(And yes, I’ve changed the layout, because I was really bored with the old one. I’m not crazy about the typeface, but it would cost me money to change that and I’m not sure I want to spend money to change the typeface! Let me know how you find the comments. I think it’s mostly better, unless a subthread gets too busy. Any hoo, let me know).
Standard FYI clause: I generally wait about 2 hours after Ta-Nehisi would typically open a thread (roughly noon, EST, back when such a thing was typical…!), and if none is forthcoming, I put one up here.