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Can a hypothetical question (scenario) on the workings (mechanics) of the government be asked at this site?

I have a hypothetical question related to the workings of the electoral college that I would like to explore the answer to but I do not know if hypotheticals are okay here. What is the policy?
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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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Curious badge still stuck

I now have 5 positive questions on five separate days (and I received no downvoted questions on at least 5 of these days). I have an positive overall question record. Why is the badge still stuck? :~? ...
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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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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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Are questions about statistics from a politician's statement on topic?

Many political statements include statistics and I generally like to see if there is any truth to those statistics. While the truthfulness of the statement as a whole could be pretty subjective, I ...
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Curious badge showing 'x' next to positive question record but I have a positive question record

On the main Politics.SE site, when I click on the Curious badge I am seeing an 'x' next to 'need positive question record' but even taking into account deleted questions I have an overwhelmingly ...
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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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Should there be a distinction between civil-war and war or should they be all one tag?

I recently edited the tags for civil-war and war and one of the comments was that the user believed the distinction between civil-war and war should not be made, as they believed the dividing line ...
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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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Clarifying tags election, voting, and president

Considering the raising interest towards ongoing presidential elections in the USA, I'd like to clarify using election, voting, and probably president and voting-systems tags. The last two, in my ...
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Which candidate(s)/party comes closes to representing these views? On topic or not?

I recently asked the question What US 2016 presidential candidate meets my criteria? based on the precedent set by the highly upvoted question Given my list of convictions, which US party(ies) should ...
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Criteria for approving an edit on Politics SE

I am wondering about the criteria for selecting or rejecting an edit. For example, with the following post: https://politics.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/7392 One person voted to reject ...
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In what way is this opinion based?

Does the two-party system create a political advantage for the rich? As of right now, the question was edited several hours ago and put on hold after that. In its current form the question does not ...
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How can we increase accepted answers

It seems that many questions have answers, but those answers are not accepted. This is problematic for two reasons: First, when an answer has been provided, when searching for unanswered questions to ...
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Too many questions about US elections

Am I the only one who think there is way too many questions about US elections, and no questions about politics in general anywhere else? I believe US elections related questions really pollutes this ...
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Should URLs always be hidden?

Recently I've seen several Suggested Edits that basically take some URL provided in a post and hide it. For example: Go to https://politics.meta.stackexchange.com/ Might be replaced with Go ...
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Are antisemitic conspiracy theories against policy?

I flagged this answer as "rude or abusive". The flag reason states: A reasonable person would find this content inappropriate for respectful discourse. The linked policy states: Bigotry of any ...
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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes

There is a similar popular question at MSE. The purpose of this thread is to help focus the attention of the community on posts that may require exceptional handling. This includes requests for ...
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Describing a point of view versus endorsing one

Is it useful to distinguish between describing a point of view and endorsing a point of view in answers? If so, how do you do so? In the following answer (the initial revision, not the current ...
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Are voting system and voting theory on topic?

There is a new proposal in area 51 about voting systems. Are questions on voting systems and voting theory welcome here? Under what conditions?
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Rename [Hillary] to [Hillary-Clinton]

Someone created the hillary tag, most likely for Hillary Clinton. The tag should be renamed.
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How to handle a post with multiple issues

If someone posts an unreferenced answer saying that people didn't walk on the moon, I'd flag it for lacking references. However, it wouldn't be hate speech. If someone posts an unreferenced answer (...
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How much research is expected before asking a question?

I've had a couple of questions where a comment has been made about not having done enough research. For example this one: Does the USA have more than 2 political parties (Democrat, Republican)?. If ...
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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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Striving for the highest quality

The Nature of Politics Unlike topics like those covered in SO, Physics, Biology, etc. Politics tends not to have a unique answer to everything. A communist, a fascist, an anarchist and a neo-liberal ...
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Can somebody please create tags for the major Australian parties

If i want to ask questions about the major parties in australia there is no tag could somebody please create them. Here are the websites http://www.alp.org.au/ https://www.liberal.org.au/ greens.org....
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Is that answer “technically” ok?

This answer to the question Why DAESH does not attack or even threaten to attack Israel? implies that the US and UK are supportive of DAESH, indirectly providing finances to them through Saudi Arabia. ...
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Why was this question deleted?

https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/10304/why-does-isis-prefer-to-attack-european-capitals-instead-of-israel While the wording of the question could use improvement (or more bluntly, jew-...
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Countries tags are not used in some specific questions

Mostly new users ask their question and they make questions (the quality is irrelevant in this point) hoping an answer that is segregated in one specific country. There are examples of when we talk ...
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Community Moderation

Flagging Rule-breaking posts is great, It helps the mods keep this place clean of spam and off-topic discussion. However, sometimes, you might not want to wait for a moderator to log on and handle ...
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Should a question on what happens in 4-4 ruling in SCOTUS be asked on Politics or Law SE?

Should a question on what happens in/after 4-4 ruling in SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) be asked on Politics or Law SE?
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Question Limit Clarification

I asked my first question the other day and it got negative votes so I ended up deleting it by asking moderators to do so since it had an answer on it but it was a bad question regardless so it didn't ...
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To delete an answer question

I'd like to delete this question which has been put on hold too broad (see below). I keep getting the below message when I apply the deletion. w Question Other than asking the person that answered ...
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What should be the standard for country tag wikis?

We already have quite a lot of country-tags by now. Given enough time we will likely end up with tags for pretty much every country in the world. For that reason I think it would make sense to set a ...
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Can providing a basic income to a subset of poor citizens benefit the government politically: is this question suitable for Politics SE?

This is a follow-on from a question on Meta. Would the question below, possibly with slight adjustments, be suitable for Politics SE? I am looking for empirical evidence that making direct monetary ...
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Why isn't anyone discussing Trump and Hilary?

I find this kind of odd. The last question about Trump was posted on Politics in December, and the one about Hillary predates it. Now why is that?
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Can I ask the following question

Can I ask this short question ? is it necessary to provide details or is it enough?: Why Russia 90% of its attacks are on Syria opposition? And not on ISIS especially both of them cause threat to ...
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What to with questions of format “If you believe X, shouldn't you believe Y?”

I've noticed a couple of questions lately of the format "If you support policy X, shouldn't you support policy Y?" Examples include a question asking "If the disabled can vote, why shouldn't minors be ...
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Should be try to get askers to include references in their questions?

I haven't been in Politics.SE for long, but I noticed that some questions ar quite short. As an example, one can see the following Why are some politicians saying the Iran Nuclear deal is bad? Why ...
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Merge [tag:uk] and [tag:united-kingdom]

There is a frequently used tag uk. I think this would be better called united-kingdom, considering that for other countries, we also use the full name rather than a two-letter abbreviation. uk can ...
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Which candidates support x position?

Would it be on topic to ask a question in the form "Which candidates running in the US (Republican|Democratic) presidential primary for 2016 has expressed support for X position?" What about "...
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How to not have my questions closed or downvoted?

So far I have only asked four questions on this site and it seems that I consistently ask bad questions, though personally I think they are really interesting questions and maybe even good questions. ...
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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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How should lower-rep users handle 'answers' that don't address the question?

The question How would the Libertarian non-coercion policy apply to a business being required to bake a cake for a gay wedding? currently has several 'answers' that don't actually answer the question ...
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Can we get a gay-rights tag?

I tried to make a gay-rights tag on my question, but I don't have enough rep yet. I think it fits well with my question and would be useful on the site.
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What are you allowed to talk about on here?

My question was deleted for asking how long Net Neutrality will take to be put into place once passed. I also wanted a debate on weather net neutrality is a good thing, what exactly it will do to the ...
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Affable Geek has passed away

I have learned today that one of our moderators, Affable Geek, has passed away. He was one of the best posters, if not the best poster at Politics.SE, and he was a great moderator. He will be missed....
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Politics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Congress and US-Congress tag merge

If you look at congress, these are all about us-congress, and the latter tag is bigger. So perhaps a merge from congress->us-congress is in order? I don't think a synonym is necessary, or desirable, ...

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