Abusive and degrading comments aren’t allowed and will be deleted.

This website isn’t meant to demoralize readers.

Freedom of speech was always about providing for civilized discussion on issues. It was never about anything else. That’s the kind of world we need.

This is crunch time. We have a job to do to preserve sanity. People need to talk to each other respectfully because there will be too much of the opposite going on all around us.

I also reserve the right to edit comments to minimize profanity and legal concerns.