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I wrote what is being labeled a "controversial question". I am also being told it was a good question. The count of Up-votes v. Down-votes is a good indication of the polarization of the site. I added the controversial post notice. Note that this is not in any way meant as a way to bring the question into disrepute. Instead, it is merely an ...


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I'm not sure what questions you're talking about, but questions that are intended to promote or discredit are explicitly off-topic here. In fact, of the main close reasons on this site is: 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 good-faith effort ...


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Can censorship of this site by the Liberal Democrats be prosecuted? Nope, what law did we break? Just in case you were going to say first amendment, that only applies to governments Because I want to take this picture to the US Senate and crucify the Liberal Democrat Party. Good luck getting the senate to even recognize who you are Crucify the liberal ...


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I agree with the tag synonyms as you divided them. So we get: Main tag: [polling] This should have the following tag synonyms: opinion-polling, polls, ... Proposed tag description: Questions about general and technical aspects of polling: sampling of opinions on a subject. Questions about SPECIFIC POLLING RESULTS should use [public-opinion] instead. Edit: ...


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The purpose of Politics Stack Exchange is not to criticize anyone. As you can read on the help center, our mission is to provide objective information on politics and political processes and not to further opinion or debate. We should not bash any political position here. So when a question criticizes a person, organization, faction or idea, then it is ...


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(I might as well give my reasons since I am the primary guilty party here) Your original formulation seemed quite judgmental towards conservatives and got a lot of pushback. Most objectionable, to my view, was the suggestion that Dems could just "let conservative voters die off". To quote your exact words: I know this is horrible to say, but ...


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The original text of the question read as follows: An official from the Biden government's negotiating team has recently claimed: Trump’s Maximum Pressure Campaign Failed Miserably*. -- Robert Malley. During whose presidency did Iran increase its uranium enrichment rate from 20% to 60%? Obviously Biden. By what measure did Trump's stance on Iran fail? ...


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This answer will only attempt to answer a portion of the question, as the rest is already covered. I will be attempting to answer: The count of Up-votes v. Down-votes is a good indication of the polarization of the site. Well... yes. Some people think your question is good, some people don’t. It’s really that simple. However, before saying this is a good ...


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For context, the original post read: Why are Democrats fighting so hard to vaccinate anti-science Republicans? Many conservative news agencies are harping on vaccinations as a 'form of control' or even detrimental to the natural "weeding out " process.. Why are Democrats fighting so hard to protect the health of the reluctant? I know this is ...


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I would say that it's fine to post them together (i.e. in the same answer) if there haven't been a lot of votes and the answers are somewhat complimentary. For example, you would see this with why questions where answerers give a few different reasons in the same answer. In this case, the new answer is really different (it considers different countries) and ...


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I'd actually prefer to see more good questions about the actions of Biden's administration and Democratic policies more generally put. That's good, solid, somewhat boring policy wonk stuff; meat and potatoes for a site like this. Please feel free to ask such. Unfortunately — given the current political context — questions about Biden or the Democrats tend ...


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As I see it, the two questions are the same, except that they ask about different groups / places: the Palestinian Authority (which is mostly/only in power in parts of the West Bank?) and Hamas (which is mostly/only in power in Gaza?). I think there's nothing wrong with the questions per se. The remaining question attracted a few close votes but was left ...


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Who supports funding of NASA and who supports funding of the "Big Three" A look at this graph, especially in times of the "Billionaire Space Race", is an interesting political topic. I am aware that there has been a gradual shift of the importance from NASA to the big 3 as the frontrunner of Space exploration. [by gradual shift I refer ...


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Is there an established community standard for what 'opinion' is vs. 'theory?' No, even whether a question is primarily opinion-based (POB) can be subjective. Of course, in some cases a question may be very clearly opinion-based. In the question that you cite, I think you can make both arguments. Let's do that to see what might drive close-voters and voters ...


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One thing I would like to point out (others may disagree here) so that the question Needs More Focus. Others seem to believe this is a lesser or non problem judging by the close votes, but in my opinion, this question actually asks two different questions. One about gun rights, and one about religious freedom.


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The main issue with your question (which I neither saw nor voted on, incidentally, prior to now) is that it's one of those 'Yeah, well, but...' questions. There are a billion such, usually involving an idle speculation about something that is such a violation of conventional norms, practices, and/or ethics that no one in their right mind would actually ...


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If you ask me, the problem with your original question is that you've conflated moral reasoning with political reasoning. In other words, if someone were to ask the basic question: Why don't political leaders allow tens of thousands of people to die? A moral answer will have nothing to do with the political orientation or party membership of the people ...


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The are a couple of issues with the particular question (as linked). I don't see an easy fix, but maybe understanding the problem will help. The question blurs reality. There has been a lot of talk about gun control since (maybe) the 60s but precious little legislation, either on the state or federal level. Much of that legislation was sponsored by Democrats,...


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For what's that worth, I didn't vote to close, but I've down-voted the question due to the poorly presented motivation: Biden is a highly polarizing figure despite some of his efforts not to be. Obama for example had a far more volatile approval, but he was the last president to have such an elastic approval rating. It is approve by 9 on 538, which past ...


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If you truly wish for your post to be dis-vowed, you can contact Stack Exchange and request for it to be anonymized, and they might do it if they believe that it is worthwhile. Another option (if you’re resigning from the site) is to delete your account.


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It really seems to be a dark mark on the stack exchange brand so I'm wondering what are the steps we can follow to get the administrators to close down the politics stack exchange? I don't think such steps exist. From a post on main meta addressing site closure: What does this mean? If there's enough moderation for a public beta site to consistently remain ...


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Although I didn't vote on it at the time, your question was rightfully closed as unclear because of a number of issues: You mention that some countries hold a lot of dollars... presumably you might be thinking of China who used to hold the most, but China does not hold most as a "ledger" in quite the way you present the rest of the question. As I ...


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I think it could be helpful, but I don't think it's something we can change easily. It's not something moderators control. I assume these suggestions are automatically selected based on frequent tag usage, possibly looking at more recent questions as well. In any case, I don't think it's a bad selection per se. Right now it shows quite some diversity: ...


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Sabine & Thorson "A History of Political Theory" is a comprehensive textbook covering the period from Ancient Greece to 1930s. Anecdotal evidence suggests the book is quite objective in presenting the different ideas. The period beyond 1930s is not covered, so you will have to supplement the book with another ane covering the postmodern times ...


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I suggest two sources: (1) history of philosophy, and (2) political economy (not to be confused with economics).


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I would encourage to do so. But please keep in mind that you have to be very careful while doing so. Some checklist: Use this symbol > when you are copying something from somewhere. Else your post can get locked. Use a programming language to find how many similar words are there between your latest two questions. A guess would be 50% or more similarity ...


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I don't see the major difference between the original text and the current edition - a rogue edit that added some weird links which were rolled back aside. The question began as and is currently asking about the motives behind efforts to raise vaccination rates over the objections of vaccine-opposed individuals. To the extent that you feel the current ...


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