What happened on February 11, 2007
You call that irony? Jon Winokur, JON WINOKUR is the author of 20 reference books and anthologies, including, most recently, "The Big Book of Irony."
A town that wants illegal immigrants GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, Gregory Rodriguez is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation. firstname.lastname@example.org
Nature amid the concrete D.J. Waldie, D.J. WALDIE is the author of "Where We Are Now: Notes from Los Angeles." He is the public information officer of the city of Lakewood.
Cheney reaction Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Bullet trains won't get us anywhere By James E. Moore, JAMES E. MOORE is chairman of the department of industrial and systems engineering at USC, director of the transportation engineering program and a researcher with the USC Center for Risk and Economic
Bullet trains won't get us anywhere James E. Moore, JAMES E. MOORE is chairman of the department of industrial and systems engineering at USC, director of the transportation engineering program and a researcher with the USC Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events.
In 'global cities,' you get a view of the future Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, JEFFREY N. WASSERSTROM, a professor of history at UC Irvine, is the author of "China's Brave New World and Other Tales for Global Times," forthcoming from Indiana University Press.
At least he picked the right city for a scandal Martin F. Nolan, MARTIN F. NOLAN, a former reporter and editor for the Boston Globe, lives in San Francisco.
A road map out of Iraq Zbigniew Brzezinski, Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security advisor to President Carter, is the author of "Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower," to be published later this month.
The truth about us Sarah E. Igo, SARAH E. IGO is a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of "The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public."
Confessions of an ex-pollster Nicholas Goldberg, NICHOLAS GOLDBERG is editor of the Op-Ed page and Current section of The Times.
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Mock Not Lest Ye Be Overheard and Canned Kathy Ebel, Kathy Ebel, a writer and producer, is working on a collection of short stories.
Mision San Pablo Steven Lewis, Steven Lewis is a writing mentor at SUNY-Empire State College and the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute. His latest book, "Fear and Loathing of Boca Raton: A Hippies' Guide to the Second Sixties," will be published this year by Quill Driver Books.
How to Get Wall Street to Hug a Tree David Wolman, David Wolman is the author of "A Left-Hand Turn Around the World" and has written for Wired, Newsweek Discover and other magazines.
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A License to Chill Michael Goldstein, Michael Goldstein has written for the New York Daily News, Sunset and other publications. His 2004 Los Angeles Times Magazine story, "Sheer Lunacy," won a feature writing award from the Los Angeles Press Club.
All or nothing Richard Rayner, Richard Rayner is the author of several books, most recently the novel "The Devil's Wind."
Sharp jabs at a soft nation Matthew Price, Matthew Price is a journalist and critic in New York.
Finishing each other's sentences 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."
Truth and light Susan Salter Reynolds, email@example.com Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
Dangerous liaisons Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is the author of many books, including "Elia Kazan: A Biography" and, most recently, with George Perry and Stephen Bogart, "Bogie: A Celebration of the Life and Films of Humphrey Bogart."
Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tinseltown Scheherazades Tara Ison, Tara Ison is the author of the novels "A Child Out of Alcatraz" and the forthcoming "The List."
The odd couple Seth Faison, Seth Faison, a former China correspondent for the New York Times, is the author of "South of the Clouds: Exploring the Hidden Realms of China."
UnLondon calling Edward Champion, Edward Champion, a San Francisco writer, hosts the literary blog "Return of the Reluctant," which can be found at www.edrants.com.
Wartime secrets Jim Ruland, Jim Ruland is the author of the short story collection "Big Lonesome."
Memory play Tod Goldberg, Tod Goldberg is the author of the short-story collection "Simplify" and the novel "Living Dead Girl."
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