In this case, the appropriate conclusion about the Constitutional Court's finding against the Public Protector is that there's much to be comforted by.
Just what is Boris Johnson, the UK's new prime minister: a liberal or conservative? A historian writing a book about Brexit, the focus of much of Johnson's career, says the man is hard to pin down.
We can justify different standards for different Twitter users by turning to the philosophical ideas about public debate.
The Trump administration has once again tried to change immigration law, this time enacting severe limits on the rights of asylum-seekers. An immigration law expert says only Congress can do that.
The wisest course from here would seem to be reopening discussions with Tehran about Gulf security and an American-imposed sanctions regime. But this will be easier said than done.
Will Syrian religious extremists migrate to the West as refugees in need – and then do harm? A team of researchers surveyed Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey to find out the answer.
Michelle Grattan discusses the slower pace which has taken over Canberra - at least until next week when the action picks up with the new sitting week.
Trump and Zuma seek to sell explanations of their misfortunes to the socially insecure and economically vulnerable. To an alarming extent they succeed.
While Morrison appears to have built a strong relationship with the idiosyncratic US president, there are several foreign policy challenges ahead.
Joe Biden remains the favourite in the Democratic race - but there are question marks over whether he can beat Donald Trump.
President Trump hinted that he would defy a Supreme Court ruling recently, though he later yielded to its authority. Andrew Jackson – Trump's hero – likewise challenged the rule of law in the 1830s.
President Donald Trump has appealed to his base by attacking four Democratic Congresswomen of colour.
With the House of Representatives taking the unusual approach of censuring a sitting president, attention will now turn to next week's testimony by Robert Mueller.
The National Intelligence Council works inside government but is little understood outside. Yet it has helped respond to almost all the major foreign policy challenges of the last 40 years.
The leak of US dipomatic cables by Wikileaks revealed some equally frank assessments of British politicians.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani staked his political fortunes on bringing Iran out of isolation. Now, it appears he's losing control to hard-liners in Iran.
Nativist rhetoric is nothing new. But ideas once considered fringe are now being absorbed into the mainstream.
Election to the Security Council is prestigious for member states because it gives them a seat at the highest table of global decision-making.
The Declaration of Independence was not greeted with universal acclaim and many Americans stayed loyal to the crown.
Arguments over Trump's tariffs and trade wars are just the latest salvo in a heated debate that has raged since the dawn of the American republic.