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Could the US President and Vice President pull off a swap?

I am curious, is there anything preventing the President and Vice President from switching positions? For example, could the President resign, and then the newly elevated VP appoint him to his old ...
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Can Title II reclassification of broadband be used to require ISPs to let competitors use their infrastructure?

The FCC just voted to reclassify broadband under Title II of the communications act. Could this be used by a new ISP (like Google) to make use of existing ISPs cable infrastructure (e.g. Comcast's ...
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Union Territory also a capital?

For a long time this question has puzzled me, "How can a Union Territory be the capital of a state??" P.S: Here, by "state" I don't mean the country.... For example: Chandigarh (Union ...
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Are anarcho-communists territorial?

AFAIK anarcho-communists consider owning a private property as a violation of NAP. It implies that land also can not be owned. Thus if we consider anarcho-communists living on some territory, will ...
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What is the motivation for felony disenfranchisement?

Felony disenfranchisement is to take away someone's right to vote during or after this person is in prison. It appears particularly common in the United States. What is the aim of such a rule? Is ...
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Is America really a corporation?

I have read several articles and websites that have stated that America is actually a corporation... But I don't think this is true since we have so many rights and freedom. Is America really a ...
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64 views

Why did Russia start its aggression against Ukraine after Ukraininan's 2013-2014 unrest

There're still different opinions on level of Russian participation in both Crimean 2014 crisis and East Ukraine military pro-Russian unrest (2014 - now). But if we admit (as I do) that both of ...
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Political Education Question [on hold]

Who decides the political values taught/enforced in public schools?
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According to you what are the main characteristics of a brilliant judge? [on hold]

According to you what are the main characteristics of a brilliant judge?
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What is the accepted Libertarian defense against despots?

There are a number of plausible Libertarian solutions to everyday political problems. The initial allocation of natural resources, or dealing with crime, are rather well covered. However, all of those ...
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Why do people think Shamima Begum et al are going to join IS?

So recently there's been a lot of news reported on three girls that have gone to Syria- Shamima Begum, Amira Abase and Kadiza Sultana. It's claimed they're going to join Islamic State. Apparently they ...
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Who shovels shit in full communism?

In an anarchist society, or a society of "higher" or full communism, who shovels shit? Who does the necessary and necessarily unpleasant work required to keep society functioning?
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51 views

How does Anarcho Communism solve the temporal division of labor problem?

How does AnCom solve the temporal division of labor problem? Presumably no one wants to live in a cave. Take a pencil, for example. To manufacture it requires a rubber tree farm, a logging territory, ...
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58 views

What is Liberal Democracy?

The Liberal Democrats are a social-liberal supporting party in the United Kingdom. The third largest party in the UK is the Liberal Democrats.This is because of number of seats in the quarters of ...
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Power Serves To Create Power

What does the quote, "Power serves to create power. Powerlessness serves to reinforce powerlessness" mean? Does it mean that those with power remain powerful, and those without power aren't able to ...
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24 views

Does Frank Underwood(American version) have political imagination? [on hold]

A friend of mine recently led a discussion about a common term tossed around by philosophers and political scientist, 'political imagination'. His definition of political imagination was simply ...
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46 views

How does jizya exactly work in the Islamic State?

I have a few doubts over how jizya works in the Islamic State. As far as I understand, christians and jews are allowed to "stay and not be killed" as long as they pay this tithe. However: are they ...
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151 views

If there's no government, who will stop people from creating one?

How does the doctrine(s) of anarchism address the following issue: If there's no government, no army, no central police, who will stop local charismatic leaders from taking over the power and ...
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3answers
102 views

Problem with socialist approach to health care

I'm kind of ignorant on the subject, and it's probably commonly known at this stage, but I recently read an article explaining how Obamacare provides health insurance through the private insurance ...
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88 views

What makes Pakistan so important for US?

Being an Indian, I have always wondered why Pakistan is so important to US that it would ignore everything it does and still help it. For example, Pakistan protected Osama bin Laden near there army ...
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101 views

Separatists against National Army -> Civil War?

As an European citizen, the Ukrain war happening now is worrying me. On side, the official Armed Forces of Ukraine and the separatists on the other side. Is this a civil war? This is a little ...
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88 views

How can groups make more progress in moving public discourse past denial of anthropogenic climate change? [on hold]

Many organized groups assert that anthropogenic climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the USA. Others deny it exists. Have any responses to their denial of this issue proven to be ...
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37 views

What will Egypt use its Rafale fighter aircraft for?

Egypt has just bought 24 Rafale fighter planes. What kind of threats can these top-notch weapon help Egypt with? (in particular, threats that less sophisticated weapons would not have been able to ...
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88 views

What does it mean to have a stable government?

I am doing an assessment and I have to write about why having a stable government is attractive to illegal immigrants. I do not know what exactly a stable government is though. Does it refer to the ...
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what is the difference between political politics and development politics?

what is the difference between political politics and development politics? I am from india and i know only political politics because in our country we had seen only political politics
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29 views

Will someone who has never worked be elligible for the SSI? [duplicate]

My mothers whole life she has only worked 5 years in total. She lived on a farm and did odd end jobs.. she was married but he only receives disability pay from the VA and also doesn't work. She is ...
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77 views

Legality of watching a country's free local TV Channels abroad [on hold]

Wherever you are from and as long as you know the law and you have the articles to support your claims can you tell me if it's legal to watch a (your) country's free local TV channels outside of their ...
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91 views

How to explain that Japan and South Korea are democratic but very collectivistic countries?

Both Japan and South Korea are democratic but still very collectivistic countries. Why democracy did not make Japan and South Korea more individualistic?
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104 views

Why does Iran oppose nuclear inspections?

It's obvious that Iran is not in favor of regulatory IAEA design safety reviews and among the talks she is firm that the nuclear program is merely for "peaceful purposes." Is there a legitimate ...
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106 views

Is opposition to vaccination correlated with other political beliefs?

The article Debate over vaccine requirements forges strange alliance states that opposition to vaccination (or government-mandated vaccination) doesn't seem to be a Democrat versus Republican, or ...
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103 views

Is Ukraine entitled to redress of breach to the Budapest Memorandum?

Ukraine gave up nukes in a separate agreement in 1994, under guarantees from Russia and USA and UK that Ukraine's territorial integrity won't be violated and in case of such violation would be ...
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57 views

What is involved in Federal Mediation?

I have a difference with a Federal agency which has been recommended to the Federal Mediators from the department of education. What is involved in Federal Mediation and what should I know about the ...
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31 views

What was the relationship between Iraq under Saddam and Taliban Afghanistan

All that stuff about Saddam collaborating on the World Trade Centre attack has been shown to be humbug over and over again. The two countries bordered Iran, which was their bitter enemy. Did they try ...
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1answer
80 views

Land acquisation act in democracies

The Government of India has modified the Land Acquisition Act through an ordinance. One of the major changes is the approval constraint. It exempts at least five categories of land acquisition, ...
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46 views

Nationhood of Nepal and Bhutan, in Indian subcontinent

During the period around Independence, India, under Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel's programme to unite the subcontinent, was getting Princely states to accede to Union of India. There were around 570 ...
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130 views

From where does the ISIS procure weapons?

Were those weapons (guns specifically) used by ISIS made by USA or Russia or some other known entity?
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61 views

US Government software and the Freedom of Information Act

Is code written by the United States Government (its employees, or if for some reason we start electing a Code Czar... then elected officials) subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)? ...
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1answer
41 views

External political consequences of a lingua franca

Lingua francas have been adopted to unite peoples within a country (e.g., Mandarin Chinese in China or Modern Hebrew in Israel), but I'm curious to know more of the political implications when lingua ...
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What are some programmatic differences between Podemos and Izquerda Unida?

In the European Parliament elections, 2014, in Spain, two parties joined the EUL/NGL group: Izquerda Unida and Podemos. In recent polls for the Spanish general election, 2015, Podemos has risen ...
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Some reasons for failure of Uganda's no-party democracy

Uganda tried a non-partisan democratic system in 1986 (whereby political parties were constitutionally restricted via a public referendum) and in 2005 overwhelmingly voted to overturn this system. ...
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37 views

What are consequences for a country, which is sentenced for genocide?

E.g. what were the consequences for Serbia, if they were sentenced for genocide in the Balkan war? Where there just consequences for the leaders and compensations for the affected people or were there ...
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1answer
117 views

What would happen if all of the US states along with the majority of other countries officially recognised the Armenian Genocide?

What would happen if the world recognised the Armenian genocide? Would Turkish government be obliged to return territory or pay reparations to the Armenians, I am really not sure. Any thoughts?
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Would Russia actually retaliate against a US led intervention in Ukraine [closed]

A more specific question is: If any western nation put boots on the ground in the Ukraine; would Russia continue to arm rebels knowing they would likely conflict with non-Ukraine forces? The Ukraine ...
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2answers
114 views

Do CIA have their own jet fighters?

Or when they need to carry on a strike they need to request it from the US army?
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71 views

Scheduling executions in retaliation to terrorist acts

According to news reports, Jordan is threatening to hasten the execution of terrorists in retaliation if daesh kills Jordanian hostage Moaz al-Kaseasbeh. That is, Jordan's treating its own prisoners ...
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52 views

Are Catholics obligated to follow canon law with greater priority than the civil law? [migrated]

In cases where the civil authorities pass a law that may receive disapproval from Vatican City, do Catholics have an obligation to follow the law of the land or follow whatever the Magisterium of the ...
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101 views

How much richer is the average member of the US Congress than the average professional in their district?

This is a multipart question, but it is seeking to generally understand if the average member of Congress is able to improve his lot financially by entering public service. My experience is that it ...
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Are Russia's current military air maneuvers provocation or business as usual?

There are current reports that Russia is flying simulated attacks on baltic countries and the U.K.. NATO has condemned the events, calling them a provocation and an escalation, and gearing up their ...
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What scholars formally describe and operationalize group identity salience?

It is thoroughly discussed by rabushka and shepsle 1972 and Cornell and Hartman, but I am having difficulties finding other sources.
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58 views

Is there any age limit to be the Prime Minister of Pakistan in their Constitution?

I wanted to know that if there is any age limit to be the prime minister of Pakistan? I have searched on the internet but couldn't find any answer. Is there any specific clause in the Pakistan's ...

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