With a political debate breaking out, things may be about to get heated around here. Seems like a good time for a preemptive repost of the Comment Policy:
Comments are the sole responsibility of the author. I will not edit the content or attribution of any comment, but I reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason. Obscenities, personal attacks, and irrelevance to the topic at hand are the most likely reasons, but I may add others without notice as circumstances or personal whims dictate.
I'd also like to remind anyone who objects to this policy, or to the editorial policies of any other site, that the Internet is a big place. In my corner of it, I make the rules. If you don't like them, you can very easily set up shop in your own corner and make whatever rules you like there.
On the software side, Movable Type flags anonymous comments as junk and does not notify me that they've been posted. If you want to be sure your comment appears in a timely manner, sign it. Movable Type also logs the IP addresses of all commenters.