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.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced she will step aside from senior leadership. It could lead to generational change in the Democratic Party.
Digital activism can be fruitful if it is followed up by practical and strategic offline actions.
It’s a phrase often bandied around – but what does it mean? And how relevant is the notion of ‘the end of history’ today?
The gravity of the current situation is obscuring a less visible crisis – a failure of political imagination
Who will win the US midterms, the polls, or the gambling markets?
Israel’s longest serving and most politically resilient prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, returns to government with a new coalition, partnering with extreme-right parties. It could be his undoing.
Thirty-five Senate seats are up for grabs in the midterm elections. What tasks and responsibilities await the winners?
Former prime minister emerges from assassination attempt wounded, but vowing to continue protest against government.
Shakespeare often portrayed crises of legitimacy and reflected on the politics of his day but the Tories might not fare so well in a modern production.
Supporters and volunteers love them. But it’s difficult for political scientists to determine whether they even influence the outcome of elections, since no two campaigns or election cycles are alike.
Arts Minister Tony Burke says the government is waiting for its new cultural policy. But artists are struggling now.
Chalmers promised the budget would be “workmanlike”, not “flashy”, and he’s kept his word. Almost all of it had been pre-issued by the government, including measures and numbers.
Jim Chalmers’ first budget has kept spending tight, but it contains alarming news for households.
Politics in Ghana is heavily influenced by the Christian majority of the population.
Only months into the job, Prime Minister Liz Truss is on her way out already, leaving her government in search of a new leader and a way to regain public trust.
Many Republicans have wrestled with whether to embrace Donald Trump and his brash political style. Latter-day Saints are an especially telling example.
Clive Hamilton’s memoir of 40 years in activism is most of all a narrative of ideas in action. He argues for the power of provocation – and against the left, the right and China.
Disagreements and political considerations override the common good in managing Ghana’s petroleum sector
Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is ahead in the polls. But will his authoritarian rival, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro, accept the result if he loses?