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Taylor Marsh is author of the new e-book The Hillary Effect - Politics, Sexism and the Destiny of Loss, published in November 2011. Marsh has been profiled in the Washington Post, who cited her new-media site as a hub for Hillary fans during the 2008 primary season. The New Republic profiled her as well. A political analyst, writer and commentator, Marsh is a veteran national politics writer, who has reported from the campaign trail, as well as the White House. She has been seen on C-SPAN's Washington Journal, CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic, as well as on radio across the dial and on satellite, including the BBC. Marsh lives in the Washington, D.C. area.

Blog Entries by Taylor Marsh

It's a Whole New Ballgame for Obama

0 Comments | Posted January 7, 2011 | 9:15 AM

Since Pres. Obama took office he's been moving the Democratic Party rightward. With the completion of the midterms and the Tea Party House ensconced along with Speaker Boehner, he not only succeeded in getting the voters to move that way, too, but now he's actually got a Congress that fits...

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Obama's 2010 Moment

0 Comments | Posted December 31, 2010 | 2:33 PM

When President Obama sacked Gen. Stanley McChrystal and then appointed Gen. David Petraeus he was forced to do something he's not done before. Stand on a line and make a critical decision that would have lasting consequences for thousands of U.S. soldiers and Afghans. It was brilliant, as I...

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Biggest Loser of 2010: John McCain

0 Comments | Posted December 28, 2010 | 12:53 PM

In 2000, back when Independents weren't all that sexy, I knew quite a few people, including those in my own family, who would have voted for John McCain for President. Then came South Carolina and George W. Bush neutering this once maverick politician, helping turn him into an unprincipled lackey...

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WikiLeaks Further Proves 2010 Middle East Story Is Sad

0 Comments | Posted December 22, 2010 | 9:21 AM

President Obama will not be thwarted on the START Treaty by Republicans, regardless of Sen. Lindsay Graham's caterwauling. Today's Republicans bear no resemblance of their hero Ronald Reagan, as Sarah Palin's recent Iran op-ed proves. Reagan was a leader on nuclear zero, but today...

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Sarah Palin, Fake Annie Oakley

0 Comments | Posted December 16, 2010 | 2:05 PM

At the end of a defensive post about Sarah Palin's hunting fiasco taped on her TLC show, the Wall Street Journal blog finally admits to a final insult out of the whole sorry spectacle:

"True enough. It was a young cow, something most hunters would have passed up,...

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TIME's "Person of the Year" Should Have Been Sarah Palin

0 Comments | Posted December 16, 2010 | 10:26 AM

Playing it safe is so pre-web, elitist, establishment-ese.

No doubt Mark Zuckerberg is an amazing technical genius, but TIME making him "Person of the Year" in 2010 is a bit tardy, even given their reasoning, as it's not like Zuckerberg's Facebook didn't mark its mark long ago. Or...

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Yes We Cave

0 Comments | Posted December 7, 2010 | 5:05 AM

If Democrats go along with Pres. Obama's tax cut scheme it will prove they have forgotten basic economics. It's no surprise that today's Republicans can't do math either, but at least we know the deficit really doesn't matter to them, except for the fact that they suckered Obama...

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WikiLeaks Blowback in the Era of Zuckerberg

0 Comments | Posted November 30, 2010 | 12:59 PM

WikiLeaks has proven that the American government is running on an arcane set of principles led by people with their frame of reference in the past, with neither the infrastructure nor the people running it or serving it having adapted to the times in which we live. This last century...

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Democratic Double Standards and the Sacrifice of Eliot Spitzer

0 Comments | Posted November 17, 2010 | 12:26 PM

This is a morality tale. It's also about the character of Democrats and the weakness most politicians on the Left show in the face of a fight. It's something you never see from Republicans, even when they're wrong, caught lying, or found to have done something illegal, even criminal.

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What Jon Stewart Missed

0 Comments | Posted October 31, 2010 | 7:18 AM

Can a sanity rally inspire people to get out against the Sharron Angles of 2010? We'll soon find out. Let's just hope all this energy might dampen the right-wing and make extremists stand out. Whatever Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert hoped to create yesterday, it was a massive turnout,

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Sarah Palin's Team Sends Smoke Signal on 2012

0 Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 1:43 PM

Jonathan Martin of Politico really touched a raw Palin nerve with "Hurricane Sarah". She tweeted Martin, calling him a liar, with Rebecca Mansour of Conservatives4Palin.com firing away, too.

Interesting that Mansour would cite "primary 2012." Nobody's flagged it, but it reads like a smoke signal sent before...

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Woodward Sells the Hillary and Joe Switcheroo

0 Comments | Posted October 8, 2010 | 10:26 AM

Hillary laughed off the suggestion, when what's been whispered about in private finally hit the media. Hey, but maybe it will be good for Bob Woodward's book sales. But there is absolutely nothing in the vice presidency for Sect. Hillary Clinton, especially if she wants to keep her...

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Tea Party Republicans Block Museum Celebrating Women

0 Comments | Posted September 30, 2010 | 9:31 AM

This shouldn't be surprising, because Republicans were also against the Lily Ledbetter Act. But it's really remarkable in the 21st century when right-wing Senate Tea Party leader Jim DeMint puts a hold on a women's museum, because he thinks the only thing women are known for is being abortion rights...

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'60 Minutes' Offers Platform for Extremist Pamela Geller

0 Comments | Posted September 27, 2010 | 11:38 AM

It was a segment that embarrassed "60 Minutes" and proved Scott Pelley doesn't do his homework, at least not where editing his own segment is concerned, or knowing the caliber of the people he is giving a platform.

It comes at about 4:26 in the video below, Pamela...

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Dems Duck Middle Class Tax Cut Fight

0 Comments | Posted September 24, 2010 | 10:30 AM

Are you telling me that the party of F.D.R. and Harry S. Truman, but also tax slasher John F. Kennedy, cannot make the case for middle class tax cuts, while simultaneously making the case against extending tax cuts to the wealthiest 2%? As for small businesses, Democrats already covered that...

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Glenn Beck's King for a Day Rally

0 Comments | Posted August 29, 2010 | 2:43 PM

The ultimate lesson of Mr. Beck's rally yesterday is you cannot say things like "I think the president is a racist," and then say "I stand by that," then present yourself as someone who will "restore America." It offers a surreal reality that makes people feel like they're in...

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Obama's John Kerry Mistake

0 Comments | Posted August 23, 2010 | 12:49 PM

What is it about Democrats and August?

You don't have to go back to Michael Dukakis, with John Kerry's swiftboating catastrophe one that no Democrat should forget. Kerry shrugged off the insane charges against his military service, never believing it would stick. It wasn't his only problem in 2004,...

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Mort Zuckerman's Hit Piece on First Lady Michelle Obama

0 Comments | Posted August 7, 2010 | 1:36 PM

Implying that First Lady Michelle Obama should have her head cut off in a blaring headline? Well, that at least tells the reader they're in for a right-wing ride.

Sacrifice is something that many Americans are becoming all too familiar with during this economic downturn. It was a key theme...
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Of Teachable Moments

0 Comments | Posted July 26, 2010 | 1:02 PM

There wasn't a doubt in my mind the race-baiting that occurred in the 2008 primaries wouldn't stick to former Pres. Bill Clinton. It was utter nonsense.

I also have no doubt that Barack Obama never believed it of either Clinton. You don't tap a racist to be your...

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Miss Pearls: 'The Obama White House Is Too White'

0 Comments | Posted July 26, 2010 | 9:56 AM

Jesus H. Christ on a biscuit, it doesn't get richer than this.

Miss Pearls opining on the whiteness of the Obama White House. Only in American politics would the New York Times publish such drivel. That Dowd has the gall to invoke Bill Clinton after all the...

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