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Charles RichardsonJul 15, 2016

A roundup of election news from Austria, the United States, Mongolia and Australia.

Is it 1964 all over again?

Charles RichardsonJun 23, 2016

Donald Trump's train wreck of a campaign raises thoughts of 1964, the last time the Democrats won a landslide.

Happy birthday, Miranda!

Charles RichardsonJun 14, 2016

For fifty years now, police in America have had to observe procedural safeguards that protect suspects' rights, and the sky has still not fallen in. But some haven't learned the lesson.

Final Tuesday, live

Charles RichardsonJun 8, 2016

Results as they appear from the last states to hold primaries.

A three-party America?

Charles RichardsonJun 7, 20162 Comments

The Libertarian Party has hopes of becoming something like a mainstream European-style liberal party. But it needs to come to terms with the fact that plenty of liberals are happy enough as Clinton Democrats.

Talking about realignment

Charles RichardsonJun 1, 20162 Comments

Could the Republican Party become the party of the old-fashioned welfare state while the Democrats become the party of free enterprise?

Enter the Libertarian

Charles RichardsonMay 30, 2016

America's Libertarians again choose Gary Johnson as their standard-bearer. And now that we know who the candidates are, some interest is starting to focus on the dynamics of the Electoral College.

Flag games in America

Charles RichardsonMay 23, 2016

As if it didn't have enough problems already, America's Republican Party is split over display of the rebel flag.

Election preview: Philippines

Charles RichardsonMay 6, 2016

The Philippines elect a new president on Monday, with the front-runner making many people uncomfortable.

Trump, and other updates

Charles RichardsonMay 4, 20163 Comments

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