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The meaning of Donald Trump

His breathtaking election victory has unleashed a dangerous new populism. But shrill denunciations are not the answer

In swing states where Romney lost, Trump’s economic programme had mass appeal

Democrats are reeling and the Republicans have a chance to reshape the Supreme Court. But things could still go badly

Can Donald Trump win over Catholics?

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The hard-charging billionaire has revolutionised American politics while hardly spending a dime. But he is surprisingly elliptical about his Christian faith

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The Republican Party used to be the preserve of Anglo-Saxon Protestants, says Tim Stanley, but it no longer shuns the Catholic ‘hordes’

Dennis Sewell says most US voters reject the theory because of claims that it makes God and Christian morality redundant