If anyone is into real-time political chat, I found a new chat network targeting political enthusiasts at http://hard-politics.net
. It looks like it covers everything from progressive rooms to neocon rooms, there's even an impeachment channel. The people who run it claim they just launched it -- which seems true since several of the website links are dead. FWIW, the guy who hosts a couple of my email accounts is involved with it somehow... I found it by noticing a link he put up for it on his website.
Anyway, it seems pretty cool and looks like it could have some potential. But it sure wasn't overly active when I was there. Just thought I'd mention it in case anyone wants to have a look.