There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a parti(...)

Harlad Malmgren and daughter Pippa: special advisers to many US presidents

Meet the Malmgrens. You might not have heard of them but they are members of an extraordinary family. Harald Malmgren was a senior adviser to four co(...)

Martin Luther King: in 1967 Time magazine passed a more severe, and perhaps racist, judgment on him than it had 10 years previously. Photograph: PA

There is a statue of Martin Luther King on the National Mall in Washington. He is the only non-president to have been accorded this monumental hono(...)