The Final Lap

As our political team previews a historic presidential election, we honor a Time stalwart who made history of his own

David Johnson for TIME

TIME president and worldwide publisher McCarrick is stepping down after 35 years of innovation at Time Inc.

This issue is as traditional as red, white and blue. We call it The Choice--and for us, it's our last chance to evenhandedly lay out the issues for you before you head into the voting booth on Nov. 4. I think of this as a public service for all of our readers and everyone who will vote. It makes sense because our readers are perfectly representative of the country as a whole: they are Republican and Democratic and independent; they live in red states and blue ones and purple ones. Some of you have made up your minds; some of you...

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