“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. […]

Press Harassment Continues

“I’m within my First Amendment rights, and I’m being taken out,” Fox shouted as he was led away. – Josh Fox arrested at hearing, Politico

Josh Fox is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker. His documentary “Gasland” helped […]

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Mitt Romney: ‘I’m not concerned about the very poor…’

Mitt Romney’s focus is on middle income Americans, not the poor, but also not the rich. How he framed it is something else. What this man doesn’t understand about political framing would fill […]

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Juan Cole Hosts Taylor Marsh’s ‘The Party’s Over’

Thanks to Juan for posting my op-ed at his place.

Here’s the link.

As usual, the fan politics crowd showed up in the comments. Here’s my response:

Lucidamente 02/01/2012 at 8:28 am

I appreciate everyone’s comments on […]

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Komen Move to Defund Planned Parenthood Not a Surprise

Planned Parenthood confirms that Komen is the first, and only, organization to cut off funding since the Congress began debating the issue in earnest last winter. Komen said it could not continue to […]

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…and so continues Newt Gingrich’s very bad day.

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Leaked Syrian Report at Foreign Policy

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More and more polls show two things: (1) tonight Mitt Romney will win Florida and (2) Newt Gingrich […]

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