What happened on November 12, 2000
The Left Hand of Darkness DAVID RAINS WALLACE, David Rains Wallace is the author of "The Monkey's Bridge: Mysteries of Evolution in Central America." His latest book is "The Bonehunters' Revenge: Dinosaurs, Greed, and the Greatest Scientific Feud of the Gilded Age."
The Master of Inversion JOHN BANVILLE, John Banville is a critic with The Irish Times in Dublin; his novel, "Eclipse," will be published by Alfred A. Knopf in February
The Normal Heart RICHARD CANNING, Richard Canning is the author of "Gay Fiction Speaks: Conversations With Gay Novelists," forthcoming in January from Columbia University Press
The Genius as Toady STEPHEN VIZINCZEY, Stephen Vizinczey is the author of "In Praise of Older Women," "An Innocent Millionaire" and "Truth and Lies In Literature." His new novel "Wishes" will be published next year
The Left Hand of Darkness CAROLINE FRASER, Caroline Fraser is the author of "God's Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church."
Running Amok ANTHONY M. PLATT, Anthony M. Platt is the author of "The Politics of Riot Commissions, 1917-1970." He is a professor of social work at Cal State Sacramento and served as associate director of the Task Force on Violent Aspects of Protest and Confrontation for the Eisenhower Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence in 1969
Megatrends ZACHARY KARABELL, Zachary Karabell is the author of "A Visionary Nation: Four Centuries of American Dreams and What Lies Ahead," forthcoming from HarperCollins
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Lessons From the Election MARK P. PETRACCA, Mark P. Petracca, a Democrat, is chairman of the department of political science at UC Irvine
Lessons From the Election HUGH HEWITT, Hugh Hewitt, a Republican, hosts a nationally syndicated radio talk show heard locally on AM 870 KIEV and AM 1170 KCBQ, and KCET's nightly news and public affairs TV show, "Life and Times Tonight." He can be reached at email@example.com. He lives in Irvine
Making a Stand RICHARD FAUSSET, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Designations Do Have Economic Impact LYNN JACOBS and DAVID SMITH, Lynn Jacobs is president of the Greater Los Angeles / Ventura chapter of the Building Industry Assn. of Southern California. David Smith is general counsel of the Building Industry Legal Defense Foundation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Building Industry Assn. of Southern California
A Misunderstood but Model Effort JOHN T. BUSE, John T. Buse is senior staff attorney at the Ventura office of the Environmental Defense Center
Term Limits Are Not the Answer MATTHEW CAHN, Matthew Cahn is a professor of public policy at California State Northridge and co-author of the forthcoming book "Rethinking California: Politics and Policy in the Golden State" (Prentice Hall)
Star Quality DAVID WHARTON, David Wharton's last piece for the magazine was a profile of designer William B
Exuberantly Googie Richard Cheverton, Richard Cheverton is a freelance writer based in La Palma and author of the book "The Maverick Way" (Maverick Way Publishing). This is his first story for the magazine
Fuzz Buzz DAVID KARP, "Fruit detective" David Karp writes a weekly column about farmers markets for the Food section of the Los Angeles Times and is the produce correspondent for Gourmet magazine
Changing The Context MARLENE ADLER MARKS, Marlene Adler Marks' last article for the magazine was about ethnicity
Send Observers to the West Bank, Gaza DAOUD KUTTAB, Daoud Kuttab is the director of the Institute of Modern Media at Al Quds University in Jerusalem. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Officer Believed He Was About to Be Shot TED HUNT and MITZI GRASSO, Ted Hunt is the president of, and Mitzi Grasso is a director with, the Los Angeles Police Protective League, which represents more than 9,000 LAPD officers
A Policy Behind the Times Bruce Hoffman, Bruce Hoffman is director of the Rand office in Washington. This article was adapted from Rand's Foreign Policy and National Security Transition 2001 report
Gridlock Central Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips is the author of "The Politics of the Rich and Poor." His most recent book is "The Cousin's War: Religion, Politics and the Triumph of Anglo-America."
American Influence Abroad May Shrink Walter Russell Mead, Walter Russell Mead, contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of "Mortal Splendor: The American Empire in Transition."
The Limits of Internet Freedom Mike Clough, Mike Clough, a research associate at the Institute for International Studies at UC Berkeley, is the author of "Can Hollywood Remain the Entertainment Capital of theWorld?" a report to be published by the Pacific Council on International Policy
A Chance to Put the Vietnam War Behind Us James Caccavo, Jim Caccavo worked in Vietnam from 1968-1970 for the American Red Cross and Newsweek magazine. He continues to serve as a volunteer for the Red Cross in the United States and Vietnam
Foreign-Trade Offices Are More Politics Than Business Jock O'Connell, Jock O'Connell, an international business consultant, is a former analyst for the California Commission for Economic Development
Gore, Try to Remember the Will of the People and DOUGLAS W. KMIEC, Douglas W. Kmiec is a professor of constitutional law at Pepperdine University and a former constitutional legal counsel to President Reagan
Can You End a War of Survival? Meron Benvenisti, Meron Benvenisti, former deputy mayor of Jerusalem, is author of "Sacred Landscape: The Buried History of the Holy Land Since 1948
Robert Ross Susan Anderson, Susan Anderson has written for The Nation and LA Weekly
Palm Beach County Must Vote Again ERWIN CHEMERINSKY, Erwin Chemerinsky is a professor of law and political science at USC
Top 10 Stories / Nov. 6-10 Davan Maharaj and Myron Levin and Chuck Philips and James Bates and Charles Piller and Karen Alexander and Nancy Rivera Brooks and Elizabeth Douglass and Sharon Bernstein