The articles haven't been the insightful ones of 15 or so years ago, the heyday of the old Table Talk discussion forum. It is a shell of is former self.
The magazine scraped the absolute bottom when yesterday it had a piece by a pervert trying to help people "understand" his perversion by calling pedophilia not a crime, not a perversion, not a form of rape and abuse, but an "orientation." This is just goddamned sick. I don't care if this asshole has acted on his "urges" or not.
This is not a "progressive" or "liberal" issue but an issue that more closely follows the twisted and sick postmodern "philosophy" that thinks anything goes, so this rightwing piece is way off base.
I won't link to the Salon article. Anybody who sympathizes with this perv and posts comments there should have his or her IP addresses tracked by the authorities.
Update: With this and other info floating around about this guy, both Salon and Alternet need to pull the article.