Comments that are insulting, uncivil in tone, or that contain gratuitous obscenities will be deleted. Racism, antisemitism, Muslimophobia, sexism, and homophobia are naturally proscribed, and I have zero tolerance for 9/11 conspiracy theories. And I have less than zero tolerance for the idiotic France-bashing one gets on the American right. If one makes a contradictory comment with the aim of provoking a debate, I will ask that one sign with his or her veritable name (i.e. no handles or pseudonyms).
Oh yes, this too. Comments I consider to be particularly stupid, irrelevant, and/or that reflect that the comment author has not understood what I am talking about risk being sent to the trash.