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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SCOTUS and Obamacare: Strike the Mandate, Keep the Fine?

Striking down the mandate would be a huge deal legally, because it would signal the Court is prepared to resume its Gilded Age function as a kind of right-wing GOP super-legislature, wantonly tossing out […]

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Supreme Court Rules Against SEIU

SCOTUSBLOG: The union dues case may be quite significant — there is not only the dissent but a narrower concurring opinion that says that “[t]he majority thus decides, for the very first time, that […]

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The Problem with Democrats

“I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day,” Pelosi said to laughter, during a sit-down with reporters. “I’m not kidding. There’s a prison here in the Capitol … If we had spotted […]

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Newly Declassified NSA Docs Reveal Bush and Cheney Ignored Early Warnings Before 9/11

Many of the documents publicize for the first time what was first made clear in the 9/11 Commission: The White House received a truly remarkable amount of warnings that al-Qaida was trying to attack […]

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Obama Exerts Executive Privilege Over Fast and Furious Docs

House Committee Finds Holder in Contempt
Holder Responds: The Contempt is Mutual

“We regret that we have arrived at this point, after the many steps we have taken to address the Committee’s concerns and to accommodate […]

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That Feeling of Security, Brought to Us by the U.S. House Unmanned Systems Caucus

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

UPDATE at end

I’ve been writing about drones for a while now. For example, (The “right to be secure” doesn’t mean what it use […]

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Who Wants to Watch Mitt Romney for 4 Years?

The survey shows Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, has yet to repair the damage done to his image during the Republican primary. Thirty-nine percent of Americans view him favorably, about the same as when […]

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Is It Over Yet?

Dating to the beginning of the cycle, 2012 has unfolded so far as a grinding, joyless slog, falling short in every respect of the larger-than-life personalities and debates of the 2008 campaign. – The […]

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Scott Brown Demands

“We respect Vicki Kennedy’s decision but we regret that we cannot accept a debate invitation from someone who plans to endorse Scott Brown’s opponent,” Brown Campaign Manager Jim Barnett said in a statement. “The […]

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