Three New Discussion Groups Launch

We've launched three new discussion groups - Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood, E.J.'s Precinct and Admissions 101.

Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood, moderated by Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, will focus on the intersection of race, culture and politics. "Our conversations will grow out of the news, and we'll have several in progress at any given time. One might be about some twist or turn in the presidential campaign, one might be about the Meaning of Hillary or the Meaning of Obama ...and one about the justice or injustice of American Idol," Robinson explains.

E.J. Dionne Jr., a columnist for The Post, and Alex Remington, an editorial assistant at The Post, will lead a discussion of partisan politics, economic inequality and faith issues in E.J.'s Precinct. The Precinct is "a place where you chat about any kind of politics that interests you, argue about policy, talk back to the media and converse with people who love politics as much as you do -- or, on bad days, just can't stand what's going on," Dionne says.

Post Columnist Jay Mathews will trade tips with readers "on winning the college admissions roulette game" with co-moderator Theresa Newhard of washingtonpost.com. "The idea is to make college, and the process of getting into college, what it ought to be, a road to a good life for everyone," Mathews says, "But it will take a lot of fresh thinking and heated arguments to get there."

Mathews, Robinson, Dionne and Remington will post discussion topics to their groups three to five times a week -- but they'll depend on washingtonpost.com readers to do most of the talking.

Please email us with your comments and suggestions for these groups, as well as your suggestions for future discussions.

-- Theresa Newhard, Comments and Groups Producer

By Theresa Newhard |  May 23, 2007; 12:42 PM ET
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Some time before the last election it was said: That if Bush were re-elected the United States would never be the same. It was never mentioned that Texas was the lowest in almost all State programs.

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