Thomas Frank: wit and author of Listen Liberal.
Trump's noxiousness aside, it remains the economy, and the Democrats' abandonment of their traditional base that explains Trump's ascent, according to American commentator Thomas Frank.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gestures to supporters as he departs a Sept. 13 campaign rally in Clive, Iowa.
The same forces that drive belief in conspiracy theories are the ones driving the rise of Donald Trump. So it's no wonder that, less than two months until the election, he continues to dabble in and promote them.
Earlier this year, Australian writer Don Watson visited the United States, observing the race for the presidency.
Seeking a peaceful handover of power between parties and political opponents.
It's true that sophisticated hackers may be able to tilt the presidential election. But the more likely threat to democracy comes from sore losers who sow doubt about voting integrity.
Runner and rider.
With two months to go, the numbers seem to favour Hillary Clinton more heavily than ever. But it pays to look more closely.
Many, and varied, inputs make better predictions.
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It's not a good idea to simply rely on methods that have provided accurate predictions in the past.
Ass what you can do for your country.
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It's always tempting to chalk political disagreements up to intelligence – but we have to resist.
Aristotle would laugh at Donald Trump – but despite breaking millennia-old rules of political speech, he's still storming ahead. Why?
Is everything on the up-and-up here?
With the DNC email leak and Trump calling on Russia to hack Clinton's emails, concern about foreign meddling in the 2016 presidential election process is rising. Is e-voting the next cyber battleground?
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan closes the Republican National Convention.
Party platforms help create parties, not the other way around. A political party expert explains what platforms are, why they matter and for whom.
The Republicans' nominee has opened up a huge lead over Hillary Clinton among white voters – but that may not mean much in the end.
Preaching unity in 1948 on the Freedom Train.
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Previous efforts to cement national cohesion offer a model but also, says a historian, a warning.
A protester outside the Republican convention in Cleveland.
RNC protests in Cleveland have been peaceful, but are they effective? A historian explains what happened at the DNC in 1968 and why activists may want to reconsider their tactics.
Hillary Clinton has a promising chance to become the first female U.S. president.
Are Americans ready to elect a woman as president? A SUNY professor take a global perspective on what it would mean for women's rights.
US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
To date, neither Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump nor Democratic contender Hillary Clinton have paid significant attention to Africa as part of their campaign efforts.
Votes are counted during Minnesota’s Democratic caucus.
America is not a shining example for developing democracies. Many of the electoral issues arise long before a single vote is cast.
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Political science has held that being moderate gets a candidate votes in the presidential election. So how then do Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump fit in?
But did you vote for the candidate that best matches your beliefs?
Even with free, private ballots, a quarter of us still end up voting for the 'wrong' presidential candidate. Here's how to make sure you vote for the one who best matches your beliefs and hopes.
Beware Trojan horses.
Trump's bellicose rhetoric belies his own family's troubled migrant past.
Donald Trump speaks at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention in Myrtle Beach.
Insults are tossed about in an election year but the word "demagogue" has a particular bite. But what is a demagogue and how do the 2016 candidates compare with demagogues in history?