Going For the Gold RICHARD WHITE, Richard White is the author of " 'It's Your Misfortune and None of My Own:' A New History of the American West." He is a professor of American history at Stanford University
Full Disclosure Now Before Busway Is Built KYMBERLEIGH RICHARDS, Kymberleigh Richards is the public affairs director of Southern California Transit Advocates (http://www.socata.lerctr.org) and the senior volunteer passenger advisor for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority
The Democrats May Inherit a Windfall ROBERT S. McELVAINE, Robert S. McElvaine is a historian at Millsaps College, Jackson, Miss. His latest book, "Eve's Seed: Biology, the Sexes, and the Shaping of History," will be published by McGraw-Hill in October
In a Summer of Fire, Is Warming a Cause? Lewis MacAdams, Lewis MacAdams, a poet, is the founder and chairman of Friends of the Los Angeles River. His new book, "Birth of the Cool," will be published early next year
The American Dream Economy 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."