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President Trump and the ANZUS alliance

One thing Malcolm Turnbull didn’t talk about on his recent visit to the US was the possibility of Donald Trump becoming president. Perhaps he thinks of it as too unlikely to worry about. The conventional…
Donald Trump answers a question from CNN moderator Wolf Blitzer. Mike Blake/Reuters

Why presidential debates need real-time fact-checking

With the presidential debates being derided as evidence we live in a “post-fact" political world, why aren't the moderators “truth vigilantes”?
Has the American political system fallen so low that it requires a massive injection of anti-democratic behaviour to make it more ‘democratic’? Reuters/James Glover II

US democracy trumps all as a dysfunctional disgrace

The dwindling ranks of those who line up to defend America’s system are able to do so only if they view it through a prism of its lofty 18th-century ideals, rather than 21st-century realities.
Sanders and Clinton had plenty to say Saturday evening – but was anyone listening? Brian Snyder/REUTERS

Democratic debate takes on ISIS, guns and taxes

Did you miss the Democratic debate on Saturday? Here are some of the key themes that developed and scholarship to help you understand them.

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