'We Must All Be a Part of the Solution' LINDA GORDON, Linda Gordon is a business teacher at Grant High School in Valley Glen and chairwoman of the United Teachers of Los Angeles' Violence Prevention School Safety Committee
The Last of the Mohicans STEPHEN TOULMIN, Stephen Toulmin is Henry R. Luce professor in the multiethnic and transnational studies department at USC. He is the author, most recently, of "Cosmopolis: The Hidden Agenda of Modernity" and is a former fellow of King's College, Cambridge
A Man of the Ages FRED GARDAPHE, Fred Gardaphe is the author of "Italian Signs, American Streets: The Evolution of Italian American Narrative" and directs the Italian American Studies program at State University of New York at Stony Brook
Expanding Environmental Horizons Robert Gottlieb, Robert Gottlieb, professor of environmental studies at Occidental College, is the author of "Environmentalism Unbound: Exploring New Pathways for Change," which will be published this winter
Working Poor Get Taxed Less With Bush MARTIN ANDERSON, Martin Anderson, a fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, will be a delegate to the Republican convention in Philadelphia and will serve on the platform committee
Why Census Is Right to Ask For Racial and Ethnic Data Peter Skerry, Peter Skerry, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, teaches political science at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of "Counting on the Census? Race, Group Identity and the Evasion of Politics."
Fujimori May Regret Seeking a Third Term Michael Shifter, Michael Shifter is senior fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue and teaches Latin American politics at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service
The Wealth Effect Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips is author of "The Politics of Rich and Poor." His most recent book is "The Cousins' Wars: Religion, Politics and the Triumph of Anglo-America."
Susan Kent Steve Proffitt, Steve Proffitt, a contributing editor to Opinion, is an executive with an e-services consultancy