There have been a number of issues this past week that are worthy subjects for a column that deals with the outlandish, the enraging and the informative.

Internationally, there’s that comedy of egos that is the American presidential election, which appears to be some sort of karmic comeuppance for the decades of destructive election interference by the US in the ersatz democracies it has propped up to make its own look like an exemplar...

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