TIME on Thursday revealed its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world – but it’s those who were chosen to write about the winners that’s almost the most surprising. From Antonin Scalia on Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Hillary Clinton on Elizabeth Warren, check out the best pairings from the series.
“She never hesitates to hold powerful people’s feet to the fire: bankers, lobbyists, senior government officials and, yes, even presidential aspirants.”
“Mitch McConnell’s mind is a marvelous machine … He is famous for his dignified reserve on Capitol Hill, but my friend is happiest tailgating at a University of Louisville football game.”
“Having had the good fortune to serve beside her on both courts, I can attest that her opinions are always thoroughly considered, always carefully crafted and almost always correct (which is to say we sometimes disagree). That much is apparent for all to see.”
“As a transgender child, I was always looking around for someone like me, because I thought I was the only one. It’s hard to feel like that. But having support from my family changed everything. They helped me love myself and embrace who I am.”
“Despite the flamboyance, the self-aggrandizement and the self-promotion (Kim set out to break the Internet by baring her bum in an extraordinary photograph), Kim comes across as an enviable big sister in a clan where everyone seems to love one another. Are they indeed today’s Brady Bunch?”