The British government remains trapped in its own contradictions over Brexit. There are possible ways out, but they involve compromising the unity of the Conservative Party.
Venezuela's authoritarian regime is tottering at last, but many on the left who should know better are trying to shore it up.
It's Australia Day in Australia – or was that two days ago? It's become an intractable problem.
Some suggestions for interesting reading material to occupy you on a long weekend.
Your guide to what to watch for on the electoral front in 2019.
Sweden finally gets a government, as does the Spanish region of Andalusia. In each case, liberal parties had to decide which variety of extremist was less dangerous to countenance.
Theresa May is humiliated but promises to carry on: a result both shocking and utterly predictable.
The Brexit endgame is about to begin, with the British parliament set to reject the prime minister's deal tomorrow.
Do libertarians deserve much of the blame for Trumpism? Two fine American writers disagree.
A new edition of the Democracy Index raises questions about the relationship between political and other freedoms.