Petty political ploys are standard operating procedure back in the Chicago wards that spawned President Barack Obama’s career. Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has declined to retaliate against the U.S. sanctions over the Russian hacking during the election season. With Putin, Obama’s actions smack of a jilted suitor, writes columnist Andrew Malcolm.

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