Gabriel Arana

Gabriel Arana is a senior editor at The American Prospect. His articles on gay rights, immigration, and media have appeared in publications including The New Republic, The Nation, Salon, The Advocate, and The Daily Beast.

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Recent Articles

A Tale of Two Victims

While we were obsessing over the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, we ignored another killing in Arizona. And that one offered a stronger lesson about our political rhetoric.

Briseña Flores

Shawna Forde saw herself as a Robin Hood figure -- someone on a moral mission. As media director of the Washington state chapter of the Minuteman project -- the San Diego-based "citizens' Neighborhood Watch on our border" -- Forde was a spokesperson for the organization. Her dedication inspired other members of her family to join her on yearly trips to Arizona to "secure" the Southern border. In 2007, with Jim Gilchrist, her mentor and a Minuteman project founder, by her side, she told a crowd of about 100 people at the local Elks Lodge about her moment of political awakening.

TAP's Take: For Freedom and Against Obama.

This week on our weekly podcast: Adam Serwer, Monica Potts, and Pema Levy talk about the evolving protests in Egypt, and the right-wing smear campaign against Planned Parenthood.

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The Little Picture: Toyota Exonerated.

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A Toyota dealership. Today, a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the results of a safety investigation on Toyota vehicles that suddenly accelerated. It found no electronic flaws. 

TAP's Take: Redefining Rape.

This week on our weekly podcast: Adam Serwer, Monica Potts, and Jamelle Bouie talk about Congress' attempt to redefine "rape," and the tumult in Egypt.

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TAP's Take, State of the Union Edition.

Jamelle Bouie and Adam Serwer take apart the president's remarks last night in a special State of the Union edition of our weekly podcast, TAP's Take.

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