“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.

Romney is the Republican Party’s Own Creation

Many conservative activists, while not especially enthusiastic about Romney or his establishment backers, are appalled by the odd turn of campaign rhetoric in the closing days of New Hampshire, with Newt Gingrich and Jon […]

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Romney ‘Acceptable’ to Republican Conservatives, and Remainders from Iowa

**Book winner update below**

“I think there are at least 3 tickets out of New Hampshire.” – Jon Huntsman on CNN

…and Mr. Huntsman got that ticket by coming in third.

Romney Wins New Hampshire
Ron Paul Second

–original […]

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What the Hillary – Biden Switch Articles are Really Saying

In our New Year’s poll, when asked what news event they fear most about 2012, Americans by a margin of two-to-one said Obama’s reelection. Only 16 percent said they fear the Democrat won’t win […]

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UK Guardian Interview with TM

Last week was busy for me. One interview I did was for the UK Guardian, which is up today:

Does the GOP have a woman problem?

They have a nice ending quote buy me, but […]

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Romney vs. Huntsman in New Hampshire

Taking Mitt Romney’s statement about “firing people” out of context is all the rage, but it’s wrong. Romney’s problem is that he’s the guy saying it and people likely stop listening before the context […]

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Gingrich Turns to Swift-boating

Maybe Obama reelect can finally get a day off, if for no other reason than to watch the coming onslaught. They’ve certainly done the job on Romney Republicans seemed too squeamish to do […]

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Chris Christie is Good for Romney

I’m just not seeing the offense. An “offensive oral sex joke”?

Over at Slate, Torie Bosch is incensed by Gov. Chris Christie’s banter with hecklers yelling at him “Christie kills jobs.” She works overtime […]

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Independents at Record Levels for Good Reason

The percentage of Americans identifying as political independents increased in 2011, as is common in a non-election year, although the 40% who did so is the highest Gallup has measured, by one percentage point. […]

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Pres. Bill Clinton on Occupy

In the Republican debates this weekend, not one question was asked about Occupy, which is typical, because neither big two parties represent the 99% anymore, though Democrats at least make a show of it.

From […]

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