I agree with has been commented: US presidential elections has make this site be quite busy during last weeks.
See for example a graph on number of questions, answers and accepted per week:
Questions, answers and accepted per week is a fork from the original query Site Activity and VoteGraph (Plot the site activity by voting, questions, answers and comments, aggregated per week).
Also the number of new users per week has risen dramatically and we are starting to see some decline already:
All together, it shows how well the site has been doing throughout the USA elections, getting some hot network posts every day. Funnily, not many Announcer badges were awarded, so I suggest people to start sharing the useful posts in here.
Politics in every country have moments of peace and moments of noise. If the site just focuses in one country the number of questions is going to fluctuate too much. If we have a wider focus and check Politics in the whole world, the amount of questions may become stable.
Remember there are always elections in different countries, so a goal would be to also focus on them whenever they happen.
From Global Elections Calendar for example:
- what may happen in Somalia since they are in a constant civil war?
- what is the analysis on the outcome of Bulgaria and Moldova's elections moving towards Russia?
Kudos to the mods, I am sure they've been quite busy lately!