Comment Policy

We welcome comments aimed at sparking productive and civil conversation and presenting alternative viewpoints and information as they relate to the topic being discussed.

We expect commenters to adopt a civil and courteous tone. We reserve the discretion to delete comments that contain:

  • profanity or obscene and indecent language;
  • threats, personal attacks, or defamatory statements;
  • hate speech directed at race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability.

Opinions expressed in comments reflect those of the author, not the Rivard Report. We review and post comments according to the policy below. Comments that do not meet our standards will be deleted; those that only contain a small infraction against our policy may be edited, but only with the commenter’s permission. Though optional, we ask that commenters provide a name and valid email address. The former will be published, but the latter will not. We ask for an email address so Rivard Report staff can contact you if necessary. To protect your privacy, please do not include information that identifies you – such as an email address or phone number – in the text of your comment.

Comments deemed spam or with the sole purpose of promoting or endorsing products or services will be deleted. (Non-commercial links relevant to the topic or another comment are acceptable.)

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