The 2020 US election is a battle of two masculinities – one authoritarian, the other paternalistic.
From laughter to funneled lips, the presidential candidates at their last debate signaled via expressions and non-verbal responses what they were feeling.
Explanations of how the US election system works, the history of how it got that way and what effects and significance those mechanisms have on the nation today.
Leaders need to focus on minimizing the COVID-19 harm to both lives and livelihoods if they're to win support from the electorate.
The future of democracy could depend on how the forthcoming election plays out – so the way in which it is covered will be crucial.
The Trump administration's overt transgressions of international norms embolden other world leaders to violate human rights.
In 44 states and the District of Columbia, voters can keep an eye on where their ballot is through systems that track when a ballot is requested by, sent to and returned by the voter.
The rules governing how mail-in voting works and how ballots can be rejected differ state by state. In a close election, this could prove pivotal to deciding who wins.
Polling shows Joe Biden with a large lead over Donald Trump nationally in the presidential race. But there are many ways that presidential race polling has gone wrong in the past, and could do so now.
From healthcare, to the environment, immigration and racial justice, which areas of Barack Obama's legacy were the most vulnerable – and most resilient – during Donald Trump's first term?
For Trump supporters, his domination is a mark of his greatness. But he may be about to lose an election because during a pandemic voters expect a president to be in control, including of himself.
A political action committee of longtime Republican strategists is using satire to attack President Donald Trump and influence American voters.
Americans can survive a second Trump term if they resurrect a language of critique and possibility that draws from history and shields the U.S. from authoritarianism.
In 2016, America's adversaries seemed to cheer electoral chaos and a withering faith in democracy. Now they seem to be hoping democracy can topple a leader they've grown loathe to deal with.
Donald Trump has accused the Democrats of wanting to "abolish" and "destroy" the suburbs through a regulation aimed at diversifying housing, a claim unsupported by the facts.
Will Facebook and Twitter be able to counter the tsunami of misinformation that could affect the election result? It's unlikely.
In Oscar Wilde's novel, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray,' a painted portrait of the protagonist becomes ugly and twisted with age, much like Trump is represented as reflecting all of America's evils.
The U.S. presidential election is again serving as a symptom and a symbol of a troubled society. Whatever the outcome, history suggests anything but a quick resolution to deeply rooted problems.
US farmers have suffered billions in losses due to the trade war and the coronavirus pandemic, yet surveys suggest they still back the president by a wide margin.
Scholars explain how they know people can trust vote-by-mail systems.