What happened on July 03, 2005
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Let's Hold Up Before Folding Up Seniors Dana Parsons, Dana Parsons' column appears Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. He can be reached at (714) 966-7821 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. An archive of his recent columns is at www.latimes.com/parsons.
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Beat the Insurgents by Talking to Them Larry J. Diamond, Larry J. Diamond, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and former advisor to the American occupation in Iraq, is author of "Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq."
I Wrote Bush's War Words -- in 1965 Daniel Ellsberg, Daniel Ellsberg worked in the State and Defense departments under Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. He released the Pentagon Papers to the press in 1971.
For Iranians, It Was the Economy, Stupid Reza Aslan, Reza Aslan is the author of "No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam" (Random House, 2005).
Please Help Us Help You -- If Allah Is Willing Maj. Beau Higgins, Marine Maj. Beau Higgins is an intelligence officer who has served tours in Somalia, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. He is on leave at home in New Orleans. This excerpt is from an article appearing in the current issue of the University of Virginia Alumni News.
Who Cares Where They Vote? Wayne A. Cornelius, Wayne A. Cornelius is the Gildred professor of U.S.-Mexican relations and the director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at UC San Diego.
Roasting Rights Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
O'Connor's Balancing Act Cass R. Sunstein, Cass R. Sunstein teaches law at the University of Chicago.
Builders Clucking Like Chicken Little Peter Dreier, Peter Dreier is a professor of politics and the director of the Urban & Environmental Policy Program at Occidental College. He is coauthor of "The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City."
True Patriots Act Richard A. Kaye, Richard A. Kaye is an associate professor of English at Hunter College.
The Speech I Would Have Written David Frum, David Frum, a former speechwriter for President Bush, is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and coauthor of "An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror." He can be reached at email@example.com
Hurrah for horror Nick Owchar, Nick Owchar is deputy editor of Book Review.
A Gift Don Paterson
Nature not entirely at fault Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."
About a boomer Martin Rubin, Martin Rubin is the author of "Sarah Gertrude Millin: A South African Life."
The contrarian Dick Lochte, Dick Lochte is a critic of crime fiction and the author of the suspense thriller "Sleeping Dog."
The faces that launched a thousand parodies Michael Standaert, Michael Standaert is a regular contributor to Book Review. His first book, "Skipping Towards Armageddon," will be published this fall.
Guided by Poe Thomas McGonigle, Thomas McGonigle is the author of "The Corpse Dream of N. Petkov" and "Going to Patchogue."
Simplicity's stickler Thomas S. Hines, Thomas S. Hines teaches cultural, urban and architectural history at UCLA and is the author, most recently, of "Irving Gill and the Architecture of Reform."
How Lincoln wowed 'em John Rhodehamel, John Rhodehamel is the Norris Foundation curator at the Huntington Library and organizer of its exhibition "Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation."
On hallucinogens, he's delighted and delusional Tom Miller, Tom Miller is the author of many books, including "The Panama Hat Trail: A Journey From South America," "Trading With the Enemy: A Yankee Travels Through Castro's Cuba" and "Jack Ruby's Kitchen Sink: Offbeat Travels Through America's Southwest," winner of the 2001 Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Book.
A nation conceived in the clash of empires Marc Aronson, Marc Aronson's "The Real Revolution: The Global Story of American Independence" will be published in September.
A Middle Passage into mental illness Paula L. Woods, Paula L. Woods is a regular contributor to Book Review and the author of the Charlotte Justice mystery series, including the forthcoming "Strange Bedfellows."
Softening up Eve Kelly Lange, Kelly Lange is a former television news anchor and the author, most recently, of "Graveyard Shift."
North of Tijuana Daniel Hernandez, Daniel Hernandez is a Times staff writer.