What happened on December 07, 2003
The Brush-Off Booth Moore, Booth Moore is a Times staff writer who covers the fashion and beauty industries.
The Thunder Run David Zucchino, David Zucchino is a Times national correspondent based in Philadelphia.
Bursting the Genome Bubble Jeff Wheelwright, Jeff Wheelwright is a science writer in Morro Bay. He is author of "The Irritable Heart: The Medical Mystery of the Gulf War" (W.W. Norton, 2001).
The L.A. Advice Guy E. D. Maytum, E.D. Maytum last wrote for the magazine about the hunger for the authentic in L.A.
'This Looks Good' Mark Edward Harris, Photographer and writer Mark Edward Harris last wrote for the magazine about a National Archives exhibit.
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Near Enough to View Militancy's Many Faces Mitchell Koss, Mitchell Koss is a television news and documentary producer in Los Angeles. His work has appeared on PBS, ABC, MTV, CNN and the "Today" show.
Stop Politicking, Fix Trade Policy David Friedman, David Friedman, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
Striking Home Harold Meyerson, Harold Meyerson is editor at large of the American Prospect, political editor of LA Weekly and a columnist for the Washington Post.
A Bill Only a Drug Maker Could Love Greg Critser, Greg Critser writes frequently about the pharmaceutical industry. He is the author of "Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World," which will be released in paperback next month.
Burden on Our Kids? They Will Thank Us David Gelernter, David Gelernter is a professor of computer science at Yale University and a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard.
North or South, Benefits of NAFTA Add Up to Nada David Bacon, David Bacon is a labor journalist and photographer. His forthcoming book is "The Children of NAFTA."
The Waiting Heart Deryn Warren, Deryn Warren teaches and coaches actors. E-mail DerynW2@aol.com.
The General Unease With Wesley Clark William Arkin, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: email@example.com.