I have a theoretical take on Europe up at the HuffPost, cleverly disguised with this punchy intro:
Europe these days is more complicated than an episode of Homeland. Last I heard, Germany was still pushing austerity while Greece and Italy complained about its effects. Silvio Berlusconi offered to return if someone could help him with his tax fraud conviction. Catalonia threatened to leave Spain but remain in Europe. David Cameron suggested the European Union headquarters in Brussels “continues to exist as if in a parallel universe,” in part because its idea of austerity is to increase the workweek from 37.5 hours to 40.
More at the link.