If you haven't been able to submit a comment for the last few minutes, it's not because we don't want to read them.
Our tech team here at NPR.org is in the process of upgrading the site's social media tools. They tell us that the comments function will be down for about 2 hours (until 4 p.m. ET or so).
So, as they say, pardon our dust. We hope the improvements will be noticeable once they're done.