Wed. 12/27: Gerald Ford’s Legacy: Cheney & Rumsfeld

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
READ my piece “Gerald Ford’s Legacy: Cheney and Rumsfeld” at

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.

Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He MadeALSO: 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