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Federalists thinking on electoral incentives

Federalists think electoral incentives will produce good representation no matter what the elected official’s background. Why is this a reasonable or unreasonable argument?
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Where can I find the House of Representatives and the Senate's journals?

Where can I find the House of Representatives and the Senate's journals that the Constitution requires they keep of the what is said and what votes take place? The GPO provides the Congressional ...
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Why does Victoria prohibit sex work ads from mentioning ethnicity?

From Sex worker group Vixen Collective disappointed by Victorian regulation review: The changes also now allow advertisements to "contain references to the race, colour or ethnic origin, in ...
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Who is the secretary of the National Security Council? [on hold]

Who is the secretary of the National Security Council?
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Do absentee ballots exist for primary elections?

As someone who was born in the US (New York, specifically) but moved out of the country when I was a child, is it possible for me to vote in the primary caucus? (I am still a US citizen) I already ...
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What is the process behind the Democratic Iowa Caucus?

I've been trying to figure out exactly how the Democratic Caucus in Iowa works for days, but I can't seem to find any sources that lays it all out entirely. I know that there were thousands of ...
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If Turkey enters in war, are other NATO members obligated to assist her?

Let's say Turkey enters the war that is going on in the middle east. It does not matter against who. Are other NATO members in the obligation to assist her? Normally they should have to, if Turkey is ...
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Why does Google always show an unflattering image of Trump? [on hold]

When searching for a celebrity or politician, Google will almost always show a photo of that person on the right hand side panel, along with some relevant facts and almost always a Wikipedia link. ...
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May the US president launch a nuclear bomb without any oversight on any target?

According to Article II, Section 2, Clause I of the Constitution, the President of the United States is commander in chief of the United States Armed Forces. Source: Wikipedia How does launching ...
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Must bills introduced in Congress be completed within that term?

I suspect that between new Congresses, given the turnover in people, that there is a lower likelihood for prior bills to pass. However is there a rule on this - are bills that have not passed in a ...
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Why is Iowa the first state to hold a caucus/primary?

There seems to be a huge benefit to Iowa in being first, as they get a lot of attention from the media and the candidates in the run-up to the caucuses. Whose decision is/was it that they should be ...
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Why should the government pass the motion “We would prohibit British companies from trading with governments that criminalise homosexuality” [duplicate]

The only reasons i can think are ethical and moral. The fact that we are trading with countries which allow 50 year old men to be stoned to death just for being gay is quite hypocritical. Do you have ...
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Why is it our historical and colonial obligation to support the motion stated below (Too long to fit in title) [duplicate]

We would prohibit British companies from trading with governments that criminalise homosexuality I have some points that as Britain we should help countries become developed and as they had the same ...
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What is the relationship between Iranian president and supreme leader?

In Iran, the supreme leader is the highest figure. I want to know, what is the relationship between him and the president. Does the president need the nod of supreme leader every time he makes a ...
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Can I sue the government for not enforcing criminal laws?

A year after the 2014 Bundy standoff, the U.S. government has failed to arrest the members of a group that threatened law enforcement officers with deadly force. Can an individual or legal (a ...
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How many US House representatives are actually on the floor during debates?

Watching the recorded House sessions, many bills are discussed and passed with voice votes only. Often, I can see vast areas of empty seats around the speakers, but the recordings of the sessions ...
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Source for Full Text of 1875 French Constitutional Laws

After some frustrating research, I have still failed to find a full English text of the 1875 French constitutional laws. Where can I find it, or where is a good place to continue searching?
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How did Geert Wilders and the PVV rise to such popularity? What are their chances of governing?

In the Dutch general election of 2012 the rightwing populist party Party for Freedom (PVV) under leader Geert Wilders received 10.1%. The next general election will take place no later than March ...
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Is single transferable vote system an adaptatio of instant runoff voting for multiple winners?

Is Single Transferable Vote system an exact adaptation of the Instant Runoff Voting system designed to select multiple winners?
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Is Bill Clinton elligible to become Vice President?

Observing the line to the president. The first 10 have one person ineligible to be president by birth. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession#Current_order The ...
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Can giving money to a subset of poor citizens benefit the government?

I am looking for empirical evidence that making direct monetary payments to targeted groups of deprived people - say paying all families living in a certain poor district fifty dollars every month, ...
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How are members of US Congressional committees selected?

I gather that each committee has an assigned number of major/minor party spaces, but what is the selection process for the members who serve on each committee in the Senate/house committees?
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Why does the usda specify 'American Indian/Alaska Native' foods as a seperate food group?

I was recently looking at the USDA Nutrient Database and I noticed that they categorized 'American Indian/Alaska Native' as a separate food group. For example, what is the difference between 35137 - ...
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One World, One Land? [closed]

Isn't it better, if one Very Good, I mean an awesome government rules the whole world? If we would open the borders for everyone, if all existing countries would unite to one big country called ...
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How do American politicians refer to Palestine?

I saw an interesting question over at the film & TV site: Why do [the fictional American politicians in the US version of House of Cards] refer to Palestine as a country? In the "Jordan ...
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I have created a poliical system that uses no money, no representitives, and life style levels voted on by every person in the US [closed]

Here is a link to the actual system. What are the weaknesses and strengths of the proposed system?? http://www.wfs.org/concannon.htm
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domestic vs abroad power usa

A lot of american right wing voters want the USA to be a strong international player and project power across the globe to protect american interests. But at the same time most of them also want a ...
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How to find House of Commons debates for a particular Act

How do you find the transcript in Hansard of a debate for a particular Act? I would like to find the official record of the debate for the Freedom of Information Act 2000 . I attempted to use the ...
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Why are war atrocities in Yemen reported less often than war atrocities in other conflicts?

There are many terrible things happening in Yemen, they are being bombed by the Saudi-led coalition. You can see many examples in the Yemen Post Twitter feed. Very many of these, I don't see reported ...
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Why having so much Nuclear Warhead? [duplicate]

Is having nuclear weapon means you have enough power to destroy your enemies? Lets assume it's true (that i don't believe its so), but why should a country have so much nuclear warhead? Is there any ...
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How did Gödel believe the US become a dictatorship without the constitution being violated?

Kurt Gödel seems to have proven that this is possible, according to the Wikipedia article: On December 5, 1947, Einstein and Morgenstern accompanied Gödel to his U.S. citizenship exam, where they ...
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Why have the Democratic Party and Republican Party switched positions on civil rights since the Civil War?

Before the Civil War, the Republicans advocated for the abolition of slavery, while the Democrats pushed against abolition. Even after the Civil War, the Republicans continued to push for black ...
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Why are Native/Indigenous Americans still called “American Indians” by the U.S. government?

Since European countries started to colonize North America, the indigenous peoples have been referred to as "Indians." I'm assuming this is because, when Columbus landed in the Americas, he expected ...
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Why are many safe narcotics illegal?

Ganja, LSD, Salvia, MDMA. Those are not dangerous at all. What about coffee? Why coffee is legal and MDMA isn't? I suspected that it has a lot to do with the market value of those substance. The ...
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Condorcet method for two seats

[Condorcet method][1] is an election system where voters rate their candidates in order of preference. As an example, for candidates A B and C, a valid vote can be [A > B > C], [C > B > A], [B > A > ...
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Are there examples in recent history of representatives moving between states in US senate?

For example, are there instances of individuals being a representative for say Florida, and then in a subsequent period begin a representative for Texas? I am guessing such situations are possible, ...
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Is USA socialized? [closed]

I am having a disagreement with someone one the exact definition of socialism and whether or not USA is one. . Ignoring any aspect of the constitution. Is USA socialized by definition? What is the ...
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What is the purpose of the US VWP ban related to some countries?

What's the purpose of the US visa waiver program ban related to certain countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Sudan)? Is it about preventing people who are likely to commit terrorism from entering? ...
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Why US, EU and human-rights orgs are silent against killing innocent Kurdish people in Turkey?

Everybody knows that Turkey and AKP party supports ISIS, in Turkey we see an internal war against Kurdish people, the Kurdish parties such as PYD, YPG, etc are based on freedom, human rights and ...
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Why weren't the investment bankers in the mortgage bubble prosecuted?

In The Big Short, Michael Lewis describes how the rating agencies and banks effectively committed mass fraud (by declaring a package of loans which were all BBB level AAA). Eventually, the mortgage ...
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Arguments for the motion of "We would prohibit British companies from trading with governments that criminalise homosexuality [closed]

We were given a proposition to argue on and i am supporting this. I have no real arguments and i know the opposition is going to be able to give economic statistics. Are there any points for our ...
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How can the UN convention against torture be enforced or punished for breaking it?

let's say, we have a country, which has signed and ratified the UN convention against e.g. torture. Let's also assume a act of torture can be clearly proven, which falls under the definition of ...
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Are US oil-industry is on the verge of collapsing and triggering another Wall-Street disaster?

Considering US real unemployment is still at record highs while the US oil-industry is on the verge of collapsing, is another Wall-Street disaster inevitable? Source: ...
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When a U.S. administration decides to do a prisoner swap with another country, how does the US judicial system handle the request?

What are the mechanisms that are in play, for example in the recent swap of prisoners for the American citizens that were held in Iran? Is it a presidential pardon? Or is there some other ...
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Why is the 'Polarity of Power' thesis less relevant and meaningful in the present architecture of 'Balance of Power'

There used to be a time when concept of World power had a nature to be concentrated in one country or a group of countries, but in current setup collective security is being more prominent in contrast ...
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Clarification on Ranked Choice Voting Tie Breaker Algorithm

Suppose we are running a Ranked Choice vote between 6 candidates: Harrison Ford Carrie Fisher Mark Hammill James Earl Jones Frank Oz George Lucas There are a lot of website that propose the rules ...
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Federal powers on Indian reservation

If a federal agency such as ATF, FBI, or Homeland Security wants to investigate a disappearance of 10 people from an Indian reservation, can they enter and investigate the alleged crime without ...
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632 views

Why do the other EU countries worry about the developments in Poland?

In this answer, some of PiS party in Poland's policies are characterized as being a possible danger to democracy in Poland. It is clear why this would be a concern for Poland's citizens. But why is ...
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Why is Donald Trump so popular?

In the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump is (as of the 20th of Jan 2016) leading the Republican opinion polls, with almost twice the number of points as Ted Cruz. What makes him so popular? ...
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Why is the polish PiS considered dangerous, but not the UK conservatives?

Both parties won an absolute majority of seat in the parliament of their respective countries, and that without winning an absolute majority of the votes, because of how the election system works. ...

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