In a league of his own.
George Wallace, Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan all reshaped American elections with their populism. Is Donald Trump just standing on their shoulders?
Round 5 of the GOP debates was full of tough talk.
Who is most fit to serve as America's commander-in-chief? Our scholars watched the latest GOP debate to decide.
A supporter of Ted Cruz holds his book and a US flag.
That means turning against Tea Party favorites Trump and Cruz.
Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 4 2015.
An expert on American political rhetoric breaks down Donald Trump's rhetorical prowess, pointing to the various techniques the candidate has mastered.
Trump calls for a ban on Muslims entering the US.
Thomas Jefferson would disagree with Trump's call to bar one religious group from entering the country. But that's not to say that Trump's idea isn't anything new in American history.
Church members wait to hear Hillary Clinton speak, December 1 2015.
Donald Trump is Protestant, Bernie Sanders is Jewish and Ted Cruz is a Southern Baptist. But do such religious affiliations mean anything?
Crowds love Trump. Endorsers less so. December 4 2015.
Trump is up -- way up -- in the polls, but he's losing the endorsement game.
Speaking to the nation December 6.
Winston Churchill famously suggested that: You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else. Speaking with his characteristic mix of the compassionate and cerebral…
Donald Trump has taken political ‘lies’ to a new level during his campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.
If journalism is supposed to be a force for truth, accountability and enlightenment in the political process, then it appears to be failing on the biggest of stages.
Reclaiming the homeland.
Furious nativist radicals are on the march – but are they really all birds of a feather?
Kasich, Bush, Rubio, Trump, Carson, Cruz, Fiorina and Paul before the debate held by Fox Business Network, November 10 2015.
Two political scholars evaluate the fourth GOP debate. This round was more about the issues, and less about the moderators.
Did you watch the GOP debate, or just follow it on Twitter?
Was the latest GOP debate designed just to give candidates – and viewers – something to tweet about?
Jeb needs a win in Wednesday’s debate.
His poll numbers are tanking. He's cutting staff. It's time for Jeb to deliver -- or go home.
Will adding a few feet help deter someone seeking a better life?
Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina boast that their business experience would make them excellent presidents, yet their immigration policies fall short of the lessons from Business 101.
Trump is getting protective over his trademark 'Make America Great Again'. But it might not be such a good idea.
From outside the US, Donald Trump might seem a buffoon who cannot be seriously thought of as president.
EPA/Erik S. Lesser
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.
Meetings in Washington.
Jonathan Ernst/Reuters; Mike Thaler/Reuters
Globalization first became a bedrock of our vocabulary in the 1990s in the aftermath of the Cold War. Proponents of globalization then argued that everything would change – and for the better. There would…
George H W Bush greets troops in Saudi Arabia.
Republicans in the US don't have a monopoly on anti-immigrant rants. It's bad in Europe, too.
A woman receives an MMR injection.
In light of the newly ignited political debate about vaccines, here in one article are some of the highlights of our vaccines coverage.
Candidates beware! History suggests that book writing presidents are not necessarily the best presidents.