Bill Kristol

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 William Butler Yeats: After the election of Donald Trump, there was a massive surge in online searches for his magnificently doom-laden “The Second Coming”. Photograph:  Getty

There are many ways to measure the state of the world and economists, ecologists and anthropologists labour mightily over them. Opening the Yeats Inte(...)

US representative John Lewis: “I believe in forgiveness. I believe in trying to work with people. It’s going to be very difficult.” Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

President-elect Donald Trump began a long holiday weekend that honours slain black civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr by attacking another rig(...)

Donald Trump with his new chief of staff  Reince Priebus: Mr Priebus spent much of his post-appointment  media interviews defending his future colleague Steve Bannon and the latter’s links to white supremacists. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/via Getty

Barack Obama declined to step into the debate around Donald Trump’s appointment of chief strategist Steve Bannon, who has been criticised for his link(...)

Steve Bannon: Began his career in the military and business before turning to politics and the media. Photograph: Getty Images

By installing Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon and outgoing Republican national committee chairman Reince Priebus to the most senior roles in his(...)

Republican US vice presidential nominee Governor Mike Pence speaks during the TV debate on Tuesday. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump, in his preparation for the second presidential debate against Hillary Clinton, should watch running mate Mike Pence’s performance in his(...)

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: on some foreign policy issues, it’s Hillary the Hawk against Donald the Quasi-Dove. Photographs: Damon Winter/Zach Gibson/The New York Times

It seems odd, in this era of gender fluidity, that we are headed toward the most stark X versus Y battle since Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Donal(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: “The most enjoyable thing about the Trump phenomenon has been watching him make monkeys out of a lot of people who had it coming.”   Photograph: Robert F Bukaty/AP

Here’s why the Trump campaign is wicked fun: I watched Donald Trump in New York for decades, as a bachelor swanning, a party fixture mingling, a maste(...)

Jeb Bush: though he is more apt to do his homework, he’s unformed on foreign policy, like his brother – except that his brother was elected before 9/11. Photograph: Jabin Botsford/New York Times

James Baker can take credit for two presidencies and one vice-presidency in the Bush family. So it’s a tad ungracious for a Bush to take Baker to task(...)