Unfriendly Fire
How the gay ban undermines the military and weakens America

Archive for March, 2009

Will History Repeat Itself?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

It’s happening again.

Seventeen years ago a charismatic young Democratic won the White House promising to end discrimination against gays in the military. Thinking it was a shoe-in, Bill Clinton underestimated the opposition. He overpromised and under-delivered, (more…)

How Long Should We Wait to Lift the Ban?

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

For those of you interested in the contours of the coming fight over gays in the military, I will be posting, over the next few months, some remarks on what people are saying who oppose lifting the ban, or at least oppose doing it now. Some of these are liberals who find themselves indignant that other liberals would insist on equality at a time when we’re busy bailing out millionaires.


What Next for the Blog

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

At work in my Miami pad

At work in my Miami pad

The book tour is over, but the blog is not! Actually, the book tour is not REALLY over; it’s just come home to the northeast corridor for a bit.


Nathaniel on NPR

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Nathaniel appeared on the Leonard Lopate show on Monday.

You can see a clip below.


Detour to Vegas

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

with Lance Black in Vegas

with Lance Black in Vegas

Yesterday I made a last-minute detour to Vegas for a conference, where I met Lance Black, screenwriter of MILK. (more…)

New York Times review

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

A review appears in the New York Times today, on the front page of the arts section.

You can see it online here.

Unfriendly Fire Hits Capitol Hill

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009


This weekend, I delivered the first copies of Unfriendly Fire to Congress, meeting with four offices, including Rep. Jared Polis, (more…)

Photo Gallery

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Lucy and Asher Assess their Uncle's Performance

Lucy and Asher Assess their Uncle's Performance

Nathaniel’s had a great few weeks. Check out the photos below to see more.


Nathaniel on CNN

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Nathaniel appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday night, discussing the possible repeal of both “don’t ask, don’t tell” and the Defence of Marriage Act.

Click here for the video.



Friday, March 13th, 2009

Back on East Coast time! With a little help from the Daily Show, “Unfriendly Fire” catapulted this week from an Amazon ranking over 10,000 to as low as 205! It hit #44 in non-fiction, outselling the evil Ann Coulter, and hit #1 in several categories, including “public policy” and “gay and lesbian.” If you write a quick review on Amazon, you could help persuade visitors to buy the book: Unfriendly Fire on Amazon.com.



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