“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:

…It’s one thing to want a traditional relationship in the old-fashioned sense of the word. That type of traditional relationship often doesn’t make room for a woman who has her own life and career going for her, too. If you’re self-employed, you have a better chance of juggling everything, but if not, some careers are very competitive, and women have to sacrifice a lot to have them, including time with their children. It’s also not like the workplace is a friendly place for women who still have most of the responsibilities at home. This can often mean the man has to pick up the slack and be graceful while doing it. The woman still sacrifices a lot for her choice to have a marriage, children and a career, which some people describe as “having it all.” […] …The age issue is critical, because in American society it’s seen as gross to hear or have a discussion about older women and men being sexually active. There is almost a cultural lust for media reports and storylines that celebrate hot, young passion. That two people over fifty would be using erotic movies, sex toys and fashion to excite one another has been traditionally seen as unseemly. Sex once was thought to be unimportant for women over fifty, which is likely why so many men over fifty were starting second families. […]

Podcast: Book introduction audio and commentary of "The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen - Relationship Secrets from the Trenches.

Podcast: Introductory book audio reading, with commentary, from The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen – Relationship Secrets from the Trenches.

Obama Super PAC Got It Right on Bain from the Start, In New Ad Slams It Home

The Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action is unveiling perhaps the harshest, most personal ad of the 2012 presidential race, featuring a former worker at a Bain-owned company talking about the death of his […]

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Great Composer Marvin Hamlisch Gone

“…A Chorus Line is different. I think in all modesty, I was the right guy at the right time to do it. I was a hungry, young 29-year-old. I had won my Oscars, done […]

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Trending: ‘Romney Hood’ is Obama’s Latest Tax Slam

Adding a new attack line on Monday to his stump speech, the president railed against rival Mitt Romney’s tax proposals, saying they amount to “Robin Hood in reverse.” “It’s Romney Hood,” the president […]

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Charlie Cook: 300,000 Obama Voters Would have to Switch to Scott Brown for Elizabeth Warren to Lose

MASSACHUSETTS IS a “Democratic state,” said Charlie Cook on “Morning Joe.” Yes, it will be close all the way to the end, but Chuck Todd agreed. We all may wake up to […]

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Mitt Romney Distorting Obama Military Complaint in Ohio

“President Obama’s lawsuit claiming it is for Ohio to allow servicemen and women extended early voting privileges during the state’s early voting period is an outrage.” – Mitt Romney

WHILE SEN. REID continues to confound […]

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The Disingenuousness of Sandra Day O’Connor

“Any time you’re deciding a case involving a presidential election, it’s awfully close to politics.” – Sandra Day O’Connor on “Face the Nation

THIS WAS JUST too much to believe. How did former Justice […]

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Britain’s Celebrity MP and Cameron Groupie Louise Mensch Quits Parliament

THIS STORY is a hoot on just too many levels to innumerate. But the importance of Ms. Mensch’s bolting from Parliament is given gravitas by Iain Martin of the Telegraph, because he refuses […]

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News Desk: Pres. Obama Tweets Mars Landing

**UPDATED**

Statement by the President on Curiosity Landing on Mars

Tonight, on the planet Mars, the United States of America made history.

The successful landing of Curiosity “” the most sophisticated roving laboratory ever to land […]

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Top Story: Sikh Temple Shooter Identified in ‘Possible Act of Domestic Terrorism’

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

UPDATE, via JSOnline:

FBI: Seeking second “˜person of interest’ in Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting

At a news conference at 10 a.m., authorities said […]

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