The Overlawyered comments feature, like a letters to the editor section, is subject to moderation and editing.
All comments are subject to moderation delay. Some never run, and others run in abridged or edited form, as with letters to the editor. If you ever feel that such editing has resulted in misstating your point, please either delete the comment or advise me that you would like it deleted.
People regularly try to turn the comments function here into a general gripe forum over national politics, its issues, parties, and personalities, the shortcomings of the mainstream media, opinions about celebrities, and so forth. That’s not going to happen if I can stop it as moderator.
There are thousands upon thousands of forums that welcome general U.S. political discussions. They offer a place to post to your heart’s content about issues not raised by our posts here.