The Republican Party is an unbackable favorite to win back control of the House of Representatives this week.
A runoff in Brazil pits a badly flawed democrat against the incumbent authoritarian.
Italy gets a new prime minister and Britain is about to do the same. They face very different challenges.
Another big defeat for Russia at the United Nations shows how little international opinion has changed since March.
Covid-19 claims another victim, as the Danish government is forced to the polls over its illegal liquidation of the country's mink industry.
Liechtenstein votes against authorisation of Covid-related restrictions that were no longer in force anyway.
A New Mexico court enforces the disqualification clause of the fourteenth amendment for the first time in a century. Much bigger targets may be in sight.
Chile votes on a new constitution, while Colombia sets out a path to drug legalisation.
A governor-general with no discretionary power might seem to be something of a waste, but there's a widespread reluctance to inquire about it. And a republic would be unlikely to help.
The secret ministries affair in Australia has thrown up important questions about the role of the governor-general. The solicitor-general's advice on the matter fails to cast much light.