Welcome to the new Taylor Marsh website!

As you’ve likely noticed over the last year, the topics featured on this site now venture well beyond the political, which will always be a central theme, because it’s in my bones due to the time in which I grew up.  Even my new book, though it’s not political, deals with the politics of sex: the interaction between men and women and how we navigate the modern world of equality inside our most intimate space, where we lie down every night. Living in the Washington, D.C. beltway these past years, I’ve come to appreciate the need for engaging people on subjects that go beyond the political.  It helps communication and can lead us to lighter moments where conversation is possible. Treading into other interests could inspire us to find a different way to debate on contentious issues that have us yelling at each other.  Now as my third book makes it into the world, being an author is truly one of the most treasured adventures of my life, though it’s as grueling terrain as it is exciting.  This site has always been my creative laboratory and this latest incarnation, thanks to Lorie Miller and her amazing team at AgoraNet, honors the path I now find myself navigating. We’ll just have to see where we go from here.  Thanks for sticking around.  It means everything.

Queer Talk: The good, the bad and the unctuous

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

I know, it’s simplistic to devise neat little categories like good, bad and unctuous. And at one point, I had to expand my […]

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Dash of Dan: Carrot Muffins with Coffee-Cinnamon Glaze

Carrot cake is one of my favorites, in this recipe you’ll find carrots mixed with coconut, raisins and walnuts.

The muffins are then dipped in a glaze, studded with cinnamon and flavored with freshly brewed […]

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pfft!

Sometimes Paul Szep’s editorial cartoons say it all.

But oh, the ineptitude.

Senate Republicans on Thursday did offer their version of an infrastructure bill. That measure would extend existing highway and transit spending for two […]

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One Woman Supercommittee: Revenues for Entitlement Cuts

That’s the debt deal cog, revenues for entitlement cuts, which Speaker Boehner addressed yesterday. From CBS News:

“I think there is room for revenues, but I think there clearly is a limit to the […]

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Keystone Pipeline Allies ‘Jobs for the 99′ Occupy Strategy

Let’s start here, Keystone XL Oil Pipeline: A Symbolic Struggle Steeped In Fuzzy Math, which leads us to a Cornell study. Here’s a snippet:

The battle is said to be about jobs vs. the environment, […]

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Herman Cain Scandal Enters Quid Pro Quo Territory

Tit for tat.

This for that.

You like your job, sweetheart? Prove it. That’s the latest allegation swirling around Herman Cain as the week closes out.

Politico is now reporting the possibility of quid pro quo, […]

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Nate Silver Plays Provacateur

Silver’s post, Is Obama Toast? Handicapping the 2012 Election, is unlikely to make many Democrats happy. Below are snippets, but read his full analysis.
A THREE-FACTOR MODEL
CASE STUDY NO. 1: ROMNEY AND STAGNANT ECONOMY
Obama approval […]

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National Restaurant Assoc. to Issue Statement Tomorrow

**UPDATED**

“Our outside counsel was contacted by Mr. Bennett today and was asked to provide a response to a proposed statement by tomorrow afternoon,” said Sue Hensley, Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Communications for […]

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House Dems Fail to Avert W.H. Subpoena of Solyndra Documents

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The above segment is from September. It was the first clue that Solyndra wasn’t going away.

The […]

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