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Gerald Ford died yesterday, but he lives on in two of his key appointees: Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney. Their impact on America today is greater than Ford’s. JOHN NICHOLS comments: he’s Washington correspondent for The Nation, and writes The Online Beat at TheNation.com.
READ my piece Gerald Fords Legacy: Cheney and Rumsfeld at TheNation.com
Report from Ramallah: Palestinian politics have been on the verge of chaos as Fatah and Hamas battle for power MARK LeVINE has just returned from Ramallah with a report: is a Palestinian unity government possible? Do the Israelis want negotations? Mark teaches Middle Eastern history at UC Irvine and writes for the L.A. Times, Tikkun, Le Monde, and The Nation.
ALSO: EARL WARREN transformed America as Chief Justice, first of all with Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, declaring segregated schools unconstitutional. But before Eisenhower appointed him, he had a long career in California politics that was not so liberal. JIM NEWTON of the L.A. Times will explain: his new book is Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made.
More stuff to read: My piece James Brown, Godfather of Soul at TheNation.com