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Is Sarah Palin the Future of the Republican Party?

Complete video at: Political commentators Michael Tomasky, Frank Rich, Martin Kettle, and Thomas Powers debate the political future of 2008 Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin. ----- A panel of writers and editors lay out what you need to know before heading to the polls in November. Join some of the brightest intellectuals of our day as they break down what they see as the major issues steering this election season, and find out what they think you need to decide before you go to the polls in November. Our panel of writers and editors will also discuss what they believe are the issues the next president will need to address to move our nation forward- The Commonwealth Club of California Martin Kettle writes for the Guardian on British, European and American politics, as well as the media, law, music and many other subjects. He has worked on the Guardian since 1984 in several capacities, including as a columnist, classical music critic, political leader writer, Guardian Europe editor and US bureau chief 1997-2001. He was chief leader writer 2001-6. He was appointed an assistant editor of the paper in 1994. Thomas Powers is the author of The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA, Heisenberg's War: The Secret History of the German Bomb, Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda, and The Confirmation (2000), a novel. He won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1971 and has contributed to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, Harper's, The Nation, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. Frank Rich is an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times. His weekly 1500-word essay on the intersection of culture and news helped inaugurate the expanded opinion pages that the paper introduced in the Sunday Week in Review section in April 2005. From 2003-2005, Mr. Rich had been the front page columnist for the Sunday Arts & Leisure section as part of that section's redesign and expansion. He also serves as senior adviser to The Times's culture editor on the paper's overall cultural news report. Michael Tomasky was previously a senior political columnist and contributing editor at New York magazine. He has also worked as an editor and writer at The Village Voice and The New York Observer. He is author of two books, Left for Dead: The Life, Death, and the Possible Resurrection of Progressive Politics in America, and Hillary's Turn, an account of the New York Senate race of 2000. He has also been published in The New York Review of Books, Harper's, The New York Times Book Review and The Washington Post, and was recently a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard.
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