The US electoral system and campaign-funding mechanisms have pushed the Democratic Party toward the center of the political spectrum. But progressive ideas are gaining ground within the party.
If citizens disbelieve the institutions that count ballots and the organizations that accurately report on those results, it will impossible to agree on what a legitimate election looks like.
President-elect Joe Biden's cabinet picks show a preference for ability and a desire to reengage with the world.
Janet Yellen is the perfect choice to tackle the worst economic crisis in a century, and the problems that lie beyond.
Stunned by the health crisis, the United States is marked by a sharp rise in inequality. Between the beginning and the end of his mandate, Donald Trump will indeed have seen the country become poorer.
Choosing former Secretary of State John Kerry as climate envoy is the first step. To regain trust, the U.S. will also have to take concrete actions to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions.
Donald Trump has lost the election and will eventually have to leave the White House, no matter how many unsupported claims of voter fraud he makes along the way.
Elections – like Georgia's runoffs – that require majority support can sometimes be used to exclude those in the minority.
A set of efforts that registered 800,000 new voters since 2018 may have been the key to Georgia turning blue in a presidential election for the first time since 1992.
When it comes to election fraud claims, watch what the lawyers do, not what the politicians say.
Much as the South rejected President Lincoln's election with a massive armed uprising, could President Trump's many supporters rise up and overthrow a Biden-led government?
The Green Climate Fund channels money from rich countries to help low-income countries tackle climate change and cut their emissions. But Australia stopped contributing.
A new US administration needs to rejoin the nuclear deal and engage in statecraft to improve relations with Tehran.
Millions of people gave money to Biden, Trump or both. What they get – or not – for their donations points to the real problems with America's system of campaign finance.
'Mind your manners' isn't just something your mother told you. Manners – and civility – are an essential component of how things get done in government, and the Founding Fathers knew it.
Over US$12 trillion of COVID-19 relief has been promised. If a small portion was put toward economy-boosting green investments, the world could get on track to avoid the worst of climate change.
In the drama of envisioning a future for the United States, Joe Biden and Donald Trump both invoked stories about snakes to suggest different views about self-interest and the common good.
How will the incoming Biden administration deal with Beijing over its treatment of Hong Kong?
From expanding children's coverage to reducing surprise bills, Biden and lawmakers may be able to broaden health care access.
Wisconsin proved to be the 'tipping point' state in the US presidential election, which Joe Biden won by just 0.6% - despite being likely to win the popular vote by 4-5%.