American satirist Joe Queenan explores cunning.
Concern over the state of the American education system and President Bush's reforms.
How abstract votes will affect the nomination of Democratic presidential candidate.
Alistair Cooke compares the colourful characters of past US presidents.
Alistair Cooke is shocked by the results of a recent poll to name the greatest presidents.
Does Barack Obama have what it takes to get to the White House?
Why do journalists flock to Washington for the presidential election?
Do nuclear weapons still pose a threat in 1989, and why is George Bush so popular?
Carter first sitting president to attend Met opera.
Carter Playboy interview. Public reaction to Carter's 'adultery in my heart' admission.
Carter reshuffles his team of advisers.
The parallels between the leadership of President Clinton and Felipe Gonzalez of Spain.
Newt Gingrich becomes Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
The United Nations intervention in Bosnia, and the hesitation of Bill Clinton.
President Clinton visits China, considering US - Chinese relations and Nixon's 1972 visit.
The prosperity and popularity of President Clinton.
Contrasting Clinton's high approval rating with the widespread belief that he's lying.
Did Bill Clinton use family and political influence to avoid being drafted during Vietnam?
Paula Jones' civil prosecution of Clinton for an alleged 1991 sexual assault thrown out.
Allegations that Clinton persuaded Monica Lewinsky to give false testimony examined.
President Theodore Roosevelt's attempt to unite America under the English language.
Billionaire Donald Trump, the leading Republican candidate in the US presidential race.
Jonathan Freedland examines the rise of Donald Trump through the prism of the past.
Eliza Manningham-Buller on why she regards Abraham Lincoln as a great life.
As Obama's campaign to win a 2nd term ramps up Gary Younge assesses his performance so far
President Clinton's trip to dissuade Boris Yeltsin from sending nuclear aid to Iran.
Alan Rusbridger asks how America's journalists are reporting on their new president.
David Frost turns to the archives to get beneath the skin of Richard Nixon.
The background of George H W Bush, the new Republican presidential candidate.