Perhaps a stupid idea, but...
The ASP has a specific news group "soapbox" for political discussions and the like. They can get heated, but people know what they're getting into.
Software in many ways and aspects is increasingly political, and there are other areas that are of interest as well. e.g. I just had a little rant at Cynic.me on a topic that I wouldn't post here. There's a wide range of what could be allowed. Right now we have a lot of software politics in the Living Room, e.g. DRM, EULAs, etc. etc.
Just an idea. Feel free to throw it in the trash.