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.
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.
These may be the most newsworthy midterms in recent memory. Here's everything you need to know.
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.
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.
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.
The real and symbolic importance of Obama's promise to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants cannot be overstated.
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.