Is This Bird Worth $20 Million? MICHAEL J. YBARRA, Michael J. Ybarra, who writes for The Times from San Francisco, is working on a book about Nevada Sen. Pat McCarran and the transformation of American politics from the New Deal to McCarthyism
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We All Have a Duty to Help One Another GLORIA ALLRED and LISA BLOOM, Gloria Allred is an attorney and partner in the law firm of Allred, Maroko and Goldberg. Lisa Bloom is an associate attorney in the firm. s
Carey's Problems Are Not the Teamsters' Nelson Lichtenstein, Nelson Lichtenstein, a historian at the University of Virginia, is the author of "The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit: Walter Reuther and the Fate of American Labor."
Losing Ground Amy Wilentz, Amy Wilentz, a former New Yorker writer, is working on a book about Israel
Time Is Now to Make Toast to the Gipper 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
U.S. Economy Does Better When Government Butts Out MICHAEL J. BOSKIN, MICHAEL J. BOSKIN, former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisors, is Tully M. Friedman professor of economics and senior fellow, Hoover Institution, at Stanford University