Accuracy is important and so too is professionalism.
Unfortunately some of that professionalism is being undermined by the comment section—where some readers are posting comments that are inappropriate and irrelevant to a particular story. This is drowning out those people who have good ideas and arguments that are worth being heard.
Therefore, from this point, objectionable comments that do not deal with the topic will NOT be approved. Furthermore, there will be a tougher view on what is deemed racist or sexist.
Despite being a fervent supporter of the First Amendment, it is time for the comment section to change.
Christian Murray, editor