What happened on October 19, 2008
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Common man Ian Randal Strock, Ian Randal Strock is the author of "The Presidential Book of Lists," which will be published next week. He is also the editor of SFScope and blogs about presidents at uspresidents.livejournal.com.
California dreamin' Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Life, and death, and who decides Ben Mattlin, Ben Mattlin is a contributing editor at Institutional Investor and Dealmaker magazines, an NPR commentator and a frequent contributor to other financial and general interest magazines.
Three wrongs don't make a right Nicholas Goldberg, Nicholas Goldberg is editor of The Times' Op-Ed and Sunday Opinion pages.
Three wrongs don't make a right Rosa Brooks, Rosa Brooks, a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, writes a weekly Op-Ed column for The Times.
Three wrongs don't make a right Matt Welch, Matt Welch is editor in chief of Reason magazine and author of "McCain: The Myth of a Maverick."
In a world of color, change Ruben Martinez, Ruben Martinez is a professor of literature and writing at Loyola Marymount University. He is the author of "Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail" and an upcoming book about race and representation in the American desert West.
West From Times staff and wire reports