A president who apparently never laughs, Trump inspires mockery on an unprecedented scale.
Atlanta is a black majority city that has elected black mayors since 1973. Two candidates now face a runoff in December.
To watch the Trump presidency unfold is to behold the crumbling of a political culture.
With levels of political discourse reaching new lows, some might say the country could use a dose of shame and humility. At the same time, social media have unleashed a torrent of online shaming.
Without a strategy or a legal case to legitimate the use of force, the US is endangering crucial alliances and civilian lives.
Politics Podcast: Kevin Rudd on avoiding Donald Trump.
Kevin Rudd now spends much of his time in the US, where he keeps a close eye on the unfolding Trump presidency.
The president hasn't pulled out of the agreement but decertifying it has serious implications.
The ancient Greeks knew what made a good leader. Why does it seem we have forgotten their lessons?
Puerto Rico has focused significant efforts on branding – but at what cost?
Donald Trump seems vague on many policies except one: undoing as much of Barack Obama's legacy as possible.
Trump's America is marked by the clash of intransigent, bitter opinions. And it's not just about gun control.
In a poisonous atmosphere of Islamophobia and xenophobia, Palestinian-Americans are finding ways to belong.
Donald Trump’s ill-timed comments on protests by America's elite athletes have given legitimacy to claims of his racial animus.
In a language as idiosyncratic as English, linguistic pedantry is futile and misguided.
What are the obstacles to a successful coup, and what opportunities are open to any would-be plotter?
Far from the millions-strong mass movement of years gone by, today's 'Klan' is really just a smattering of assorted local hate groups.
In defending white nationalists in Charlottesville, Donald Trump took aim at the founding fathers.
The radical right has a keen sense of its own history, and the violence of the 1990s is still fresh in its memory.
Displaying Confederate statues in a carefully curated museum would help end a toxic debate about the difference between remembering and venerating.
His particular brand of foolery is proving highly effective – and destructive.