There are two purposes to a newspaper column and neither of them is political. Because there's no point. Consider, for example, Trump. If the abundance, no, the plethora, no, the superabundance, of evidence has failed to convince you that Trump is a black hole of egocentricity, no newspaper column is going to change your mind.
Nor yet will the ruinous war with Iran that he is seeking to provoke in order to distract you from the fact that he has committed crimes enough to put him in prison for the rest of his days.
So, no more political stuff, at