Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Actually, Iliana, before your time there was another description of the Alley. I can't remember what it was but it was something like Got a Beef? or Wanna duke it Out? Take it to the Alley!
The Alley has always been for debates. Anywhere you have topics that are controversial, there is going to be controversy....and we have had those in spades...from two elections, hanging chads, Clinton cut-ups, Iraq, civil liberty degradation....man, we are in one of the most controversial times of history! Now, with the deep rift between Left and Right, and another election on the not-too-distant horizon it's not going to get any lighter, believe me.
It sounds like what you want is a head-banging forum, where one can rant and rave and just get things out of their system. Wouldn't it be better just to do that at home? Kick the cat or chop down a tree or something? That would serve better than typing it on a screen for strangers to sympathize with, I would think?