Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine at the Democratic National Convention 2016.
Here are three key areas the Democratic Party must reform if they're to fix fundamental problems revealed by the shock election result.
Hateful movements were able to grow in the early 20th century because the centre right let it happen.
You’re fired! Donald Trump shouts his catch-phrase at a 2006 casting call for The Apprentice.
How does Donald Trump, the son of a millionaire, manage to be an 'outsider'? A clue might be found in The Apprentice, a melodrama which uses exaggerated emotion to tell the story of an underdog overcoming adversity.
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What will Donald Trump do for women as president? Republicans want to curb abortion rights, but Trump could break new ground and win female support by delivering on child care and paid family leave.
Donald Trump and Mike Pence on election night.
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Trump won't be the first president who's a Washington outsider. To push his agenda through congress, he'll need his establishment-friendly VP. Will Trump loosen the reins?
Department of Elections workers sort through mailed in ballots at City Hall in San Francisco, on Nov. 8, 2016.
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Voters in three states approved ballot measures on firearms. So what will these new laws do?
Trump’s access to nuclear weapons poses a new and unknown threat to global peace and security.
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Donald Trump will soon have command of thousands of nuclear weapons. This presents a new and unknown threat to global security - and an urgent incentive for all states to ban nuclear weapons.
By dismissing the votes in June and November as simple 'disatisfaction', the political elites face a long walk in the wilderness.
The president-elect threatens to extinguish any hope of keeping warming below 2℃.
EU leaders couldn't pretend to be happy about the result of the US election. It goes against everything they stand for.
Trump’s demagoguery had the effect not only of humiliating reason in the face of extreme emotion and prejudice, but also of taking people into cloud cuckoo land.
Trump's demagoguery took political discourse in America to a place where it lost contact with reality.
Not exactly a sustainability agenda.
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Trump has promised to abolish Obama's Clean Power Plan and back out of the Paris climate accord. But business could become a key firewall that won't let Obama's sustainability legacy die.
Hillary Clinton walks off the national political stage on Nov. 9, 2016.
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Overt discrimination based on race is discouraged in American society. But the bar is lower when it comes to gender bias. The 2016 election is a good case study.
Accepting grief is important for moving toward hope.
After Donald Trump's victory, a scholar says the biblical prophets can help show us the way forward: Just as there is no peace without justice, there is no healing without grief.
Australian businesses should learn from the example of Brexit and wait to act.
Australian businesses should wait and rethink long term strategies in response to Trump's election in the US.
Voting for what’s best for them?
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It's time to reconsider economists' idea of rationality in the wake of Trump's election.
Trade bashing is a well-established practice among US presidential candidates. The difference with Trump is that he may actually deliver on his rhetoric.
Diplomacy between Europe and Trump's administration will be tricky, but not impossible.
Had US Senator Elizabeth Warren (left) been the Democratic candidate, she might be president by now.
If there been an alternative feminist candidate, with a different, more disruptive agenda, we would have a feminist president.
Donald Trump and Barack Obama meet for the first time.
The election of Donald Trump has awoken a streak of authoritarianism in America that is incompatible with it leading with liberal democratic ideals.