Year-Round School Is No Solution RACHEL GULLIVER DUNNE, Rachel Gulliver Dunne is a parent member of Van Nuys High School's Shared Decision-Making Council. She is co-director of the Parent Center and was a member of a task force on reconfiguration options
A Question of Guilt BARRY SIEGEL, Barry Siegel is a Times national correspondent. His last piece for the magazine was on a U.S. Forest Service ranger who was the target of a bombing in a dispute over land rights
Just What Can These Parties Do? Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips is editor and publisher of the American Political Report and his books include, "The Politics of Rich and Poor." His most recent book is "Arrogant Capital: Washington, Wall Street and the Frustration of American Politics."
If Watching a Political Suicide--Stand Back Edward J. Rollins, Edward J. Rollins, a political consultant, served as White House political director from 1981 to 1985 and was campaign manager for Ronald Reagan in 1984. He is the author, with Tom DeFrank, of "Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms: My Life in American Politics" (Broadway Books)
The AQMD: A Political Creature Suffers a Political Fate William Fulton, William Fulton is editor and publisher of California Planning & Development Report. His book, "The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles," will be published by Solano Press Books
The Allure of Risky Behavior Suzanne Garment, Suzanne Garment, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She is the author of "Scandal: The Culture of Mistrust in American Politics" (Times)
Here, It's the Legislature, Stupid! Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior associate at the Center for Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate School and a political analyst for KCAL-TV
Nahum Admani Richard B. Straus, Richard B. Strauss is editor of the Middle East Policy Survey