By insulting both Khan and his wife Ghazala – who he suggested had stood silently by her husband’s side because he had muzzled her out of Muslim misogyny – Trump may have finally found the limit of what his reluctant Republican backers can stand.
Trump’s foreign policy isn’t an alternative to the US empire. It’s just a cruder rendition of it.
Trump said on Friday he wanted a “big tent” party with multiple viewpoints welcome. He said he was endorsing the republican lawmakers due to their “shared mission to make America great again.”
As large sections of the population reel under the pressures of falling incomes and rising inequality, the political class has gone back to business as usual, reflecting why the country is in a political crisis – one that is likely to hurt Clinton far more than Trump, come November.
In The Truth About Trump, Michael D’Antonio presents Donald Trump as a creation of a society that rewards boasting, self-publicity, self-confidence and celebrity.
Trump’s flippancy worries his supporters, as favour for Clinton steadily rises.
Hillary Clinton’s rhetoric on the Muslim world might be friendlier than Trump’s, but her record is much bloodier.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was furious over the failure to endorse Ryan and over Trump’s feud with the Khan family, two Republican sources said.
Both Paul Ryan and John McCain have criticised the US Republican presidential nominee for his feud with Khizr Khan and Ghazala Khan.
Trump’s criticism of Khizr Khan and Ghazala Khan, who took the stage at last week’s Democratic convention, sparked growing concern and dismay from Republican lawmakers responding to the latest Trump outburst to blindside his party colleagues.
As the US presidential election heats up, Russia, and Russians, find themselves unlikely actors.
Many of Donald Trump’s critics have been quick to point out that his attacks on the Khans are part of a broader pattern in which he lashes out at others in extremely personal terms for critiquing him.
Donald Trump last week invited Russia to dig up tens of thousands of “missing” emails from Clinton’s time at the US state department.
A German culture scholar looks at how rising fear of terror and a week of violence has affected German media and politics. Will Germany’s open refugee policies last?
Clinton has chosen to defy the millions who voted for Sanders and taken the strategy of winning the centre ground, gambling on anti-Trump feeling to draw Sanders supporters into her camp – as they have nowhere else to go – by November.
A Pakistani and the father of an army captain killed in Iraq, criticised Trump on his policies.
Accepting the Democratic nomination for president in an upbeat speech, Clinton countered Trump’s pessimism, promising an inclusive America for everyone.
Digital media has the power to inform, but it is also helping some to spread hate.
Trump, in a public statement, urged Russia to find Clinton’s missing emails while denying any personal connection to Russian President Putin.
Hillary Clinton has become the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in the US’s 240-year-old history.
Economist and professor at the University of California, Berkeley Pranab Bardhan spoke to The Wire about global discontent amongst the working class, the Modi government’s policies, the need for employment generation, the controversy around Raghuram Rajan and more.
Supporters of Bernie Sanders were unhappy with his endorsement of Hillary Clinton in the wake of leaked emails that showed Democratic party officials clearly favoured Clinton over their candidate.
First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a speech for the ages at the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Global and domestic demographic factors may condemn Trumpism to a slow death, but it could still exert real influence as the passion, alienation, inequality and revenge that fuels it is unlikely to be fully extinguished.
Democrat Kaine made his first appearance on the campaign trail as Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate on Saturday with an attack on Donald Trump’s record.
Although terror attacks have become a standard trope in movies, it isn’t clear if actual acts of terrorism can be linked to the depiction of such violence on screen.
Clinton bypassed progressive favourite Elizabeth Warren as well as two hispanic members of Obama’s cabinet – Julian Castro and Thomas Perez – in favour of Kaine.
The Republican National Convention at Cleveland showed signs of the failure of the party’s various factions to unite behind Trump.
Eminent Republicans like John McCain, Mitt Romney and the Bush family were absent from the RNC in a show of displeasure against Trump’s policies.
While his bid was seen as improbable when he began, Trump has been able to successfully tap into the deep rooted unhappiness of middle-class America.
Republican strategist Ron Bonjean stated that if Trump had to succeed in capturing the attention of American voters, he needed to address their problems and talk about how he could solve them.
The shooting comes just days after protests broke over the police killings of two African-American men – Philando Castile and Alton Sterling – under questionable circumstances.
There are two broad paths that may be taken to arrest the inequality-generating tendencies of globalisation – one is to shut it down and the other is to find radically new mechanisms of income redistribution to spread out its advantages.
Without naming names, Obama responded to a suggestion from Newt Gingrich, a former Republican speaker, who said a religious test was needed for Muslims in America, deporting them if they believe in Sharia law.
Putting aside their bitter campaign for the Democratic nomination, Sanders said Clinton would take up the fight to ease economic inequality, make college more affordable and expand healthcare coverage for all Americans.
While the Obama administration opposes these bills, Republican lawmakers want to use these measures to warn Iran against violating international agreements
Varying policy approaches may prove to be a barrier between a cohesive Bernie-Hillary unity, even as Sanders prepares to support Clinton against Trump.
Clinton’s history of criticism against China may push Chinese officials to favour Trump as a president with a businessman-like approach to politics
Western society continues to be fascinated with the paranormal, with musing over the possibility of UFOs not carrying the stigma that it used to.
Many lawmakers have turned positive about Trump’s presidential run, while there are still some who remain critical of his stance on many issues.