Political tales don't last forever; like empires, they go through phases of development, consolidation and decline. Unless
Four years and six months later, the Popular Party's performance is astounding. In Europe, the administrators of austerity have generally failed. The PP appears to be an exception.
The anti-austerity Podemos party could make big gains on Sunday.
Spanish people are drained. It feels like Spain is the main character in the movie Groundhog Day: Everything starts fresh with each new round of elections.
A debate with four candidates is very inefficient with regards to discussing tangible proposals on taxes, research, pensions, the minimum wage, labor reform, education or autonomy.
The sincerest form of flattery?
The EU claims to be a project designed to prevent the emergence of the ghosts that had plagued its past. It claims to have started with a dream. But the truth is that this dream has turned into a nightmare.
Carolina Bescansa is the latest in a series of lawmakers around the world who have brought -- and at times breastfed -- their babies in congress.
In Spain's elections last Sunday, the two parties that have ruled the country for the past three decades took serious losses. This has important implications for the future of not only the country but also the rest of Europe.
Maybe it's time for a highly-regarded independent figure to take the necessary steps to try to stop the Popular Party from governing in Spain, and put an end to the corruption and inequality.
Spain has tilted slightly to the left and, for the first time in post Franco history, is about to experience some sort of coalition government.
But they'll need help to form a government.
The collapse of bipartisanship, the birth of the unknown in Spain, the rampant fragmentation in parliament, and the need to reach an accord just to go to the bathroom, have all plagued the country and will test our democratic maturity.
These elections show an unprecedented divide in Catalan society. Politicians and policies capable of healing wounds and weaving a new space for coexistence are needed. Catalonia, as of now, is at the center of the campaign for the general election.
Back from the first global conference on money in politics in Mexico City, I'm bursting with stories that might carry messages of possibility that Americans need right now. Sure worked for me.