BBC News -- Talking Point Online discussions, links to related news stories from the British Broadcasting Co. Topics range from serious to trivial.
http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/talking_point/default.stm - [ Report Dead Link ]
DebateGate Spirited site with 10 distinct forums with more on the way. Designed around the Yahoo Clubs format without the annoying ads.
http://www.debategate.com - [ Report Dead Link ]
Lucianne.com Forum for posting and discussion of current news items of a political bent. Includes selections by columnist Lucianne Goldberg.
http://www.lucianne.com/ - [ Report Dead Link ]
MSNBC Theme/Focus: current affairs. Registration Information: users choose author names on the fly (no usernames or passwords). Discussion Structure: linear.
http://www.msnbc.com/bbs/default.asp?0dm=O227O - [ Report Dead Link ]
National Public Radio (NPR) Theme/Focus: current affairs. Topic Selection: users can start new discussions, but topics are pre-determined. Author Names: users must select a username and password before starting a new discussion or replying to an existing one. Discussion Structure
http://www.npr.org/yourturn/ - [ Report Dead Link ]