Donald Trump supporters demonstrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on November 14, 2020.
The US Supreme Court now clearly leans towards the Conservatives, but it has not become a political tool in the hands of Donald Trump and the Republican Party.
Trump has increased the appeal of American conservatism, even as he has complicated its meaning. His shadow will no doubt continue to loom large over the Republican Party.
A lot of interests want to influence the cases that come before the Supreme Court and how they’re decided.
Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images
Special interests use the court as a public policy battleground. Here's a rundown of how that works and which groups are likely to appear before a conservative court with Amy Coney Barrett on it.
Pope Francis, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, waves to the crowd after addressing Congress on September 24, 2015.
In the 2016 election, Donald Trump won 60% of the American Catholic vote. This year, it will be difficult for him to obtain a similar score, and that could have immense consequences.
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.
Indonesia’s House of Representatives has repeatedly failed to pass the anti-sexual violence bill into law.
Novrian Arbi/Antara Foto
There is a trend in policy advocacy that pushes back progress and limits women's freedom of choice.
U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions from reporters during a Coronavirus Task Force press briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 2020.
Madel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images
Though political elites complain about what the media covers, and how they cover it, research shows that ideological bias among media outlets is largely nonexistent.
In isolation, the PM is coming over all social.
EPA/Andrew Parsons/Downing Street
The coronavairus outbreak is a challenge to government that it, in itself, diminishes Thatcher's comments of the 1980s.
Students study at a
madrasa (Islamic school) in South Jakarta.
Research finds that poor households in rural Indonesia tend to prioritise high-cost schooling options for sons, while sending daughters to under-resourced Islamic schools. Why is this the case?
An Indonesian Muslim youth prays during a mass prayer for peace at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta
Research on the everyday lives of Indonesian young people and their religious interactions may help shed light on why they are becoming more conservative.
The slogan that accompanied Donald Trump’s victory as president of the United States in 2016.
Deciphering the political and historical basis of climate denial in America, of which Trump is the worthy heir.
Bonar Law, leader of the Conservative Party, addressing a crowd at Blehnheim Palace in 1912.
PA Archive/PA Images
The crisis of Conservatism of the early 20th century has some parallels for the party today.
Aside from an externalised expression of their faith, the niqab is but a precarious shield from a misogynistic rape culture.
If we acquiesce to the ban of the niqab, what makes the banning of other types of women's clothing any different?
Johnson, now angling hard for the feline vote.
The Conservative Party has long positioned itself as the voice of law and order – now that's been shot to bits.
When people feel threatened, they’re more receptive to politicians who espouse xenophobic rhetoric.
Some view a retreat from democracy and the escalating effects of climate change as an unfortunate coincidence. But a new study shows that the two trends may be more closely related than we think.
Indonesian women participate in a rally for equal rights outside the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, in March 2017.
Indonesia's populist morality movement considers talking about eliminating sexual violence against women is the same as supporting women’s right to have sex outside of marriage.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks at a news conference in Saskatchewan in August 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
What would a classically conservative government have to offer Canadians this election?
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer attends a recent news conference in Toronto.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Conservatives face challenges this election given issues with Andrew Scheer’s leadership, regressive developments south of the border and a burgeoning populist movement.
Reagan: conservatism with a different face.
If you want to understand the new face of conservatism in the US, there's only one place to look.
Protesters fill the streets outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
This year, The Conversation celebrated the 50th anniversary of 1968 with its first podcast, 'Heat and Light.' These are some of the most interesting stories we uncovered – ones that still resonate in 2018.