The Republicans' hardline 1964 candidate famously said that 'extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice'. Sound familiar?
Facing shortages in food and medicines, extreme political polarisation, and a spiraling economic crisis, Venezuelans find it hard to care about the adventures of Clinton v. Trump.
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.
In less than a week, Americans will choose their next president. And either way, there are problems on a foerign policy level.
This week's episode focuses on how the re-emergence of the email scandal will impact Hillary Clinton in the final week of the campaign.
Outside the US, the Republican candidate is not liked at all - largely because he exemplifies some of the worst stereotypes about Americans.
If the US government is still split between the parties after November 8, the era of terminal gridlock will continue.
Donald Trump's racist appeals to white fear may have doomed his campaign – and his party.
Donald Trump is the latest example of populism's return to the global political landscape. Nine scholars from seven countries examine the link between populism and democracy.
In this special The Conversation project, scholars and commentators from around the world examine the rise of populism, and its implications, now and into the future.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have painted starkly different views of U.S. cities during the campaign. Will the next president deliver the funding and political support mayors are seeking?
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.
The sad truth is that neither Trump's racist populism, or Clinton's maintenance of the status quo, will do much to help the real and biting difficulties many Americans are facing.
Why is figurative language more powerful – and what feelings exactly does it stir in an audience?
The US Senate is up for grabs this year – and Republicans have a serious challenge on their hands.
Europe has a lot riding on this election: NATO, relations with Russia and free trade all hang in the balance.
A Trump victory on Nov. 8 would preserve a conservative majority on the court. A look back at its recent decisions shows why that would be very bad for workers' rights.
Violence, poverty and oppression in Honduras are causing thousands to flee to the US. Will Trump own the role of US foreign policy in creating these problems?
What's the worst that could happen after the US election? As ever, "preppers" are ready for the total collapse of society.
Martin McKenzie-Murray's recent take-down of Julian Assange and Wikileaks misses the mark in many ways.