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.

Email Signup for Taylor


Virginia: Romney Contraception Ad, as Obama Seen Fighting for Women

…Then suddenly, a couple of weeks ago, Obama’s edge with women began to melt away. More than any other group, women have accounted for Romney’s surge in the polls, which has now given him […]

Read More

 6

Media Spin Could Matter Most After Tonight’s Foreign Policy Debate

Nowhere is that situation more true than in all-important Ohio, where Obama clings to a 3-point margin heading into the third debate, according to a Democratic operative familiar with internal polling last week. …To […]

Read More

 5

Queer Talk: Romney Does, Or Doesn’t, Support Constitutional Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage

As Think Progress puts it:

Mitt Romney’s campaign seemed to flip-flop last week on whether he supports an amendment to the U.S. Constitution banning same-sex marriage … .

After last week’s debate, campaign senior adviser Bay […]

Read More

 1

News Desk: Obama and Romney Deadlocked in Ohio, According to Suffolk

THE POLLING is now officially in pollapalooza territory.

The latest from Suffolk University, which is shown above in the graph, with Obama and Romney now tied at 47, with both candidates’ favorability tied at 50%.

h/t […]

Read More

Comments Off on News Desk: Obama and Romney Deadlocked in Ohio, According to Suffolk

Walmart Workers Plan Black Friday Actions

The employees of Walmart understand as well, if not better, than anyone else that their employer is focused on profits, and nothing says “profits” in retail more than Black Friday.

Earlier this month, shortly after […]

Read More

 3

News Desk: Lance Armstrong Stripped of 7 Tour de France Titles, Name to be Stricken from Record Book

WE HAVE to come up with a new adjective other than “fall.” It’s an epic collapse of character for a man who was one of the most admired athletes in the world.

The International […]

Read More

 6

50 Years Ago, John F. Kennedy Talks to Eisenhower on Cuban Missile Crisis [Audio]

THIS COINCIDES with a new book on JFK.

From the JFK Library:

As President, John F. Kennedy was the ultimate arbiter of American foreign and millitary policy. But there were still a number of former presidents […]

Read More

Comments Off on 50 Years Ago, John F. Kennedy Talks to Eisenhower on Cuban Missile Crisis [Audio]

Romney Ahead 49-47 in Politico – Georgetown University Poll

A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll of 1,000 likely voters ““ taken from Sunday through Thursday of last week ““ shows Romney ahead of Obama by two points, 49 to 47 percent. […]

Read More

 4

Quinnipiac/CBS News Poll: Obama Loses 5 Points in Ohio

IF YOU prefer, Romney gains 5 points in Ohio, according to the newest Quinnipiac/CBS News Poll.

Mr. Obama has a 5-point advantage over his opponent among likely voters, with 50 percent to 45 percent for […]

Read More

Comments Off on Quinnipiac/CBS News Poll: Obama Loses 5 Points in Ohio