So….out of curiosity I click back to Politics.com after some time and find that:
They have a nifty new interface that brings users more content in the same space, and particularly lets me find, up front, what's cooking right now. Cool.
The usual suspects (and some new ones) have yet to tire of their tirades, but seem to be moderating their views somewhat and engaging in what increasingly looks like debate, or at least discussion, on some of the threads. The more flexible thinkers are still at it, apparently neither discouraged nor dumbed-down. That looks like progress, imho, though of course I'm not the decider.