As you’ve likely noticed over the last year, the topics now venture well beyond the political, which will always be a central theme, because it’s in my bones due to the time in which I grew up. Even my new book, though it’s not political, deals with the politics of sex. The interaction between men and women and how we navigate the modern world of equality, which includes everything from our relationships to politics, from the web to the workplace, to understanding sexual harassment, as well as the psychology of cheating. Over at Huffington Post you can check out the post that has over 9.8k Facebook shares, which gives you a glimpse of my new book (also translated into Spanish at El HuffPost). This space has always been my creative laboratory, going back to 1996 when I started providing content on the web. This latest incarnation honors the path I now find myself navigating. We’ll just have to see where we go from here.

Baltimore Book Festival talk on relationships and cheating, and how to keep it from happening to you.

Baltimore Book Festival talk on relationships, sex and the psychology of cheating.

“Women are caught between feminism and the pornification of America, and men are, too. I spent my youth squatting on a pedestal. I’ve been a Relationship Consultant and one of the first editors online writing about sex and politics during the Monica Lewinsky craziness, so I know what women want, and how men think. Too many experts are giving old fashion advice that no longer applies. From dating and sex, to office romance, and sexual harassment, I know the language of relationships, including the psychology of cheating. I learned the truth in the trenches.” – Taylor Marsh

Obama: Romney = Outsourcing

THESE ARE THE types of ads being run in Virginia, where I live. A favorite channel for them to pop up is on Food TV, at least recently.

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The Full Episode of HBO’s “The Newsroom”

THE FIRST EPISODE is brilliant, Aaron Sorkin at his finest. HBO has uploaded the entire episode on YouTube, though it’s non-embeddable, so watch it while it lasts.

Jeff Daniels reminds me of the image […]

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Pres. Jimmy Carter Calls Pres. Obama Out on Administration’s International Human Rights Violations

**UPDATED BELOW**

At a time when popular revolutions are sweeping the globe, the United States should be strengthening, not weakening, basic rules of law and principles of justice enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human […]

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Poverty is Growing in the ‘Exceptional’ USA, But It Isn’t a Campaign Concern

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

Seriously addressing the increasing levels of poverty will not be done by Obama or Romney. It is being addressed by hunger, homeless and […]

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SCOTUS Upholds Capitalistic Democracy

ANYONE LOOKING TO THURSDAY might take today’s ruling on the Citizens United challenge as a harrowing warning.

That today’s ruling and the Citizens United case came about because of the right’s fear of Hillary Clinton […]

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SCOTUS Punts on Racial Profiling, Next Stop Lawsuits

The court backed a section of the Arizona state law that calls for police to check the immigration status of people they stop. – Supreme Court Upholds Key Part of Arizona Law [Wall Street […]

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Campbell Brown Takes on Planned Parenthood

“We got more than what we thought we’d get” “” Rep. Bart Stupak (via C-SPAN)

AND FOR GOOD REASONS. There’s a dust up over Campbell Brown’s op-ed in the New York Times on Sunday, people […]

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The Irrepressible Secretary Hillary Clinton

SECRETARY CLINTON is in a league, a class, a realm all her own. A swearing in as only she could.

h/t to reader “newdealdem1,” one of our valuable commenters, as well as a financial […]

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Historic Egypt Election Delivers Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi to the Presidency

**UPDATED below with White House Statement**

“There is no such thing called an Islamic democracy. There is democracy only. … The people are the source of authority,” he said. Asked about the role of women, […]

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