What happened on January 21, 2007
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Who screwed up globalization? Steven Weber and Ely Ratner, Steven Weber is professor of political science and director of the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley. Ely Ratner is a doctoral candidate in political science and a research fellow at the institute's New Era Foreign Policy Center.
A twisted nostalgia on 204th Street GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, GREGORY RODRIGUEZ is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
Help renters be buyers Marc B. Haefele, MARC B. HAEFELE is a regular commentator on KPCC radio. His work appears in the Jewish Journal, Citybeat and on CitywatchLA.com.
It's up to you M. Gregg Bloche, M. GREGG BLOCHE is professor of law at Georgetown University, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a visiting professor of law at UCLA.
The clock may be ticking on Iran's fiery president Dariush Zahedi and Omid Memarian, DARIUSH ZAHEDI teaches in the departments of political economy and peace and conflict studies at UC Berkeley. OMID MEMARIAN, an Iranian journalist, was awarded Human Rights Watch's highest award in 2005.
Dying laughing Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Hot 8 fights for the Big Easy Jason Berry, JASON BERRY, a visiting professor of creative writing at Tulane University, is the author, most recently, of the novel "Last of the Red Hot Poppas."
Davos' downhill slide Daniel W. Drezner, DANIEL W. DREZNER is associate professor of international politics at Tufts University's Fletcher School and the author of "All Politics Is Global." He maintains a blog at danieldrezner.com/blog/.
History loves an unmarried woman Helen Fisher, Helen Fisher, research professor in the department of anthropology at Rutgers University, is the author of "Why We Love."
Apocalypse again Paul Whitefield, PAUL WHITEFIELD supervises the editorial pages' copy desk.
To stop gangs, call the Scouts Heather MacDonald, Heather MacDonald is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the author of "Are Cops Racist?"
A heart as cold as Arctic snow Nina Revoyr, Nina Revoyr is the author of the novels "Southland" and "The Necessary Hunger."
Soul sisters Ben Ehrenreich, Ben Ehrenreich is the author of the novel "The Suitors."
Contents under pressure Marisa Silver, Marisa Silver is the author of the short story collection "Babe in Paradise" and the novel "No Direction Home."
Brahmin bulls Eric Weinberger, Eric Weinberger teaches expository writing at Harvard.
Who's your daddy? Christopher Noxon, Christopher Noxon is the author of "Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-up."
Canyons of change Jenny Burman, Jenny Burman writes "Chicken Corner," a blog on Echo Park for LAObserved.
Unchain my heart Erin Aubry Kaplan, Erin Aubry Kaplan is a weekly Op-Ed columnist for The Times and a former staff writer for LA Weekly. She writes chiefly about race, politics and culture.
Monster house Ron Hansen, Ron Hansen's novel "Hitler's Niece" was published in 1999. He teaches literature and creative writing at Santa Clara University.
The same old new ideas Marc Cooper, Marc Cooper, a contributing editor to the Nation and a columnist for L.A. Weekly, is a visiting professor of journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication.
Tall tales and hymns Laurel Maury, Laurel Maury writes reviews and articles for a variety of publications.
Never Judge a Producer by His Website Christina Hamlett, Former actress and director Christina Hamlett is a professional script consultant.
90245 Jessica Gelt
War Babies Kaui Hart Hemmings, Kaui Hart Hemmings is the author of "House of Thieves" (Penguin Press) and the forthcoming novel, "The Descendants," to be published in May by Random House.
Fast and Spurious Preston Lerner, Preston Lerner has written about racing and other subjects for Sports Illustrated, Men's Journal, Wired, Popular Science and Automobile Magazine.
Renting Los Angeles Stephen J. Gertz, Stephen J. Gertz is an antiquarian book dealer and pop-culture historian who has contributed to books by Feral House and The Disinformation Company and to L.A. Review and online magazines.
Network Philanthropy Douglas McGray, Douglas McGray is a contributing writer for West and a fellow at the New America Foundation