South Korea's last two military rulers die within a month of each other, prompting reflections on the era that they represented and the relationship between authoritarianism and economic growth.
Germany is on the way to a new government and Sweden briefly had a new prime minister. Both cases show the need for co-operation across a broad ideological front.
As the Morrison government tries to legislate for a voter identification requirement, both its supporters and its opponents seem more focused on American conditions than on its actual implications in Australia.
Japan's new prime minister faces the voters on Sunday, looking to extend his party's nine year stretch in power.
Compare and contrast: Colin Powell and News Corp.
Some reflections on the blog's state and future.
There'll be something of a blogging hiatus for the rest of July.
Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight.com reviews his site's performance in last year's election, with interesting results.
New census figures for the United States are good news for the Republican Party, but not as much so as they might have expected.
Jamaica's government appears to be well placed for re-election, but voters may be annoyed at being called to the polls early.