A thought just occured to me and I decided to share it. Would it be helpful to have a section for discussing commentary news items? We cannot use opinion pieces to report news but sometimes want to discuss said opinions. If there was a separate section it would be easier to mark them as opinion/commentary and discuss as such. They would not be able to pollute the regular news threads.
Just throwing it out there!
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose" ~ Jim Elliot