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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Pres. Obama “Misspoke” on ‘Polish Death Camps’

IT’S HARD to understand how anyone could make this particular mistake, first reported by Buzzfeed. The only way it breaks down is that the death camps were in Poland, so they were “Polish […]

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Sanctioned by Rush and The Donald, Romney Welcomes the Birthers

“@BarackObama is practically begging @MittRomney to disavow the place of birth movement, he is afraid of it and for good reason,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. “He keeps using @SenJohnMcCain as an example, however, @SenJohnMcCain […]

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Afghanistan Women Scatter

WOMEN TUNNELING OUT of Afghanistan to escape the Taliban hasn’t happened yet, but Afghan women’s plight was predicted by the Washington Post’s Dana Priest back in 2009.

“”¦ (Dana Priest) is increasingly […]

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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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