Democrats Let Women Serve but Not Lead KENNETH L. KHACHIGIAN, Kenneth L. Khachigian is a former White House speech writer who practices law in Orange County. He is a veteran political strategist who ran Bruce Herschensohn's 1992 campaign. His column appears here every other week
A Place Where No One Keeps Score ROBERT M. HERTZBERG and GEORGE RUNNER, Assemblyman Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks) represents the 40th Assembly District. Assemblyman George Runner (R-Lancaster) represents the 36th Assembly District
Discoveries SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS, Susan Salter Reynolds is an assistant editor of Book Review
Master Class ERIC SAMS, Eric Sams is the author of several books on Shakespeare scholarship, including "The Real Shakespeare: Retrieving the Early Years, 1564-1594," and the editor of "Shakespeare's Edward III."
Devastation of Denuded Hillsides Diane Jukofsky, Diane Jukofsky is director of the conservation media center of the Rainforest Alliance, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of tropical forests
Louis Caldera Paul Richter, Paul Richter covers military affairs for The Times
L.A.'s Civic Culture Weakening Xandra Kayden, Xandra Kayden, a political scientist at UCLA's School of Public Policy and Social Research, is writing a book on the political structure of Los Angeles. She is the author of "Surviving Power."
It Depends on How You Define 'Murder' Sean Wilentz, Sean Wilentz, a professor of American history at Princeton University, is spending this year as a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
'Populism' By any Other Name . . . Michael Kazin, Michael Kazin, a history professor at American University, is currently a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center. He is the author of "The Populist Persuasion: An American History."