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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Speaker Boehner: “No,” I Can’t Make You Love Mitt Romney

THE GENERAL FEELING is the same across the Republican sphere. Charles Krauthammer expressed it most eloquently recently: “The Republican bench had several candidates stronger than Romney, but they chose not to run.” […]

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All Things Obama Versus Romney

THE JOBS REPORT knocked Obamacare out of the conversation, rescuing Mitt Romney from himself. Unemployment remains at 8.2%, with 80,000 jobs created in June.

What’s even more interesting is that Politico went out of […]

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Queer Talk: DOJ Asks Supreme Court to Hear DOMA Cases & ‘In Obama We Trust’

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

UPDATE at end: The Advocate endorses Obama, “IN OBAMA WE TRUST.”

As I’ve written before, there’s nothing like a close election to […]

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Barack Obama Wakes Up in Ohio

What’s going on in this election is bigger than just a choice between two candidates or between two parties. It’s about two fundamentally different visions of where we go as a country. – […]

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Torture in Syria Documented by Human Rights Watch

Former detainees and defectors have identified the locations, agencies responsible, torture methods used, and, in many cases, the commanders in charge of 27 detention facilities run by Syrian intelligence agencies, Human Rights Watch said […]

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Bill Kristol to Mitt Romney: You’re No Bill Clinton

MITT ROMNEY’S HAVING a very rough day. The Wall Street Journal filleted him in their Independence Day op-ed, now Bill Kristol ads salt in the wound.

Remember Michael Dukakis (1988) and John Kerry (2004)? […]

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Romney and his Team Continue Obamacare Tax Cleanup

If Mitt Romney loses his run for the White House, a turning point will have been his decision Monday to absolve President Obama of raising taxes on the middle class. He is managing to […]

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Spectacular Fireworks on the National Mall

COMPLIMENTS OF the White House.

The pyrotechnics this year were once again extraordinary.

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For July 4, 2012: The ‘Radical’ Verses of ‘This Land is Your Land’

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

After a bit of digging, I found this version of Woody Guthrie’s classic “This Land is Your Land” (written in 1940) as performed […]

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