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What happened on May 18, 2008


  • The depths of sorrow Susan Salter Reynolds, Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.

  • Dividing lines Jim Newton, Jim Newton, editor of The Times' editorial pages, is the author of "Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made."

  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds

  • Bestsellers

  • First do no harm Jesse Cohen, Jesse Cohen is the series editor of "The Best American Science Writing."

  • Paging Daedalus Denise Hamilton, Denise Hamilton is editor of the anthology "Los Angeles Noir" and author of the forthcoming novel "The Last Embrace," set in 1949 Hollywood.

  • The next turn Veronique de Turenne

  • What a girl wants Peter Terzian, Peter Terzian is editing an anthology of essays about beloved record albums.

  • Oops!!! Sara Lippincott

  • Dividing lines David Greenberg, David Greenberg is a professor of history and media studies at Rutgers University, a columnist for Slate and the author of "Nixon's Shadow: The History of an Image."












  • He's out Dave Zirin, Dave Zirin is the author of "Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports."

  • Tapping into the future

  • America's safety net

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

  • Troubled dream Swati Pandey, Swati Pandey is an assistant articles editor for The Times' opinion pages.

  • Phone facts

  • The subtext of lolspeak

  • Your slip is showing, and reshowing Ezra Klein, Ezra Klein is an associate editor at the American Prospect. He blogs at

  • Two states are better than one

  • Democracy Inc. Joe Mathews, Joe Mathews, an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation and a former Times staff writer, will moderate a panel on business and the local ballot process on May 27 at the Autry National Center.

  • Sharks vs. salmon Paul VanDevelder, Paul VanDevelder's new book, "Savages and Scoundrels: The Great Taking of America and the Road to Empire," is due out next year.

  • Save us from the rescuers David Rieff, David Rieff is the author of many books, including "At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention" and "A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis."

  • Taken for a ride D. J. Waldie, D.J. Waldie is a contributing editor for The Times. His most recent book is "California Romantica."

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