We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I believe it does, generally speaking. We'll see if it works that way when so many of the articles are based on scaring the reader. If every article screams, "be very afrraid", one wonders if the readers might conclude the Atlantic is merely crying wolf?
Decades ago I started reading the Atlantic, reading my father's subscription. I even subscribed for a year to the paper copy of the Atlantic (circa 2005), as I was offered a free subscription for something.
In the recent decade, the Atlantic switched to Disqus for its commenting software. I got blocked for a comment on oil production because I used a link- maybe more than one link- to document my comment. Disqus does not like link(s), so it blocked my comment. Usually with Disqus, if you leave out links from a blocked comment, it will accept the linkless comment. Not the Atlantic: it subsequently blocked all my comments.
The Atlantic later blocked ALL comments from EVERYONE.
FWIW, I comment a lot of places that use Disqus, among them Instapundit, other PJ Media posters, PowerLine (after they switched from FB) and random others. In my experience, link handling appears to vary by site preference. Some sites like PowerLine moderate all comments with links (if Disqus recognizes the text as a link), others like Instapundit appear to allow at least one link and actually activate them automatically. I often see people blaming Disqus but as far as I can tell, the site owners are setting link and other moderation policies from options provided by Disqus.
In other words, blame the Atlantic, not Disqus, regarding how links are handled. In support of that point of view, the Atlantic was the only Duqus-using site that banned me forever for having a comment that they threw into the spam folder- a comment whose only "fault" was being over pedantic in the use of links.
Regarding different sites w different policies, Instapundit has the annoying policy of informing the reader that his banned comment will be reviewed to see if actually merited banning. I have NEVER seen a banned comment of mine reinstated at Instapundit. The volume of comments at Instapundit probably is why none are actually reviewed. But why inform the reader that a banned comment will be reviewed, if it is not reviewed?
But banning comments isn't done only at the perogative of the blog owner. I once had a Disqus comment at Bookworm banned. I asked Bookworm why it got banned. She replied that the comment was fine, and she had NO idea why Disqus had banned it. She reinstated it. I had a similar experience at According to Hoyt, and similarly Sarah reinstated my comment,.
Owned and edited by near boomers who learned to break all the rules and normed the dysfunction of the progressive authoritarians. They have advocated for every hoax since Silent Spring and advocate for rule by the elite "experts" to solve the crisis. When the markets turn direction one can only hope that the Atlantic is operating in a one story building. Like a previous Fourth Turning they will not be able to cope well. They may survive a one story fall.
There is a huge worldwide grift going on. The elite, the left, enemy states, POC, and more, all trying to steal our country's and our citizens wealth. This is what the climate change grift is all about. The world elite are pushing for the great reset aided by our own Democrat party (and a few Republicans too). In the end you will own nothing, they will own it all.
Goldberg is a talentless neocon grifter who has performed exactly as predicted. Z-man sums him and his ilk up perfectly: Hyper-violent Liberals.
The Job widow deserves every last cent he's ripped her off for.