My opinion is that your Comments to news stories have resulted in a deeply divided country. Pleading that you end them.
The Comments area to your news stories has resulted in a very divided American public. You may have meant well originally, but the name-calling, abusive attacks, and an open invitation to foreign bots have undermined any good that you intended. As an American, I strongly suggest removing Comments for the good of discourse in this country.
Michael Falon commented
No comments means no freedom of speech. the comments don"t cause the problems they are a symptom of the problems and allows people to blow off steam. No allowing comments is a form of oppression.