Combing our comment threads, we’ve noticed that readers often want to share sharp political insights and suggestions that don’t necessarily relate to the article at hand. These posts are often useful and interesting, if off-topic, so we created The Nation‘s Open Thread, a home for comments that veer slightly off the beaten path. This is your space to discuss the news of the day, promote your own projects or just chat with fellow Nation-readers. Blatant hate or threats of violence will still be removed, but otherwise you can use this thread to discuss anything on your mind.

Happy commenting!