As we get closer to the election, moderating comments that are submitted to The Hamiltonian, is challenging. We continue to be committed to bringing the voices of Hamiltonians to the fore-front, while being fair.
It is frustrating when we get a comment submitted that is thoughtful or otherwise illuminating, only to have it end with some thing like "and so and so is a liar" or "so and so is a crook" (or worse). It puts us in a difficult position and usually ends with the comment being edited or rejected. Due to the volume of submissions and other concerns, we will no longer be editing comments. Either the comment will be accepted or it will be rejected.
Here are some guidelines to bear in mind:
Consider signing your real name to your comment (optional, but it helps to lend credibility to your comments)
Stick to the issues and the candidates' position on the issues.
Refrain from name calling, or alleging things that are unsupported by facts, evidence, or your real name.
Keep it professional.
Personal details about people often feel uncomfortable at this end, and are unlikely to be published.
Thanks-you for understanding. Now..let's talk Hamilton!