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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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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Independence Day, Celebrating Liberation

In Magic Mike, he’s no longer a leading man. He’s become a character actor, the magnificently preserved yet spiritually gone to seed Older Guy; implicit in the movie’s scheme is that he’s handing […]

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In Memoriam, Andy Griffith

THE EGOMANIACAL LONESOME Rhodes was played by Andy Griffith in the film masterpiece “Face in the Crowd.” The always stellar female lead played by Patricia Neal, the woman who took Lonesome down.

Looking back […]

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Is Scientology Part of the Reason for the Cruise-Holmes Split?

The issue of Scientology is likely to complicate the impending divorce between Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, according to a source with knowledge of the case as well as some legal experts. The […]

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The ‘Domestic Spying Ring’ & ‘Teach Your Children Well’

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

This post is about domestic spying. Specifically, that done by the National Security Agency. Or at least, the NSA is one of the […]

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