John Nichols, associate editor of The Capital Times, is the author of seven books on politics and the media. He writes about electoral politics and public policy for The Nation magazine, and is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times. His articles have appeared in The Guardian in London, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune and dozens of other newspapers.

A specialist in constitutional issues relating to elections and presidential accountability, Nichols is the author of the book "The Genius of Impeachment" (The New Press), which has been featured on Bill Moyers' Journal and hailed by Rolling Stones' Tim Dickinson as the best of the many books written on presidential accountability. Nichols is, as well, the author of a critically acclaimed analysis of the Florida recount fight of 2000, "Jews for Buchanan" (The New Press), and a best-selling biography of former Vice President Dick Cheney, "Dick: The Man Who Is President" (The New Press), also published in French and Arabic.

He edited "Against the Beast: A Documentary History of American Opposition to Empire" (Nation Books), of which historian Howard Zinn said: "At exactly the time when we need it most, John Nichols gives us a special gift - a collection of writings, speeches, poems and songs from throughout American history - that reminds us that our revulsion to war and empire has a long and noble tradition in this country."

He can be reached at jnichols@madison.com.