Neither here nor there.
When Pope Francis issued his unexpected on the Republican frontrunner, he did little to make the choice facing American Catholics any easier.
The circus comes to town.
Dirty tricks are a big part of the south's first presidential primary.
A Harper’s Weekly cartoon of German emigrants boarding a steamer in Hamburg, Germany, 1874.
Anti-migrant rhetoric is running high in the US – but its star proponent would do well to think about his German roots.
Kasich takes his campaign to South Carolina.
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich likes to tout his record as governor of Ohio. Is it a case of oversell?
Does it say ‘free trade’s no good’?
The leading Republican candidate may seem out of step with his party's platform when he lambasts free trade, but in fact the GOP has promoted protectionism for most of its history.
Both Democratic candidates are strong feminists, which makes it harder for Hillary to claim women's votes as her birthright.
Ted Cruz speaks at a rally in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Is 'chutzpah' actually – as Ted Cruz claimed – a New York word? And what's with the candidate's insistence on distancing himself from New York City?
Another world is possible.
Left-wing grassroots movements are swelling their ranks and winning elections – but their standard-bearers are same old, same old.
Rod Webber before a Marco Rubio rally in Exeter, New Hampshire.
NH’s election laws allow people to vote in the primaries even if they are not registered with one of the parties. How pivotal are these unenrolled voters? We look beyond the exit polls for answers.
Bernie Sanders celebrates his victory in New Hampshire.
Ohio Governor John Kasich takes second place in the GOP race while Senator Marco Rubio drops to fifth.
Can’t touch this.
With the results in, Trump stands proudly on top of what looks like a five-way car crash. What now?
Is this Bernie an eternal flame?
"Socialist" has been a dirty word in American politics for decades – so why does socialism suddenly seem alive and well?
Whose party is it?
When Clinton and Sanders first came of age politically, neither was a natural fit for the Democrats. How they and the party have changed helps explain their philosophical divide today.
Trump’s performances never fail to make breaking news, securing him the public’s attention.
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Donald Trump has applied the lessons of winning a TV audience to politics. Much as we might deplore the theatre of entertaining voters, we can't wish it away.
With Iowa out of the way, the first true primary ballot is finally here.
Let the horse race begin.
America's way of choosing its president is marred by murky voting methods, a warped calendar, and too much hype.
Marco Rubio in Exeter, New Hampshire.
For 100 years, retail politics has ruled the New Hampshire primary. We may be seeing a new dynamic emerge in 2016.
Most Americans will be pinching pennies after they retire.
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The presidential candidates are largely ignoring one of the biggest economic issues facing Americans: more than half are struggling to save enough for retirement.
Welcome to the 2016 Iowa Caucus.
This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies…
Can Rubio win? You bet.
Instead of fixating on polling and pundits, you might as well go straight to the bookies.