“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. […]

Obama and the Boiling Middle East

“So what do we do? Well, faced with a neutered Security Council, we have to redouble our efforts outside of the United Nations with those allies and partners who support the Syrian people’s […]

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Romney with Donald Trump, Now it’s Pete Wilson

Is Mitt Romney trying to throw this race? He couldn’t have picked anyone who better represents Hispanic rejection of all things Republican, former Gov. Pete Wilson.

“Romney can’t seem to stop himself from […]

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Did Clint Eastwood Know He Was Making a Case for Pres. Obama?


[update]”I just want to say that the spin stops with you guys, and there is no spin in that ad. On this I am certain. I am certainly not politically affiliated with Mr. Obama. […]

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And Republicans Wonder Why Turnout is Down

This cannot end well for him, particularly doing this claiming to be a Christian. And it might not end well for the rest of us either. Barack Obama has gone to war with Christians’ […]

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Rep. Paul Ryan, Sugar, and the Super Bowl

Sugar and other sweeteners are, in fact, so toxic to the human body that they should be regulated as strictly as alcohol by governments worldwide, according to a commentary in the current issue of […]

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In Honor of Mitt Romney Winning in Nevada: ‘Poor Pee-ple’

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Mitt Romney isn’t featured in the video above, but another rich Republican is. However, the […]

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China and Russia Block U.N. Action on Syria

Thirty years after his father massacred tens of thousands of innocent Syrian men, women, and children in Hama, Bashar al-Assad has demonstrated a similar disdain for human life and dignity. […] Every government has […]

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Mitt Romney Minute: Roll that Gafferiffic Footage

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist.

Mitt Romney has had his share of gaffes that are giving the Democrats the ammo needed to possibly destroy any hope he has of getting elected president. Gaffes become stories when they fit the narrative and the narrative is Mitt is a rich insensitive guy who does not get it.

What are some of his greatest hits that have become damning for him? Ah, memory lane so far (and I”˜m probably missing a few along the way):

“Corporations are people my friend.”- Uh yeah: […]

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Queer Talk: HRC Honors Goldman Sachs, Queer Occupiers cry “Help”

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


It’s the time of the year when the annual Human Rights Campaign “galas” kick-off, taking place in cities across the nation […]

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