A complex legacy.
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A scholar of African American studies explores how the former secretary of state, who died at 84, dealt with what WEB DuBois described as the ‘double-consciousness’ of being Black and American.
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Beijing, 2019.
With tensions between China and New Zealand’s main security allies increasing dangerously, could Jacinda Ardern play the role of peacemaker?
History should give Trump reasons for optimism. The presidential elections in 1968 and 1988 provide a template for Republican victory on a law-and-order platform in 2020.
Perot become a household name after making an independent run for president in 1992.
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As the US prepares to replace NAFTA, a labor scholar who was critical of Perot but shared concerns about the deal revisits the claim that helped him become the most successful third-party candidate since Teddy Roosevelt.
Kentucky bourbon is among the products targeted with retaliatory tariffs by the EU.
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Trump has started a trade war with China and much of the world. Here’s what you need to know.
Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush’s former secretary of defense during the war in Iraq.
The question is no longer how to repel all threats. Instead, it’s how can we organise ourselves as a society to remain ourselves in the face of these multiple threats.
President Donald Trump speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.
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A scholar argues why more rules, regulations and codes, such as those proposed by Walter Shaub, will not have much effect.
Muslim women hold signs to express opposition to hate crimes and rhetoric.
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FBI data show that in 2015 anti-Muslim hate crimes spiked to the highest level since 2001. A scholar finds political rhetoric correlates to both sharp increases and decreases in hate crime.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Laws that limit presidential power won’t enforce themselves – Congress must act.
President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit on Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Trump avoided many of the missteps his critics feared, but he failed to acknowledge the presence of America’s large Muslim population and its contribution to American society.
A vote is cast in New Hampshire 2012 primary.
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Some American voters hope that instant runoff can make our elections better. But a mathematician has an idea for another solution.
UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold lands in Israel.
Attempts to outlaw the practice have proven difficult, thanks to a tendency on the part of leaders to skirt around the rules.
Donald Trump embraces legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight at a campaign rally in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Politicians are often eager to embrace the support of sports stars. But when Donald Trump trots out a very specific type of athlete and coach at his events, who’s he really trying to appeal to?
Could former Florida governor Jeb Bush (right) join his brother George (left) and father in having held America’s top office?
Political dynasties have played a significant role throughout America’s history. Their ongoing existence and prominence convey a level of inequality in access to political influence.
Hands up if you hate ISIS.
Dorothy Parker famously reacted to the ringing of the telephone with the phrase, “What fresh Hell is this?” Occupants of the White House could be forgiven for having adopted the same practice when it comes…
The Abbott government is at risk of sullying its international reputation if it fails to acknowledge the seriousness of climate change as a global issue.
Tony Abbott will arrive in the US this week for his first face-to-face meeting with US president Barack Obama in Washington since becoming prime minister. It comes at an important time: Australia is to…