What happened on May 02, 2004
Who Killed Sandy Bird? Scott Kraft, Scott Kraft is national editor of the Los Angeles Times. He last wrote for the magazine about author Larry McMurtry.
The Dreamer Carol Mithers, Carol Mithers last wrote for the magazine about the Harold Edelstein Foundation.
How We Think Michael D'Antonio, Michael D'Antonio last wrote for the magazine about an Oregon town that honored a man who as a child had been warehoused in school for the retarded and was a subject in a government experiment.
The Berkeley I Left Behind David Haldane, David Haldane is a Times staff writer and author of "Berkeley Days: The Uncensored Memoirs of an Underground Journalist" (Booklocker.com, 2003).
Rehabilitate Three-Strikes Law ... but Do It the Right Way Joe Domanick, Joe Domanick is the author of "Cruel Justice: Three Strikes and the Politics of Crime in America's Golden State."
Dig a Little Deeper for Energy Answers Iraj Ershagi, Iraj Ershagi is director of the petroleum engineering program at USC's Viterbi School of Engineering.
A 1930s Lesson in Stillborn Democracy Joel Rayburn, Joel Rayburn, an Army major, teaches history at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
Disability and Its Attendant Problems Nancy Becker-Kennedy, Nancy Becker-Kennedy, a contributing editor to New Mobility magazine, is touring with her autobiographical play, "I Had to Break My Neck to Get Here."
Europe vs. the Corner Store Andras Szanto, Andras Szanto is deputy director of the national arts journalism program at Columbia University.
Still on the Take Adam Davidson, Adam Davidson's radio reports on corruption in Iraq, part of the Marketplace Radio series "Spoils of War," can be heard online at www.marketplace.org.
Historian With a History Jon Wiener, Jon Wiener is a professor of history at UC Irvine and contributing editor to the Nation magazine. His forthcoming book is "Historians in Trouble." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Censorship Dishonors the Dead -- and the Truth William M. Arkin, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: email@example.com.
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More wag than Washington man Douglas Brinkley, Douglas Brinkley directs the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans. His most recent book is "Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War."
In the jaws of a mystery Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."
An allegory for our times Merle Rubin, Merle Rubin is a contributing writer to Book Review.
Witnesses to the unthinkable Jonathan Kaplan, Jonathan Kaplan, the author of "The Dressing Station: A Surgeon's Chronicle of War and Medicine," works as a field surgeon with international emergency medical intervention organizations and as a journalist and documentary filmmaker.
The gadgets of our lives Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a research director at the Institute for the Future, a Silicon Valley think tank, a columnist for Red Herring Online and author of "Empire and the Sun: Victorian Solar Eclipse Expeditions."
Alienation with a smile Gary Indiana, Gary Indiana is the author of several novels set in Los Angeles. His most recent book is "Do Everything in the Dark."
The last throes of patriotism Jim Sleeper, Jim Sleeper is the author of "Liberal Racism" and "The Closest of Strangers" and is a lecturer in political science at Yale University.
Brutality under a microscope Robert Conquest, Robert Conquest is a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the author of many books, including "Stalin: Breaker of Nations" and "Reflections on a Ravaged Century."
Doom, gloom and suspense Peter Green, Peter Green is the former fiction critic of the London Daily Telegraph.