“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. […]

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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Queer Talk: Around the states, queer things are happening

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

We have a good idea what the GOP wannabe’s and what Mr. Obama think about LGBT equality. But there’s a lot going on at […]

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Dash of Dan: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

 

When I was a kid, early in the morning I used to scurry to the kitchen, while everyone was asleep, take a plain slice of Wonderbread, and slather Jif peanut butter on that sucker.

Years […]

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Our Womb is Finally Equal (at least for now)

Most healthcare plans will be required to cover birth control without charging co-pays or deductibles starting Aug. 1, the Obama administration announced Friday. The final regulation retains the approach federal health officials proposed last […]

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Gingrich Soars on Wings of Obama Fluffing Media*

*See note below

“The liberal media,” she added, “and some of that GOP holier-than-thou machine overplayed their hand this time. … I call them “˜dumb arses,'” she said. … “Their target in this case, Newt,” […]

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Newt Unloads

**UPDATED BELOW**

“I thought John did a great job.” – Newt Gingrich, with Anderson Cooper in post-debate

Kaboom.

Every person in here knows personal pain. Every person in here has had someone close to them go through […]

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