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“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. […]

Election Year January Snapshot: Romney Up in Florida, Advantage Pres. Obama

Gingrich is badly trailing Romney by 11 percentage points, garnering just 31 percent of likely Republican voters heading into Tuesday’s presidential primary, according to a Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald/Tampa Bay Times poll released late […]

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Sarah Palin Isn’t Who She Used to Be

Sarah Palin rose to power in Alaska by taking on Republicans in her own state on ethics. It’s the very thing Tom Brokaw is talking about regarding Newt Gingrich in the Romney ad above, […]

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A Mitt Romney Moment: Fannie and Freddie

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist.

Ever put a fortune into a company and then not know it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pSkLw6UvpaM

In the CNN Thursday debate, Mitt Romney claimed he had no idea of his investment […]

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Google’s New ‘Privacy’ Policy

Don’t. Track. US.

It’s in response to Google’s new (ahem) privacy policy, which lands March 1, 2012.

Meanwhile, after Twitter announced it would agree to censoring tweets in some countries, a boycott call broke out.

This post […]

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Queer Talk: Mayors for Marriage Equality

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

Freedom to Marry, an organization working for marriage equality, recently announced a new campaign: Mayors for the Freedom to Marry. About 100 mayors “” […]

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Dash of Dan: Black Bottom Brownies

On the Dash of  Dan Facebook page, I posted a poll, asking how people like their brownies.

I find people fall into three categories, chewy, fudgy, or cakey.

What I like about this recipe, it’s mostly […]

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Newt’s Rube

But this whole thing isn’t really about Newt Gingrich vs. Mitt Romney. It is about the GOP establishment vs. the Tea Party grassroots and independent Americans who are sick of the politics of personal […]

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A Word About the ‘Israel Firster’ Debate

From Spencer Ackerman in The Tablet:

Some on the left have recently taken to using the term “Israel Firster” and similar rhetoric to suggest that some conservative American Jewish reporters, pundits, and policymakers are more […]

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What Americans Think About Wealth & Romney

Mitt Romney has pulled ahead in Florida. However, his long slog hasn’t even begun with the American people.

Romney finally released his tax returns on Thursday, revealing a 2010 income of $27 million and a […]

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