Lyndon Johnson

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I have a weakness for off-the-cuff political wit. A master, of course, was Winston Churchill. For instance, when an MP blurted angrily, “Mr Churchill,(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum on February 11th, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty

US president Donald Trump was a teenager when Lyndon Johnson, the 36th US president, signed the bill that helped him become the 45th. The 1965 Immigra(...)

US president Donald Trump removes his face mask at the White House on Monday after returning from the Walter Reed medical centre, where he underwent treatment for Covid-19. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

In May 1998, when HIV was still a deadly virus, Donald Trump discussed the threat of infection with the radio shock jock Howard Stern. Neither man see(...)

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: His advanced age means it is quite likely his running mate may ultimately become president. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

“The primary role of the vice-president of the United States of America is to support the president of the United States of America, give that preside(...)

Deceptively radical? Former US vice-president and now candidate for the presideny Joe Biden. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Soviet Union used to alternate between bald leaders and ones with formidable hair. The US, which is seldom ruled by the smooth of pate, swings aro(...)

There are new challenges for the Queen. The World is Changing, something which is ever surprising to people in period dramas.

The Crown is back on Netflix. The first two series covered our hero’s rise from a plucky underdog engaged in backstreet underground Queening contests (...)

Senator Bernie Sanders: Even if he is less taken with identity politics than with class, neither he nor Elizabeth Warren are immigration sceptics. Photograph: Allison Farrand/The New York Times

Americans tire of the idea that a more enlightened people live to their immediate north. The English, I can report, know the feeling. A sort of moral (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson ‘is a smirking dilettante who fancies himself an intellectual’. File photograph: Getty

‘Stop treating all this like a game,” a frustrated Ken Clarke, veteran Tory MP, told Boris Johnson on the floor of the House of Commons recently. Cla(...)

Castle Blunden: Jane and Caroline Blunden at their former family home, in Co Kilkenny, some of whose contents are being auctioned on June 25th. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

THE BLUNDEN TWINS HAVE TRAVELLED THE WORLD THROUGH ART AND CULTURE. NOW THEY ARE BACK FOR A FINAL SALE OF CONTENTS AT CASTLE BLUNDEN, IN CO KILKENN(...)

 Ruby Walsh on Royal Caviar leads over the last from Davy Russell on Some Plan in the 2017 Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Paul Townend will be crowned champion jockey at the end of next week’s Punchestown festival. Rachael Blackmore is runner-up after her groundbreaking s(...)

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