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Random weirdness for the week of Nov. 3, 2015


It’s Humiliation Week for us in this space for a couple of reasons. First, it’s hardly weird for us to do something stupid, but it’s also not just any newspaper that goes out of their way to point it out twice. As we noted on both the front page (in keeping with one of our policies real newspapers consider insane) and page two of this week’s print edition, we made a major screwup in an article titled “Anchor alterations” in the Oct. 13 issue.

‘Anchor baby’ antithesis: Debate about citizenship for kids of Svalbard parents are familiar, but the pols taking sides aren’t


It’s no surprise a political debate about “anchor babies” might get ugly but, as with so many things, Svalbard’s fighting it out like nowhere else.

Conservative politicians are enthusiastic about them. The left-leaning Labor Party is denouncing their counterparts for promising to seek changes in immigration laws that will never happen, perhaps winning a significant number of votes from foreign residents in last week’s election in the process.