The State of the Conversation

I’m concerned.

In the last few weeks, it seems to me that the tone of comments has gotten a lot angrier, and conversation is more often turning to personalities and motivations than to policy.

This may be in part because I’m spending less time actively moderating the conversation (I’m pretty busy with a political campaign right now). Or maybe it’s a directional shift.

Either way, I’m not delighted about it.

What do readers think? Has something changed? Is it a problem? What can/should we do about it?

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