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Do politicians test new policies before executing them?

As the title says, do politicians test new policies before executing them? I'm no politician - I have a scientific background - but I would personally want to simulate a policy against current law to ...
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Is “exemplary punishment” applicable in modern legal systems?

I have been looking for references but I could not find any. Wikipedia does not have an article for "exemplary punishment", and the word "exemplary" cannot be found in the article for "punishment". ...
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Would it be possible to “flip the ticket” in American Presidential politics?

In 1988, I supported Michael Dukakis for President. After he lost the second debate to Bush, I wondered if it might be possible for him to salvage his campaign by "flipping the ticket," allowing his ...
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Have past U.S. presidents been as involved in social commentary as the current one? [on hold]

President Barak Obama presented his response to the Grand Jury's ruling in the Ferguson case tonight. I can think of several other points when the President has considered it his role to approve or ...
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In India,how can a non member of parliament become a Cabinet Minister, for how long and for how many terms?

In India, how can a non member of parliament become a Cabinet Minister, for how long and for how many terms?
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Maintaining international stability while reducing US military influence

The US military is currently maintaining a status quo around the world, including preventing military aggression against smaller democratic nations and keeping shipping and international trade open ...
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Can an action by a branch be called “constitutional” without having been challenged in court?

Clearly, if a branch takes an action (legislative or especially executive), you can not correctly refer to it as "UN-constitutional" until it was challenged in, and reviewed by, the courts and found ...
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Would the Congressional Apportionment Amendment have any effect on the House of Representatives if it were ratified today?

The unratified Congressional Apportionment Amendment reads : After the first enumeration required by the first article of the Constitution, there shall be one Representative for every thirty ...
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Would the Clayton Antitrust Act prevent the proposed “Fast Lane” of the internet problem with net neutrality?

Many people are going on about how the merger of Comcast and Time Warner will enable them to create a lane for the internet where wealthier individuals or companies can pay more for a 'faster lane.' ...
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Has there been a surge in illegal immigration since implementing the DACA?

Back in 2010, Obama remarked that ignoring the laws and suspending deportation of illegal immigrants might lead to a surge in illegal immigration. For example, there are those in the immigrants’ ...
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Why doesn't Pakistan have any meaningful trade and military cooperation with Turkey like China?

China has some military bond with Pakistan. Recently China pledged to invest USD 47 billion in Pakistan. Turkey is a friend of Pakistan for a long period of time. Why doesn't Pakistan have any ...
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85 views

What is the most effective policy for reducing rapes on college campus? [on hold]

Senator Gillibrand is sponsoring legislation to try to reduce the rape epidemic on college campuses. Right now there are no incentives for colleges to report these crimes or to make sure that ...
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What opinion of Cosmopolitanism do the two political parties of the USA have?

The United States hosts the primary organs of the United Nations and many other intergovernmental cosmopolitan organisations; whilst having an unusually low level of international ratification. What ...
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Will basic income necessarily be a government initiative?

Discussions around a basic income usually presuppose that government will necessarily have to provide this benefit. I am aware of charities such as GiveDirectly who run trials conducting ...
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198 views

Does the President have the Constitutional authority to refuse to deport 3-5 million illegal immigrants?

Obama announced his executive order regarding immigration that he will be signing tomorrow. He stated: "So we’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve been in America for more than five ...
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What does “middle class” mean in America?

In the UK the phrase "middle class" refers to a large proportion of the population who, broadly speaking, earn more money than they need to pay rent and bills, clothe themselves, eat food etc. There ...
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Is the USDA setting a good example of how a bureaucracy should or should not work regarding their new nutritional rules? [closed]

Anyone knowledgeable about the US Department of Agriculture and their new nutritional rules for schools that wish to continue to receive federal subsidies & have an opinion about if they're ...
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Which one is the more “legitimate” country DPRK or Taiwan [closed]

Both North Korea and Taiwan have rather unusual places in international politics. These countries are often not officially recognized as legitimate "countries", most so by their opposing nations (ROK ...
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108 views

Has the world ever seen pure Communism? [on hold]

I'm not an expert in politics so there are a few gaps in my understanding of the subject, but I was thinking that all the so called communist countries that have been around don't seem to me to be ...
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What's the cause of the general rightward shift in western politics over the last 30 years?

It's a given that what's seen as the political "center ground" in the West has swung rightwards over the past 30 years. In commentary pieces, this phenomenon is frequently linked to the collapse of ...
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What is the diffence between the President of Germany and Chancellor of Germany?

I wanted to know what the separation of powers were, if any. I did some research on wikipedia and could only find that the Chancellor of Germany essentially runs the country, but is appointed by the ...
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75 views

Freedom of religion in the US Congress

After watching the movie The Unbelievers I got the impression that atheists are not accepted in the American Congress. Are atheists allowed in the US Congress or not?
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What Authority does the President of Iran Have? [duplicate]

As we know that in iran the supremeleader is the highest leader and has the last word over all the political decisions,and he also has the authority to appoint the chief of the security department and ...
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What do world leaders normally do once they quit the top job?

If you have reached the pinnacle of your political career - leader of your country - what do you normally do afterwards... I can imagine this could vary from political king-maker to diplomat to ...
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Why does the U.S. left-wing party hate being called “socialist”, but in France the left-wing party proudly calls itself “the Socialist Party”?

Why does the main left-wing party in the United States (the Democratic Party) hate being called "socialist", but in France the main left-wing party proudly calls itself "the Socialist Party"?
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In USA, can a kid, born in a City / Town A, allow to study in a School in a City / Town B? They can't in Australia

In Australia, if a kid born in a City / Town A, then he/she needs to join the school in City / Town A & he/she are not allowed to study in a School in a City / Town B. I think that is kind of ...
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How much power does the Iranian president have?

As we all know, in Iran the supreme leader has the last word over the entire political system; with the president as the second highest leader. According to the law the president doesn't have the ...
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Can a person who had his gun license revoked in one state move to a different state and acquire a new license?

I am working on an essay that has to do with gun regulations in the US, and I would like to know if a person committed a crime (major or minor, please state this) and had his firearm license revoked ...
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In the United States, why is the Democratic Party more successful than the Republican Party? [closed]

Why does for the past 100 years the Democratic Party has controlled the House of Representatives and the Senate more than twice as often as the Republican Party?
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if a bill dies can it be reintroduced

If a bill does not pass and dies is there a way to reintroduce it in the U.S. I am referring to the Keystone Pipeline for example and am confused by the fact that it might not pass this time around ...
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How does Ontario Birth Certificate Look [closed]

I need to confirm someone's id, I can see how the front should look online, but I can't find a picture of how the backside looks, please attach a photo of how one looks
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Is there any country in which the speaker/president of parliament/legislature is also the head of state or government?

Or a country where this previously has been the case? Or a country where it would theoretically to hold both of these positions at the same time?
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What should be the Research Questions on Hegemonic Stability theory in case of US?

Hegemonic Stability Theory is a topic which i choose for research i want to know about which type of research questions will come under this research n what will be the hypothesis?
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How do civilian goverments keep on check military power?

The Army could easily seize control of a country and the power of the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches is only in paper. What are the mechanisms a civilian Government use to control the ...
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In Canada, do women and men got paid equally ?

I am wondering whether the Canadian government has such rule or policy for paying equally regardless of the gender. If not, what is the reason for the earning difference?
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What impact do broken families and little church attendance on black youth's odds of success?

Dinesh D'Souza theorizes in his book, The End of Racism, that black culture is preventing blacks from succeeding in America. The institutional racism from the past is gone, and in general blacks only ...
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Is it true that Republicans have an unfair geographical advantage in elections for the House of Representatives?

I'm not from the U.S. but someone told me that the Republican Party had an unfair advantage in elections for the House of Representatives. This advantage would be geographic. The voters who usually ...
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82 views

Are there clear rules of when the president can and cannot use executive action? [duplicate]

We have heard time and time again people in the United States arguing whether the president has the authority to take executive action on certain matters. Are there clear, cut and dry rules on when a ...
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33 views

What are the differences between Confusianism, Maoism and the CPC? [on hold]

The three ideologies/organizations are very influential for what China is today and bend in some aspects but I have the impression that the compete with each other in some aspects, for example today I ...
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Why Dictatorship works when democracy fails? [duplicate]

Why is it that democracy always fails in a fledgling(Negative: Third World Country) economy when dictatorship encourages development ? Examples: Failed democracy in Germany gave rise to Hitler. ...
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57 views

Can private entities directly fund federal organizations?

Hypothetical: With congress stalled or unwilling to pass a new budget, could a sufficiently wealthy organization donate money to a government department, say the Department of Education or NASA and ...
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92 views

Why is the role of the US president not more closely linked to the House of Representatives?

It seems strange to me that the USA is currently in a state where its leader can't actually get much done on his own.... He isn't in control of either legislature, the House nor the Senate In the UK ...
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124 views

Does social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. play an important role in many upheaval movements? [on hold]

Does social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. play an important role in many upheaval movements? Such as what happened in Ukraine or Egypt, where the government were removed.
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Why don't women vote more for female candidates for office?

Women are at least 50% (give or take) of the electorate. However, they clearly are a small fraction of elected politicians. There are plenty of reasons why a woman may not want to run for office in ...
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When allies have leaders of the same ideological orientation in power at the same time - does it improve their foreign relations?

When allied countries, let's say amongst the Five Eyes for brevity, have compatible political parties in power at the same time - does it improve concrete foreign policy and trade objectives? For ...
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Is there a tendency for female and minority candidates to attract female and minority challengers, respectively?

Not so much this election cycle, but in the past I feel like when there's a female or minority candidate, the challenger is often female or minority, respectively. Is this a known phenomenon?
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Statistics on those who completed prison term by country

I wonder if there is any statistics by country on the percent of population that have completed a prison sentence or were sentenced. So far I only found statistics on the percentage of currently ...
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30 views

How many votes were cast in the 2014 EU elections?

I read on the European Pirate Party Wikipedia article that they received 868 069 votes. I would like to compare this figure with the total votes cast for all parties. The EU Parliament Results only ...
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67 views

Has any elected American Politician endorsed proportional representation?

Has any elected American politician, on the state or federal level, endorsed using proportional representation to elect American legislators? I would consider an endorsement of single transferable ...
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Could Gore have won the Florida recount?

In the comments on this question about elections won by one vote, I posited that the Presidential election in 2000 was "won" by Bush on the 5-4 split of the SCOTUS which halted the recount in Florida, ...

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