How the unfit triumphed over the uninspiring
Hillary Clinton lost because she didn’t portend any real change. And she failed to energise the people who had grown weary of her progressive platitudes.
New world order: Trump’s foreign policy
President-elect Donald Trump has indicated just about everything on US foreign policy is open to re-negotiation or a change of mind, from Syria to the TPP.
The US Election – a policy free zone
Policy issues account for less than nine per cent of media coverage and the presidential candidates’ qualifications for the Oval Office account for even less.
Why Americans won’t vote for Trump or Clinton
The US electoral system is stacked against third party candidates, but they are giving voice to widespread voter disaffection that neither main party can ignore
Debate trilogy: From the mad to the bad to the crazy
The three divisive Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton debates in the 2016 Presidential campaign shows the diverse and wondrous perplexity of United States politics.
Debate 3: Trump turns to language of advertising
The third US Presidential debate of 2016 featured some policy discussion amid Donald Trump's appeal to the fears, hopes and insecurities of voters.
Why Trump is like the Terminator
Just like the movie character Terminator, Donald Trump is still standing in the Presidential race despite the hammer blows he’s taken to his reputation.
Debate 2: All about insults, not issues
The second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most divisive America has ever seen, with deeply personal attacks at the front.
Presidential fireworks: The verdict
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump delivered a surprise policy battle in the first 2016 Presidential debate, but in predictably opposite styles.
Trump, Clinton and the politics of 9/11
Donald Trump exploits the fact he was in New York when thousands died in the Twin Towers, while Hillary Clinton is a foreign policy hawk keen to show her wares.