Quote Originally Posted by GregFH View Post
You might be interested in this discussion of "because": http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_v...t_instead.html
If he's right, and because is always a preposition, you would never use a comma on either side of "because".

Here's a good discussion of the traditional rules about commas and "because" (as a conjunction): https://www.dailywritingtips.com/5-c...ause%E2%80%9D/

Wow, thanks for the links. I don't know if I want to get that into using a comma with because! I do think you have to use one, if necessary, though, like the "5 calls" link says for meaning. But yeah, 'because' is not a coordinating conjunction.