After being, by their lights, cheated out of two seats on the United States Supreme Court, the Democrats are ready to fight back, but their options are constrained by the constitution.
Belgium finally looks set for a new government, 16 months after its election, but it will have to deal with a deeply divided country.
An attempt to distinguish between "neoliberals" and "libertarians" tracks the major fault line in non-left politics.
Italy went to the polls at the weekend for a referendum and a number of regional elections. Results are mixed, but from the government's point of view could have been a lot worse.
The Polish government is in crisis after its animal welfare legislation won more support from the opposition than from its own coalition partners.
Japan's new prime minister, like most of his predecessors, is the choice of party factions rather than any sort of popular process. But public discontent rarely goes to the lengths of putting a different party in government.
It's suggested that white evangelical Christians have sold out their values by supporting Donald Trump. But what if Trump actually embodies their real values?
It's not just Northern Ireland that poses a border control problem for the Brexit negotiations. Some of the same issues recur on a smaller scale with Gibraltar.
Protests in Bulgaria have so far been unsuccessful in securing the departure of its badly compromised leader. But electoral retribution may not be far off.
A cabinet crisis in New South Wales demonstrates some truths about how responsible government works. It also shows that coalition politics in Australia is not quite what it seems.