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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.

How will the ‘small-government’ right respond to a high-spending Trump?

How will the ‘small-government’ right respond to a high-spending Trump?

For years we've heard about debt and deficits from the right. How will it react to a Trump spending plan? With consistency and principle -- or with arrant hypocrisy, like in Australia, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane wonder.

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.

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.

Rundle: Obama’s amnesty to illegal immigrants brings millions out of the shadows

Rundle: Obama’s amnesty to illegal immigrants brings millions out of the shadows

The real and symbolic importance of Obama's promise to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants cannot be overstated.

Rundle: for a nauseated public, Rand Paul might be a welcome break from reality

Rundle: for a nauseated public, Rand Paul might be a welcome break from reality

Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul offers a confused mix of both Left and Right ideologies -- but his puzzling rhetoric could yet win over an exhausted electorate.