What happened on July 15, 2007
Giuliani plays contrast and compare DON FREDERICK AND ANDREW MALCOLM, Excerpted from The Times' political blog Top of the Ticket, at www.latimes.com/ topoftheticket. Staff writer Scott Martelle contributed.
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Duty calls James Marcus, James Marcus is the author of "Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut" and the proprietor of a blog, House of Mirth.
Distant gratification Susan Salter Reynolds, Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
Your ad here Veronique de Turenne, Veronique de Turenne is a book critic and blogs at www.laobserved.com/malibu.
80 proof Diana Wagman, Diana Wagman, a professor at Cal State Long Beach, is the author of the novels "Skin Deep," "Spontaneous" and "Bump."
Getting into character Tara Ison, Tara Ison is the author, most recently, of "The List."
Embedded Kit R. Roane, Kit R. Roane has covered conflicts in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan and Iraq.
The misanthrope Antoine Wilson, Antoine Wilson is the author of "The Interloper" (Handsel Books/Other Press).
Category 5 Thomas Hayden, Thomas Hayden writes about science, medicine and culture. He is the author, with Richard Jadick, of "On Call in Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story."
The player William T. Vollmann, William T. Vollmann's novel "Europe Central" won a 2005 National Book Award. He is the author, most recently, of "Poor People."
A GOP comeback strategy Frank Luntz, FRANK LUNTZ is a Republican pollster whose clients have included Rudolph W. Giuliani and Michael R. Bloomberg. His latest book is "Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear."
Zapping South Africa's Zuma Joel Pett, JOEL PETT is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Union blues Ruth Milkman, RUTH MILKMAN, professor of sociology and director of the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, is the author of "L.A. Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement."
Homeland security, home style Judith Miller, JUDITH MILLER is coauthor of "Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War." This article was adapted from a longer version appearing in the forthcoming issue of City Journal.
Is peace out of reach? Aaron David Miller, AARON DAVID MILLER, who served at the State Department as an advisor to six secretaries of State, is a scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. His forthcoming book, "The Much Too Promised Land," will be published in 2008.
How to `get away with it' Joe Mathews, JOE MATHEWS, a Times reporter, is the author of "The People's Machine: Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Rise of Blockbuster Democracy."
Keeping up is getting us down Ezra Klein, EZRA KLEIN is a staff writer at the American Prospect. His blog is at EzraKlein.com.