OPINION
OPINION

The winner of the US election? Polarization

Don’t expect political intolerance to subside anytime soon. The US elections are just the latest example of the divisiveness that is weakening the world’s democracies

US elections

Why I voted for Trump

After four years of controversy, the histrionic US president has managed to keep his support base. A handful of the people who voted for him in Ohio, a state he won despite his overall defeat, explain why Trump still got their ballot

INTERVIEW | BARACK OBAMA

Obama: “Significant damage has been done in the US and around the world by Trump”

In a conversation with the editor-in-chief of EL PAÍS, the former president reflects on the current moment and the pandemic, Donald Trump’s four years in power, the polarization in his country and also the future with Joe Biden in charge of the United States. His conclusion is optimistic – a cautious optimism

OPINION

The long goodbye to Donald Trump

If millions of citizens refuse to believe that the US elections were clean, despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary, how can we start to dialogue with them?

OPINION

Two Latinas write to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

The election of the first Black woman to office in the United States is transformative for our generation and our daughters

AMERICAS

Trump’s other walls

The most efficient barrier built by the 45th president of the United States is not made of cement or steel. Instead, what’s managed to stop both legal and illegal immigration is an intricate web of executive actions, administrative orders and agreements with other countries obtained through threats. The real and virtual hurdles built over the last four years have affected the lives of thousands

EDITORIAL

Democracy in the balance

What’s at stake following a tense US election is more than a choice between two different political projects: it is the unity and stability of American society

OPINION

The US elections and global governance

The presidential race is important, but it won’t change things all by itself. The world needs institutions that are able to control inequality, poverty, environmental destruction and war

OPINION

The political economy of Trump

The United States can protect itself against turbulence, but doing so against a great recession is a lot more difficult, and that is the danger if the Democrats get to the White House but fail to win the Senate

US ELECTION

Hispanic voters could be key in Arizona, Florida and Pennsylvania

Latinos have become the most important minority in the US this year, and winning their votes in a few key states could deliver victory

US ELECTIONS

How the polls are closing in the US: Trump’s options and other key points according to the surveys

Biden is the favorite and has an advantage of the Republican that is greater than the one Clinton had. That said, Trump still has a one-in-six chance of winning

OPINION

Social media’s business model is a threat to democracy – it’s time to change it

These companies are eroding our democratic institutions. The creator of Facebook’s ‘Like’ button says only public pressure and collective action can put a stop to it

OPINION

Critical race theory and the 2020 US election

In 2016, Donald Trump fought against immigrants; now he attacks the Black Lives Matter movement – both campaigns are linked by white nationalism

INTERVIEW

David Remnick: ‘The United States has been an imperfect democracy since its founding’

The editor of ‘The New Yorker’ talks to EL PAÍS about Donald Trump and the deepening ideological differences his country faces as it heads towards elections in November

THE GLOBAL OBSERVER

The secret memorandum to President Trump

“I am convinced that you can still win re-election. But in order to do so you must be willing to do whatever it takes”