In the aftermath of the excitement generated by news of a new law blog at The White House (Volokh had the news here but it was an April Fool’s prank), some wondered if the new blog would allow comments. Which got me thinking about why The White House Blog doesn’t allow public comments (moderated or unmoderated). In fact, none of the ten other “blogs” the White House lists allow comments. (Even the Office of Public Engagement Blog and the Open Government Blog don’t allow comments.) Does that basically mean they’re glorified press release (and video news release) graveyards?