What happened on May 09, 2004
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Gambling on conception Emily Bazelon, Emily Bazelon is a senior editor at Legal Affairs magazine.
Once upon our time Jane Ciabattari, Jane Ciabattari is the author of the short-story collection "Stealing the Fire" and a contributing editor to Parade magazine.
Gentle dragons and endearing sea creatures These reviews are provided courtesy of Publishers Weekly, where they first appeared. Copyright 2004 Publishers Weekly.
Unjustly accused Jonathan Shapiro, Jonathan Shapiro is a writer and producer for the television drama "The Practice." He's a former federal prosecutor and adjunct law professor at USC.
Growing pains, then and now James Flanigan, James Flanigan is a business columnist for The Times.
Judging the system Howard Marks, Howard Marks is chairman of Oaktree Capital Management in Los Angeles.
Chronicler of American venality David Freeman, David Freeman is the author of several books, including "A Hollywood Education," "One of Us" and, most recently, "It's All True."
Pen, paper and policing John Miller, John Miller is the commanding officer of the LAPD's Counter-Terrorism Bureau and coauthor of "The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot and Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop It."
Secret warriors James Bamford, James Bamford is the author of "Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency" and the forthcoming "A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies."
Cold War whodunit Paula L. Woods, Paula L. Woods is a critic and the author of the Charlotte Justice mystery series, including "Dirty Laundry."
Resume Kristen Taylor
Looking for Johnny Flamingo Anthony Randall West, Anthony Randall West is a freelance writer based in northern England.
Pete's second coming Fred Dickey, Fred Dickey last wrote for the magazine about former Gov. Gray Davis' handling of environmental issues at Indian casinos.
Our Perfect Storm Michael Walker, Michael Walker last wrote for the magazine about the lost glamour of airline travel.
Send Her to the Ash Heap Karen Stabiner, Karen Stabiner is the author of "All Girls: Single-Sex Education and Why It Matters."
A Climate That Nurtures Torture Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks, Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks is an associate professor of law at the University of Virginia and a former senior advisor at the State Department's Human Rights Bureau.
Biggest Race Is On Now as the Clock Ticks Down Ann Louise Bardach, Ann Louise Bardach, a commentator on Minnesota Public Radio's Marketplace, is the author of "Cuba Confidential: Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana."
Official U.S. Reaction Compounds the Rage Abbas Kadhim, Abbas Kadhim is a PhD candidate in Near Eastern studies at UC Berkeley and an Iraqi American.
Early Gaffes Put Kerry in Fine Company Matthew Dallek, Matthew Dallek is the author of "The Right Moment: Ronald Reagan's First Victory and the Decisive Turning Point in American Politics."
Right's Wrong Turn Mickey Edwards, Mickey Edwards is a former member of the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives. He is also a former national chairman of the American Conservative Union and was a founding trustee of the Heritage Foundation. He now teaches at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School.
The Nice Way of Q&A Paid Off in World War II Frank Gibney, Frank Gibney, president of the Pacific Basin Institute, is professor of politics at Pomona College and the author of "The Pacific Century" and other books on Asia and foreign policy.