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Asking about President Johnson's reason for voiding of Sherman's Order No. 15 does not try to “promote or discredit a specific political cause”

This question What are the primary source records which document the reasons for President Andrew Johnson's voiding of Sherman’s Special Field Order No. 15? asks What are the primary source ...
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Make le tag [presidential-election] specific again? Oui? Non?

The tag presidential-election has been used for both the US 2016 presidential election and the 2017 French presidential election. I find this not only ambiguous, but worse still, I find it confusing, ...
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Question disappeared from the Front Page

One hour after posting this question:Are Firearm Registries & Firearm Owner Registries Unconstitutional? On a controversial topic, the question has disappeared from even the "Active" tab on the ...
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Should we explicitly disallow “has X happened before” questions?

There are some minority of them that are legit and good questions. But from my observations: A vast majority of them seem to (and many clearly are) attempts to merely present one political side or ...
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Why were my comments about the Dershowitz question inappropriate?

In How did Alan Dershowitz end up on Trumps' legal team? , the question was two sentences long. I posted a comment, asking whether Trump has a bad record on civil liberties, because the question ...
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I posted a question here, and it was just deleted. Are you insane?

If there was something inappropriate, you could have edited it. But I know you'll just delete this too. I deleted a question of mine, after noticing the answer was basically based on a faulty ...
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How to deal with a question closed as duplicate when the OP marks several old questions as duplicates?

I have noticed this happening on several occasions. One example: A user posts this question which is marked as duplicate two days later The OP goes ahead and marks several related questions as ...
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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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Should there be a revision history for comments?

As a long time reader but only a recent member, I have often found the arguments in comments to be helpful. They help to shape future answers and often the questions themselves and are useful to ...
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On hold or closed questions answered in comments and related to politics. Proof that we are too strict?

I see a lot of questions asked by new users where: The question is put "on hold" for various reasons, but still has a few reopen votes (sometimes including mine), which show it is neither completely ...
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“daesh” and not “islamic state”

Here, I asked a question with tag "Daesh". Philipp changed the tag to "islamic-state". He says in the comment "When you feel that the tag should be called "daesh" and not "islamic state", please ...
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How can I logout from Stack Exchange?

There is no "log out" anywhere on the page. I have no idea how to log out. I cannot ask this question on Politics Meta because for this I need a reputation of 5.
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<<Comments removed - please take this all to chat.>>

This has been mentioned before, and I suppose it's not really a question, but not sure where else to post this. Numerous times a comment thread gets long, and then an admin comes along and removes ...
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Time Moves On Answers

There is a question on the legality of a Labour policy on charging VAT on school fees here; I put a wait and see answer on it a couple of days ago as the manifesto had not yet been published. As ...
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Why was this question about despotism and legislature closed?

I flagged this closed question for mod reopen and the flag response stated I need to bring it to Meta. So here it is. Legislative Despotism? The question was closed as Please clarify your ...
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Why were comments in my IS answer deleted?

Related to Why are IS referred to as “so-called”? I had 2 comments below my answer that were not irrelevant and I'd like to add them to my answer as an update. The comments were deleted. Why?
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Who provides oversight of the politics.stackexchange.com site?

I have noticed a trend on Politics.SE that questions and comments that reflect negatively on Trump are mysteriously disappearing. Are there areas of London the police are afraid to enter? (showed as ...
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Please review the changes I made to this closed question.

I made a meta post about this some time ago, and today made some wording changes to the title and content. It's my opinion that the question wasn't opinion based before, but with these changes I think ...
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Right and wrong answers and 'opinions'

I recently read through this question: Why is there no rise of extreme-left in present-day Europe? And it struck me that there could be multiple answers to this question [point #1] and those answers ...
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Poll: “arguments for/against” vs “advantages/disadvantages” [closed]

Following up this question: How to word “advantage/disadvantage” or “arguments for/against” questions? ... and the suggestion in the Private Beta Extension discussion that it (among others) should ...
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Let give me crystal clear standards. — Which question to go busted ---

Recently, after Trump's inauguration, I had had several questions put "on hold", for example: What drove this U.K rant? Regarding an explicit racism [closed] What exactly is Trump's economic policy, ...
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Why was this question about US handling of the Covid-19 outbreak removed from the hot network questions list?

This question was removed from the HNQ list with only a short notice "Needs detailed answers". Why not "protect" it instead of entirely removing it from the HNQ? After being edited and reopened, it ...
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Why can't I change the text of an UNANSWERED question?

How useful is Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 to HK protesters? is open, and has no answers. Parliament v. Crown in Parliament, Parliament v. Queen in Parliament were closed as ...
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Shouldn't a slight liberalization on comments policy be useful on Politics SE site?

I have recently asked this question and received some comments. The whole initial series of comments was removed by a moderator and replaced with: Comments deleted. Comments are for providing ...
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Do we allow different political views?

We all know that politics are opinions and a very subjective topic, but I think the site will be too dull if we add too many constraints. How do we solve this problem?
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If public censorship and secrecy are political topics, how can SE's own policies regarding those be non-political?

In a comment, Moderator Philipp declares that SE's own policies of secrecy and censorship have no political content that meta.Politics.SE should be bound to respect: I'm closing this question (...
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Please review this post, closed based on differing opinions

Please review the following question for being closed without good reason What safeguards has the DNC added to prevent a situation like what they did to Bernie Sanders in the last election?. This ...
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Strange non-correlation between close/reopen votes and up/downvotes

This question was closed as offtopic, but received no downvotes. On the other hand, this one received no upvotes, but 4 reopen votes. Should not be a correlation between downvotes and close votes? ...
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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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Why is there a “right-wing” tag but no “left-wing” tag?

There is a right-wing tag but no left-wing tag. Why is this? Do we need to do something about this?
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How can we prevent multiple variants of the same question?

Is there anything we can do to prevent the multiple "how can we keep Trump out of the White House" variants? Can we post a reminder to search prior questions before posting?
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Are bureaucracy and civil service synonyms?

If so, should tags bureaucracy and civil-service be merged?
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Nuts and bolts policy questions are getting migrated

Questions about the details of public policy are being migrated. For example, I asked this question about SSI. It's a real-world issue of public importance. However, it was migrated to Money.SE. Why ...
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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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Hats--WInter Party Crasher

Are Hats the coolest thing ever that stacks have done? Are there any particular hats for Politics? What's with the Secret Hats and can we get a description of them? (I know, then they wouldn't be ...
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If the long topic is on-the-point, why then there are downvotes for not being focused?

Recently my question Is modernization agenda considered as the consensus reaching device in 2020 Covid19 EU budget talks? has been closed down. Again - I thought that my thinking about the EU is more ...
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Why was the fact that Trump spends a lot of money on vacations edited out of this thread?

What is the US plan to finance spending and decrease deficit? This is a question regarding Trump's plan to finance his increased spending. The author mentions a number of ways Trump intends to ...
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Why is this opinion-list-making question still open?

This is the question in question, quoted for your convenience: What specifically did Hillary Clinton say or do, to seem untrustworthy to Americans? I am not from the US but I keep reading that ...
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Undo deletion: What books introduce someone (who never took any politics courses) to politics for the first time?

Can https://politics.stackexchange.com/q/12793/6241 (unilaterally deleted by a moderator) please be reinstated, to enable me to try to emend it?
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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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Lack of moderator patience and deleting critical comments

A moderator closed this question in a very short space of time by using their moderator privilege. The question was given no time for community self-organization or improvement. The question was ...
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How do you report a moderator who has consistently showed a trend to be obviously biased?

I have observed a moderator on this site who consistently removes people's questions and answers and flags posts because they do not reinforce his/her ideology. I have noticed this trend against ...
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Explain how the accusation of “It does not appear to be a good-faith effort” is different from “assuming malicious intent”

A user voted to close a this question citing "The primary purpose of this question appears to be to promote or discredit a specific political cause, group or politician. It does not appear to be a ...
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What happened to the accepted answer at Why is a border wall such a polarising issue in American politics?

What happened to the accepted answer at Why is a border wall such a polarising issue in American politics?
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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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Should my answer have been deleted?

I posted an answer to this question: Has any government made the unwinding of their US bonds and currency reserves** a core public policy plank or a law on the books? My answer was, No, here is the ...
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Why are anti-semitic questions allowed, but comments complaining about it not?

The question Why did America only attack Japan with atomic bombs and spare Germany? , which in more than one version speculates that Jews were responsible for a purported decision that Hiroshima and ...
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Feature request: Automated renaming suggestions for users with generic number names?

Many people are bad at remembering names, but are much worse with arbitrary numbers. Several users here have names of the form <$common string$><#arbitrary number#>. Suppose I'm ...
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Comment deletion policy should be changed significantly

The moderators are too quick to delete comments. They frequently delete them without giving any notice. They should raise the threshold for comment deletion considerably. As an example, a recent ...
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Should there be guidelines for what should happen to closed questions after an edit?

While I have a particular question in mind, I don't want this meta to be about that question. That question is just what got me thinking. If a question is closed, but not moved to another SE site, ...