“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. […]

How Many Democratic Millionaires Pay 10% to their Church or Charity?

The Wall Street Journal got an early peek at Mitt Romney’s tax returns. I wonder how many conservative Christians gave over 10% to their church in 2010. How many Democratic millionaires gave […]

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Newt’s Mistake: Pivoting to General Election Mode

There was no sports arena atmosphere. No applause. None of which benefited Newt Gingrich. …or Brian Williams, who made The Elite Media and the Professional Left antsy.

The video above was released as […]

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Gringrich Taps the Wingnut Zeitgeist

So I’m happy to be in the tradition of Ronald Reagan as the outsider who scares the Republican establishment and frankly after the mess they’ve made of things maybe they should be shaken up […]

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Romney’s Assault

Romney Campaign on Newt: “We Want to Know What Nancy Pelosi Knows” – Dave Weigel

Mitt Romney needs to win Florida and he knows it.

Sure he can keep going if he doesn’t and he […]

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Financial Shenanigans Amid Gingrich-Romney War

It’s happy days on Wall Street, while main street struggles on.

In the Obama era, like the Bush era, Wall Street is an alternate financial reality.

While the political world is riveted on Newt Gingrich’s win […]

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Where Davos Meets Dueling Narratives on Possible Bank Deal

The idea was to get a settlement with these banks that could bring in billions of dollars in aid for hundreds of thousands of troubled homeowners who’d been served faulty foreclosure documents, some of […]

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Chris Christie: ‘Gingrich has embarrassed the party…’

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Mitt Romney needed a strong interview with Chris Wallace today and he got one. Romney communicated easily for the first time in […]

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Newt Gingrich Can’t Beat Barack Obama

NEWT GINGRICH WINS SOUTH CAROLINA

Memo to GOP Star Chamber. RE: Not Losing the *(&#! House and Senate GOP Majority w/ Newt Disaster. Time for a Secret Meeting. – Mike Murphy tweet

UPDATE (10:00 p.m.): Once […]

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Sissy Farenthold Speaks Truth to Power on What We Must Do to Save America

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist.

“I am working for the time when unqualified blacks, browns and women join the unqualified men in running our government.” – Sissy Farenthold

This week, as […]

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