Democrats gained only a handful of House seats in this week's elections, leaving Republicans in the majority. But can the GOP shift from opposing President Obama to supporting President Trump?
Whatever happens over the next four years it won’t be boring. Let’s hope we get through it.
Will it be possible to put America's political life back together after the election? Britain after 'Brexit' offers a case study.
There has been much analysis on the rise of Donald Trump as the result of widespread social and economic unrest, but a look at the primaries shows it to be more of a quirk of the system.
Kim Beazley's time as Australia's ambassador to the United States came to an end earlier this year, but he is riveted by next week's presidential election.
While it's unprecedented to call an election 'rigged' before voting has even taken place, there is a history of candidates crying foul after suspicious results.
Younger evangelicals have a very different view of their faith.Their perspective on issues such as immigration and economic inequality differs widely from that of the religious right.
At a time when politics is showing its most divisive side, a scholar argues that embracing humility could help us deal with hidden biases.
As deadlines loom large for Congress, is there any hope for avoiding gridlock? A political scientist examines one common, informal way members build relationships across the aisle.
Achieving greater freedom and equality for all identity groups is African democrats' primary goal. By contrast, American democrats have traditionally been preoccupied with individual rights.
Anyone who still dismisses Donald Trump as a ludicrous amateur should now realise just how dangerous he is.
Even by the standards of the Trump campaign, the Republican jamboree in Cleveland was a sorry spectacle.
Trump appeared surprisingly presidential. According to a scholar of American political rhetoric, there were echoes of Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Reagan.
A host of vast and persistent economic inequalities in America has created the perfect environment for a right-wing populist like Donald Trump.
Donald Trump runs his campaign like reality television – high on emotion, low on substance. But that is the key to his appeal to many disenfranchised Americans.
With prospective first lady Melania Trump accused of plagiarising Michelle Obama, the Republicans are off to a predictably rocky start.
Both the Republican and Democratic platforms show a shift away from globalization, thanks to the influence of the rise of populists in both parties.
After a year of trying to bring him down, the Republican Party will rally behind Donald Trump this week – sort of.
Republicans and Democrats alike claim their conventions provide a big economic boost to their host cities. What's the evidence say?
While technology companies have embraced Washington, they haven’t yet embraced political disclosure.