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.

Progressive Notes: Disabled Protest in DC, Warren’s Youtube Smash, Perrymandering and Other Doings

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist.

Hundreds of disabled Americans protested in DC this week demanding the super committee not touch their Medicaid. Expect a lot more of this:

From TPM, reporting on […]

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Perry Looking Worse than Donald Trump, as Christie Dreams Resurface

**UPDATED**

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s candidacy has failed to clear a basic bar with elites and some donors, and his shoddy debate performance in Orlando has only highlighted the window for someone who Republicans searching for a Mitt Romney alternative can rally around. – Christie back in spotlight as Perry sags

Never once did I buy the Rick Perry boomlet. Of course, that doesn’t mean Mitt Romney, who has never fully relinquished his frontrunner status, is beloved by anyone. So, with Perry having peaked the moment he actually started campaigning, Chris Christie is being pushed and prodded yet again, with the piece I wrote back in March remaining relevant today.

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Queer Talk: Online, out or anonymous?

Joyce L. Arnold: Liberal, lesbian, Independent, equality activist, writer

The recent repeal of DADT has removed a significant barrier to the choice of lesbian, gay and bisexual servicemembers to be out. It did nothing for […]

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Dash of Dan: Caramel Banana Pudding

Sometimes I don’t want to bake.

Shocking! I know. (And considering I’m going to another wedding on Saturday, one I made 240 truffles for) Let’s keep it simple.

One recipe I go to time after time […]

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Mullen: Pakistan Exporting Violence to Afghanistan

This was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen’s last testimony before retiring. It’s SecDef Panetta’s first appearance in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, with the video via […]

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Bill Clinton: It’s Netanyahu’s Fault

Josh Rogin’s piece is a perfect button on the drama unfolding this week at UNGA.

But the Netanyahu government has moved away from the consensus for peace, making a final status agreement more difficult, Clinton […]

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‘Throw the Bums Out’ Empowers Grassrootsie Types (The Liberally Independent ‘Too Few Choices Series’)

Joyce L. Arnold: Liberal, lesbian, Independent, equality activist, writer.

“Everybody knows” fictions and fantasies

What “everybody knows” about our political system could fill libraries. Or it could be reduced to a sound bite: What “everybody […]

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Rick Perry Can’t Untangle his Own Sentences

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After the debate, one of Frank Luntz’s panelists lost his train of thought when trying to give an answer. Luntz immediately responded by saying, “Ladies & gentlemen, Gov. Rick Perry.” Laughter ensued. […]

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Romney Rising in Latest Gallup

On the evening of the Fox Florida debate Romney’s numbers are up. I’ve been in the minority, but I never considered Mitt Romney anything but the frontrunner, besieged perhaps, but remaining the guy to […]

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