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Texting with an Ex
Does the British government need a deep clean? David Cameron’s problems swell, and Boris Johnson gets blasted as “foolish” and “unethical”
From 10 to Zero in 60 Seconds
No commemorative libraries. No seven-figure book deals. Why being the ex-leader of the U.K. is hard work with few perks
Oops! He Did It Again
The former British prime minister who triggered Brexit is back for a second act. But no one is clapping
The Lying Game
The former French ambassador to the U.K. calls Boris Johnson a reckless leader with no concern for the truth. Sound familiar?
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
Before Trump’s final days as a delusional tyrant, there was Haile Selassie
The View from Here
American presidents are swathed in way too much pomp and ancien régime regality
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
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
What I know about the Tory wives titillating London with their deliciously disloyal tell-alls
Savage memoir by the wife of a well-connected, upper-class British M.P. puts Conservatives’ knickers in a twist
The Morning After …
Just what might happen in America if there is no indisputable victor on Election Night?
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?