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Which UK political parties support legal aid for unfair dismissal tribunals?

The Conservative Party recently took away worker rights to financial support for unfair dismissal tribunals in the United Kingdom. Which parties support reintroducing financial support and what are ...
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Why US is supportive of YPG despite their links with PKK

PKK has been engaged in many terrorist activities and has been declared as terrorist organization by US herself. Merely a month ago the US defense chief openly admitted the links between PKK and YPG ...
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Who nominates EU commissioners?

If I understand correctly, the EU Commission is voted for by the 28 heads of the constituent governments of the EU. Who nominates the candidates for the heads of state to vote on, and what is the ...
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How relevant is feminism to people's voting intentions in the United States?

Do people generally consider feminism relevant to the way they vote in the United States? Two related supplementary questions (still with regard to the USA): How important a factor is feminism in ...
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47 views

How can Iraqi Kurdistan become a sovereign state?

Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani wants to hold a referendum in October 2016 in an attempt to gain independence for Iraqi Kurdistan. Will this referendum make Iraqi Kurdistan a sovereign state? If ...
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Obama and his hostile take over [on hold]

*But yet they seem to follow the law to the last word, the manipulation of words to decieve America. For instance if they claim to follow law to last word do the words they use to our understanding or ...
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What limitations to freedom of speech are there in France?

The question is similar to this one: Freedom of speech is understood to be fundamental in a democracy. What limitations to freedom of speech are there in France? Is holocaust denial an example? can ...
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78 views

Why was Joerg Haider so disliked by European leaders?

According to this NY Times article from 2000, many European nations and even America put various sanctions on Austria to prevent Joerg Haider from gaining power there. The only reason the NY Times ...
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Do people who self-identify with the term 'social justice' tend towards respect for the individual or for the collective?

Note: this question has been edited as a result of feedback in the comments. The original title was "Do people who self-identify highly with 'social justice' tend to be left or right wing?" and some ...
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Is Obama the first president to ever visit hiroshima?

In most articles about Obama's visit to hiroshima, they say that the visit is the first to Hiroshima by a sitting U.S. president. This implies that there may have been visits by presidents before or ...
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Is it true that American and Russian governments started selling their stocked weapons through black market after cold war?

Recently I have seen movie "Lord of War" starring Nicolas cage in which Nicolas cage was arm dealer from black market. He was actually selling arms and ammunition like pirated CDs to African ...
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101 views

Hillary Clinton's Classified Emails Question

I am confused about how anything Hillary Clinton leaked or potentially leaked while Secretary of State would have been classified. Is not the Secretary of State authorized to declassify information, ...
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172 views

Why did America only attack Japan with atomic bombs and spare Germany?

Why did America use atomic bombs to end WWII with Japan but not do the same to end the war with Germany?
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Why hasn't the bombing of MSF Hospital by the US been declared War Crime yet? [on hold]

In October 2015, the US bombed an MSF Hospital in Kunduz for 30 minutes consecutively, leaving patients and doctors roasted alive. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, ...
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US Primaries 2016 - Washington

In the results for the Democratic primaries I came across this for Washington state: Hillary Clinton votes: 380,760 perc: 52.95% delegates: 27 Bernie Sanders votes: 338,283 perc: 47.05% ...
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What Japanese government members have visited Pearl Harbor?

Japanese Prime Minister has indicated that he doesn't have any plans to visit Pearl Harbor in reciprocation for Obama's visit to Hiroshima. What Japanese government members have visited Pearl Harbor? ...
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Does year of birth, or age, influence opinions on the atomic bombing of Japan?

Older Americans are more likely to support the atomic bombing of Japan than younger Americans, according to a poll by Pew Research: 70 years after Hiroshima, opinions have shifted on use of atomic ...
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“All of the wars since 1950 have been the US and its allies fighting net oil exporters and their allies” vs democratic peace theory? [closed]

How true is this? Remember that the USSR was an oil exporter. How many exceptions? Let's keep this at the same level of falsifiability as democratic peace theory. Thus, exclude: Brief/minor ...
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75 views

Why do presumed nominees get more votes?

When the last active Republican opponent to Donald Trump "suspended" his campaign, why did the remaining contests begin skewing heavily in favor of Trump? One could ask why voters who oppose Trump ...
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Have federal control boards been successful?

The House Committee on Natural Resources recently approved a a bill with the purpose of solving the Puerto Rico fiscal crisis. It creates a federal oversight board, which will have the ability to ...
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43 views

Are there countries where a group is elected instead of a single leader [duplicate]

I mostly know about the French government and a couple of European ones. In all cases, you vote for a single leader (President, Prime minister, ...), which then forms his government by choosing their ...
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Why can the EU stop member countries from electing democratically representative candidates?

The EU has decided that it will take economic action against entire countries that democratically elect candidates it deems to have politically oppositional stances. Why is this? And why is this ...
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Why won't President Obama apologize for the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Why won't President Obama apologize for the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? He will be visiting Hiroshima soon, and he has said that he isn't going to be apologizing.
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Recent EU top meeting, who is in the background?

There is a recent meeting of different EU top bosses, images here: To the left, we can see Juncker. In the middle, Schulz. But who is the third person? He is not a translator (a translator is on ...
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Why Saddam Hussein was killed but Assad is still spared by America?

There were 2 major reasons for capturing Saddam: Possessing WMDs (Never proved completely) Killing Shias by Chemical Weapons In the neighbourhood of same Iraq, Bashar Al Assad has been doing ...
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Are Japan's neighbours opposed to a US apology for Hiroshima?

In the discussion about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I've heard about opinion within the United States, and opinion within Japan, such as the the Pew Research Center's article 70 ...
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How is authority distributed in the Commonwealth of Independent States

As a sort of a successor organization to the Soviet Union, which itself was a successor to the Russian Empire, it would seem that some of the members states of the Commonwealth of Independent States ...
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Assume that country A seize some part of country B [closed]

Assume that country A seize part m of country B. Can country A after "20 or 100 or 200" years claim that the seized part, m is part of country A? The question is not about History. It is about after ...
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Taxation, fees and import restrictions takes away buying power, but what is it really? [closed]

p1. Thieves are they who do theft. p2. Theft is when A takes what belongs to B without B's consent. p3. Gov't takes from B what belongs to B without B's consent. K: What is Gov't then?
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219 views

Can the US president hand-off the nuclear football to the vice president?

It's been reported that the nuclear football will be coming with President Obama during his historic visit to Hiroshima. Could a president decide to give the nuclear football to the vice president ...
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181 views

Why is Obama visiting Hiroshima?

Obama will be visiting Hiroshima. He has said that he isn't going to be apologising, and it seems unlikely that he'll be there to praise the fruits of a government scientific/technological project ...
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136 views

Are there any benefits to random voting?

Suppose somebody did not have the time or resources to know about the different candidates and their proposed programs. What are the main disadvantages and possible advantages of random voting in such ...
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23 views

What are the limits/constraints of global governance? [closed]

When talking about limits, we need to start with dynamics of global governance including the motives for creating global governance framework. International NGOs and the UN are great examples for ...
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Are people in favor of Brexit planning to stop visa free travel for EU citizens?

In amongst all the news reports about the Brexit campaign I can't find answers to some simple questions. Here is just one. Does the Brexit campaign want to end visa free travel to the UK for all or ...
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57 views

Is retaining control of Jammu and Kashmir an example of sunk cost fallacy?

When Hari Singh requested India’s help after he was outnumbered by militants in Kashmir, why didn’t Indian leaders ask him to approach UN? Why did they swallow the mess of J&K instead? What did ...
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Why did the UK government (at any level) stop building homes?

Starting in the 1980s, the UK government stopped building homes: (Source: BBC News) The graph stops in 2010, but I believe it hasn't changed dramatically since then (correct me if I'm wrong). Why ...
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What problems could a modern Civilian Conservation Corp address? [closed]

Recap from the Wikipedia article: The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men from ...
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Does commentary on interviews have more effect on voters than interviews themselves?

I was watching the following reaction video from The Thick of It: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=m0PeN3fkzmQ Which got me thinking: has there been any research (probably ...
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75 views

Can the Senate postpone confirming a new Supreme Court judge virtually indefinitely?

Right now the Republican leadership are refusing to confirm a Supreme Court nominee in order to keep a Democratic President's nomination from being accepted. Can the Senate postpone confirming a ...
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41 views

Legislation preventing members of congress from serving on companies

Is there any legislation preventing members of congress (/the president) from being a CEO/director of a company at the same time as they are elected?
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Are file hashes used in voting machines? [closed]

In computer science file hashes are a great way to determine if an electronic file has been tampered with. Do voting machines software used in the USA use file hashes in any way to determine if the ...
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How can I find information about bills that politicians are trying to pass in Canada?

Context: I don't participate in social media (besides SE) and was never educated about politics as a child; as such, there is a lot I don't understand. It seems I'm only able to know what's going on ...
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74 views

What is the second largest European economic organization after the EU?

There used to be a lot of customs unions, currency unions and so on in Europe. Many of those were absorbed by the EU, but surely there are others that still exist. Another way of looking at this is, ...
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204 views

Why and since when did Russia stop integrating itself into the Western community?

After the downfall of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation was on its way to integrating itself into the Western community politically, economically and socially (by Western World I mean the ...
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1answer
92 views

Why are US elections every 2 years, but only include the President every 4 years?

The U.S. holds national elections every 2 years, but Presidents are only up for election every 4 years. The result is that sometimes, a president has 2 years where congress can oppose them and ...
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Are there recorded incidents of The Stanford Prison Experiment being referenced by politicians? [closed]

I am very interested in the famous Stanford Prison Experiment and its political connotations, and was wondering if there are any noted invocations of the experiment by politicians, particularly with ...
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How much more likely are professed political party supporters to support a position taken by that party?

I was wondering if there has been any research conducted on this issue. That is, all other things being equal how much more likely is a professed supporter of a political party or politician to ...
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155 views

British Royal Family sources of income

The British Royal Family is financed mainly by the hereditary revenues of the Crown. From where does this "hereditary revenue" (collection of lands, holdings, and ... in the UK belonging to the ...
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191 views

What limitations to freedom of speech are there in the US and Canada?

Freedom of speech is understood to be fundamental in a democracy. What limitations to freedom of speech are there in US and canada? Is holocaust denial an example?
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Are there any bodies or agencies that collate UK polling data?

I used to use UK Polling Report but recently their updates have become more infrequent and I'm not sure how much I trust the analysis or selection of data. Are there any other sources from which I ...

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