“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. […]

Speculation that Journalists Killed in Syria were Targeted by Assad’s Security Forces

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Anthony Shadid died recently while reporting from Syria, the victim of a fatal asthma attack. He was Beirut bureau chief for the New York Times at the time of his […]

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Transvaginal Probe Gov. Bob McDonnell Wavering on Virginia State Rape Bill

UPDATED – McDonnell Statement Below

Religious conservatives are underestimating what signing Virginia’s state rape legislation will mean for the career and ambitions of Gov. Bob McDonnell. Perhaps one of the saner Republicans who actually […]

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Jazz and Blues Night at 1600

The Republican primary contest is making Barack Obama one happy man.

Following what had to be a great night, Obama’s proposing to lower corporate tax rates to 28%, while obliterating loopholes. It will be […]

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Twin Freaks: Franklin Graham and Rick Santorum

I’m caught between grateful at the timing of Graham’s gaffe and annoyed we’re still talking about Pres. Obama being a secret Muslim. I’d much rather talk about all of us being Satan, according to […]

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GOP Super PACs Crushing Obama Allies

This is quite a switch for Barack Obama. He’s unaccustomed to facing a political battlefield as a financial underdog. But if you want to know why principle went by the boards on […]

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Ron Paul Ad Labels Rick Santorum ‘Fake’ Fiscal Conservative

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 […]

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Dominique Straus Kahn Questioned by French Police on Prostitution Ring

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 […]

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Taking a ‘Wrecking Ball’ to Religious Conservatism in Politics

“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 […]

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Pentagon Budget 2013 Broken Down by Winslow Wheeler

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, […]

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