“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.

Media Made a Laughingstock Chasing The Donald’s Endorsement

TM NOTE: HostGator botched its hosting duties, so I have been able to write today, but I’m finally back in now (though I still can’t get emails). Onward…

As the Las Vegas Review Journal predicts […]

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Pres. Obama Already has Your Vote and He Knows It

This article was first published for U.S. News & World Report, under the title “Time for a Tea Party of the Left”.

President Obama takes his base for granted on issues like the Bush tax […]

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The Monster Facebook IPO Filing

Facebook earned $1 billion in profits in 2011, a 65 percent increase from the previous year. It hopes to raise at least five times that with its stock offering. Eighty-five percent of its revenue […]

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Press Harassment Continues

“I’m within my First Amendment rights, and I’m being taken out,” Fox shouted as he was led away. – Josh Fox arrested at hearing, Politico

Josh Fox is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker. His documentary “Gasland” helped […]

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Mitt Romney: ‘I’m not concerned about the very poor…’

Mitt Romney’s focus is on middle income Americans, not the poor, but also not the rich. How he framed it is something else. What this man doesn’t understand about political framing would fill […]

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Juan Cole Hosts Taylor Marsh’s ‘The Party’s Over’

Thanks to Juan for posting my op-ed at his place.

Here’s the link.

As usual, the fan politics crowd showed up in the comments. Here’s my response:

Lucidamente 02/01/2012 at 8:28 am

I appreciate everyone’s comments on […]

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Komen Move to Defund Planned Parenthood Not a Surprise

Planned Parenthood confirms that Komen is the first, and only, organization to cut off funding since the Congress began debating the issue in earnest last winter. Komen said it could not continue to […]

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CNN: Romney ‘Shellacks’ Gingrich in Florida

Update: Introduced by Ann Romney, who is the best thing in the campaign, Mitt Romney finally decided to make a speech talking to the conservative base. It was exactly what he needed to do […]

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Nancy Reagan Rejects Newt’s ‘Legitimate Heir’ Claim

…and so continues Newt Gingrich’s very bad day.

He can take heart on one thing. DNI James R. Clapper Jr. has added fuel to Gingrich’s Iranian rhetorical fire, which will make the Republicans […]

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