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Trump, and other updates

Charles RichardsonMay 4, 20161 Comment

Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee, after his last major rival conceded in Indiana. That, plus updates from Ireland, Iran and Equatorial Guinea.

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.

Another dictator's daughter in the lead

Charles RichardsonApr 14, 2016

The daughter of Peru's jailed authoritarian leads in her country's presidential election. Meanwhile, South Korea's president, with a similar background, suffers a rebuff at the polls.

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.

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.

Presidential problems in the Americas

Charles RichardsonMar 23, 2016

Political crisis in Brazil raises thoughts about the relative stability of presidential and parliamentary systems – a question with obvious relevance to the United States presidential election.