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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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Whale hunting question has a bunch of issues; would it be better deleted?

I'm referring to this one: What is the fundamental difference between catching whales and hunting other animals? This question, comments and answers are all happily out of control, and the entire ...
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Can the core of the recent question addressing attacks on Biden's mental state be saved?

Philipp recently closed a question about Joe Biden and Donald Trump's mental states: How come Joe Biden's mental state is in question while Donald Trump's is addressed with so much restraint? as "...
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Why is this post not rude or abusive (as evidenced by declined flag)?

I'm trying to make a sense of a declined "rude or abusive" flag. The flag was declined with a canned "declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it" message without a ...
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Bowdlerisation and varieties of English

Which version of this question ought to be present, and why? Who does the most unpleasant dirty work in full communism? An edit war has occurred over its title and body text in the past day despite ...
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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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Should we remove this potential abuse of bounties?

This question has attracted 4 close votes. As I agree it should be closed (and even deleted), I casted a close vote as well. I was surprised to see: This question has an open bounty and cannot be ...
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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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What are the rules about using Bounty Messages to evade comment locks?

The comments on this question were locked by yannis due to excessive off-topic discussion and debate. Recently, a user posted a bounty on the question, but the bounty message has nothing to do with ...
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I'm not sure if my question is appropriate for SE.Politics

I am new to politics stack exchange and I just wanted to verify whether my question is appropriate for SE.Politics or not. Its about a policy proposal. I'm genuinely trying to do research and see if ...
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Why was my question removed from the HNQ?

My famous question "Why are Kinder Surprise Eggs illegal in the USA?" became a hot network question, but the next day a moderator had removed it from the HNQ, which is irreversible. So, why was my ...
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Is there any way I can adjust or otherwise "spruce up" my reference-request question, or should I just be patient?

update: After reading the first answer here I've made an attempt to update the question. It is now: Writings advising elected politicians on how to make hard choices In my meta question How to ask ...
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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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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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Why do old questions bump on the top when there was only a slight modification?

I understand that when a question recieves a brand new answer it bumps on the top. But there have been multiple cases of questions that bumps on the top just because someone fixed 3 misspellings in ...
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Books or articles on whether constitutional conventions are “rules meant to ensure the ultimate supremacy of the” electoral body?

Apology. I don't get why Books or articles on whether constitutional conventions are “rules meant to ensure the ultimate supremacy of the” electoral body? is closed? What "details or clarity" do you ...
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Help understanding the down voting on these two questions and the (hopefully temporary) closing of one

Have retired top US military officials become substantially more outspoken and cited on political issues in the last decade? sits at -4/+0. Somebody edited it, removing a key bit of the question then ...
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What the heck (if anything) is wrong with my question asking for "fact-based arguments for and against"? Am I being given a hard time inappropriately?

There's a long series of comments under Fact-based arguments for and against President Biden's plan to appoint a black female to the US Supreme Court to Affirmative Action which really trouble me. ...
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Question was reopened and then edited to be shorter and then closed again?

Part1. Can you reopen the question "What war crimes has Ukraine committed during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine?" Part2. Question was reopened and then edited to be shorter and then ...
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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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