"Sidelines," which appears currently in the online edition (and in the forthcoming print edition) of The New Republic, the magazine where I'm employed as a reporter-researcher, contains repeated references to and quotations from the urban75 bulletin boards. I have expressed my criticism to the editor (also the author of the piece) regarding what I view in one instance as a misinterpretation of a statement made on urban75 and in other instances as untenable or assumptive claims upon which the argument is based. I encourage you to read and respond to the article as you see appropriate. A number of other threads on the boards right now include some interesting comments that engage with the issues raised in the article. It is my hope that this will catalyse valuable discussion. I know it has triggered significant reflection and introspection on my part.