What happened on November 12, 2006
The dark side of the `Good War' Michael Bess, MICHAEL BESS is a professor of history at Vanderbilt University. His new book, "Choices Under Fire: Moral Dimensions of World War II," has just been published by Alfred A. Knopf.
Donald Rumsfeld's self-inflicted wounds Frederick W. Kagan, Frederick W. Kagan is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of "Finding the Target: The Transformation of the American Military."
One man, one spoof Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
A cloud over Jerusalem Nicholas Goldberg, NICHOLAS GOLDBERG is editor of the Times' Op-Ed page and the Current section.
How the Dems did it Michael Tomasky, Michael Tomasky is editor at large of the American Prospect.
How the Gold Rush and J.P. Morgan may give us healthcare, pension reform H.W. Brands, H.W. BRANDS teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. His latest book is "The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar."
Advice for a troubled Times Harry B. Chandler, Harry B. Chandler has been a media executive in film, TV, the Internet and at The Times.
Where have all the Mexican Americans gone? GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, GREGORY RODRIGUEZ is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
Confrontation, in black and white Jon Wiener, Jon Wiener is a UC Irvine history professor and a contributing editor for the Nation. He is the author, most recently, of "Historians in Trouble" and editor of "Conspiracy in the Streets: The Extraordinary Trial of the Chicago 8."
New world order Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is the author of many books, including "Elia Kazan: A Biography," now available in paperback.
Nodding off Martin Rubin, Martin Rubin is a critic and the author of "Sarah Gertrude Millin: A South African Life."
Let there be enlightenment Margaret Wertheim, Margaret Wertheim, author of "The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace," is at work on a book about the role of imagination in theoretical physics.
Disappearing act Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch is the author of, most recently, "A History of the End of the World: How the Most Controversial Book in the Bible Changed the Course of Western Civilization."
Contemplate, imitate Kai Maristed, Kai Maristed is the author of the novels "Broken Ground" and "Out After Dark" and the story collection "Belong to Me."
Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org
Write 'em, cowboys John Balzar, John Balzar is a Times staff writer who has written extensively about the West.
Keepers of the non-faith Robert Lee Hotz, email@example.com Robert Lee Hotz is a Times staff writer.
A little `Knowledge' Regina Marler, Regina Marler is the editor of "Queer Beats: How the Beats Turned America on to Sex."
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When Your Best Idea Is Gay Cats, Get Smart Lydia Prior, Lydia Prior is an Irish-born writer for film and television. She currently writes for E! Entertainment Television.
Timeline Nona Yates, Nona Yates is West's research editor and a Times staffer for 23 years.
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Underdog THOMAS CURWEN, Thomas Curwen is an editor at large for The Times. He formerly served as deputy editor of the Book Review and editor of the paper's Outdoors section.