Comment policy redux

Yup, I'm back to banning comments. Just a friendly reminder: comments that criticize what I say, or what other commenters say, are fine. Comments that aim to start flame wars are not. In between the attacks of the troll brigades, the comment sections have featured interesting and occasionally even informative debates between liberals and conservatives. I will ruthlessly delete anything which tries to derail that happy situation.

And to commenters who respond: please, don't feed the trolls. Email me and I'll take care of them.

Update However, trolls have to live somewhere, so this is a special comment thread just for them. I'll ask my regular readers, however, not to respond. Just let them enjoy themselves.