Australia Day reminds us that national unity cannot be manufactured artificially, a lesson also illustrated by the story of the last king of Greece.
Category: Political issues
The fertility crisis revisited
Should we be concerned about falling fertility rates? A look back at the debate of 2005-07.
Poland, Israel and the rule of law
Poland's right-wing government moves towards peace with the European Union over rule-of-law issues. Israel is moving fast in the other direction.
US midterms: House of Reps
The Republican Party is an unbackable favorite to win back control of the House of Representatives this week.
Showdown in Brazil
A runoff in Brazil pits a badly flawed democrat against the incumbent authoritarian.
Two new prime ministers
Italy gets a new prime minister and Britain is about to do the same. They face very different challenges.
Back in the UN
Another big defeat for Russia at the United Nations shows how little international opinion has changed since March.
Mink force Danish election
Covid-19 claims another victim, as the Danish government is forced to the polls over its illegal liquidation of the country's mink industry.
Anti-vaxers win one
Liechtenstein votes against authorisation of Covid-related restrictions that were no longer in force anyway.
The wages of insurrection
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.