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Well, isn't this a treat?

Charles RichardsonApr 28, 2016

Big wins for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump leave one race decided, but the other still heading towards a contested convention.

Today New York, ...

Charles RichardsonApr 20, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go into today's New York primary as strong favorites. Updates to come as results emerge.

Something strange is happening to the Republicans

Charles RichardsonApr 15, 20162 Comments

Two sets of figures show up some revealing things about the direction of the Republican Party.

Winning in Wisconsin

Charles RichardsonApr 7, 20162 Comments

Both front-runners lose in Wisconsin. It's not yet enough to derail Hillary Clinton, but Donald Trump looks to be in trouble.

Trump, Cruz and the road to Cleveland

Charles RichardsonApr 5, 2016

Donald Trump's chances of prevailing at a contested convention are pretty slim. But the alternatives aren't very appealing either.

A European quiz question

A European quiz question

Charles RichardsonMar 30, 20163 Comments

Two groups of European countries. Explain what's different about them.

How to build an anti-Trump front

Charles RichardsonMar 26, 2016

Contemplation of an anti-Trump front reveals some interesting features of the Republican Party.

Primary season moves west

Charles RichardsonMar 24, 2016

Another set of primary results fail to clinch the presidential nomination on either side. With 19 states to go, the contests are moving into somewhat different territory.

(The beginning of) the end of the beginning

Charles RichardsonMar 16, 2016

Another big day of primaries in the United States. It's the end of the line for Marco Rubio, and it could be the day that will make Donald Trump all but unbeatable.

Goodnight, Mr Rubio

Charles RichardsonMar 9, 2016

On the figures it was a good day for Donald Trump, but by disposing of Marco Rubio it might finally unite Republican votes against him.