The weekend is a time for contemplation and lively conversation, right? We think so. And in this vein, we inaugurate Ask Politely, a question-and-answer feature that’ll come your way every weekend. The premise is simple: We ask, you respond. Politely. Passionately. Knowledgeably. Ironically. Humorously. However it flows.

As we’ve said before, Smile Politely is our way of filling a void. And we can’t fill that void without you. So let’s hear what you have to say.

To get things started, we’re asking you to turn your critical eye on us.