OPINION: The Jury of the People Weighs Nixon

For only the second time in U.S. history, the American people seriously confront the possibility of the impeachment or forced resignation of a President. It is a painful, lacerating process—as agonizing for them as it may ultimately be for the stricken President. Though a few are gleeful about the possible removal of an old enemy, most face the prospect with considerable foreboding, a profound sense of loss for themselves, their country, their history. A majority still do not favor impeachment, though it is openly discussed everywhere. But many hope that Richard Nixon, in...

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