I have to apologize. Something has gone wonky with my commenting system and ALL comments are being labeled as spam. I’m trying to fix the problem, but meanwhile my only option is to manually go through my spam queue and save non-spam comments. But this means that your comments will not appear immediately.
Unfortunately, turning off spam protection is not an option. I’ve been called crazy because I run a reasonably popular political blog, and I don’t require people to register before posting a comment, and there is no captcha to make sure you are not a robot. Heck, I even allow anonymous comments. As a result, I get TONS of spam (about 200 a day). But I think it is important to make it easy for people to comment on posts here, even anonymously. Hopefully, I’ll be able to fix the problem soon.