Welcome to the new Taylor Marsh website!

As you’ve likely noticed over the last year, the topics featured on this site now venture well beyond the political, which will always be a central theme, because it’s in my bones due to the time in which I grew up.  Even my new book, though it’s not political, deals with the politics of sex: the interaction between men and women and how we navigate the modern world of equality inside our most intimate space, where we lie down every night. Living in the Washington, D.C. beltway these past years, I’ve come to appreciate the need for engaging people on subjects that go beyond the political.  It helps communication and can lead us to lighter moments where conversation is possible. Treading into other interests could inspire us to find a different way to debate on contentious issues that have us yelling at each other.  Now as my third book makes it into the world, being an author is truly one of the most treasured adventures of my life, though it’s as grueling terrain as it is exciting.  This site has always been my creative laboratory and this latest incarnation, thanks to Lorie Miller and her amazing team at AgoraNet, honors the path I now find myself navigating. We’ll just have to see where we go from here.  Thanks for sticking around.  It means everything.

Russ Feingold on Occupy Wall Street: ‘This is like the Tea Party — only it’s real’

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“I’m really encouraged by what I’m seeing. People around the country are finally organizing to stand up to the huge influence of corporations on government and our lives. This kind of citizen reaction to […]

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Was it Sarah?

She’s not running and I’ve believed that for months.

But the intrepid Maggie Haberman (with Ken Vogel) offers some interesting news that will likely quicken the heart of Palin’s die hard fans.

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Ray Tomblin Beats Back ‘Obamacare’ Ad Onslaught

The negative “Obamacare” ad ran all the way into Alexandria, Va., so I got to see them when I got back into town. Classic overkill, as you see here, it helped to make […]

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Sorkin Reports on OccupyWallStreet Because Chief Bank Executive Asks Him To

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As Glenn Greenwald notes today, Andrew Ross Sorkin has been notably absent from the coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Today he weighs in.

But that’s not the interesting part about it. […]

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Chris Christie Hopes He Can Keep Hope Alive for Later

Christie’s doing a press conference at 1 pm, which was announced earlier today.

Reports are coming out that it’s a firm no.

Josh Marshall nails this one.

A few times this year we’ve […]

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Obama Pulls a Kerry

This is one of those “I voted for it before I voted against it” moments.

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George Stephanopoulos asked the question. Obama then answered it stupidly. ‘I don’t think they’re better […]

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Conservatives Just Can’t Decide if ‘Niggerhead’ is Racist

As you no doubt know by now, it began with a Washington Post piece this past Sunday. I’ve been incredibly busy, plus I’ve been traveling since late last week, but as I caught […]

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Progressive Notes: Stunning 5 Million Voters May be Unable to Vote in 2012 Due to GOP Supression

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist.

A stunning report from the Brennan Center for Justice is sending alarm bells everywhere from the New York Times to Democratic party circles. This […]

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Amanda Knox Verdict Overturned

Breaking news…

I’m at J.F.K. International watching CNN.

The murder conviction of Ms. Knox has been overturned. The defamation charge evidently stands. Knox’s boyfriend will also be freed.

This story is about to take over our media.

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