AL Kennedy says the election results in Scotland reflect a surge in political engagement.
David Cannadine says Barack Obama is not the first American president to act like a king.
A American writer PJ O'Rourke gives his view of the UK election.
David Cannadine reflects on the merits of youth and age in political leaders.
David Cannadine compares the style of national commemorations in the US and in Britain.
Howard Jacobson explains why he prefers art to ideology, especially at election time.
Howard Jacobson explains why he dislikes the narcissism of the selfie.
Howard Jacobson thinks skimpy suits show men are suffering from a self-image crisis.
Tom Shakespeare says that disabled people's right to independent living is under threat.
Tom Shakespeare thinks that reformed select committees have revitalised Parliament.