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Why has my question as to why the Allies did not discuss a Homeland for Jewish people in Germany been closed?

My question on this subject has been closed down because its suggested that my question is promoting a specific political cause. Given that people in politics are politically motivated, for example ...
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Should [gerrymandering] be made a synonym of [redistricting]?

According to Wikipedia, gerrymandering is the: practice intended to establish an arguably unfair political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating the boundaries of electoral ...
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What happened to my comments on this question?

I asked this question. And I then replied to Pete W's comment. This has now vanished - why?
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Are questions about the operation of organized crime on-topic?

Are questions about the policies, procedures, structures, or practices of organized crime gangs and syndicates on-topic? There has been some discussion on the difference between off-topic ...
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Please stop using DoD to refer to the U.S. Department of Defense

Please stop using DoD to refer to the U.S. Department of Defense. DOD is part of their brand. Use of Name "U.S. Department of Defense" and "Department of Defense" refer to the ...
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Should accepted answers still be pinned to the top of the list of answers?

There's a proposal on main Meta regarding accepted answers floating to the top in the list of answers. I'll selectively quote parts of CM Nicolas Chabanovsky's question here to get you up to speed ...
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About certain overlapping tags for [transportation]?

About certain overlapping tags for transportation? This list is: tag, question count, followed by excerpt. infrastructure 32 Use this tag in reference to the structures and systems that sustain large ...
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Execution plan for implementing the [local-autonomy] tag

Execution plan for implementing local-autonomy. See, If the goal of [secession] is to gain [independence], is it necessary to have both tags? To allow time for objections to be made, I will make no ...
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Are "has there ever been" questions always [history] questions?

Regarding questions for the history tag, are "has there ever been" questions always [history] questions? Currently, most questions do not use the tag. Tagged [history]: 9 (See the list) ...
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Use of tags: [congress], [senate], and [house-of-representatives], for US questions

There are 78 questions tagged with house-of-representatives or senate which are also tagged congress. There are 26 questions tagged with house-of-representatives and senate. Five of those questions ...
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Should our faq questions be marked as CW?

On the main meta site and stack overflow meta, faq questions are normally marked CW. Should we do the same thing on Politics, or should we leave the faq questions as is? Note: the only change marking ...
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Should the majority of Afghanistan questions be flagged or reviewed before inclusion?

A significant portion of the questions relating to Afghanistan have a tenuous link to political discussion. Most are questions about warfare, counter-insurgency, military tactics or strategy. Very ...
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If the goal of [secession] is to gain [independence], is it necessary to have both tags?

There appears to be a significant misuse of the independence and secession tags. From the excerpt of the [independence] tag, it appears the tag should be used when the geographic area covers more than ...
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Why was @Moshe suspended? Can this be reconsidered? [closed]

New user @Moshe has only contributed 4 answers and no questions; and those answers don't show signs of suspension-worthy activity. One of these answers, which is quite informative and useful IMHO, ...
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I propose a sandbox for answers

Similar to Sandbox for proposed questions I propose a sandbox for answers. I have provided an example below of what a sandbox answer might look like. What does the community think about it? Are there ...
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Why is a factual statement about Trump, backed by wikipedia articles, labeled "personal opinion" by a mod?

In this answer which was deleted I made the argument that Trump often lies and promotes conspiracy theories, which is why people who stay with him don't value veracity and science and therefore are ...
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Should a tag be created for questions related to direct payments from a government for compensation, salary, wages, etc.?

Each of these questions, in some way, relates to payments made by a government to individuals elected or appointed to, or employed by, a government, as compensation in terms of salary, wages, etc. ...
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Should more popular tags in the long term be used in the placeholder text?

I noticed that the tags placeholder text when writing a new question includes the tag donald-trump: Since Donald Trump is no longer the president of the USA, there are less new questions being posted ...
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Follow up on previous question concerning the [money] tag

Following up on, Why do we have both a [money] and a [currency] tag?, there are currently 2 14 questions remaining that use the money tag. After these questions have been edited the [money] tag may be ...
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Why are the questions about Iran's nuclear threat against Israel off-topic

Many questions about the Iranian Nuclear threat against Israel and the poor performance of the Biden administration have been closed as off-topic. (Israel itself is also to blame for not taking the ...
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A textbook of (the history of) political thought

I am looking for a textbook or a book covering the history of political thought in Europe up to the current times. Could you recommend one that is readable for a lay person and offers a good ...
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Can we ask non political questions that have a huge political implication?

Why people with rich parents have higher SAT scores? The question is closed for not being political. However, the issue is political. If rich kids have good SAT scores because SAT scores take into ...
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Has Politics.SE ever hosted a question criticizing Joe Biden's government?

Have Joe Biden fans banned critical questions from him? Has Politics.SE ever hosted a question criticizing Joe Biden's politics? For example, his departure from Afghanistan. Strengthen the Taliban. ...
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Why has my question been so butchered that now it is necessary to post a dis-avowal due to excessive edits

I have been participating on SE review queues since long before many users of this beta site. I am well aware of how to post a good question and answer. I wrote what is being labeled a "...
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What's the difference between 'opinion based' and speculative analysis?

This question, currently closed for being 'opinion' based, is up for a re-open vote. To my mind, 'opinion-based' means that any answer to the question must be subjective in nature. This question, ...
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Is it possible to make this closed question acceptable to the site/

[Update] If I ask a question that says party X repeatedly warns that if party Y gain power then Z will happen - to what extent has this come true? Would it be on-topic? [Old question] My question ...
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Can censorship of this site by the Liberal Democrats be prosecuted? [closed]

Can censorship of this site by the Liberal Democrats be prosecuted? Because I want to take this picture to the US Senate and crucify the Liberal Democrat Party. I want to accuse this site of ...
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Better defining the [polling] and [public-opinion] tags

Following the discussion in Should [public-opinion] be made a synonym of [polling], or vice-versa (or neither)?, it seems like the best suggestion is to redefine polling to refer to the technical ...
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When is it suggested to write a second answer instead of appending the contents in the first answer?

When is it suggested to write a second answer instead of appending the contents in the first answer? Specifically for Politics SE. If I have to describe the situation here, I answered a question ...
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Badly received question about Hamas corruption

About a month ago, I asked two parallel questions: Checks against corruption in the Palestinian Authority and their effectiveness Checks against corruption in Gaza, and their effectiveness The first ...
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My voice is genuinely being suppressed

It's a matter of common sense to understand that Has Narender Modi's image in vaccination certificate been criticised by any international organisation or forum? Do any other head of state print ...
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Is re-asking a bad question in a better way allowed?

this question is similar to this question except less pushy, and a bit broader in scope. Is asking these types of questions allowed, or should they be closed as duplicate (in general, not in this case ...
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Community bot deletion of an answer. And network-wide 5 year account suspension??? what's up?

This is a bit odd. Bear with me, I don't know all the facts. This question - who is arming Talibans - got an answer which has been Community-deleted. So you need delete privileges (2K rep) to see it....
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Should [public-opinion] be made a synonym of [polling], or vice-versa (or neither)?

The tags public-opinion (56 questions; no tag wiki) and polling (183 questions; "A sampling or collection of opinions on a subject, taken from either a selected or a random group of persons")...
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Should the controversy of a bill be edited into a question?

Recently, in this question (and to a lesser extent, the answer to that question), there was a bit of a dispute over what the bill should be called in the question, and whether its controversy should ...
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\[ranked-choice-voting] = synonym for \[voting-systems]?

I don't think there should be separate tags for each individual voting system
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(When) are the internal politics of religious organisations on topic?

We've recently had some questions about the Catholic Church which were primarily about its internal politics: Can the US Roman Catholic Bishops establish rules against the will of the Pope? Why is ...
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(should we have) Rules on “why isn’t” questions

Currently (as far as I know) there are no rules on “why doesn’t xxx have yyy or do zzz”, and the answer (most of the time) is just “why would they?” “There’s no reason to.” “They didn’t see a point to ...
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Reminder: Tiny, trivial edits are discouraged

While anyone with >1000 rep is allowed to freely edit any post, this privilege comes with the responsibility to ensure that your edits actually improve the post, and don't just clog up the site ...
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What is on topic for a reference request?

Introduction to reference requests The topic of references requests has come up a few times already, for example in these questions: Are requests for references on-topic? Are questions for ...
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Cutoff between Politics and History

At which time point the questions belongs to the History, and not to the Politics stackexchange? Is there a particular cutting point, for example 1989/91?
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Questions about poverty [duplicate]

Do the questions about poverty belong here, or to the economics stackexchange? By the questions about poverty I understand the criteria of defining poverty, the discussions and controversies around ...
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Wiki answers for changing information

I came across this wiki answer for a question about senators from political families, and noticed it started with an encouragement to keep the answer eternally updated as the makeup of the US Senate ...
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Sandbox for proposed questions

What is the Sandbox? This "Sandbox" is a place where Politics users can get feedback on prospective questions they wish to post to the main page. This is useful because writing a clear and ...
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Is posting something offensive from a third party, "in order to debunk", in scope for this site?

Take this question, now deleted, so only visible to those with 2k privileges. Someone posted the following infographic to reddit before it was quickly deleted some time ago. But I think it's ...
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The many memes of Politics and its chats

In the style of The many memes of meta Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the internet, can now explode across the earth like a highly ...
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Moderators marking answers as "controversial"?

A moderator marked my answer as controversial (note: it is no longer marked that way). I don't understand why it was marked as such. The answer explains how Hamas can build rockets despite Gaza being ...
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How early is too early to answer a question evaluating a person or policy?

A user recently posted this question asking about what steps President Biden has taken so far to address climate change: On what steps from ecology plan have Joe Biden's administration already made ...
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Is this question better on the History SE?

Have countries ever forced an international flight to divert in order to arrest a wanted person, prior in to the Belarus incident? Sure it's a current political event, but it's also asking for a ...
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Why do some "Why do (group) think that...?" questions do very well and others quietly collect close votes?

Why do Republicans prefer President Trump to President Pence? (+9/-3) Why do Republicans oppose the Voting Rights Advancement Act? (+20/-3) Why are right-wing politicians in the US typically pro-...

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