SC Most Commented Posts of 2008
This is a list of the diaries or stories posted at SC in 2008 that generated the most discussion. Revisit the flame wars, the thoughtful extended conversations, and the trivial chatter below...
Diaries and stories from 2008 on SC with 100+ comments as of today (technical note -- date is determined by time of last comment, not time of original post), with author and number of comments:
No, the Bush Tax Cuts Have NOT Generated Higher Revenues (B Rational, 273)
Does Sarah Palin believe in evolution? (adam ricketson, 200)
Senator Obama, Please Give a Straight Answer (B Rational, 187)
"Stimulus"...Love that Word... (John, 135)
Medical Insurance, two personal tales (Tlaloc, 116)
Liveblogging Obama's speech (Brendan, 111)
Bias in the worst way by AP (Bird Dog, 111)
Quick Thoughts on Palin's Performance. (John, 109)
IT'S SARAH PALIN FROM ALASKA AS JOHN McCAINS VP! (Red Wing, 101)
Top 5 Open Threads and Special Topics:
Friday Open Thread (Brendan, 223)
The SC Stock Market Challenge (Stinerman, 219)
Wednesday Open Thread (Brendan, 212)
Friday Open Thread (stinerman, 195)
Number of comments isn't necessarily indicative of anything profound, of course, but it's an easy and objective way to compile a list of noteworthy content and commentary.
Please comment here on whatever strikes your fancy about the above list or individual entries on it, but let's keep this a positive-focused retrospective. Many thanks to everyone who wrote and commented in these posts, and of course thanks also to those who show up day in, day out to chat in the open threads, and make this a fun place to hang out.