Forged documents were used by the US government 100 years ago to justify hostile actions against Russia. All but one US newspaper accepted the government's propaganda. The lessons for today are stark.
A psychologist explains what can happen to individuals and societies that lose their grip on the truth.
Quietly fighting from within is just one way for staffers to rein in an out-of-control leader.
Bob Woodward's supposedly explosive findings about Trump are not what we need.
Nike has provoked a conservative backlash by using NFL player Colin Kaepernick in its latest campaign. But the move should be applauded.
How politicians have won over voters through the art of the comeback throughout history.
Speaking with: journalist David Neiwert on the rise of the alt-right in Trump’s America.
With the election of Trump, these once marginalised groups now have a figurehead who promotes their conspiracy theories to the world.
A giant of the US political scene, John McCain had friends and enemies on all sides.
The world is up in arms about many politicians' increasing rudeness. Are we right to be so perturbed?
Russian hackers are coupling old propaganda strategies with new technologies to attack and exploit not just computers and stored data, but how people think.
Cybersecurity experts in the US knew about Russian intelligence agencies' activities, but may not have had any idea how comprehensive and integrated they were – until now.
Trump's former campaign manager is on trial for tax charges but his travails could cause problems for the White House.
US intelligence assessments have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to some degree. Trump prefers the Russian version of events.
After a week spent trampling the international order, Trump capped his performance by giving Vladimir Putin the benefit of the doubt.
In an era of fast news, The Simpsons' slow satire continues to reveal new truths about America.
In 1987, Anthony Kennedy was nominated to end a titanic Supreme Court fight. Could his putative successor trigger another one?
Public opinion data on immigration show support across parties and ideologies on a key immigration issue over time.
The HBO series was a big hit in 2008, but is it still relevant two decades on?
Coined in a science-fiction novel in 1995, the Anglosphere has become Australia's cultural (and political) obsession. That leaves us blind to other perspectives.
Many observers had hoped that the court's decision on Gill v. Whitford would provide some clarity on whether gerrymandering is constitutional.