After consideration over the last few days, I am closing the War Zone. No political threads will be allowed on the lounj. That doesn't mean "post them in the private forum and hope they don't get contentious." It means NO political threads will be allowed any longer. During this same time period I've seriously considered shutting down the forum entirely. There isn't much diversity of discussion. A lot of traffic comes from a few running threads. If the political discussions being banned kills the forum, so be it.