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.
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.
For your holiday reading, a "best-of" selection from the blog's non-election stories of last year.
The Brexit drama continues, with Theresa May getting cold feet and the European Court of Justice lending the remainers a hand.
France's government faces a protest movement with legitimate grievances, but also some very disturbing features.