Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders pushed past Hilary Clinton in Wisconsin on Tuesday, but Sanders still has a way to go to bridge the gap between him and Clinton.
Plans include cutting off remittances to Mexico, imposing increased trade tariffs, and cancelling visas and increasing visa fees.
Donald Trump’s prediction that the US economy was on the verge of a “very massive recession” hit a wall of skepticism from economists who questioned the Republican presidential front-runner’s calculations.
In the WASP, male-dominated establishment spread across both parties and based on corporate wealth and mental universes constructed by elite universities, foundations and think tanks, participatory democracy appears as disorder and chaos.
Making it legitimate to think (and act) hatefully towards Muslims in America would do nothing more than marginalise them.
The current crisis in the US Right and the insurgency from the Left are shattering the consensus forged over decades and centred on the might of the market. A major political realignment may be in the offing.
Margaret Sullivan on being a representative of the readers, the ethics in journalism in the era of digital media and more.
Bernie Sanders has resuscitated the ideals of an inclusive, non-racist and egalitarian social democracy in America’s political lexicon, and for that alone his candidacy is a welcome and sane alternative.
The rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders reflects the political economy of neoliberalism in crisis: when the ‘free market’ fails to correct itself, politics has to do the adjusting.
US cable channels have repeatedly been accused of a bias against the socialist candidate. But despite the limited coverage, he remains a viable candidate for the Democratic party nomination.
As Donald Trump inches towards the Republican nomination, and the Democratic party contest remains locked in battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, one wonders what America really stands for.
As US politicians, led by Donald Trump, increasingly embrace xenophobia, and as fears of terrorism surge back, Sikh activists say their community is experiencing another spike in discrimination.
The Mexican government had been reticent about commenting on the increasing intensity of Trump’s anti-Mexican sentiments – but there has been a visible change in last fortnight.
Donald Trump has changed the face of media and politics alike. It’s a simple formula: new media + reality TV = new media reality.
Republicans are wounded and have had enough. Those who want “their country back” are behind Trump and Cruz. Those who want their party back are behind Rubio.
The United States is as good a democracy as any other in formal terms but there has been a great amount of despair about the actual control its citizens exercise over the country’s political institutions and policies. Between them, two political parties divide up the US political spectrum, creating a narrow zone of […]
‘As traditional, mainstream parties decline in Europe, at the edges you are getting increased activism and participation, both Left and Right. Something similar is happening in the US’
When conventional politics has failed to deal with pressing problems, we have no choice but to think beyond the conventions, sometimes in ways that may seem extreme. The question is not whether one is extremist, but whether one’s ideas make sense.
The issue of terror has moved centre stage in the Presidential campaigns in the US
Given that an ISIS attack in Paris just helped fuel the sweeping election victory of an actually fascist party in France, it’s a bit mystifying how anyone can be so sanguine about the likelihood of a Trump victory in the U.S.
Charleston requires the United States to ask once again, “Why do they hate us”, and take a hard look at “us”.
Lawrence Lessig is the latest entrant to the Left field in the Democratic party. If his campaign takes off, he will threaten not just Hillary Clinton but the very edifice of politics in America.