What happened on June 01, 2003
A Dark Magic in America's Silver Bullets Deborah Blum, Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer and the author of "Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection."
Pitfalls on Path of Continued Growth Charles Wolf Jr., Charles Wolf Jr. is senior economic advisor and corporate fellow in international economics at Rand Corp. and a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution. The estimates in this article are taken from "Fault Lines in China's Economic Terrain," a forthcoming Rand book.
One Exit Strategy: Just Leave Walter Russell Mead, Walter Russell Mead, a contributing editor to Opinion, is senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of "Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World."
CenterLine: Boondoggle or Mass-Transit Solution? Sarah L. Catz, Sarah L. Catz, a former public member and chairwoman of the Orange County Transportation Authority's board, lives in Oak Creek in Irvine.
CenterLine: Boondoggle or Mass-Transit Solution? Michael G. McNally, Michael G. McNally is director of the Transportation Science interdisciplinary graduate program, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and a faculty associate of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Irvine.
Flicker of Hope David Grossman, Israeli novelist David Grossman is the author, most recently, of "Death as a Way of Life: Israel Ten Years After Oslo." This piece was translated by Haim Watzman.
Big Media's Value to Consumers Nick Gillespie, Nick Gillespie is editor in chief of Reason magazine and Reason Online. Web site: Reason.com.
Old 9-to-5 Grind Begins to Look Good Seth Harris, Seth Harris, a former senior policy advisor to both secretaries of Labor in the Clinton administration, teaches labor and employment law at New York Law School.
Fliers Rose to Occasion William M. Arkin, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: email@example.com.
The Unsung Organ Greg Critser, Greg Critser is the author of "Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World."
Low Taxes for Some, Chaos for All William Fulton and Paul Shigley, William Fulton and Paul Shigley are the editors of California Planning & Development Report. They are the principal authors of a special report by CP&DR on the effect that Proposition 13 has had on California.
The 'Granny Unit' Option for a Rental-Squeezed L.A. Greg Goldin, Greg Goldin contributes to numerous publications, including LA Weekly and Los Angeles magazine.
'Conscience' Is No Cause for Judges to Flout Laws Howard J. Bashman, Howard J. Bashman is an appellate lawyer and former law clerk to a U.S. Court of Appeals judge.
The Irrepressible Restaurateur Martin Booe, Martin Booe last wrote for the magazine about men who cook.
Still Hazy After All These Years Michael Walker, Michael Walker, a former senior editor of the magazine, has written about pop culture for the New York Times, Washington Post, GQ, Esquire and other national publications.
The Marvel of Malaisercise Paul Gordon, Paul Gordon last wrote for the magazine about buying a motorcycle in middle age.
A Fresh Approach CAROLYNN CARRENO, Carolynn Carreno last wrote for the magazine about the Mexican drink michelada.
Light and Darkness in Canada John M. Glionna, John M. Glionna is The Times' San Francisco bureau chief.
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Of moles and men David Wise, David Wise is the coauthor of "The Invisible Government" and author of "Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America."
Judged by the cover no more Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of the forthcoming "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."
Please, let us out of Africa Peter Green, Peter Green is the former fiction critic of the London Daily Telegraph.
A race to the grave Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
A means of survival John Palattella, John Palattella writes about poetry for several publications, including the London Review of Books.
The melancholy musician Ted Libbey, Ted Libbey is the author of "The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection."
The blind side of justice Jon Caramanica, Jon Caramanica is a writer whose pieces have appeared in GQ, Mother Jones and the Village Voice.
Amid turmoil, optimism for an era of peace Jaroslaw Anders, Jaroslaw Anders is a writer and translator living in Washington, D.C., who often writes about Eastern and Central Europe.
A profile in secret courage Jack Newfield, Jack Newfield is the author of numerous books, including "Robert Kennedy: A Memoir," to be reissued in the fall by Nation Books.