“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. […]

Secy. Clinton’s Strength at State Seen in Obama Budget

Provides $51.6 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), an increase of 1.6 percent, or $0.8 billion over the 2012 enacted level when including Overseas […]

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It Could Be Worse

Clint Eastwood called it.

The Good Guys have won a couple.

I like it.

By Good Guys I mean the American people, which includes determined stiffs like Attorney General Beau Biden, then there is A.G. Eric […]

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Joe Scarborough’s Weird DM Twitter Rant Invades My Weekend

*updated below*

So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto.

It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high […]

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Another Big Obama Win, Republicans Cave on Payroll Tax Cut

House GOP leaders announced Monday they were putting forward a “backup plan” that would extend the payroll tax cut for ten months, while cleaving it from a similar extension of unemployment insurance benefits and […]

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Dem Lawmaker: Obama Budget Nervous Breakdown on Paper

**UPDATED**

“This budget is a nervous breakdown on paper,” said Cleaver during an interview on CNN’s “Starting Point” Monday morning. “We’re still in a recession, we’re still struggling. Unemployment is still too high,” he said. […]

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The Weekend Pres. Obama Gave Women Their Own Social Security

But the reality of life here is that Mr. Gulbranson and many of his neighbors continue to take as much help from the government as they can get. When pressed to choose between paying […]

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Pres. Obama Hands Women the Future

It was done ugly. But let’s not miss this moment.

The furor forced the White House to make a final move Friday, with Pres. Obama starring.

It was insanity, except that Pres. Obama walked into […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s First Test

Pres. Obama’s $26 billion mortgage settlement with the nation’s five largest banks is a paltry sum. However, next to the tobacco settlement, it’s the biggest in history.

If you read on the subject, let alone […]

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Saturday Night at the Movies, Cult Classic Bound Edition

Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48. HuffPost, which is particularly good with celebrity items, is updating with details.

What a voice she once had. It’s always a tragedy when someone […]

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