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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Look Alike for Romney’s Dog Seamus Stars in Environmental Advocacy Ad on Fuel Efficiency

In the ad, paid for by an environmental advocacy group, an Irish Setter becomes increasingly alarmed as he listens to news that forthcoming gas mileage standards will mean fewer stops for gas. At the […]

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Sen. Kelly Ayotte to Join Mitt Romney in July 4th Event

SEN. KELLY AYOTTE gets the spotlight on the Fourth of July from Mitt Romney.

Ayotte will be the first vice presidential short-lister to appear publicly with the presumptive Republican nominee during his week-long vacation […]

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BARCLAYS Bob Diamond Resigns over LIBOR Scandal

This is unbelievable, shocking stuff. A sizable chunk of the world’s adjustable-rate investment vehicles are pegged to Libor, and here we have evidence that banks were tweaking the rate downward to massage their own […]

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America is Becoming a Smaller Country Because of Congress

The winds may howl. The trees may fall. But in Germany, the lights stay on. There’s no Teutonic engineering magic to this impressive record. It’s achieved by a very simple decision: Germany buries almost […]

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Anderson Cooper Officially Comes Out, with Hints Recently on Kathy Griffin’s Show

UPDATE [7.3.12]: Kathy Griffin writes for the Daily Beast that Anderson Cooper needs to be careful. Terrific read.

The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any […]

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Another Disgraceful Tea Party Performance

“He does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning and having that title of American. He’d rather you be his slave,” said West. – Rep. West: Obama Wants Americans […]

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Romney Senior Advisor: Mandate is Not A Tax, It’s a Penalty

“The governor disagreed with the ruling of the court,” Fehrnstrom said. “He agreed with the dissent that was written by Justice [Antonin] Scalia, which very clearly stated that the mandate was not a tax.” […]

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Chris Christie Proves Why He’s Not Vice Presidential Material

Just as aspiring movie stars covet being among the nominees for cinema’s ultimate prize, ambitious politicians want to have their names on the oft-repeated list of potential vice presidents. Getting on the ticket is […]

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Sen. Mitch McConnell: 30 Million Uninsured Don’t Matter

“That is not the issue,” Sen. Mitch McConnell said. “The question is how to go step by step to improve the American health care system. It is already the finest health care system in […]

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