The year's second Israeli election is to be held tomorrow, with the issues substantially unchanged from the first one. A dominant far right deals with an assortment of challengers plus its own internal divisions.
It's a day for commemoration, since this is our thousandth blog post, and a murder in central France 600 years ago should not be forgotten.
Britain won't be going to the polls next month, but it still looks as if an election can't be long delayed.
An ominous anniversary in Europe, in a year rather full of them. There may still be lessons to learn.
The paradox of David Koch, who died last week, is that his political activism ended up empowering forces that were deeply hostile to his libertarian convictions.
Australia's constitution is difficult to amend, and that's not a bad thing. But resistance to change is far from uniform.
Britain could be headed for a constitutional crisis that can be likened to that of 1975 in Australia. But the differences are more revealing than the similarities.
Like its Italian counterpart, the British parliament faces big decisions about whether to bring down a government and what to put in its place, but it does so under somewhat different constitutional rules.
The world may yet pay a dreadful price for having failed to address the issue of Kashmir when it might have been resolved peacefully.
Betting odds on the Brexit options reveal a rather unexpected conjunction of opinions.