In an effort to remove potentially divisive and toxic political discussions we are making the following changes. 1. Politics discussion outside of education and science policy will be prohibited. (Examples of thread banned: here, here, here, here) (Examples of threads safe: here, here, here, here). You will notice the safe threads are generally void of politicians and party politics. 2. Current News Events sub forum will be removed, threads merged into General Discussion and given a "News" prefix. News posts in the future should be non political. (Examples: here, here, here, here) 3. Replacing the Current News Events sub forum will be an "Art, Music, History, and Linguistics" forum. 4. This change will go into effect one week from now on March 12th. That gives you plenty of time to wrap up any discussions in political threads you currently participate in. Thanks for your understanding as we try to make PF a more productive and friendlier community focused in its mission.