What happened on June 24, 2007
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What did Brown mean? Edward Lazarus, EDWARD LAZARUS, a lawyer in private practice, is the author of "Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall and Future of the Modern Supreme Court."
Cartoon contrariness Joel Pett, JOEL PETT is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Map quest Douglas Johnson, DOUGLAS JOHNSON is a fellow with the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College. He served as a consultant to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission during its 2001 redistricting.
Tipping off the enemy Gabriel Schoenfeld, GABRIEL SCHOENFELD is senior editor of Commentary magazine.
Sir Salman's plight Timothy Garton Ash, TIMOTHY GARTON ASH, a contributing editor to Opinion, is professor of European studies at Oxford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Good vs. good David Rieff, DAVID RIEFF is the author of "At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention" and "A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis."
The delicate balance of black and brown Harold Meyerson, HAROLD MEYERSON is executive editor of the American Prospect and a columnist for the Washington Post.
Grace anatomy Rafael Campo, Rafael Campo, an internist and Harvard Medical School professor, is the author of "The Poetry of Healing: A Doctor's Education in Empathy, Identity, and Desire." His most recent book of poems, "The Enemy," was published earlier this year.
Uncomfortable truths Natasha Randall, Natasha Randall is a critic and the translator, most recently, of Yevgeny Zamyatin's "We" for Modern Library.
All you need is love Susan Salter Reynolds, Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
Life lessons Eric Weinberger, Eric Weinberger teaches expository writing at Harvard University.
Desperately seeking stasis Tara Ison, Tara Ison is the author, most recently, of "The List."
Welcome to Web 2.0 Peter Lunenfeld, Peter Lunenfeld's most recent book is "USER: InfoTechnoDemo." He is a professor in the media design program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
Slow fade Karrie Higgins, Karrie Higgins is a writer based in Portland, Ore.
Along for the ride Karl Taro Greenfeld, Karl Taro Greenfeld was the editor of Time Asia from 2001 to 2004 and is a correspondent for Conde Nast Portfolio magazine. He is the author, most recently, of "China Syndrome: The True Story of the 21st Century's First Great Epidemic."
Finding equilibrium Jesse Cohen, Jesse Cohen is the series editor of "The Best American Science Writing."
Networked Sara Lippincott, Sara Lippincott is an assistant editor of Book Review.
September song Thomas Curwen, Thomas Curwen is an editor at large for The Times.