People who read false news items come to believe them – even if they know better. It doesn't help to know the source is unreliable or the report has been debunked.
There has never been a time when the disconnect between political elites and the public interest was greater than it is today.
The revolt that brought down Matteo Renzi is no carbon copy of Trump et al, but that won't be of much comfort to Brussels.
Clinton was fighting a deep-rooted misogynist sentiment which goes back decades.
Besides worries that Donald Trump might not make Africa a priority of his presidency, his temperament and views bode ill for democracy on the continent.
Some will be hoping that Trump's phone call with Taiwan's leader was a wrong number.
Both men are polarising figures, who espouse deeply divisive agendas – but with different views on globalisation.
Trump's plan to deport up to 3 million undocumented immigrants will likely end up rounding up many of the laborers Americans depend upon to pick their grapes and tend to their avocados.
Facebook's role is under scrutiny, a shift from earlier in the campaign, when the press was often blamed for Trump's ascendancy. Both played a part.
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.
New guidelines from Scotland's universities association are a major step in the right direction.
Uncertainties about America’s trajectory under Trump come at a particularly awkward moment in post-Cold War history.
Trump wouldn't be the first occupant of the Oval Office to try to bend companies to his will to achieve an objective, be it economic or merely political. JFK tried it with U.S. Steel in 1962.
A retired rear admiral warns President-elect Trump against cutting NASA's Earth observations, which provide essential data for weather forecasters, businesses, scientists and the armed forces.
What Betsy DeVos, an advocate of school-choice initiatives and President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, as well as the rest of us need to know about cyber charter schools.
Two Italian scholars who fled fascism in the 1920s urgently warned that American democracy was vulnerable to the same gradual erosion as in Italy. Their message still rings true today.
There must be genuine efforts to ensure transition from uncertainty to permanent status for refugees currently detained offshore as soon as possible.
Donald Trump employed a ‘choreography of shame’ that diminished everybody – except white working-class men.
After ratifying the Paris agreement on climate change, the government is looking ahead to its 2017 review of climate change policy.
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.