What happened on January 03, 1999
To Succeed, Davis Needs to Shun Wedge Politics . . . WILLIAM BRADLEY, William Bradley, an advisor in several Democratic presidential and gubernatorial campaigns, writes on politics and other topics. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite Pent-Up Demand, Don't Look for Democrats to Veer Left Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior associate at the School of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University and a political analyst for KCAL-TV
Cultural Tide Gathers for a Puritan Revival Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips, publisher of American Political Report, is author of "The Politics of Rich and Poor." His new book is "The Cousins' Wars: Religion, Politics and the Triumph of Anglo-America."
Does Euro Spell End of the Dollar? Walter Russell Mead, Walter Russell Mead, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of "Mortal Splendor: The American Empire in Transition" and is writing a book about U.S. foreign policy
After Castro: Is Capitalism on Horizon? Tad Szulc, Tad Szulc is the author of "John Paul II: The Biography" and "Fidel: A Critical Portrait."
The Destruction Of Clinton Neal Gabler, Neal Gabler is the author of "An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood." His new book is "Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality."
A Strategic Famine in a War-Ravaged State Hilary Mackenzie, Hilary Mackenzie is a Washington correspondent for Saturday Night, a Canadian monthly magazine
Forget the Founding Fathers, Lower the Bar on Impeachment Bruce J. Schulman, Bruce J. Schulman, associate professor of history and director of American studies at Boston University, is the author of "Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism."
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Anger Fueling Left's Defense of Indefensible 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
Perspective Asked Local Observers to Share Their Observations About the Valley for 1998-'99 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."
Inclined to Help KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alone No Longer BONNIE HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Defense Cannot Solve the Crime M. CARMEN RAMIREZ, M. Carmen Ramirez is president of the Ventura County Bar Assn
Will O.C. Rise to Challenge the Bay Area? MARK BALDASSARE and CHERYL KATZ, Mark Baldassare, a professor at UC Irvine and senior fellow and survey director at the Public Policy Institute of California in San Francisco, and research associate Cheryl Katz are co-directors of the Orange County Annual Survey at UCI
Embrace Sustainability, an Idea We Can Live With BEVERLEY KELLEY, Beverly Kelley hosts "Local Talk" Monday nights on KCLU (88.3 FM). She teaches in the communication arts department at Cal Lutheran University
A New Vision for for Ventura JESSICA CUSICK, Jessica Cusick is public art supervisor for the city of Ventura
Mirror, Mirror DANIEL KUNITZ, Daniel Kunitz is the managing editor of the Paris Review
Shhh JOHN LUKACS, John Lukacs is the author, most recently, of "The Hitler of History" and "A Thread of Years."
Stay Tuned TODD GITLIN, Todd Gitlin is the author of "The Twilight of Common Dreams: Why America Is Wracked by Culture Wars" and the forthcoming novel "Sacrifice."
Prodigal Son STEPHEN TOULMIN, Stephen Toulmin is Henry R. Luce Professor in the multiethnic and transnational studies department at the University of Southern California. He is the author, most recently, of "Cosmopolis: The Hidden Agenda of Modernity" and is a former fellow of King's College, Cambridge
The Divided Inheritance of Ireland's Language(s) THOMAS FLANAGAN, Thomas Flanagan is the author of several novels, including "The Tenants of Time" and "The Year of the French." He is at work on a historical novel, "The Watchers at the Well."
Tale of the Tub CATHERINE KANNER, Catherine Kanner is the author and illustrator of "The Book of the Bath" originally published by Ballantine Books, to be reissued by The Melville Press
Discoveries SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS, Susan Salter Reynolds is an assistant editor of Book Review