“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.

Susan G. Komen Fiasco Delivers Karen Handel Resignation

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From the AP: Karen Handel, Susan G. Komen official, resigns after Planned Parenthood dispute
Karen Handel, the charity’s vice president for public policy, told Komen officials that she supported the move to cut off funding […]

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Al Sharpton Schools Morning Joe

The Catholic League, according to CBS, is “poised to go to war with Obama over mandatory birth control payments.” A better stenographer the Catholic League could not have than CBS, with the threat […]

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Obama Embraces the Super PAC

It was the only decision to make, giving the official White House nod to Bill Burton, a former Obama aide.

President Barack Obama ““ in an act of hypocrisy or necessity, depending on the beholder […]

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Obama and the Boiling Middle East

“So what do we do? Well, faced with a neutered Security Council, we have to redouble our efforts outside of the United Nations with those allies and partners who support the Syrian people’s […]

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Romney with Donald Trump, Now it’s Pete Wilson

Is Mitt Romney trying to throw this race? He couldn’t have picked anyone who better represents Hispanic rejection of all things Republican, former Gov. Pete Wilson.

“Romney can’t seem to stop himself from […]

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Did Clint Eastwood Know He Was Making a Case for Pres. Obama?

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[update]”I just want to say that the spin stops with you guys, and there is no spin in that ad. On this I am certain. I am certainly not politically affiliated with Mr. Obama. […]

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And Republicans Wonder Why Turnout is Down

This cannot end well for him, particularly doing this claiming to be a Christian. And it might not end well for the rest of us either. Barack Obama has gone to war with Christians’ […]

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Rep. Paul Ryan, Sugar, and the Super Bowl

Sugar and other sweeteners are, in fact, so toxic to the human body that they should be regulated as strictly as alcohol by governments worldwide, according to a commentary in the current issue of […]

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In Honor of Mitt Romney Winning in Nevada: ‘Poor Pee-ple’

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Mitt Romney isn’t featured in the video above, but another rich Republican is. However, the […]

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