After several efforts at trying to encourage more serious discussion and redirect people away from the typical snarky posting that has dominated things here, we've arrived what we hope will be a good solution. We have created a new subforum called "Political Smack Talk" for the kind of posting that has mostly characterized the forum up to this point.  The rules for it are pretty much the same as they have been.  Those who wish to post massive amounts of links to editorials, take snarky shot