Folks, do me a favor. Don't use the comment section of my blog to insult someone I am going to have dinner with tomorrow. Lord knows, Professor Leiter doesn't need me to defend him, and if you want to mix it up with him, go to his vastly more popular blog. But it is just bad manners to do it here. If you are so outraged by him that you cannot bring yourself to comment there, then you probably shouldn't be visiting this blog either.
Now, for heaven's sake, let's all calm down. America is threatening war with Iran, the government is separating babies from their mothers, women are being threatened with the removal of the last remaining protections to their reproductive freedom, the rich are getting super rich while half the country stagnates. Let us mainain some sense of proportion regarding what is worth arguing about.