“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. […]

Only Option for Republicans on Obama’s Free Contraceptive Mandate is to Stress Government Overreach

“There really isn’t a constitutional issue involved in this.” – David Boies, on “The Last Word,” with Lawrence O’Donnnell (leading U.S. constitutional attorney)

There is no constitutional issue on the contraceptive coverage mandate, as David […]

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Rachel Maddow Slams ’60-something Male Pundits’

“I realize a lot of 60-something male pundits look at this issue & think hmmm… bad politics for Democrats on the Catholic side. There’s another way to look at it.” – Rachel Maddow

Who are […]

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Are You Excited to Vote in 2012?

From PPP:

Our last national survey for Daily Kos found that 58% of Democrats were ‘very excited’ about voting this fall, compared to 54% of Republicans. Six months ago the figures were 48% of Democrats […]

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Some of The President’s Faith Allies

On the Diane Rehm show today, according to my husband who sometimes listens to NPR while he’s driving from order to order, a man called in. They were discussing the Administration’s decision on contraceptive […]

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Michelle Obama Promotes ‘Let’s Move’

According to ABC News, the official picture above was taken during a taping of “Late Night” with Jimmy Fallon. I’m a big fan, so I simply had to post it.

I’m also a huge fan […]

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Santorum Sweeps

His candidacy all but dismissed just days ago, Rick Santorum won the Minnesota and Colorado caucuses and a nonbinding primary in Missouri on Tuesday, an unexpected trifecta that raised fresh questions about Mitt Romney’s […]

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Women Want Their Birth Control

“The Peggy Noonan piece left some things out. … But I have to say, the article appears to be very misleading.” – Mika Brzezinski, “Morning Joe” (7 Feburary)

This started yesterday on “Morning Joe,” with […]

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Susan G. Komen Fiasco Delivers Karen Handel Resignation

**UPDATED**

From the AP: Karen Handel, Susan G. Komen official, resigns after Planned Parenthood dispute
Karen Handel, the charity’s vice president for public policy, told Komen officials that she supported the move to cut off funding […]

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Al Sharpton Schools Morning Joe

The Catholic League, according to CBS, is “poised to go to war with Obama over mandatory birth control payments.” A better stenographer the Catholic League could not have than CBS, with the threat […]

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