I have put the blog on temporary moderation because of persistent noncompliance with the published policy against personal attacks and insults. Any comment with the slightest hint of an insult against another commenter will be summarily deleted. I am not going to try to clean them up any more. You can call public figures what ever you want, but not the other participants in this community.
Personal insults and attacks include criticism of motives and grammar, and suggestions of lack of intelligence, diligence, patriotism, reasoning ability or sanity.
I’ll check comments as often as I can and approve those that pass the editorial policy.
If you folks clean up your act, I’ll remove the moderation. I hope this won’t take long.