The Houston Astros celebrate their World Series victory over the LA Dodgers. Photograph: Mike Nelson/EPA

Four years after losing a club record 111 games, the Houston Astros have won their first World Series. The Astros took a five-run lead in the first t(...)

The problem with Donald Trump is we don’t know which of the characters he has created he would bring to the Oval Office. The trouble with Hillary Clinton is we do know. Photograph:  Andrea Comas/Reuters

When historians write about this bizarre, ugly and dispiriting campaign – and oh, my, will they ever! – the epic dark saga will unfold this way: A man(...)