Comments of the Week: The Chicago-Style Pizza Debate, DNA, and Our Caucuses Online


In case you haven't noticed, you can now leave comments on EVERY SINGLE ARTICLE we publish. You've always been able to toss in on the blogs, but now you can spout off on our restaurant reviews, music stories, columns, and everything else.

Here's a look at a few (unedited) thoughts left on articles over the last week:

New DNA Methods Could Throw More Convictions Into Doubt

"Open the floodgates I say. What's wrong with DNA testing for anyone who can make at least a reasonable argument that it could change the outcome? Would a guilty person really want a DNA test if it could confirm he is in fact guilty?"

-- Posted by "Rhonda"

We Need GOOD Chicago-Style Pizza; A Shot at Calamity Jane's; Good Food at a Bowling Alley

"Jonathan - Same thing happened to me at Delfinio's about a year ago. Went in there and put in a takeout order and went to the book store next door. Came back 40 minutes later to pick it up: "Oh, so sorry....we forgot to put your ofer in. It will be another 40 minutes." Yeah, no thanks. I just don't get how that can happen; put down the pipe. I haven't been back, even though I'm dieing for some stuffed pizza.

Wallingford Pizza didn't do it for me the one time I went there. I'd give it another shot though.

Someone let me know if there is an equivalent of Clark Dog here in Seattle. This city just isn't filthy enough."

-- Posted by Geoff

Why Our Caucuses Should Be Done Over the Internet

"The valuable thing about the caucuses is the chance to look your neighboor in the eye--to express your passion for a canidate or to learn about other's passion for their canidate. Do we really want to reduce the political process to the same level as shopping for the holidays on Amazon?

Yes, most election politics are retail sales-- but the caucuses are a chance for people to actually meet and discuss, as opposed to simply "opin": and maybe thats part of why modern politics are so partisan--everyone gets to speak, even shout, but when do they listen?

To say nothing of "community" or "involvement" or even "action". Yes internet caucuses might be easier, more accessable, and quicker to tally: but better? Im not so sure."

-- Posted by Doug Staley

"I don't agree w/holding caucuses online because there will be too many people who can't participate; yes, owning a computer, and having an online connection, are problematic for some. I can think of 3 family members off the top of my head who don't have computers. And at least 2 friends (they use the ones at work, so they feel they don't need them at home). Heck, I was just talking to a friend who does have a computer but won't shop online as she won't use her credit card online as she doesn't think it's safe, so I doubt you'd convince her online caucusing would be any safer. I read among wired nations, we're not as high as you might expect as far as access; there are a surprisingly high number of people who aren't connected, and thus are shut out of participating. Not that I think electronic voting is any safer..."

-- Posted by Diane Selwyn

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