“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. […]

Clinton’s Private Email Correspondence Hardly Unique

The State Department has long had access to a wide array of Secretary Clinton’s records – including emails between her and Department officials with http://state.gov/ accounts,” [Deputy State Department spokesperson Marie Harf] said in […]

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Circus Bibi Hits Washington

WHIPPING UP the American news media, circus Bibi hits Washington in what can only be described as a frenzied performance set up by a gullible oterie of caterwauling Iranian fearmongers, aka the Republican Party, […]

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CNN Obtains O’Reilly Audio that Raises Questions About JFK Story

In his 2012 book “Killing Kennedy,” O’Reilly wrote that he knocked on the door of a South Florida home when suddenly he “heard the shotgun blast that marked the suicide” of George de Mohrenschildt, […]

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Gov. Scott Walker Sets Himself on Fire at CPAC, Compares ISIS to Union Protesters

“We need have someone who leads and ultimately will send a message that not only will we protect American soil, but…freedom-loving people anywhere else in the world. We need that confidence,” he said. “If […]

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A Brit’s View: Glitter Jailed for Sex Abuse

Today brings news of two of Britain’s most high profile child sex abusers, and some additional information about a Catholic priest.

I’ll start with Gary Glitter who this afternoon was jailed for 16 years after […]

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Leonard Nimoy, Known for Spock, Photographer of Nude Women as Feminine Image of God

THERE IS not much to say, because the work and legendary character portrayal of Leonard Nimoy says it all.

We should feel grateful that Zachary Quinto does such a remarkable job stepping in as the […]

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FCC Classifies Internet Broadband as Public Utility, a Win for Democracy & Freedom

Tom Wheeler, the commission chairman, said the F.C.C. was using “all the tools in our toolbox to protect innovators and consumers” and preserve the Internet’s role as a “core of free expression and democratic […]

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Republicans Fight Legal D.C. Weed, While Mayor Bowser Keeps Voter Faith

As Thursday dawns on the nation’s capital, marijuana will be a legal intoxicant, though Washington will not be Amsterdam, or even Denver. There will be no pot shops, no open-air smoking, but at least […]

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Giuliana Rancic, Zendaya and the Politics of Hair and Race *Updated*

“I feel like she smells like patchouli oil and weed.” – Giuliana Rancic

THE EPISODE of E! Fashion Police was hilarious and rocking, complete with giving the Academy hell for slighting Joan Rivers. Then Giuliana […]

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