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Why losing the House could actually help Trump in 2020

Why losing the House could actually help Trump in 2020

If the Democrats go into the 2020 elections complaining about the conduct of the 2016 elections, they don't stand a chance against Trump's populist appeal.

Blue wave or big victory? How the media covered the midterms.

Blue wave or big victory? How the media covered the midterms.

The results have been used as evidence of America's "cold civil war", with either side able to interpret them as they wish. To an extent, that division has been imported to Australia.

When a majority ain’t a majority: the rocky road ahead for US Democrats

When a majority ain’t a majority: the rocky road ahead for US Democrats

It's good news overall for the Democrats, but the thorny issue of intra-party conflict remains a pressing concern.

An election analyst’s guide to the US midterms

An election analyst’s guide to the US midterms

These may be the most newsworthy midterms in recent memory. Here's everything you need to know.

Who is George Soros and why do the populist right hate him?

Who is George Soros and why do the populist right hate him?

Many of the Australian far-right would have you believe that billionaire George Soros, one of several liberal figures targeted in an apparent bomb plot in the US, controls Australia's left-wing agenda.

Rundle: trickle-down economics and the flood of disadvantage

Rundle: trickle-down economics and the flood of disadvantage

Were the Democrats and the left capable of exploiting it, not only would Donald Trump be in trouble, but so, too, would the whole right nationalist political project, and rather quickly.

Trump’s chances of ‘doing a Brexit’ are slim, but extant

Trump’s chances of ‘doing a Brexit’ are slim, but extant

By the numbers, a Donald Trump presidency would be a huge surprise at this point. But it wouldn't be the first time he'd shocked us.

Rundle: Trump’s too busy bashing immigrants to land a blow on Clinton

Rundle: Trump’s too busy bashing immigrants to land a blow on Clinton

Trump's family-based campaign appeared, for a time, to finally get through to the Donald, but then it all went downhill again.

Rundle: the end of two-party politics

Rundle: the end of two-party politics

Whoever can reformulate their party in a way that promises some new synthesis of global vs communal, open vs closed systems, becomes the legitimate representative of modernity

Brexit, in context: an essay on reversed polarities

Brexit, in context: an essay on reversed polarities

The new political order is of a great split between localists and globalists, nationalists and cosmopolitans, and each side of that divide has its left and right.