“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. […]

Mitt Cracks a Joke

Don’t look now, but Mitt Romney suddenly seems like the Iowa front-runner. …The former Massachusetts governor has carefully tempered expectations in Iowa all year… But as a crowd of conservative opponents keep the anti-Romney […]

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Krauthammer on the Grandiosity of Newt

Newt and I agreed that the analogy is December 1941: We have experienced an unexpected set-back, but we will re-group and re-focus with increased determination, commitment and positive action. Throughout the next months there […]

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Obama the ‘Conservative’, Romney and Pondering Chris Christie

Everyone is looking to 2012 in this post-Christmas, eve of the New Year week.

When you look at Iowa and Ron Paul’s power in that state, juxtaposed against his newsletter bigotry, it gives new […]

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AP Report: Occupy Declared ‘Sexy’

Eat your heart out, Tea Party Republicans.

Occupy just landed a most coveted endorsement, and it’s not just the Smithsonian and the New-York Historical Society.

When people consider a political movement “sexy” or “hip,” with […]

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With Visions of ‘Laziness’ Dancing in Obama’s Head

“˜Twas the weekend after the debacle, when all through the town; everyone was thrilled to be rid of these clowns.

The Congress deserved hanging by the monuments for their idiocy, but instead they were sipping […]

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Ron Paul Newsletter Scandal, Iowa, and Trump’s Revenge

Can Ron Paul’s “rock solid” caucus strategy save him from the negative incoming?

Paul’s PR troubles are real and the criticism deserved, but these types of things also can make die hard […]

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Progressive Notes: BREAKING NEWS ON SC VOTER ID LAW/DOJ, A Wyden-Ryan Take Down, Damon Strikes Again, Taibbi on OWS Pushing Pols, and Other Doings

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist.

BREAKING NEWS FROM THE DOJ- SOUTH CAROLINA’S VOTER ID LAW HAS BEEN STRUCK DWON UNDER SECT. 5. This is HUGE news and means other voter […]

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The Word of the Day was ‘Cave’

The leaders agreement could be passed in both chambers by unanimous consent as early as Friday, but any individual legislator could torpedo the deal and force the full House and Senate to return to […]

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Queer Talk: Extreme decorating

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

I prefer the inclusive “happy holidays” greeting. You know, the one that results in the annual “war to save Christmas” silliness. But here, […]

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