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

The Little Picture: Gay Marriage, a Conservative Cause.

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Former McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt and the former presidential candidate. Today, Schmidt told Sam Stein of the Huffington Post that gay marriage was on its way to becoming a conservative cause.

The Little Picture: The Eye From Space.

(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) Hurricane Katrina as seen from space. From Aug. 25 to Aug. 29 in 2005, Katrina ripped through cities across the Gulf Coast, causing over $150 billion in damage.

The Little Picture: Bike Force One.

(AP/Carolyn Kaster) President Barack Obama on a family bike ride with his family on Martha's Vineyard. Happy Friday.

The Anti-Incumbency Narrative Travels North.

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. In the meantime, the two big stories that have emerged about the election involve Sarah Palin and anti-incumbency . I've already gotten into how opinion of Palin among Alaskan conservatives isn't monolithic -- she has her base, but there are still a lot of people who were disappointed by her final performance as governor. So I don't have much more to add beyond pointing out that one of Miller's biggest endorsements came from Anchorage talk-radio host Dan Fagan , who urged Republicans to "vote for Joe despite Sarah." As for whether the contagion that is anti-incumbency...

The Little Picture: Pulling Ahead.

(Flickr/ megwhitman2010 ) California's Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman . The most recent Rasmussen Reports poll finds that Whitman has pulled ahead of Democratic challenger Jerry Brown , whom she had been trailing. She now leads by 8 points.