As you’ve likely noticed over the last year, the topics 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. Over at Huffington Post you can check out the post that has over 9.5k Facebook shares, which gives you a glimpse of my new book (also translated into Spanish at El HuffPost). It’s what I’ll be talking about at the Baltimore Book Festival in September. This site has always been my creative laboratory and this latest incarnation honors the path I now find myself navigating. We’ll just have to see where we go from here.

Baltimore Book Festival LogoMEET TAYLOR MARSH!
Saturday, September 27
Noon to 8 pm
Baltimore Inner Harbor
Chat with Taylor Marsh!
Buy her book.
Bring your book & she’ll sign it!

“Women are caught between feminism and the pornification of America, and men are, too. I spent my youth squatting on a pedestal, the beauty queen who couldn’t get laid. I’ve been a Relationship Consultant, phone sex diva, mistress, been fought over, lived with hunks who treated me as the trophy, then couldn’t deliver. Now I’m married, because he wouldn’t take no for an answer, and I’m grateful he didn’t. I always knew what I wanted, which is where it all begins. I can help others get theirs, too.” – Taylor Marsh

St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series

I spent a lot of time in my youth in the bleachers watching the St. Louis Cardinals.

It’s their 18th National League win.

My big brother is one happy man tonight.

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Occupy Wall Street Sunday Meets the World Awakening

Get ready for the Sunday show onslaught.

Conservatives are nervous. They had an Astroturf movement, which is now being upstaged by a real grass roots uprising. So what do they do? They send someone to discredit the protesters. Fox News channel will be drooling on themselves.

It’s déjà vu all over again. People are just smarter today and they won’t be fooled.

The photos from around the world are sensational.

Let the Sunday talk shows top what the Occupy Wall Street and Awakening protesters have done.

Meet the Guy Who Snitched on Occupy Wall Street to the FBI and NYPD

The Occupy Wall Street protests have been going on for a month. And it seems the FBI and NYPD have had help tracking protesters’ moves thanks to a conservative computer security expert who gained access to one of the group’s internal mailing lists, and then handed over information on the group’s plans to authorities and corporations targeted by protesters.

Since the Occupy Wall Street protest began on September 17, New York security consultant Thomas Ryan has been waging a campaign to infiltrate and discredit the movement. Ryan says he’s done contract work for the U.S. Army and he brags on his blog that he leads “a team called Black Cell, a team of the most-highly trained and capable physical, threat and cyber security professionals in the world.” But over the past few weeks, he and his computer security buddies have been spending time covertly attending Occupy Wall Street meetings, monitoring organizers’ social media accounts, and hanging out with protesters in Lower Manhattan. [...]

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Progressive Notes: Recall Walker is ON, Death of CLASS and What it Means, Progressive May Take Tea Party Frosh Seat, and Other Doings

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist.

We have good news in Wisconsin. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has started recall of Governor Walker. The:

.. effort will be led by several grassroots […]

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Ellen DeGeneres, Nicki Minaj and the Videos of the Week

These two videos are priceless. They’re also one reason why Ellen DeGeneres has the best daytime show on television.

Nicki Minaj’s message to the two little girls, Sophia Grace and Rosie? “Stay in school.”

Brilliant.

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Queer Talk: The Nitty Gritty of Activism

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

Working toward equality is frequently slow, plodding, repititious to the point of boring, totally non-”sexy” work. That’s a lot of the exciting world of […]

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DCCC Supporting Anti Women Democrats: Reps. Mark S. Critz, Mike McIntyre, and Jim Matheson

**UPDATED**

The freedom is just for men crowd in the House continue their war against women, which is being waged by conservatives who inhabit both political parties. It surrounds the absurd notion that in the […]

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What do you do when you get a morning off?

Daniel of “Dash of Dan” is having computer trouble, so he’ll be back next week. I can relate. In the Beltway, BlackBerry has pretty much collapsed.

Enjoy your Saturday morning. I […]

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Obama Deploys 100 Troops to Uganda

**bumped**

By end of 2011, SOCOM [United States Special Operations Command] estimates its forces will be in 120 countries, up from 60 under President Bush. #NotBreakingNews – Jeremy Scahill (via Twitter)

We’ve been engaged in Uganda […]

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Progressive Notes: Organizing a Forum on Texas School Finance Lawsuit

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist.

Texas school finance for dummies:

I wanted to tell ya’ll of an exciting project I have been working on as president of my club Meyerland Area […]

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