“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. […]

The Incredible Shrinking Relevancy of Sarah Palin

SARAH PALIN long ago left center stage, with the final death knell her abysmal self-promotion during the aftermath of the Gabby Giffords shooting. Her stature is made smaller by her own efforts, which […]

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News Desk: Brazilian Women Rebel, with Caesarean Births Too Frequent Worldwide

IT’S A WOMAN’S body and it should be her decision. In South America, women are fighting back against rulings that take their own birthing choices out of their hands.

From the Associated Press:

A tipping point […]

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The Hawks are Back and Paul Ryan Wants to Make Them Sexy Again

We have a responsibility to speak boldly for those whose voices are denied by the jackbooted thugs of the tired tyrants of Syria and Iran. – Rep. Paul Ryan

IN CASE anyone was wondering why […]

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News Desk: Candy Crowley Lands Presidential Debate, First Woman in 20 Years

FIRST TIME in 20 years, a woman will moderate the presidential debates. CNN’s Candy Crowley, a veteran journalist, gets the nod, which was first announced by Drudge. ABC’s Martha Raddatz will moderate the vice […]

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News Desk: Saudi Arabia to Build Cities Dedicated to All-Female Professionals and Employees

SEXUAL SEGREGATION in Saudi Arabia is built deep into the culture. So how does a fundamentalist country move into the 20th century, let alone acknowledge that women in the modern world want to […]

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Bob Schieffer’s Powder Puff Interview with Romney and Ryan

IT WASN’T SOFTBALL, it was powder puff.

Taxes came up, but no re-direct to Mitt Romney.

Bain was brought up, but Mitt Romney got to skip it.

The first questions going round and round about how Romney […]

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News Desk: Egypt’s Morsi Sacks Defense Minister, Nullifies Military’s Move Against Presidency

FROM EGYPT comes a report that new Pres. Mohamed Morsi isn’t wasting any time in retaking the power of his office and attempting to shift the ruling authority from Egypt’s powerful military to the […]

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The Paul Ryan Pick, Conservative Activism Rewarded

VOTERS DON’T VOTE on the vice presidential pick, even if conservatives are slathering their primary wounds over his choice, which Mitt Romney knows. The choice of Paul Ryan isn’t simply about the base […]

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Romney Picks Paul Ryan as Vice Presidential Running Mate

THE 2012 REPUBLICAN never too white or too male 2012 team theme team is official. What’s the theme? Austerity or bust, baby. Because it’s worked so well over the pond.

But what optics. With the […]

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