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“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. […]

Jodi Kantor Refutes First Lady Michelle Obama on ‘Angry Black Woman’

Jodi Kantor: Corie, I never called the first lady an “angry black woman.” Not in those words, and not by implication. The book shows her as an impassioned and supportive if sometimes critical spouse, […]

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Super PAC Power

From Politico comes the story of the Super PAC billionaires:

Adelson, a Las Vegas casino mogul, has written a $5 million check ““ and has considered giving much more ““ to a so-called super PAC […]

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Former Obama Official Defends Romney on Bain Capital

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Mitt Romney is running into headwinds in his own party for, of all things, being a successful capitalist. Newt Gingrich, in fact, […]

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What Corporations Do

Taking away people’s rights to access the courts is not that new for corporations. It has been going on for more than 25 years. It has been done through legislation, judicial elections, contractually and […]

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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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