This is probably a bad idea, but the Supreme Revolutionary Council of Goldblog, in consultation with the ISI, the CIA, MI6, and the AAA, has decided to open comments on all posts in this space. This might not be as bad an idea as having a blog in the first place, but we'll see.
When this blog first came to life, I followed the (smart) advice of Andrew Sullivan and chose not to have comments, because comments sections, particularly on blogs that cover subjects I cover, tend to become pretty sewerish. On the other hand, there are many thoughtful Goldblog readers who e-mail me regularly with smart observations, and I only share a tiny portion of those thoughts with readers, so it seemed to me that this was a way of bringing this crew of people into the conversation. But we'll see -- if the blog gets clogged by the rantings of angry Semites and angry anti-Semites, we'll revisit this decision. But in the meantime -- and this means you, loyal Goldblog readers -- please register, if you aren't already commenting elsewhere on TheAtlantic.com, and please comment away.