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  •  and at the end of the day, all the diarist (3+ / 0-)
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    wanted was that we either "own" or "change" the status quo. That's an awfully vague mission with no guarantees of better outcomes in terms of electing more or better Democrats. Frankly, I wouldn't spend an ounce of my energy "owning" or "changing" conditions here (especially since the diarist isn't hanging out in the comments to help us with this Sisyphian task).

    As much as I hate to remember it, this site is a business. It operates in a free market. Nobody is forced to come here (some of us have gone through periods when we're "addicted" to coming here, but that's really our problem, not the problem of The Powers That Be).

    If the business operates in a way that drives away users and advertisers, the market will have made its point. Kos has told us that advertising revenue has dropped off significantly. Maybe that's because we're no longer in an election year, maybe the site has "peaked" - who knows? Someone (presumably) is reading those tea leaves and making adjustments accordingly.

    This isn't the only place on Earth for Progressives to gather. Rather than focusing our limited energies on adjusting the site, we should be spending them on the 2014 House elections.

    Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

    by cassandracarolina on Thu May 02, 2013 at 12:02:10 PM PDT

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    •  "How come there's no brothers on the wall, Sal" (1+ / 0-)
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      I sing praises in the church of nonsense, but in my heart I'm still an atheist, demanding sense of all things.

      by jbou on Thu May 02, 2013 at 12:04:28 PM PDT

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