Yellow vest protesters want French president Emmanuel Macron to feel their pain. Is he listening?
President Emmanuel Macron has presented himself as a defender of the liberal order against the rising tide of right-wing populism. But he can't lead Europe while mass protests have France in crisis.
President Jimmy Carter extended the deadline for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment in 1978.
In the #MeToo era and with more women entering Congress, activists are hopeful another state could ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. But is it too late?
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has refused to sign on to the federal government’s school funding reform unless they increase their share of funding to 25%.
Victorian schools could potentially be without federal funding after 31 December if the state government refuses to sign up to the Gonski 2.0 funding reforms.
Outgoing Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy and wife Renae as Guy acknowledges defeat in the recent Victorian state election in which he had tried to appeal to voters’
fears over street crime, race and terrorism.
At one time, law and order was seen by some as a sure-fire voter winner in elections - but that's changing after a concerted effort by Victoria's opposition appeared to backfire badly.
Bush with his team in 1991.
AP Photo/Ron Edmonds
The significant churn in the Trump administration has caused confusion in foreign policymaking. In contrast, Bush's presidency was marked by collegiality, which contributed to many successes.
Demonstrators march down Paris’ Champs-Elysees Dec. 8.
AP Photo/Michel Euler
A populist movement that threatened to topple a French government more than 60 years ago has important lessons for today’s protests and why they represent a reckoning.
Students and teachers protesting at Parliament House in Canberra on December 5, 2018.
Far from proof of a flawed education system, politically active school students are evidence our education system is working well.
The current and former presidents at the funeral for George H.W. Bush in Washington.
American military personnel must pass a fitness for duty exam before they serve. Nuclear weapons handlers undergo a rigorous screening process. Shouldn't the president also undergo such exams?
Viktor Orban and Matteo Salvini, two of Europe’s best known ‘populist’ leaders.
EPA/Daniel Dal Zennaro
It's a slippery concept but academics have reached agreement on some of its fundamental elements.
The truth is hard to stomach, but meat consumption is taking us towards global ecocide.
Perhaps one day Humboldt pot will be as famous as Bordeaux wine.
AP Photo/Richard Vogel
About two-thirds of Americans now live in states where marijuana is legal for medicinal or recreational purposes, leading some to worry corporate and Wall Street interests will take over the industry.
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has said Labor MPs disproportionately come from unions.
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said "you can’t reflect society if 90% of your members of parliament were chosen from trade unions and worked in trade unions". Let's take a look at the numbers.
For teenagers, blogging about politics in school can help them hone their views – and be more tolerant of others'.
Rwanda holds the world record in share of female MPs.
Women identify more with their government representatives based on ethnicity rather than gender.
Malcolm Turnbull used his appearance on Q&A to hold his political executioners to account.
Malcolm Turnbull has delivered a hefty blow to the struggling Morrison government by refocusing attention on the one question it has desperately tried to smother. That is: why was he sacked? When he appeared…
The women elected to the 2019 congress pose for a photo.
After a year of headlines and ousted CEOs, Congress has yet to pass a single piece of legislation on sexual harassment – let alone hold a hearing. That may change as lawmakers get to work in 2019.
Democrat Nancy Pelosi spoke in D.C. the night of the midterm elections.
As House Democrats prepare their agenda for the next two years, dealing with America's massive fiscal gap should be at the top of their list.
House Democrats will finally have a say in economic policy.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
While a divided Congress will likely mean gridlock, there are two economic policies likely to see significant change: trade and infrastructure.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo talks to IMF managing director Christine Lagarde during the plenary session at the IMF and World Bank annual meeting in Nusadua, Bali, Indonesia recently.
Films can be used to help understand international relations concepts.
Changing the times.
From #MeToo to #RefugeesWelcome, add a hashtag and the world will listen. Shame they're not always used for good.