Aren't politics a form of power over others and ego/power based? Is that something Steve and Erin want to support? It may be a pandora's box and cause lots of traffic which would be good for Steve's bussiness, though.
Isn't politics really just the term for the people in appointed positions and the power they have to try to handle issues? So then a politics forum would be just about talking about who is in office or who might be next and what their stances are on the issues? And not so much the issues?
Could we (and we do) talk about issues anyway in the other thread groups as approprite?