Donald and Ivanka Trump walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Feb. 1, 2017.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
Does Trump’s family have too much sway in the White House? We consider parallels ranging from the Ottoman empire to the Clinton administration.
A rural highway in Ottumwa, Iowa on Jan. 27, 2017.
AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall
A recent study from the Tisch College of Civil Life at Tufts looks at millennials' civic engagement – and finds some cause for concern in rural, suburban and urban areas.
Where are the people really going?
Is Trump up or down? Will the public vote yes or no? Who will win the election? A mathematician's guide to understanding polls in the media.
Taking the oath.
EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo
It's become popular among politicians to say they 'misspoke' when they are caught in a lie.
Tyler Oakley speaking in California.
Content creators with millions of fans are increasingly willing to voice their political views. Their influence on American politics may be in its infancy but it is growing fast.
Donald and Melania Trump centre stage on inauguration night, with family members in the background.
Kim Kardashian et al taught Trump everything he knows.
Donald Trump flanked by two of his children, Ivanka and Donald Jr.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
A political scientist looks at the similarities between the new American president and the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. What might the parallels portend for US politics?
‘I don’t want to see it.’
'Monkeys' via www.shutterstock.com
If someone sees or hears something they don't want to believe...they probably won't believe it.
It always seems just out of reach.
Glass ceiling via www.shutterstock.com
While Clinton's popular vote win shows progress toward gender equality, her rival's nomination of just three women to his Cabinet is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done to overcome bias in management.
Unrestricted access to information is vital to a vibrant democracy.But if this information is inaccurate, biased or falsified, the fundamental freedom of informed choice is denied.
'Shredded papers' via www.shutterstock.com
In a complex media environment, it's become incredibly difficult for the neutral press to point out Donald Trump's lies without having that information discounted as partisan bias.
It was a vintage year for women's visibility, but that's not necessarily a good thing.
One Republican member of the Electoral College has said he will not cast his vote for Donald Trump on December 19.
The Electoral College has survived 227 years and, arguably, has never truly been needed. Now would be a good time to use it.
Hillary beaten by anti-feminism?
Clinton was fighting a deep-rooted misogynist sentiment which goes back decades.
What if this was our choice on Election Day?
AP Photos/Gary Landers and Paul Sancya
In this year's election, the system of majority voting didn't allow voters to express their opinions adequately. If they had, the choice would have been between Kasich and Sanders.
By sustained rhetorical attacks on women and minorities, Donald Trump absolved white working-class shame.
Donald Trump employed a ‘choreography of shame’ that diminished everybody – except white working-class men.
Unlike Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump did not give a subculture a corporate, establishment sheen by appropriating it.
If news pundits had been paying closer attention to memes, they may have been less shocked by the result of the 2016 US presidential election.
Michelle Obama with elementary school students in Washington on Oct. 6, 2015.
Michelle Obama placed motherhood at the center of her role as first lady – a decision not all women applauded.
The grave of women’s suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony is covered with ‘I Voted’ stickers.
Clinton won women by 12 points and lost men by 12 -- creating a 24-point 'gender gap.' While that's the largest gender gap in history, the record shows that female voters were always different.
A portrait of US President-elect Donald Trump guards a residential backyard in Iowa, complete with lights and security cameras.
The better-to-do and the established of civil and political society have become complacent and deaf to 'those at the bottom'. The working class has gone over to the right-wing populists.