If our politicians are really concerned about the future, they've got a funny way of talking about it.
Truth’s victory over hate propaganda is neither automatic nor preordained. It requires a commitment to equal rights and norms of tolerance.
When a celebrity runs for president, do celebrity endorsements matter? A survey of likely voters shows how tricky it can be to mix celebrity and politics.
How candidates say things matters just as much as whether they stuck to the facts.
Victorian bodybuilders knew what Trump does not: real strongmen are built on technique, not force alone.
Donald Trump's popularity despite his chauvinism is an ugly reminder that economic inequality and gender inequality go hand-in-hand.
A survey of voters shows white racial identity is on the rise. Psychologists explain how it's affecting the presidential election and how it will change American politics of the future.
Some countries clearly prefer one candidate over the other. But the biggest loser may be the American political process, long held up as a model for the rest of the world to emulate.
Democracy rests heavily on the idea that, though we may not like those who govern, they gained that power by fair means. Donald Trump is undermining that idea.
How white Republicans and white Democrats feel about Muslims is influencing their candidate choice as well as willingness to vote in the 2016 election.
While it's hard to separate fact from hysteria when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, here are some expert voices to explain some of the candidates' proposals on the health care law.
Trump had one last chance to rescue his flagging campaign. He blew it.
In his final debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump refused to promise he will accept the outcome of the election.
The Conversation's experts respond to the third and final US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The US presidential debates have been largely silent on climate, but it wasn't always the case.
Race to the White House - Episode #6.
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This week's episode of Race to the White House looks at the history and importance of public opinion polls, as well as previewing the third and final presidential debate.
Immigrants have contributed to America's great success at the Nobel. Of the 350 Nobel winners from the United States, more than 100 have been immigrants.
We now find ourselves in a 'post-truth' environment, trying to find meaning in dumbed-down democracy. How did we get here?
Candidates and campaigns are analyzing voters endlessly this election season. But the internet allows us to turn the tables and obtain a wide variety of data about them, too.
The narrative Donald Trump has played during the campaign is that the elites who have abandoned him or disagree with him are all part of the establishment he seeks to destroy.