Gabriel Arana is a senior editor at The American Prospect. His articles on gay rights, immigration, and media have appeared in publications including The Nation, Salon, The Advocate, and The Daily Beast. To contact him, visit his website.
Former McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt and the former presidential candidate. Today, Schmidt toldSam Stein of the Huffington Post that gay marriage was on its way to becoming a conservative cause.
Both Alaska and Washington alike have been trying to figure out why popular Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski failed to soundly defeat Joe Miller, a previously unknown Tea Party candidate, in Tuesday's primary. Even though Murkowski has had consistently high approval ratings in the state, Miller leads the senator by about 1,600 votes in a race that won't be called until all the absentee ballots are tallied in September.