Comments are off and will remain off until readers are willing to adhere to our written site Policies. I am tired of adjudicating extended off topic discussions (aka “thread-jacking”), regular Making Shit Up, conspiracy theories, and threats of bodily harm.
I made the mistake of leaving comments largely on during what was billed as a comments holiday over the Christmas-New Year period. Lambert warned readers about the need to stay on topic, provide evidentiary support, and argue in good faith. Enough of you have fallen well below these requirements so as to necessitate shutting down comments entirely. It is too exhausting intervening in comments to maintain some semblance of quality when conduct degenerates, as it has.