In appearing with Bible in hand at the time of crisis, Trump is signaling his position as defender of traditional, while 'othering' detractors. Russia's Putin and India's Modi have done similar.
To be a world leader after 1945, the US had to be seen to be anti-racist. Now it no longer cares who is watching.
While much attention was on the US this week, there was also an official acknowledgment that Australia is in recession, and a controversial HomeBuilder program to boost the economy.
The coronavirus has affected almost every country in the world, but there are major differences in how health data is being reported. Politics often dictates how the data is shared.
Had Trump read the text he held, he would have found a story of liberation for slaves, a divine preference for the poor, and a damning critique of any empire that oppressed its people.
That George Floyd died at the hands of four police officers is uncontested, but interpretations of his death and its aftermath differ greatly. The result is two starkly opposed narratives.
The Insurrection Act of 1807 was not intended to be a national call to war against the American people.
In the coronavirus pandemic, wearing a protective mask signifies a commitment to the social and collective good of society. But that changes when a face mask is worn by Black and racialized people.
Attack the press, and you attack the very system that has made places like the US and Australia among the safest and most prosperous in the world.
President Trump has warned that he will send the military into states to curb protests. Is Trump’s warning bluster? Or does the president have the authority to send the military into American cities?
Scott Morrison has called upon the Australian embassy to investigate the assault of a Channel 7 news crew by Washington riot police.
A biographer of George Washington says that the father of the country would have no problem wearing the kind of protective gear that President Trump shuns.
Trump's critics have assailed his handling of both coronavirus and the Minneapolis unrest. His election opponent, Joe Biden, though, has yet to show he can be the more effective leader, either.
The US president is punishing Twitter for using a factcheck to point out that one of his tweets is incorrect.
Trump’s recent executive order may limit section 230 of the Communications Decency Act - the 'bedrock of the internet'. What does that mean for Australia?
Our expert assessed all the controlled studies so far on hydroxychloroquine. His findings may surprise you.
When other posts have presented misinformation, the company simply removed the tweets, but Trump is being treated differently.
Obamagate is strongly linked to the QAnon conspiracy theory – on Twitter these hashtags are frequently used alongside each other.
Authentic leadership doesn’t just mean 'being true to yourself'. It requires self-awareness, a moral compass, understanding your own internal biases and vulnerability.
If perception is everything in politics, what does it say when a leader poses with a Trump MAGA hat?