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How can I improve this question?

Will allowing abortion actually benefit the right? I do not advocate anything. I got a theory, that may be wrong, that we are all selfish, and we simply vote for our interests. However, the ...
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SE sites seem to be ruining the fun by disallowing comments

Example question: Is Fox News correct that Mueller shouldn't be going after a campaign finance violation? This question isn't exactly tied to politics.se, it's simply the last place I happened to ...
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Migrating an old question

I was looking at some old questions and ran across this one about the Boston Tea Party. It's a good question and it has a good answer, but it really belongs on History.SE rather than Politics.SE. ...
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Should StackOverflow question quality standards also apply for politics questions?

When hovering the upvote button, it says that "This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear". On StackOverflow this usually means MCVE. Also, at least one attempt to solve the problem ...
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Biased moderators locked question because they did not like the facts. Need reopen

I had a question that was edited out of context and locked by a couple of really bad moderators a while ago because they did not agree with the facts in my question. Bernie Sanders was sandbagged by ...
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How to flag questions that cant be answered with facts?

It seems there are lots of questions in this Beta exchange that are not fact based questions. If the higher reputation members have the ability to do such flagging, the evidence of it being exercised ...
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Are questions about International Sport Federations decisions on-topic on Politics.SE?

I am thinking about large organizations like FIFA who have a great influence in sports and deal with lots of money at global level. I expect that many of its mechanisms to resemble those found in ...
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Extremely biased comment allowed to exist, all rebuttles removed

Alexander's comment on this answer https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/29883/6594 is extremely biased, has had attempted rebuts many times, all have been blown away but the original comment left. ...
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What to do about biased question-askers who accept an answer because its supports their bias?

This question and this question brought this to mind. Questions like these, where the requester is asking a biased question not to gain actual knowledge but simply reinforce or spread their bias (...
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Rename [presidency-term] to [presidential-term]

We have presidency-term, but It's poor English (writers use presidential term) It isn't in line with other similar tags (i.e. presidential-election)
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Answers locking due to low quality comments also prevents upvotes. What to do about it?

Yesterday, I have read this answer, I liked and tried to upvote it. However, a rather ugly error message told me that it is locked. While I can understand the reason for locking the post, it also ...
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what is the best way to prevent people from using their ignorance as evidence?

A lot of times I see people saying things like "I have never heard of..." or "Wikipedia search didn't show anything about..", etc. as evidence that a certain fact is not true. Maybe it's because ...
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Was this duplicate closure correct?

My question What are the professional standards for FBI agents? was closed as a "duplicate" of Are American FBI agents not allowed to have personal opinions? Worth noting that the questions are ...
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Main differences between Politics.SE and Quora?

User4012 opines: Quora is... ... not exactly a reliable source of information. Is Politics.SE objectively better than Quora in any obvious, major, and uncontroversial respects, and if so, which ...
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Why were the comments deleted rather than moved to chat?

The comments for the question Why is the British government so determined to arrest Julian Assange? (the question itself, not the answers) were deleted, rather than moved to chat. I flagged a question ...
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Flagged as duplicate when it is not

Why would this question be flagged as a duplicate when it is not? There are 3 differences: In the earlier question the weight is determined by the margin and in this system the weight is determined ...
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Randomly translation of parties name?

Forewords: I'm not associated, in any way, with the party I'm going to ask about. I simply proposed an edit to a question, and it's not a huge deal (it could be easily refused) but it made me wonder: ...
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Is a question about the funding of media outlets off-topic?

See: How is The Real News Network funded? In the comments there I claimed that the funding of a media outlet (assuming it's not minuscule and insignificant) is part of the political process - and ...
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Is Cooperative Communication Dead?

I was appalled by the comments and close votes given to the question What is the seating capacity of the U. S. House of Representatives gallery?? (Not my question.) There is a concept called ...
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Tag deleted against authors wishes, question edited in order to justify tag deletion

I asked this question: Why is Poland's proposed Holocaust speech law so controversial? And tagged it "israel" and "poland", because the main controversy is between Poland and Israel. I even ...
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What steps could we take to help Politics.SE graduate?

Is there something the users of Politics.SE can do to graduate this site from being just a beta version? It seems absurd that a Stack Exchange site on a topic that is very important is still a Beta ...
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Why is left wing offensive content not moderated nearly as rigorously?

There seems to be a disturbing trend on the site. Whenever anything - no matter how factually accurate - is stated that is right-leaning, a bunch of people come in, flag as offensive, and certain ...
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Why was this answer deleted through direct moderator vote instead of low quality queue / normal delete vote?

I have accidentally stumbled across this answer. It is clearly not a high quality answer, but the only justification for its abrupt deletion is an inappropriate reference in the first paragraph. I ...
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if it's not about politics, what is it about?

My question here was put on hold because it is presumably "not about politics, government or political process." But the question very clearly sets up the context as that of the current political ...
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Why was my profile modified?

I had a remark on my profile that "Goyim Lives Matter". This was deleted, presumably by one of the moderators. I will preemptively refute the accusation that this is antisemetic. Oxford Dictionary ...
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Best Venue for Embassy-Related Question

This question was recently migrated to Politics.SE from Law. In substance, the question asks where North Koreans traveling in the United States can receive consular services. Since it is a question ...
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Are questions purely about personal visa usage on-topic?

So there's two questions I wanted to contrast here Why do Mauritius passport holders have such easy visa access to so many countries? If you have a SMOM passport are you able to legally enter the ...
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Question and answer that do not link any sources

What can I do about an answer that is accepted, but user refuses to provide any sources to his claims. A different but similar question is marked as a duplicate. Some other answers to similar ...
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Is my answer politically incorrect or what?

"Terrorism has no religion." Why don't Moderate Muslims restrain their Radical counterparts? There are several possible answers actually. Majority in islamic countries are not as ...
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Do we really want to tolerate personal attacks and antisemitism here?

We have a user here who frequently engages in personal and antisemitic attacks against other users. They have very few answers or questions, their only purpose on this site seems to be to spread hate ...
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Can we devise a canonical question about US federal law vs State law?

@IllusiveBrian had a highly voted and (in my opinion) useful comment on this post about maternity leave laws in the US: I wonder if we need a canonical question explaining the role of the US Federal ...
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Why are some questions closed?

Sometimes a question is closed by the experienced members of the community. What is the criteria that is used to close a question? But what if the user feels it is a good question? Is there a way in ...
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Which one to duplicate?

I am tempted to vote to re-open this question: What are the professional standards for FBI agents? Currently it is closed as a duplicate of this question: Are American FBI agents not allowed to ...
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Can the strict rules of this website be withheld in exceptional circumstances?

Does North Korea accept asylum seekers? This question spawned some comments, some of them highly upvoted, mentioning that seeking asylum in NKorea might not necessarily be a good idea. Most of these ...
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Why were my comments deleted from this question about Israel?

At Military aid Israel has received from the US , I posted a comment saying that I was voting to close the question because it's trivially googleable. If any country has had foreign aid from the US ...
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Why was this question closed?

Is it possible to artificially create navigable rivers? Was closed as off-topic with This question does not appear to be about governments, policies and political processes within the scope ...
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I agree that my question is a good fit for another site, but it's clear that it's on topic here too

According to the help center: Matters of Policy: Central to the idea of this site are the nuts and bolts of policies introduced by governments, presumably for the welfare of their citizens. As such, ...
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Why did this stack exchange site upvote this woeful answer?

In the top-voted answer in this thread: Why is communism considered as evil (like fascism and nazism) in the United States?, it is argued that communism is evil. The argument goes that communist ...
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Why did Community delete a good answer (>= 5)?

Community deleted this answer, in spite its value (11-6=5 at the time of writing this post). Currently it is undeleted, but I wonder: Why was it deleted in the first place?
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Four tags for economics is not very economic

There are currently four tags for economics: economy economics economic-policy intl-political-economy Right now there are no real tag descriptions to differentiate. It seems to me that they're all ...
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Help for new user understanding why first question may be off-topic

I'm a big fan of SE in general, and I've been amazed and pleased that a politics site can exist and work well. Today I have finally joined and asked my first question here. I've tried to be as ...
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Downvoting for disagreement

Other websites actively discourage downvoting someone because you disagree. But Stack Exchange is not like other sites. There are a few reasons why you might disagree with someone's answer. Almost ...
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Why were constructively critical comments deleted?

On the main, there is a now closed questions, "Why would somebody want to shut down a speaking event? [on hold]." The question is overly broad, and likely to generate answers that are primarily ...
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Is asking for resources on treaties off topic?

If I asked about finding the signatories (by which I mean the individuals who signed for their countries) of treaties such as this one would it be off topic? In the German Bundestag there often ...
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Ask (main) part of question in the title and don't ask it within the main text

Some users ask (main) part of question in the title and don't ask it within the main text. I've edited some of them till now, adding the title to the question. But I don't really know what is the best ...
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Can a user rejoin the site?

I have seen a user posting a first question (first posts review queue) and it seemed very familiar (by name). Based on activity from other sites on the SE Network, I think it is actually the same user ...
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Why is this website still in beta mode?

Just curious, Politics.StackExchange is a couple of years old, so why still in beta or that the name of the forum? Can a moderator explain this to me?
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“Why did this happen?” Questions

Recently a question of the form "Why is country X against project Y of country Z" was closed (and now deleted by its maker) as off topic as requiring non-public sources. That we shouldn't guess is ...
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How to deal with question which is a duplicate of another question on another SE?

This question is a duplicate of this question on history SE, however the Stack Exchange only allow to flag duplicate for questions on the same Stack Exchange. Is it considered fine to have two exact ...

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