What happened on March 09, 2003
A Bad Idea in Vietnam, an Even Worse Idea Today Peter Hayes and Nina Tannenwald, Peter Hayes is director of the Nautilus Institute, www.nautilus.org, where the JASON report can be viewed; Nina Tannenwald is an assistant research professor at the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, and author of "The Nuclear Taboo: The United States and the Non-use of Nuclear Weapons Since 1945."
Answers Aren't Blowin' in the Wind Karen Stabiner, Karen Stabiner is the author of "All Girls: Single-Sex Education and Why It Matters."
Spain's Return to Stage Center Henry Kamen, Henry Kamen is the author, most recently, of "Empire: How Spain Became a World Power 1492-1763."
A Hazy Target William M. Arkin, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: warkin@igc .org.
Making the Case Against Calamity Steven Weinberg, Steven Weinberg is Josey Regental professor of science at the University of Texas at Austin and winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize in physics.
Mammy Dearest Elizabeth Chin, Elizabeth Chin is associate professor of anthropology at Occidental College and author of "Purchasing Power: Black Kids and American Consumer Culture."
Mexico Taking the Easy Way Out M. Delal Baer, M. Delal Baer is senior advisor at the Mexico Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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Five Reasons to Hope Charles Piller, Charles Piller is a Times staff writer based in San Francisco.
Start. Succeed (or Not). Repeat. Jon Healey, Jon Healey covers the convergence of technology and entertainment for The Times' Business section.
All Hail the Agents of Resurrection Randy Komisar, Randy Komisar is the author of "The Monk and the Riddle: The Education of a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur." He also is a serial entrepreneur, virtual CEO, Stanford University consulting professor and longtime resident of Silicon Valley.
Valley of the Stunned Raccoons Shawn Hubler, Shawn Hubler is a Times staff writer based in San Francisco.
Band of Angels, Still Humming Michael A. Hiltzik, Michael A. Hiltzik is a Times staff writer who last wrote for the magazine about Nobel laureate Francis H.C. Crick.
The giant of Soviet brinkmanship Strobe Talbott, Strobe Talbott, former deputy secretary of State in the Clinton administration, is president of the Brookings Institution. He translated and edited two volumes of Nikita Khrushchev's memoirs in the 1970s.
Embracing the Krypton mensch Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is the author of the forthcoming movie-going memoir, "Good Morning, Mr. Zip Zip Zip."
The magazine that lived by the bubble Michael A. Hiltzik, Michael A. Hiltzik writes the "Golden State" column for The Times.
The memory of trees Brian Fagan, Brian Fagan is the author of "The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850" and the forthcoming "Before California: An Archaeologist Looks at Our Earliest Inhabitants."
Hail fellows well re-met Jacob Heilbrunn, Jacob Heilbrunn is an editorial writer for The Times.
An eye for an eye Barbara Probst Solomon, Barbara Probst Solomon is the cultural correspondent for El Pais in the United States and is the author of numerous books, including "Smart Hearts in the City."
Vetting the watchdogs Leonard Boasberg, Leonard Boasberg is a former Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board member and reporter.
Reporting from the revolution Eric Foner, Eric Foner is the author of "The Story of American Freedom" and "Who Owns History? Rethinking the Past in a Changing World."