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Undercover Boss Who pulls the strings at 10 Downing Street? Hint: it may not be Boris

Great Sakharov’s Ghost By seeking to destroy Alexei Navalny, Putin is repeating the mistakes his K.G.B. predecessors made with the dissident nuclear scientist

The Cool Cat and the Prime Minister For a decade, the “Chief Mouser” has made 10 Downing Street his domain

The View from Here American presidents are swathed in way too much pomp and ancien régime regality

Flight of the Bottom-Feeders After years of running the zoo, Trump aides stampede for the exit

Caveat Emperor Before Trump’s final days as a delusional tyrant, there was Haile Selassie

#NeverLeaving Trump’s not the first loser to be dragged kicking and screaming from high office. A century ago, it was a New York City Hall janitor who just wouldn’t let go

The Politics of Bad Behavior Melania, Ivanka, and the double standards of the single-minded

Joe Biden’s Not-So-Secret Weapon American-born and raised in France by a stepfather who had survived the Holocaust, Tony Blinken will shape the next president’s global relations

The Biden Touch He wears his heart where every Scranton native does: on his sleeve. Thank God

Melania by Night As Rome burns and Trump tweets, his wife stays up late reading gossip about Vogue’s Anna Wintour

Tattle Tales What I know about the Tory wives titillating London with their deliciously disloyal tell-alls

R.I.P. RBG

September 19, 2020

Diary Dearest Savage memoir by the wife of a well-connected, upper-class British M.P. puts Conservatives’ knickers in a twist

Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers The star athlete and pageant winner who is shaking up politics in Anguilla

The Morning After … Just what might happen in America if there is no indisputable victor on Election Night?

Invisible Woman Daisy Bates was one of the civil-rights era’s most formidable forces. Why is her story not better known?

Sunak the Magnificent Is the Tory party’s newest rising star, the son of South Asian small-business owners, destined to become the conservative Tony Blair?

The View from There What if Trump had been president during the AIDS crisis?

Putin’s Fox News How RT America’s blend of entertainment and disinformation is warping our politics

Will Some Twentysomethings Take Down Trump? Two roommates sue the president for violating their constitutional rights—simply so he could pose with a Bible

Multi-Player Movement How the bobbleheaded critters of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing became enemies of the Chinese state

Red Summer A century ago, another U.S. president and his top cop turned a blind eye to violence against black Americans

“Light My Fire, Why Don’t You?” A trip to Beijing early in Nancy Pelosi’s career illustrates the spirit that has become her trademark

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