“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:

…It’s one thing to want a traditional relationship in the old-fashioned sense of the word. That type of traditional relationship often doesn’t make room for a woman who has her own life and career going for her, too. If you’re self-employed, you have a better chance of juggling everything, but if not, some careers are very competitive, and women have to sacrifice a lot to have them, including time with their children. It’s also not like the workplace is a friendly place for women who still have most of the responsibilities at home. This can often mean the man has to pick up the slack and be graceful while doing it. The woman still sacrifices a lot for her choice to have a marriage, children and a career, which some people describe as “having it all.” […] …The age issue is critical, because in American society it’s seen as gross to hear or have a discussion about older women and men being sexually active. There is almost a cultural lust for media reports and storylines that celebrate hot, young passion. That two people over fifty would be using erotic movies, sex toys and fashion to excite one another has been traditionally seen as unseemly. Sex once was thought to be unimportant for women over fifty, which is likely why so many men over fifty were starting second families. […]

Podcast: Book introduction audio and commentary of "The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen - Relationship Secrets from the Trenches.

Podcast: Introductory book audio reading, with commentary, from The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen – Relationship Secrets from the Trenches.

Newt was honest with Marianne Gingrich about his sexuality

“… Callista doesn’t care what I do. … He wanted an open marriage.” – Marianne Gingrich

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We’re on the other side of hell hath […]

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Rick Perry to endorse Newt Gingrich

According to Carl Cameron and Chuck Todd, Perry will drop, but FNC says he will also endorse the Newtster. Burns & Haberman have a write-up.

He tried bashing gays in Iowa.

He tried race baiting in […]

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Newt’s ride on race meets Marianne

Just when you thought Newt Gingrich couldn’t sink any lower.

He’s even allowing his daughters to fight his fights.

If the abysmal parade of performers in the Republican primary hasn’t sufficiently embarrassed rank and […]

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TM.com will go dark to protest SOPA & PIPA

Controversial anti-piracy legislation, already on life support in the House, is now in serious doubt in the Senate, where the confluence of a Republican rump rebellion, White House concerns and a Wednesday blackout by […]

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Where are the Lunchpail Democrats?

Lunchpail Democrats don’t exist.

To bring the point home, Pres. Obama is now warning Democratic activists to brace themselves for the budget. But after capitulating to conservatism over Democratic economic values throughout his entire first […]

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The 1% President to Accept Nomination at Bank of America Stadium

…and you get a skybox… and you get a skybox… and you get a skybox!

How perfect and what optics.

But since the leader of the Democratic Party has already chosen the right-to-work message in […]

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Romney Promises Tax Returns, Lower Top Marginal Rate to 25%

Given these advantages, Romney now holds 35 percent support for the nomination, with his closest competitors bunched in the teens ““ 17 percent for Newt Gingrich, the latest in a string of contenders to […]

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Writer of Red Tails Not Invited to White House Screening

The film is by George Lucas and debuts this week, January 20. It has been 20 years in the making.

Pres. Obama had a screening of the film recently, but he didn’t invite the writer, […]

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Newsweek Asks Correct Question, Gives Wrong Answer

The right is exploding in indignation. As for the left, Tina Brown’s cover title, Why are Obama’s critics so dumb?, gets it right, even if Andrew Sullivan’s nervous writing on the subject gets […]

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