It may be a coincidence, though it hardly matters, because an Afghan soldier turned his weapon on U.S. troops killing two.

Pres. Obama had already […]

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