Our Week In The Web: December 18, 2015

If you're a regular reader of the vast and sometimes unruly On Point comment section, it's possible you may have wondered now and in the past about the rotating cast of commenters who pop in and out of the feed there. It's true — there's a core group of commenters who regularly participate in rollicking debates on all manner of issues. And we're glad for it! However, after a few emails we also want to highlight a particular portion of our parent station's terms of service page for online communication:

We do not and cannot review all user content posted on However, we have the right (but not the obligation) to screen, delete and/or move any content posted on

We hope that helps explain why some familiar user names may be missing from the typical roster this week. While we'd prefer to not get into the specific, personal details as to why individual users were banned, we think it's important to note that we reserve the right to delete or ban any commenter for any particular reason at any time. We aim for an open forum with few limits, but we also take your feedback very seriously.

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (December 11, 2015 — December 18, 2015)

1. Week In The News: San Bernadino Radicals, Trump Talks Muslim Ban, COP21 Hits Deadline (December 11, 2015)

2. The American Middle Class Meltdown (December 14, 2015)

3. National Security And The G.O.P. Debate (December 17, 2015)

4. How The Rest Of The World Prevents Gun Deaths (December 14, 2015)

5. The Best Books Of 2015 (December 11, 2015)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"The antibiotic threat is right at our doorstep, and we have to take action right away. I am not saying we are okay." — Maryn McKenna 

"I’m going to keep my 'Star Wars' description kind of vague...spoiler culture is big these days." — Ann Hornaday

"The next 'BioShock' will be done hen it’s done, is the answer." — Ken Levine

"I just wish the United States valued the lives of its citizens a bit more." — Wendy Cukier

Our Favorite Comments (Facebook, Twitter and Disqus) From This Week

"I'm dreaming of a brown Xmas
Just like the one we ll come to know
Where l ll be more merry not having to shovel in a flurry
And who really cares about reindeers pulling sleighs

Yes I m dreaming of a brown Xmas, one that I wish had been more and more
Where we all get to save on heatint bills and get more things done
There ll always be january for kids to play." (Robert Hennecke)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This beautiful, wonderful re-imagining of the "Star Wars" series as if it were directed by documentary icon Ken Burns. (Washington Post)

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Nick Andersen was formerly an associate producer at On Point.



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