“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. […]

Romney Still Trails in Michigan

THE MITT ROMNEY CRISIS transcends the seven straight national polls showing Rick Santorum in the lead. It goes beyond the embarrassing reality that the son of an auto executive and two-term governor has been […]

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Sunday Sermon: Jeremiah Wright, Baptizing the Dead, and Aspirin Between Her Legs

Ironically, Lawless noted, all the attention to contraception at the moment may end up boosting the overall public standing of the 2010 health care law. Free preventive health care, whether it’s a cancer screening […]

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Quote of the Year (so far)

Fresh from CPAC, tough guy Sheriff Paul Babeau, who was also Mitt Romney’s Arizona co-chair, has gotten himself sacked and out.

“All of the allegations are false except one, I am gay,” Babeu said. […]

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Mitt Romney is Struggling Because GOP Primary Voters Know He’s Hiding Something

Politico’s Maggie Haberman asks the question I’ve been answering for weeks, which also shines klieg lights on Mitt Romney’s problem: Will women vote for Rick Santorum? Of course they won’t, which is just […]

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Trial Date Set in Egypt for 16 Americans and Other Pro-Democracy Workers

NGO’s have rarely, if ever, been targeted this way and have been operating in Egypt and around the world for years.

Egypt sets trial date for pro-democracy workers – The trial of 43 people charged […]

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Mitt Romney Minute: Romney Spokeswoman Says ‘Ignore the Request’ on Candidate’s Involvement in Baptismal of the Dead Ceremonies

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist.

The Mormon Church apologized Tuesday for a “serious breach of protocol” after it was discovered that the parents of the late Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal […]

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Queer Talk: From Chris Christie, Sam Arora, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton

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

The latest round of marriage equality stories includes appearances by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Maryland House Delegate Sam Arora (Dem), President Obama […]

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What Rick Santorum Looks Like When He’s In His Zone

A prominent Republican senator just told me that if Romney can’t win in Michigan, the Republican Party needs to go back to the drawing board and convince somebody new to get into the race. […]

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Foster Friess, You Are Forgiven But…

Joe Scarborough could learn a lot from Foster Friess.

Unlike Scarborough, who wouldn’t admit he was wrong and came out looking like a fool this week. Mr. Friess is at least humble enough to […]

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