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.
Adam Serwersays the National Organization for Marriage threw money at D.C. races in an attempt to elect anti-marriage-equality candidates. Too bad it failed.:
Last night's primary election was the time to make good on Jackson's threat. But in the nine months since, there's been a lot of cash spent with little blood spilled. According to filings with D.C.'s Office of Campaign Finance, NOM has spent around $140,000 opposing pro-equality candidates in Washington, D.C., all of whom won last night or were defeated by other pro-equality candidates...
French Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie defends the proposed bill on burqa-style veils at the Senate, in Paris. Today, the French Parliament voted to ban burqa-style veils and impose a $195 fine on violators.
Paul Waldmanasks whether there is really a chance the ACA will be repealed:
When the ACA passed in March, many commentators -- myself included -- predicted that because it was now a law, support for it would naturally increase. Instead of being something abstract about which nightmare scenarios could be invented, health-care reform would be an actual set of programs with which people would be interacting. Their own experiences would outweigh whatever new falsehoods Republicans invented.
September 13, 1993: President Clinton presides over ceremonies marking the signing of the peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians on the White House lawn with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, left, and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, right.