“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. […]

No Wonder People Support Ron Paul

He huffed and he puffed, then Barack Obama did what he always does, he signed conservative legislation. The NDAA is now law of the land.

The head of the Democratic Party believes indefinite detention for […]

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Virginia’s A.G. Cuccineli Intervenes in GOP Primary Dispute

Updated below

Political tango, anyone?

Maybe Newt can quit crying now. The last straw embarrassment that revealed his campaign wasn’t all that is about to be fixed.

Rick Perry already filed a law suit, […]

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From Self-Proclaimed Nominee to Loser

“I can’t do modern politics.” – Newt Gingrich (reported by Howard Fineman)

There’s the video of Newt’s moment, but when Mark Halperin floated the picture above on Twitter it captured to me the resignation that […]

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Progressive Notes: Recall over NDAA, Best Progressives of 2011, and Other Doings

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist.

The Nation’s John Nichols has been writing on the Occupy Iowa Caucus efforts and had this to say about Progressive Democrats of America and other […]

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Bachmann’s Fantastic Flameout

Romney drew the support of 23 percent of likely caucus-goers in Iowa “” identified based on interest, chance of voting and past participation “” ahead of Paul, at 21 percent. They are followed by […]

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Barack Obama, the Sane Republican

The quote to end the year comes from Cenk Uygur in a piece that’s worth a read.

I am “uncommitted” toward Obama. I’m uncommitted from supporting a guy that has walked all over our […]

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Hillary and Joe, Condi vs. Joe

The rumors are flying around the internets.

Robert Reich reveals the Democratic panic deep within the insiders by pushing a Hillary – Biden switch. He’s just the latest.

The subject of a Biden – Hillary […]

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Sitting on the Sidelines with Newt

In Iowa, both Romney and Paul are each up five points among likely caucus goers from a CNN/Time/ORC poll conducted at the start of December. The new survey indicates that Santorum, the former senator […]

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Who is More Pro Israel?, Progressive Edition

“This is where James Baker and George H.W. Bush were, this is where Brent Scowcroft is, this is where Tom Pickering and Colin Powell are “” this is not crazy stuff, we’re talking about […]

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