President George Washington aimed to unify the country with his first Thanksgiving message.
For his first presidential Thanksgiving, George Washington aimed to pull his country together in the face of the many internal divisions that could yank it apart.
Donald Trump may be on the way out, but 'Trumpism' will remain a political force. Could it ever take hold in New Zealand?
Donald Trump in the Oval Office, September 17, 2020.
If there's not a clear winner of the November 3 election and the current president refuses to leave office, here are six scenarios that could play out.
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Populists leaders are supposed to use simpler language than their opponents. A comprehensive study shows this is not always the case.
Small-scale farming creates more jobs in South Africa.This one is in Soweto, Johannesburg.
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The new initiative reproduces the core weaknesses of post-apartheid state land and agricultural policy. These have done little to improve the livelihoods of the poor.
The forces propelling the fast-foodism of politics are well entrenched.
ACT deputy leader Brooke van Velden, leader David Seymour and candidate Nicole McKee at the party’s campaign launch in July.
Climbing in the polls and less inclined to be National's political lapdog, is the ACT Party more or less than the sum of its parts?
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters on the campaign trail in late September.
His populist style made Winston Peters the kingmaker in New Zealand politics, but a new kind of populism may dethrone him in 2020.
Victory: supporters of Jair Bolsonaro celebrate in October 2018.
A new study shows how economic shocks caused by cuts to import tariff cuts in the 1990s is linked to the rise of populism in Brazil.
In Charlotte, North Carolina, officials are preparing the envelopes for the absentee ballot, which will be opened on September 4.
President Trump has repeatedly said that mail-in voting will result in substantial voter fraud. However, the real issues are related to logistics and the support by each state.
Donald Trump in front of Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020.
An analysis of Donald Trump's speech at Mount Rushmore reveals the underbelly of his constant use of heroic rhetoric.
The woeful record of populist governments in dealing with COVID-19 is unlikely to convince voters New Zealand should emulate them.
In this August 2016 photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, welcomes pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage to speak at a campaign rally in Jackson, Miss.
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Most populists are only against the system, they aren’t for anything in particular, as Donald Trump’s presidency and Brexit proves. A progressive wave will soon be upon us in response.
France’s Marine Le Pen has failed to make an impact during the pandemic.
Incumbent governments are enjoying renewed popularity during the pandemic, while far-right challengers get bogged down in conspiracy theories.
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As the Black Lives Matter movement has , statues of figures linked to slavery have been removed. Such actions are just symbolic, however. What is at stake is the systemic transformation of the present.
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Germany, New Zealand and Taiwan share a common trait beyond having women in the top job.
The media have mad a significant contribution to the current crisis of democracy - now, they must play a vital role in any democratic revival.
The policy is neither rational nor reasonable, and so could be at risk of being struck out.
Hanson has been largely unsuccessful in seeing her signature policies realised. But she has helped normalise xenophobia and racism and thus had a disproportionate influence on the national debate.
Out and about: Jair Bolsanaro waves to supporters during a rally in Brasilia on April 19.
Jair Bolsonaro has ignored and openly challenged the advice of health authorities, sacked his health minister and tried to use the pandemic for political gain.