Donald Trump's bizarre interview with journalist Jonathan Swan went viral this week. While some regard the US president as beyond parody, satire may be starting to bite as he slides in the polls.
Indigenous activists have long called on teams to change names and mascots that perpetuate negative stereotypes and fail to respect painful histories.
NFL teams like the Washington Redskins changing names that demean First Nations and Native Americans is a long overdue step in the right direction.
Demonstrators protesting against police brutality in Chicago.
The police killing of George Floyd galvanized populations already frustrated by the effects of COVID-19 to take to the streets.
Highly skilled workers and international students in the U.S. are the latest group to be targeted by the Trump adminstration’s restrictive immigration policies.
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By making skilled workers the target of his latest anti-immigration policy, U.S. president Trump signals that he is willing to play to his far right base even if it undermines America's economic interests.
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Hamilton – soon to stream as a film – has been hailed as radical. But it's true to the traditions of the American musical – the pursuit of truth, freedom and the American dream.
A protester raises a fist in New York’s Washington Square Park during a June 2, 2020 demonstration.
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Sweeping changes were possible in the past because black leaders were willing to risk their lives and call out problems before they became crises.
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?
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.
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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.
Europeans once looked across the Atlantic for leadership in times of global crisis. But those days are over.
Political polarisation remains clear in responses to COVID-19.
A new survey shows 67% of Democrats report wearing face masks, compared to 55% of Republicans.
President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally in February.
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American teens are much more perceptive about their political world than they are given credit for, a recent study shows.
Closing the door on another presidential run.
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Bernie Sanders is the antithesis of a political showman who says one thing today, another tomorrow. Perhaps, in the end, that was his undoing.
Bill Clinton displaying how not to social distance while campaigning in 1992.
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Coroanvirus has ended politics as normal. What will campaigning look like without handshaking, high fives and the kissing of babies?
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John F Kennedy's assassination was a turning point in how conspiracy theorists became viewed.
Pete Buttigieg speaks with members of the media on March 1 in Plains, Georgia.
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Research on stigma and discrimination – and LGBTQ people's own stories – can help Americans make sense of Pete Buttigieg's historic candidacy.
What message is Attorney General William Barr sending citizens in defying court order?
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Could defiance of court orders at the highest level undermine the Constitution's authority in the eyes of American citizens?
House Democrats have more tools up their sleeves than impeachment alone.
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The Constitution provides Congress with plenty of tools to hold the White House to account. So what moves does the legislative branch have left?
Brokered conventions are a cloak-and-dagger affair. Just ask Henry Clay.
Some Democrats are fearing chaos at the convention if no candidate meets the nomination threshold. History suggests they are right to be concerned.
Different types of rule-breaking leaders can appeal to transgressive parts of ourselves.
Post-truth questions the very nature of truth itself – that's why it's so dangerous.