What happened on April 01, 2007
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Written off Chip Ward, Chip Ward was, until recently, assistant director of the Salt Lake City Public Library. A longer version of this article appears at Tomdispatch.com.
License to pollute Michael K. Dorsey, MICHAEL K. DORSEY, assistant professor on Dartmouth College's faculty of science, teaches in the environmental studies program.
Don't let cows trample on L.A.'s history Susan Anderson, SUSAN ANDERSON is a visiting professor at Pitzer College in Claremont and managing director of L.A. As Subject at USC, an association of libraries and archives. She will chair an April 4 conference at Pitzer, "Buried Treasure: Discovering Los Angeles Through Its African American Past."
Second opinions Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
The party's over. Will Mugabe ever leave? Martin Meredith, Martin Meredith is a journalist and historian whose books include "The Fate of Africa" and "Our Votes, Our Guns: Robert Mugabe and the Tragedy of Zimbabwe."
Make love and war Dan Neil, DAN NEIL writes the 800 Words column for West magazine and the Rumble Seat column for Highway 1.
A whole new ballgame Teddy Wayne / Illustrations by Adam McCauley
Don't take our homes to build a school Marcos M. Villatoro, Novelist and poet Marcos M. Villatoro is a professor of English at Mount St. Mary's College and a columnist for Tu Ciudad Los Angeles magazine. (marcosvillatoro.com)
Beware the politician who won't flip-flop Bruce J. Schulman, BRUCE J. SCHULMAN, a professor of history at Boston University, is the author of "The Seventies."
Overexposure Marisa Silver, Marisa Silver is the author of the short story collection "Babe in Paradise" and the novel "No Direction Home."
A Palestinian optimist Jeffrey Goldberg, Jeffrey Goldberg is the author of "Prisoners: A Muslim & a Jew Across the Middle East Divide" and is a staff writer at the New Yorker.
In a league of his own David L. Ulin, email@example.com David L. Ulin is book editor of The Times.
Six letters that provoke Erin Aubry Kaplan, Erin Aubry Kaplan is a contributing editor to The Times' Opinion pages.
Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org
A daughter once removed Sven Birkerts, Sven Birkerts edits the literary journal AGNI at Boston University. He is the author of "Reading Life: Books for the Ages."
Beached Boy Erik Himmelsbach, Erik Himmelsbach, a writer and TV producer, is at work on a book about the radio station KROQ-FM (106.7) and the alternative-culture revolution.
Boomers, beware Amy Wilentz, Amy Wilentz is the author, most recently, of "I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen: Coming to California in the Age of Schwarzenegger."
Throwing errors Jules Tygiel, Jules Tygiel, a history professor at San Francisco State University, is the author of "Past Time: Baseball as History."
Dark shadows Art Winslow, Art Winslow, a former executive and literary editor of the Nation, writes frequently about books and culture.