Was there ever/will there ever be a political section?
Yes, the Social Division. There are a lot of debaters who only want to debate shit they already know lots about and so rule out stuff like politics etc, probably because they are scared cowards, but there are a few of us Social debaters that will debate anything, anywhere, so you'll get a match if you sign up just for politics.
But yeah, politics falls under the Social banner. You can sign up and specify that you want political debates. However, specifying particular subject matter might restrict your places on cards. Plus, if you ever win the title then you will have to debate anything and everything to defend it.
I'm willing to debate most anything but then I noticed that debates about Prince also fall under the Social banner....not exactly down for that and tbh, I'd have to cede a debate on Prince but if that's the name of the game...
afaik Social was originally more politics/current affairs type debates but was widened to include entertainment (movies, music, tv) in the hopes of luring some of the decent posters from that section, but that didnt really happen so now it's basically just anything that doesn't fall under sports or wrestling.
Always easier and more enjoyable to write on a subject you have passion for but cant expect it everytime. I have pretty much zero interest in my current topic but thems the breaks, anything to keep that precious green name.