By Derrick DePledge
We are sorry to report that several comments over the past few weeks have been held as "pending." They have been posted now.
Due to the high volume of spam attacks and other foolishness, our filter system sometimes makes it difficult for new posters to get comments automatically approved.
We will be more vigilant about looking through the spam for new posters.
We know that many of our readers have jobs that make posting under their real names impractical. We have allowed anonymous comments because we want a frank exchange of ideas and we know that our readers are a fairly insular group interested in state politics and government.
But, please, play nice ...