Celebrity politicians have instant name recognition. But unless they trump competitors in fundraising, and hit other check boxes, they aren’t any more likely to win than traditional politicians.
Wilma Mankiller’s groundbreaking tenure as chief of the Cherokee Nation introduced the US to the power of Indigenous women’s leadership.
What happened to the predicted red wave in the US midterms?
The current political polarisation will make the president’s job even harder.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced she will step aside from senior leadership. It could lead to generational change in the Democratic Party.
Biden remains the default candidate for the Democrat nomination for the 2024 election, but he is ageing and many believe the party would benefit from a younger candidate.
The gravity of the current situation is obscuring a less visible crisis – a failure of political imagination
The former president’s star appears to be on the wane, which could affect his decision whether to run for the presidency in 2024.
Abortion rights were on the ballot in five states during the midterm elections – all broke in favor of abortion-rights advocates.
People’s belief in American democracy is undermined by regular changes to state voting laws.
Who will win the US midterms, the polls, or the gambling markets?
We talk to a political scientist and a philosopher about how to bring countries back from dangerous levels of polarisation. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
Christian nationalist ideas are about more than simply being religious and patriotic. They form a worldview about how the nation should be structured and who belongs there.
Religious belief in the devil may have declined, but western demons are alive and well in popular culture and contemporary politics.
The Unfolding is fiction: a made-up story of American politics. But just like in the real United States, the lines between truth and fantasy in this novel are perilously thin.
Americans voters are angry about everything from abortion to inflation. While anger is good for voter turnout, it’s ultimately bad for solving problems in a democracy.
Donald Trump likes books about as much as he does germs, but more than 100 have been written about him. Journalist Maggie Haberman conducted 250 interviews for hers, including three with Trump.
Political debate has always been filled with heated words and deeply held emotions. But the level of civility in political discourse has reached a new low.
In today’s world, propaganda thrives and manipulation is rife, but in ways that Orwell never envisioned.
Many Republicans have wrestled with whether to embrace Donald Trump and his brash political style. Latter-day Saints are an especially telling example.