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From outside the US, Donald Trump might seem a buffoon who cannot be seriously thought of as president. EPA/Erik S. Lesser

US politics set for change without regeneration

The generation who grew up during the Cold War and came to age through the unrest of Vietnam and the civil rights movement still dominate American politics.
Richard Nixon, 1971. Oliver F. Atkins/US National Archives and Records Administration

How Snapchat is scooping ‘The Boys on the Bus’

With three in four American voters using a smartphone, mobile devices are revolutionizing how political news is consumed – and reported.
Hearing it from supporters: attendee at Clinton rally in New Hampshire expresses opposition to Keystone pipeline. Brian Synder/Reuters

Clinton stance on XL Pipeline reflects muscle of climate activists

Hillary Clinton's opposition to construction of the Keystone pipeline has little effect in the short term but reflects building "supply side" strategy of environmentalists to limit fossil fuel development.
Where will the money come from for Hillary Clinton’s college plan? Hillary for America

Clinton’s debt-free college comes with a price tag

Hillary Clinton's US$350 billion college plan will need a doubling of the federal government’s funding to colleges. But this large expansion in federal dollars will not be without its own costs.
Ten of the 17 Republican candidates for president shared a stage in the first official televised debate ahead of the 2016 election. Reuters/Brian Snyder

US election descends into a circus with first Republican debate

The ten candidates who made it onto Fox News's debate stage ranged from the serious to the seriously off-base.
Six of the 17 declared 2016 Republican U.S. presidential candidates before the start of a forum August 3, 2015. Brian Snyder/REUTERS

The withering of the culture war

Wedge issues that have divided American voters for years are losing their edge.

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