Four years after her famous 'misogyny speech' attacking Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard reflected this week on her experience as a woman at the top.
Republicans want voter ID laws. Democrats want more access to the ballot. Why do we have to choose?
Is xenophobic rhetoric enough to get Latinos to turn out in large numbers? An expert on Latino politics explains.
This episode of Race to the White House examines the fallout from the second presidential debate and asks whether the Republican Party can transform itself to remain politically relevant.
Donald Trump has used pop culture better than Hillary Clinton because he has made the campaign pop culture: reliant on mass entertainment and social media while lacking any depth.
As the rest of the world watches the circus that has been the 2016 US presidential campaign, questions about how the elections and candidates are being financed continue to be raised.
In reducing his aggressive, sexist banter to 'locker-room' conversation, Donald Trump reveals a regressive and oafish masculinity.
Meant to be a relatively tame "town hall"-style encounter, the second-round debate was one of the grisliest moments of an already ugly campaign.
Scholars from the Washington University in St. Louis react to the second presidential debate.
Donald Trump landed some blows in the second debate, but not enough to change the momentum of the campaign, which is firmly favouring Hillary Clinton.
The Conversation's experts respond to the second US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
To decide between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, American voters will have to decide which narrative they prefer, leaving the truth to emerge later from the political rubble.
Will the candidates acknowledge the Black Lives Matter platform during the debate in St. Louis? Millennial voters will be listening.
Despite growing concerns about possible declining American power and influence, the US still dominates the region upon which Australia has increasingly come to depend.
Here's how cultural practices are playing a role in many countries in incentivizing parents to educate their girls.
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been endorsed by an army of celebrity supporters.
The fact that so much of the religious vote will go to the obviously less religious candidate says a lot about the 2016 US presidential election.
Whoever wins the keys to the White House in November, it is far from guaranteed that Barack Obama's detente with the Cubans will continue.
Debate over trade and immigration have caused rifts within parties this year. An international relations expert explains how these global issues will continue to challenge our two-party system.
Imagine you're in a voting booth faced with a choice between bad candidate #1 and bad candidate #2. Surprisingly, science says this may actually be a good thing. Here's how.