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Questions about recalling US Senators / Representatives

We currently have three questions addressing recalls of US Senators or Representatives: Colorado Texas Utah Since they're all about different states, they're not technically duplicates, but since ...
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Why isn't this site called “Government and Politics”?

When I hear the word "politics" I think of strategies to acquire power to affect changes in the law, but the scope of this site seems to be much broader. All questions regarding the mechanics of ...
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Contentious edit?

Going through the review queue I rejected this edit because I thought it could be controversial. It changes the meaning of the post and makes it opaque who says what. Later the edit was approved. ...
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Should we unfreeze Politics chat?

The main Politics chat room, Agora, has been programmatically frozen for inactivity. Should it be unfrozen?
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*Should* Politics.SE have standards for references? And if so, based on what?

As a followup to Does stackexchange have any standard for sources? and Why do we need references?, and inspired by several answers I've seen that have been downvoted due to citing conspiracy-theory-...
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What would change if we focused more on Political Science?

In this question, I raise the possibility of attempting to attract more academic political scientists to the site. As the site sits now, most of the questions and answers rely upon popular (i.e. non-...
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Posting Questions to increase content

The rate of visitation of Politics SE seems to be fairly low, as is to be expected with a new stack. It seems that there are a few community members who account for almost all of the traffic, with a ...
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Theoretical Questions are Broad or Opinion-Based?

Related to: Why aren't authoritarian governments overthrown sooner? The linked question is attracting some close votes, primarily for being too broad, but also opinion-based. The question appears ...
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“Primarily Opinion-Based” because evidence might not exist?

I have asked a question, here. The question isn't open-ended, it is given context that is current, but is a broader question about the political science behind that context. It calls for historical ...
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Make [global-warming] a synonym of [climate-change]

climate-change global-warming I'm not sure we need two different tags. Most everyone uses the verbiage climate change and not global warming nowadays (at least in politics). I'm not sure there's a ...
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Does this answer contain a “subtle put down”?

If someone says (in other words) that "a lot of people think of your type as scum" would it constitute Unacceptable Behavior (subtle put down) as per help center page "code of conduct" ? This answer ...
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What is not constructive about the terrorism question?

This question https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/1310/what-percentage-of-american-terrorism-is-domestic-vs-muslim is taking some heat from the community, as pointed out in the comments. A. ...
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We should not deter people from answering based purely on their political persuasion

In an answer to the question "Why does the left side with the Palestinians?", one user wrote within their answer This question is more often than not answered by right wingers, which unfortunately ...
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Do we hate memes at Politics SE?

I added a meme in one my answers. The meme: Was not offensive Was relevant to the subject in discussion albeit on a humorous note Was polite Basically it was inline with Be-Nice Policy we follow on ...
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Is promoting 'nationalism' agreeable under the Code of Conduct?

What exactly is meant by Code of Conduct? It seems in need of being spelled out much more clearly than in "the Code" itself. In particular, the CoC calls for: This Code of Conduct helps us build ...
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Fairly upvoted question that is mostly a conspiracy theory

I'm talking about How does the discrepancy between exit polls and results in recent US elections compare to pre-electronic machine margins? (And you should really read the original form.) A ...
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How do we handle opinionated non-answers posted as answers?

The Situation I flagged this answer for moderator intervention and provided this reason: This answer appears to be personal opinion, rather than a factual answer to a question. The flag was ...
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Should we encourage questions to be rewritten in nonpartisan terms?

This question seems to have actually just been after the view of Amnesty International in the United States, but since the question implied a perceived liberal bias in the country's views on the topic ...
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Questions about campaigning?

Campaigning is a political process, so it's at least nominally in scope. Our examples/first few questions seem to be centered around policy/political science. Should questions from people aimed at ...
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Closure: Why does Britain adopt EU initiatives with greater zest than other more Europhilic member states?

Why was Why does Britain adopt EU initiatives with greater zest than other more Europhilic member states? closed 'as unclear'?
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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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Should qualified partial answers be deleted?

Suppose we have a complex question like: Do Nation X and Nation Y both have freckled parliamentarians? User Mr.Foo answers: As a resident of Nation X, I know of seven freckled parliamentarians, ...
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If there are many questions centering around a specific amendment to the Constitution, why don't we create a tag for said amendment?

Background Recently, I help to initiate the creation of a tag called seventeenth-amendment. There are a total of 3 questions that pop up when you enter "seventeenth-amendment" into the search bar, ...
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How should I ask a question regarding a celebrity's political stance?

Title says most of it. The original question was put on hold and then deleted without comments on anything, which I consider to be pretty bad form. As celebrity endorsements are certainly part of the ...
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How should I phrase a question about Planned Parenthood, and its founder Margaret Sanger?

Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood. Her views on eugenics, race, and the poor have made her the target of attacks from Pro-Life supporters. What I want to know, is: Are the number ...
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Are legal questions on-topic?

Possibly related: Where/how do we draw the line between legal and political questions? We already have quite a few questions that at least touch on law. One in particular - What is the legality of ...
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How conservative are the upvotes (and downvotes) for posts on Politics.SE?

How conservative do upvotes (and downvotes) for posts tend to swing on Politics.SE? Are the upvotes (and downvotes, hereafter implied instead of repeating these parentheticals) here generally ...
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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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Are there clear guidelines between politics and law on this site?

It appears there is some confusion over what constitutes law and what constitutes politics on this site. Or rather, that some people disagree on when a question which concerns political law should be ...
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Process for account suspension?

Looking at the user page of carlo-r, I can see that his account was suspended and reputation set to 1. I can see only a single question, closed and with votes +3/-3; safe to say it's controversial, ...
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How to avoid having questions about legislation moved to Law.SE?

I asked a question about SCOTUS and the power given to Congress based on their decision of a particular case, but it was moved to Law.SE shortly after I posted. I was told by a moderator that: This ...
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Do we have a policy on asking provocative (aka “charged”, “loaded”) Questions?

If you look at these edits you will see a pattern by the poster of using provocative language that is technically erroneous. Of significant interest is EDIT #3 where the poster deliberately chose to ...
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Can I use the StackExchange logo to promote the site?

I'm going to be attending a political science conference. The conference has some panels dedicated specifically to graduate students. I thought it would be neat to promote Politics.SE to the grad ...
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How does the community bot determine that a question needs more attention?

We very rarely see featured questions in this community so to my surprise I found a rather old question had been bumped up and was interested to see who was bumping it. Why is India gradually ...
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Should we ask for minimum of one more citation in a question with just a Trump tweet?

Context As a community we're handling these questions just fine IMO, even more so now we have the new custom close reason for speculation but there has been a trend of questions with Trump tweets ...
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How do we feel about “General Reference” questions that are somewhat answered on Wikipedia?

I was going to ask "What are the main differences between Objectivism and Libertarianism", but the Wiki already has a fairly good summary ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarianism_and_Objectivism )...
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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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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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Did we lose the “not about politics” close reason?

Previously we had a close reason which read: This question does not appear to be about governments, policies and political processes within the scope defined in the help center. This seems to have ...
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Why do we move all comments to chat instead of just chatty comments?

In this answer, the entire comment thread was moved to chat and then later there were more comments which were deleted with the comment "respect the move to chat." It seems like the presence of a few ...
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Is editing a good question with no answers to bump it to the homepage acceptable?

I've been querying unanswered/inactive questions recently, and I have come across some inactive (>3 months) questions which I feel are good questions but didn't get the viewership as of the date they ...
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What to do when there's a problem with a tag?

Not really a question as such but I don't seem to have the reputation here to do something about this tag that seems to have resulted from a typo. propagando It showed up when I was searching for ...
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How self-answered questions are accepted?

What is the convention in Stack Exchange with respect to accepting questions that come with answers by the same author?
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Delete “Who succeeds when a King dies leaving a daughter and a son in-utero?”

I recently asked this question: In the Commonwealth realms, who succeeds when a King dies leaving a daughter and a son in-utero? When I asked it, I was not aware that the laws had actually changed, ...
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What is wrong with this question and how can it be improved?

I've asked this in the comments to, to no avail. Regarding " https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/697/are-small-countries-generally-governed-better ", I would like to know what can be done to ...
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Cannot vote to delete in first post review queue?

Question title says it all. I was going through the first post review queue, saw and "answer" I deemed worthy of deletion (and I have that privilege) but that was not one of the options. I downvoted ...
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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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Would a [fact-check] tag be a worthwhile addition?

I asked a question a minute ago about a fact check, and considered adding a fact-check tag. I don't see one, but was wondering if it were a valid thing to add to politics.se given the number of times ...
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Identification requests for (quasi) military insignia

A recent question asking for an "armed forces" cap-badge to be identified makes me wonder about the boundaries for on-topic questions here? The question was simply asking for identification, it didn'...
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Is a question about the effectiveness of a law on topic?

I'm an SE addict, but haven't been on politics or law SE before. I posted this question about how effective regulations are over on law.se. It's soon to be closed as off-topic over there. Would it fit ...