Austria and the almost victory of the far right is a canary in a coal mine. A new political divide is emerging on both sides of the Atlantic.
The US has often worried about its decline, but this year, the theme is stronger than ever.
Some Republican leaders are hunting for an orthodox, credible candidate to save them from Donald Trump. They probably can't win.
If Donald Trump is tapping into a more fundamental disconnect from the Washington establishment, he might attract many voters who have previously abstained or even voted Democrat.
The Republican establishment's worst nightmare has become reality. What now?
When comedian Larry Wilmore called President Obama 'my n-gga' during the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner, what was he really saying?
If Hillary Clinton's cabinet does end up being 50% female, it could change US politics for good.
Five more states will soon have their say in the Clinton-Sanders battle. But is it already over?
The 1968 presidential election saw belligerent, race-baiting populism in full flower. Sound familiar?
Hillary Clinton’s 'slow and steady push' is hardly inspiring. But it shows she is playing the long game, already positioning herself as the centrist candidate for the election in November.
The Republican insurgent's latest foray into geopolitics was even more dangerous than it sounded.
Americans tend to agree inequality is a problem, but Democrats and Republicans have very different ideas about what is causing it and how to solve it.
It could be battle royale for the Republicans at the Ohio convention in July.
Popular wisdom holds that conservatives manage the economy better than their progressive counterparts, but recent data from the US and Australia does not bear this out.
Donald Trump will probably not become US president, but whoever succeeds Barack Obama will have a tough time undoing the damage Trump has done.
It's a searing response to the great American paradox – and the US climate of suspicion and fear.
If you want to see how dangerous a candidate Ted Cruz is, just take a look at the company he keeps.
It is impossible to know for sure what a Trump presidency would be like. But there are sensible reasons to suspect it could be disastrous – not only for the US but also for Australia.
The US's long history of inventive campaign soundtracks seems lost on this year's contenders.
In times of trouble, the Republicans have held together by refusing to attack each other. That's all gone out of the window.