I have comments enabled under the "Discussion" settings (http://postimg.org/image/pvc3cb8yp/). However, every new post has comments turned off by default (http://postimg.org/image/ivagy6uuv/). When I do check off the box to allow comments, it does display the comments on the front end.
I don't have any commenting plugins enabled. Everything is up-to-date.
How can I resolve this issue?