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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Queer Talk: You Can’t Change Things By Leaving

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

John Aravosis has a post up, “A straight North Carolinian weighs in about Amendment One.” It’s an excerpt from a May 12 piece […]

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Paycheck Fairness Act Squeezes Republicans

The legislation, spearheaded by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), aims to build on the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act by protecting women from retaliation if they sue for equal pay. It would also narrow the […]

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Target of Fantasy Flynt Ad “Commends” Hustler for “Honesty”

“That’s satire. I’m able to publish this because of the Supreme Court case I won in 1984, Flynt v. Falwell.” – Larry Flynt [h/t The Blaze]

HE’S THE RUSH Limbaugh of graphic images. The […]

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It’s Not News that Romney Can Win

MITT ROMNEY’S LUCKY the Republican primaries unmasked his warts long before anyone started paying attention. Sure America saw the clown show, but the circus has passed and now it’s down to business and […]

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Facebook IPO Fiasco: Where the 1% Wall Street Elite Screw Everybody Yet Again

“There is no debating this is a misadventure of epic proportion.” – Max Wolff, an economist and senior analyst with Greencrest Capital.

Earlier, we reported that the analysts at Facebook’s IPO underwriters had cut […]

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Cory Booker, Day 3

The MSNBC host attacked Cory Booker for breaking with the Democratic Party line. As a journalist, he ought to celebrate truth-telling. – The Misplaced Loyalties and Dubious Code of Chris Matthews, by Conor Friedersdorf

JUST […]

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A Kindler, Gentler Attack Against Obama

INDEPENDENTS ARE SQUEAMISH about harsh, personal attacks against the President. People like the guy, just not the U.S. reality.

As the New York Times reports, Karl Rove’s group is drawing from their set of […]

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The Plot Thickens in Huffington Post Lawsuit

“Significant new evidence has come to light that demonstrates Arianna Huffington was passing along to third parties Boyce’s and Daou’s confidential ideas and plans about The Huffington Post without Boyce’s and Daou’s knowledge or […]

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A Defensive Patriarchy Sues

THEY HID PEDOPHILES, so a lawsuit backed by the Council of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, joined by over three dozen Catholic men’s clubs, was guaranteed.

This very defensive statement from Notre Dame […]

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