There have been some comments on recent articles advocating violence in various forms. While we understand that feelings are running high and some are impatient about government dysfunction, on balance it is better if we do not allow that sort of commentary. If anyone acts on it, we place ourselves and the commenters at risk of incitement charges. So we have removed these comments.

We aren’t constitutional lawyers and don’t wish to comment on whether the constitutional guarantee of free speech allows you to say such things if you don’t act on them.

If anyone has such feelings and would like talk to me about this and what I see as the alternative, talk to me direct at philip.machanick@gmail.com