What happened on March 03, 2002
Down and Out in the City of Angels JONATHAN KIRSCH, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
All in the Family LUCRETIA STEWART, Lucretia Stewart is the author of the novel "Making Love" and editor of "Erogenous Zones: An Anthology of Sex Abroad."
Not Rambo JOSEPH L. GALLOWAY, Joseph L. Galloway is the co-author of "We Were Soldiers Once and Young" and "Triumph Without Victory: A History of the Persian Gulf War."
Ghost Story DAVID KLINGHOFFER, David Klinghoffer is the author of a spiritual memoir, "The Lord Will Gather Me In," and a forthcoming biography of the patriarch Abraham.
Thinking Big FREDERIC RAPHAEL, Frederic Raphael has written widely on philosophy. His most recent book is "Personal Terms," edited notebooks, 1950-69.
Information Overflow JEFFREY SCHEUER, Jeffrey Scheuer is the author of "The Sound Bite Society: How Television Helps the Right and Hurts the Left."
Victorian Shadows BRIGITTE FRASE, Brigitte Frase is critic at large for Ruminator Review.
The Lost World MICHAEL FRANK, Michael Frank is a contributing writer to Book Review.
Just How Good Was He? JAY PARINI, Jay Parini is the author of numerous books, including "John Steinbeck: A Biography" and the forthcoming novel "The Apprentice Lover." He teaches at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt.
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Latin America Is Unsettled By Washington's Rhetoric MICHAEL SHIFTER, Michael Shifter is vice president for policy at the Inter-American Dialogue and teaches Latin American politics at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.
Society Will Pay the Price of Cutbacks NEAL HALFON and PETER V. LONG, Neal Halfon is director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, and professor of pediatrics and public health. Peter V. Long is a doctoral candidate at the UCLA School of Public Health.
Wednesday's Question: 'What Do We Do Now?' BILL WHALEN, Bill Whalen, a research fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, worked on Richard Riordan's gubernatorial exploratory committee in 2001.
Left and Right: Enron, Monica and Blue-Light Specials GALE HOLLAND, Gale Holland, a Los Angeles journalist, surveys the right-wing and left-wing press each month for Opinion.
This Time, Finish the Job EDWARD N. LUTTWAK, Edward N. Luttwak is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
What Threatens Our Youth Most? JENNY BIOCHE, Jenny Bioche of Newport Beach is a former radio talk show host. She can be reached via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Security Is Still Secure CONNIE HADDAD, Connie Haddad is a former president of the League of Women Voters in Orange County. She writes from Yorba Linda.
Free-Market Solutions Also Work for Poor Regions M. DELAL BAER, M. Delal Baer, chairman of the Mexico Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, participated in the "Partnership for Prosperity" meetings as a member of the agricultural policy working group.
As Aristide's Support Ebbs, Tensions Grow J.P. SLAVIN, J.P. Slavin worked as a freelance foreign correspondent in Haiti from 1990-93. From 1994-98, he was the editor of Haiti Insight, the newsletter of the U.S.-based National Coalition for Haitian Rights.
Generations of Violence SANDRA HERNANDEZ, Sandra Hernandez is a freelance journalist living in Colombia.
Can Reorganization Tame the MTA Beast? JONATHAN E. D. RICHMOND, Jonathan E. D. Richmond, a Boston-based consultant on transit operations and organizational change, proposed dividing the MTA into MTA-owned regional operating companies in his book "The Private Provision of Public Transport."
Extending Copyright Helps Corporations, Not Artists JONATHAN TASINI, Jonathan Tasini, president of the National Writers Union, was the main plaintiff in the suit by freelance writers alleging copyright infringement against media companies.