The new web design is a huge step backwards. The commentaries were often as interesting as the articles themselves. In the past this was an open forum. Now, it’s closed to the few who would be published by the powers that be. That’s fine if you want to run an incestuous website closed to alternate ideas. So much for the discussion in the arena of ideas where conservatism always wins over liberalism.
Get a clue and add the comments back in. Even if it invites trolls, I’m pretty sure most of us are smart enough to know who they are. The message here is the rest of us are just the dumb masses. I think not.