Taylor Marsh is a political writer, author and cultural voyeur who lives in the Beltway area of Washington D.C. She is a former Broadway performer and beauty queen who was the Relationship Consultant for LA WEEKLY, then the nation’s top alternative newsweekly. Marsh marks her 20th year in new-media in 2016. Author of The Hillary Effect and The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen, Taylor turns to fiction for the first time with Below the Beltway.

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Seeking Redemption, A Democrat Worth Forgiving

“It took a lot of work to get to where are are today, but I want people to know we’re a normal family,” says Abedin, 37. “Anthony has spent every day since [the scandal] […]

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Queer Talk: Boy Scouts Announce They’ll Keep Discriminating But Carefully Avoid the ‘Gay’ Word

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

Yesterday the Boy Scouts of America announced the results of a previously unknown two year “evaluation” regarding the BSA membership standards and policy. As you […]

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Republicans Block DISCLOSE Act, Going on the Record for Supporting Secret Buying of Our Elections

The legislation would require certain tax-exempt groups involved in political advertising — which currently are not required to disclose the names of their donors — to release the names of those who give donations […]

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Why Should Any Democrat Attend a Convention in an Anti-Union State?

MINORITY LEADER PELOSI makes a different excuse for Blue Dog Democrats, because she won’t stand up for unions any more than Pres. Obama and the Democratic Party will. We saw that in Wisconsin, […]

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As Pressure Mounts, Romney’s Tax Issue Pushes Campaign Into Desperation Mode

WHILE REPUBLICANS POUND on Mitt Romney to release his taxes, his campaign sees a moment to go harshly negative, with John Sununu’s surrogacy emblematic of the birtherism crowd that challenges Pres. Obama’s Americanism. After […]

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When Politics and The Movies Meet

Even GOP advisor Frank Luntz jumped into the fray. “Hollywood does it again,” he told Secrets. “[Romney] had to know all this was coming and he should have done a lot more to prepare […]

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Secy. Clinton Calls Romney Out

SECRETARY HILLARY CLINTON was obviously paying attention and having none of Mitt Romney’s amateur editing job using her “shame on you, Barack Obama” in ads, hoping to get mileage out of it. Clinton […]

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CNN’s Erin Burnett Slams Romney on Taxes

CNN IS DYING for ratings, but they’re purposed with a “newsroom” template, so making cheap political points is out. But former CNBC anchor Erin Burnett decides to step out and tell the truth […]

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Team Romney Loses the Singing Ad War to Team Obama


THERE IS just no contest. Obama’s ad, with Mitt Romney singing off key against a backdrop of his outsourcing records, is devastating. Romney’s ad simply doesn’t work nearly as well; Obama’s singing […]

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