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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Romney Embraces Trump

“I need to get 50.1 percent or more and I’m appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people.” – Mitt Romney

TRUMP’S BIRTHERISM is back and Mitt Romney is happy to […]

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Review of “The Hillary Effect,” by Joe Gandelman

Today, she calls herself a “recovering partisan.” What has not changed is her take-no-prisoners style of blunt writing; her interest isn’t in making media or political best buds to advance her career (she certainly […]

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Will Houla Massacre in Syria be Tipping Point?


The outcome in Houla is so horrific that it may turn the stomachs of the remaining Syrians who are on the fence, and produce a new backlash against the […]

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First Amendment Takes Another Hit

I think it’s interesting because I think it is very difficult to talk about the war dead and the fallen without invoking valor, without invoking the words “heroes.” Why do I feel so [uncomfortable] […]

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A 50-Year Vietnam “Anniversary” Forgetting Eisenhower

“Commitments by Eisenhower of military supplies, financial aid, and some six hundred military advisers had made the United States an interested party in Vietnam’s six-year-old civil war. To deal with the mounting danger, Kennedy […]

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Hillary’s No

“I think that there will be an election that will elect a woman.” – Secretary Clinton

GEORGE WASHINGTON didn’t exactly jump at the chance to lead our nation after being asked either. So it […]

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Memorial Day: Remembering the Past While Forgetting the Present

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

Today, many will remember those who have died while serving in the U.S. military. For many, that will also mean thinking of those […]

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Pot and the President

“When a joint was making the rounds, he often elbowed his way in, out of turn, shouted ‘Intercepted!’ and took an extra hit.” – “Barack Obama: The Story,” by David Marinass


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Lanny Davis Joins Booker and other Democrats Slamming Obama Bain Ads Against Romney

The attacks on Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker (D) by the more vitriolic liberal commentators for what he said about Bain Capital on this past Sunday’s “Meet the Press” are just as indefensible as […]

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