I think the discussion may be more civil and perhaps the debate stronger if people identify themselves. I identify myself in everything I do here and there is a system I could add to GretaWire to make this happen. We could add a verification process to it, too. What do you think?
And if you think about it, every reporter who writes a story in a newspaper or a columnist who writes a column attaches his or her real name to it. They have done this for decades and decades — and to no harm.