All eyes are on Iowa, with a lot of attention paid to the two candidates on the left of the field. But are they on the same "left"?
The Democrat presidential field continues to narrow, with previously-fancied hopefuls dropping out. Soon the voters of Iowa will have to choose among what's left.
Republican senators seem certain to stand behind their impeached president, not because they support him but because they are afraid of the alternatives.
Neither Australia nor the US wants to admit that it is part of a global movement. But despite its love of walls, Trumpism transcends national boundaries.
A regular update on election news. Today, Sri Lanka, the United States, Romania and Israel.
Cory Bernardi leaves politics, with his mission largely fulfilled. The Australian right has been remade, if not exactly in his image, at least in something uncomfortably like it.
Some Democrats worry that their nominating process can be taken hostage by extremists in the way the Republicans' was four years ago. This is one of the problems of presidential systems.
It's election day in the United States. Control of the Virginia legislature is up for grabs, together with a bunch of other things.
Three months out from the start of the US primary season, one of the top Democrat candidates has already bowed out, and another is barely hanging on.
No-one is surprised to find that politicians lie. But how should the media respond when a particular side of politics inhabits an entire ecosystem of lies?