Welcome to Discourse DB. Want to add an op-ed or blog post? Read the quick how-to guide.
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Discourse DB is a new kind of site: a database that uses the power and ease-of-use of wiki technology to collect the opinions of the world's journalists and commentators about ongoing political events and issues. You can find out information like:
- How many and which commentators are talking about a specific topic, like the Darfur conflict
- The nature of the commentary on either side of a debate, like whether Senator Joe Lieberman should be re-elected
- A listing of all commentary written by a specific person, like Paul Krugman or Rich Lowry
- A listing of all the commentary written in a specific publication, like The Washington Post
Finally there is a true "opinion roundup" - a single destination where anyone can go to see the nature of the debate on any political issue, whether current or historic. And editing the data, or adding new data, is free, easy and open to the public.
Adding content to the site is easy, and it does not require registration. To add content immediately, you can go to Add content. For an explanation of the various templates, you can go to Help:Template text. For a detailed, step-by-step tutorial on adding content to the site, go to Help:How to add content.