Capitol Hill, the seat of the United States Congress: might Trump’s success  inspire a counter-movement aiming not just to restore the status quo but to fulfil the best ideals of American democracy?

Donald Trump’s shocking election as president represents the gravest threat to American democratic institutions in our lifetime. During his campaign, (...)

Watching the Donald Trump campaign disintegrate is both compelling and disturbing. Photograph: George Frey/Getty Images

Although the risk of a Trump presidency recedes by the day it is still heartbreaking to watch US politics being dragged down to such depths. There is (...)

‘Donald Trump’s strategy is to mobilise key sectors of the Republican electorate more effectively than before.’ Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Voter turnout is a vital feature of mass politics in modern developed societies. The overall trend has been downwards in recent decades, reflecting po(...)

Donald Trump’s gains came as Republican support for their party’s candidate jumped by six percentage points over the past two weeks, to about 78 per cent. Photograph: Bryan Woolston/Reuters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has pulled into an effective tie with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to the latest Reuters(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

Archbishop of Dublin Dr Michael Jackson has said the decision by Archdeacon Leslie Stevenson to decline his appointment as Bis(...)

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