Richard Nixon and the Pornography of Power ROBERT SCHEER, Robert Scheer is the author of numerous books, including "America After Nixon." He is a Times contributing editor and was project consultant on the movie "Nixon."
Yearning for a Pristine Channel: A Fairy Tale Runs Through It Ralph E. Shaffer and Walter P. Coombs, Ralph E. Shaffer, professor emeritus in history at Cal Poly, Pomona, is currently editing a volume on Los Angeles "Letters to The Times: 1881-1889." Walter P. Coombs is professor emeritus in social science at the school
Henry Waxman Faye Fiore, Faye Fiore covers California affairs in Washington for The Times
The Spending Bug Crosses the Aisle TIM PENNY and STEPHEN MOORE, Tim Penny is a former Democratic congressman from Minnesota and a fellow in fiscal policy studies at the Cato Institute. Stephen Moore is director of fiscal policy studies at Cato
Why the Vatican Condoned U.S. Aid to Stalin's Army Steven Merritt Miner, Steven Merritt Miner, a professor of history at Ohio University, is the author of the upcoming book "Stalin's Holy War." He travels regularly to Russia to use the Soviet archives
A Way Out of the Conservative Malaise Dinesh D'Souza, Dinesh D'Souza, a research scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, is author of "Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader."
An Intimate Football Stadium? William Fulton, William Fulton, editor of California Planning and Development Report, is the author of "The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles."
Ignore the 'Sexual Static' and You May Go Away JUDY B. ROSENER, JUDY B. ROSENER, is a professor in the Graduate School of Management at UC Irvine. She is the author of "American's Competitive Secret: Utilizing Women as a Management Strategy."
Mourning a Man of Vision Q.X. PHAM, Q.X. Pham grew up in Oxnard after leaving Vietnam at age 10 and graduated from Oxnard High School in 1982. A Gulf War veteran, he now works in sales for a biotech firm and serves as a major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nixon Tapes Don't Reveal Whole Story KENNETH L. KHACHIGIAN, Kenneth L. Khachigian is a veteran political strategist and former White House speech writer who practices law in Orange County. His column appears here every other week