Taylor Marsh is a political writer, author and cultural voyeur who lives in the Beltway area of Washington D.C. She is a former Broadway performer and beauty queen who was the Relationship Consultant for LA WEEKLY, then the nation’s top alternative newsweekly. Marsh marks her 20th year in new-media in 2016. Author of The Hillary Effect and The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen, Taylor turns to fiction for the first time with Below the Beltway.

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Queer Talk: ‘Openly Gay,’ Sally Ride, Chick-Fil-A & Hate Crimes

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

Being “out” is personal, and it’s political. And while there are obvious differences, I include the “out” heterosexual supporters of LGBT equality.

Not […]

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Romney In Shambles

IT’S THE TWITTER hashtag, #romneyinshambles, and it’s been trending for 24 hours. It’s the biggest legacy from Romney’s foreign policy gaffe tour.

Jimmy Fallon, my fave, starts off the National Journal’s round-up of Romney […]

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A Quote from Mitt Romney’s Book

JUST WHEN TEAM Romney thought today couldn’t get any worse.

Foreign Policy mines Mitt Romney’s book No Apology.

England [sic] is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn’t […]

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Cameron Fires Back at Romney on Olympics, Who Also Forgot Ed Miliband’s Name

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“We said we were doing a photo spray…” – Andrea Saul, Romney Press Secretary
SO MUCH FOR Mitt Romney’s understanding of our “special relationship” […]

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It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature, or Ignore Global Warming

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

If you’re of the right age, you’ll remember this commercial, by Chiffon Margarine. “It not nice to fool Mother Nature” ads ran from 1971 to 1979. I’m certainly not the first person who has thought about these popular-at-the-time ads as related (at least in some convoluted fashion) to the global warming and climate change. Of course, no one is actually fooling Mother Nature. Maybe some are being fooled, or fooling themselves, about the perhaps no longer reversible damage humankind has and continues doing to the earth. But Mother Nature is just revealing the fruits of what we’ve sewn.

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Norah O’Donnell In, Erica Hill Out on CBS ‘This Morning’

CHARLIE ROSE is why I began taping “CBS This Morning” every day, but I’ll admit to being a new fan of Gayle King. Erica Hill has never really shined in the show and […]

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Conservative Union-Leader Calls On Romney to ‘Release the Tax Returns’

IT’S THE ISSUE that won’t die, with conservatives continuing to call for Mitt Romney to release more of his tax returns.

From the conservative New Hampshire Union-Leader:

Romney needs to end this. He needs to […]

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Did Chick-Fil-A Lie to the Public?

“Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values. They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents. This would be a bad investment, since it would be empty.” – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel

IT’S BOSTON MAYOR Thomas Menino, who […]

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Wife of Former Chinese Communist Star Indicted for Neil Heywood’s Murder

FORMER COMMUNIST PARTY star Bo Xilai was on the rise to take the top spot in China’s ruling party when Heywood was poisoned, which exploded in an epic international scandal, the likes of which […]

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