We'll be back to regular programming soon.
An awful lot of people have said scathing things about me (here and elsewhere) over the banning business, so I'm going to come back to it for a nanosecond. The apocryphal version was repeated at this blog by recent commenters. Here's Chris Mooney's account.
If there's an interesting question anywhere in here, it's whether a person who is called something very bad (a liar, dishonorable, obstructing justice, ethically blinkered, just to choose a few insults from recent memory) has an absolute right to comment at the blog where the insult was paid. Must a ban (even if not groundless) be postponed or temporarily reversed?
When Internet Ethics 101 is taught in philosophy or journalism departments some day, no doubt that question will be on the syllabus. I'm going to say no. When you get sent packing, you do lose your voice. But not in some inexorable fashion, especially if you're a well-known blogger. There's lots and lots of space on the internet. The right to respond can still be exercised, just not in the blogger's "home."
If you want to know what she thinks about this, you know where to find her.