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What happened on October 21, 2007






  • Giving, with strings attached Scott Sherman, Scott Sherman is a contributing writer of the Nation and a contributing editor of the Columbia Journalism Review.

  • Dying behind bars

  • The GOP blues

  • Guarding our parks

  • Oh, and some laws were passed Bill Whalen, Bill Whalen, a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, was chief speechwriter for former California Gov. Pete Wilson.

  • Inside the hospitals

  • Eyes on the prize Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.

  • Checking up on our doctors

  • Cow crisis?

  • How green is my governor? Swati Pandey

  • Mr. Shanker's lesson Richard D. Kahlenberg, Richard D. Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, is the author of "Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles Over Schools, Unions, Race and Democracy."

  • Making peace with ourselves Charles A. Kupchan and Peter L. Trubowitz, Charles A. Kupchan is a professor of international affairs at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Peter L. Trubowitz is a professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin and a senior fellow at the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law.

  • The blue you don't see Robert C. J. Parry, Robert C. J. Parry is a businessman working on a book about his experiences in the Army National Guard in Iraq.

  • A bachelor nation Joshua Kurlantzick, Joshua Kurlantzick is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the author of "Charm Offensive: How China's Soft Power Is Transforming the World."

  • It's small, but it's a keeper Gordy Slack, Gordy Slack is the author of "The Battle Over the Meaning of Everything."

  • In the beginning Gregory Rodriguez, Gregory Rodriguez, a columnist for the opinion pages, is director of the California Fellows Program at the New America Foundation and author of the just-published "Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans and Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America."








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