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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Queer Talk: Adding Up Corporate Support for LGBT Equality

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

Corporate support for LGBT equality is obviously a plus, and obviously growing. But as I’ve written before, it also raises the question […]

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Pres. Obama Blows His Moment, Laments Loss of “Grand Bargain”

BACKWARD PRES. OBAMA continued to look; it won’t help him crawl out of his June gloom. The length of his economic speech on Thursday seems to point to the notion that team Obama thought […]

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Ann Romney Fashion – Style Moment and My Two Cents in the New York Times

EACH CANDIDATE’S wife has a certain style. Mrs. Obama’s style has caused dresses she’s worn to sell out. Mrs. Romney’s fashion sense was most recently noticed when she wore the Reed Audubon […]

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Women Talking About Women: Another Tragic Ending for a Woman of Means

Details from Bobby Jr.’s sealed divorce affidavit, which contains allegations that Mary physically abused him, stole personal items from his daughter, ran over the family’s dog in the driveway, and repeatedly threatened to kill […]

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Charges Against John Edwards Dismissed

THE PUBLIC flogging of John Edwards is at long last over and A.G. Eric Holder’s embarrassing waste of millions of dollars on a trial that should never have been conducted deserves to be emblazoned […]

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War on Women, Military Edition

MILITARY WOMEN haven’t had the same rights as civilian females when it comes to reproductive health care for decades. Unbelievably, only if the life of the woman is at stake is abortion currently […]

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George W. Bush’s Severed Head in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

**UPDATED with HBO Apology**

THE QUOTE from the creators of “Game of Thrones” is one for the books.

“The last head on the left is George Bush. George Bush’s head appears in a couple of beheading […]

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Obama Drops to 35% Approval Among Independents

Obama’s approval ratings took their biggest dip among independent voters, who could be crucial to the ultimate outcome of the election in November. Approval for Obama among independents fell from 48 percent to 35 […]

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Pres. Obama’s License to Kill

Jaffer, who directs the ACLU’s Center for Democracy, says the issue comes down to a fundamental question: Should any president have the power “to kill suspects on the basis of secret legal standards and […]

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