Deborah Howell, I’m sorry that some twits said mean, stupid, and nasty things to you.
… it is profoundly distressing if political discourse has sunk to a level where abusive name-calling and the crudest of sexual language are the norm, where facts have no place in an argument.
Did you miss the last election?
The LA Times set up wikis and got people saying nasty things and shut down the wikis. Now WaPo closes down commenting for the same reasons. You guys aren’t getting it yet. Opening up your site to all the people means, well, all the people and some of them are jerks and because of free speech, they can say dumb stuff. Please suck it up. Erase the bad stuff if you want. I don’t want to read dumb stuff anyway.