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Is work from home an effective solution to decreasing CO2 emissions? And can it help increase corporate ESG scores?

Is work from home currently considered as an effective way to reduce CO2 emissions? Do you see companies using work from home metrics to raise their ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) ...
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How long has it taken each Prime Minister to appear in front of the Commons Liaison Committee?

Today, Boris Johnson will appear before the Commons Liaison Committee, a Select Committee made up of the chairs of the other Select Committees. The UK parliament website describes the committee's work:...
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What retaliatory actions could Trump take against Twitter?

Today, for the first time, Twitter attached a warning label in a tweet from president Trump. As a reaction, he tweeted: ....Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not ...
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Why would Roddie Bryan film the killing of Ahmaud Arbery? [closed]

All of the evidence suggests that Roddie Bryan was an accomplice to Ahmaud Arbery’s murder and his attorney’s evasion of clear questions also supports this claim. Moreover, he has been arrested and is ...
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Substitute for the twitter platform [closed]

What is the closest substitute for twitter? I ask because if a politician were denied a twitter account, what would be the next most effective platform to reach out to one's 'base'?
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Is this hypothetical gerrymander legal?

I have a question about a hypothetical gerrymander that has not happened and probably won't. Let's say Alabama's GOP decides during redistricting to draw out the majority black area. (See how multiple ...
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Which Tory MPs have called for Dominic Cummings' resignation?

The BBC is reporting that over 35 Conservative MPs have now called on Boris Johnson's chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, to resign after his Monday statement defending his travel to Durham during the ...
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What is the difference between voting for presidential nominee vs. voting for delegates in Maryland?

On my ballot in Maryland for the presidential primary, there are separate questions to vote for the presidential nominee directly, and to vote for specific delegates to the convention. The delegates ...
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Did US threaten Iran to prevent its tankers delivering oil to Venezuela?

Recently, Iranian tankers delivered oil to Venezuela - which is badly needed, while Venezuela is under US embargo and sanctions. In Iran that was claimed as victory. But were there any direct threats ...
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How can Angela Merkel and Boris Johnson be considered more socially progressive than Bernie Sanders? [closed]

I have heard repeatedly that, despite being considered one of the most progressive/leftist mainstream politican in the United States, Bernie Sanders could actually be considered relatively moderate by ...
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What did Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen actually say that it would do for “Hong Kongers”?

CNBC's Taiwan’s Tsai pledges support for people of Hong Kong after China proposes national security law begins: Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said late on Sunday that the self-ruled democratic ...
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How much, in taxes, does a typical American taxpayer pay toward public libraries?

I'm looking for an average or estimation of how much money public libraries cost a typical American taxpayer.
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Democratic Socialists of America - is it growth a long-term tendency? [closed]

I've heard that DSA members amount grows rapidly during COVID pandemic. It is very interesting, because socialism ideas is enough uncommon in the US (I used to think so), and unpopular. As SJuan76 ...
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Why has China suddenly decided to station troops in the disputed Ladakh / Aksai Chin region?

The northeastern part of India known as Ladakh in India, and Aksai Chin in China is a disputed territory between India and China. There is no international border between India and China in that ...
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Projected white evangelical share of the US electorate from 2020 to 2040? [closed]

I am curious about the amount of demographic decrease for a group that turns out at an extremely high rate and overwhelmingly votes Republican at a rate of about 80 percent. The turnout is stable at ...
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Can individual US states exchange territory without the approval of the US Congress? [duplicate]

The Admission Clause of the US Constitution reads as follows: New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of ...
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Why was Eric Massa's asking of David Wasserman's age a red flag?

In Nate Silver's book he writes that Wasserman of cook political was interviewing Democratic congressman Eric Massa to evaluate Eric's rating by the agency. In the interview, he was looking for red ...
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What percentage of Frenchmen still think [hydroxy]chloroquine is an effective remedy against Covid-19?

News from almost two months ago: A survey released by French polling institute IFOP on 6 April revealed that 59% of the French population believes chloroquine is effective against the new ...
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What is Blue and White's policy on the Arab rights in the (future) West Bank?

I'm interested in the Israeli party Blue and White's positions on the Palestinian freedom of movement Palestian freedom to vote to Knesset state subventions to Israeli settlements Do these positions ...
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the status of Taiwan and the Treaty of San Francisco

The Treaty of San Francisco did not mention upon what country the sovereignty of Taiwan would rest. Many people thus claim, as per international law, the legal status of Taiwan is undetermined. ...
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What stops the US from getting Open Skies data from its allies?

Recently there's been news about how the US is intending to pull out of the Open Skies treaty, which allows participating nations to perform unarmed reconnaissance flights over each other's airspace. ...
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Why did Trump's disapproval rating decrease while the Democratic generic congressional ballot did not? [closed]

I have asked about the rally round the flag effect and why it went away so quickly (and why it was so small in the first place). The consensus was that the public viewed him as less trustworthy than ...
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What proportion of unemployment benefit spending actually goes to the unemployed?

One of the arguments for Universal Basic Income (UBI) is that it would be more efficient; targeted benefits require a gatekeeper bureaucracy to decide eligibility, detect cheats, start and stop ...
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What is this voting system called?

Each person gets the same fixed number of points, and they can allocate the points to each candidate however they prefer, as long as the sum of points allocated equals the number of points given. The ...
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In 1997, what percentage of Hong Kong residents believed that China won't completely take over after the handover from the UK?

There's currently a lot of controversy in the media over China expanding their influence over Hong Kong: Long before the Umbrella Movement or last year's sustained political unrest, this reputation ...
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Have there have been confirmed cases of Unmasking Abuse?

When the name of a US citizen is incidentally collected by the US Intelligence Community as part of intelligence activities, the name in masked in intelligence reports to protect the person’s identity....
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Is academic freedom fundamentally at odds with democracy? [closed]

My understanding of the term academic freedom is, that the members of Academia are free to decide on what research they want to conduct and what subjects they want to teach. They are only bound by ...
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Have there been any results of the CDC investigation in the Guatemala suspension of deportations allegedly due to Covid-19-infected deportees?

In an interesting twist of news from a month ago, Guatemala had suspended receiving deportations from the US saying that the US has sent them Covid-19-infected deportees. Well, one flight - the ...
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Does The Pledge of Allegiance suppress individualism? [closed]

If this question is better for Law, please let me know and I will close it. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation ...
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What are your thoughts on this structure for a government? [closed]

The idea Governments should be made up of teams of experts on lots of different fields. These are the people who actually make decisions regarding the country's day-to-day operations. The ...
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On what countries in the Americas the US has (or hasn't) imposed travel restrictions related to Covid-19?

Interesting news that the US is (only now) considering a travel ban on Brazil. I think the borders with Canada and Mexico were closed sooner. So, on what countries in the Americas did the US impose ...
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Why have the British government done less than the US government in terms of monitoring Hong Kong's situation?

For the past year the US government have (strongly) spoken out against the influence of the Chinese Communist Party on Hong Kong, and have made into law the Human Rights and Democracy Act which allows ...
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Can Michigan's attorney general take legal action against Trump? [migrated]

I read from a CNBC news article how Michigan’s attorney general said Trump has a “legal responsibility,” under state law, to wear a mask as a precauion when visiting factories. Trump refuses to wear a ...
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FDA Vaccine Approval - has or can the FDA approve multiple vaccines for the same virus?

Currently there are several competing companies that are trying to develop a vaccine for SAR-Cov-2. As each company has said that they are going to engage in at-risk-production if they think that they ...
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Why has Trump's approval dropped significantly between April and May 2020? [duplicate]

On 538's aggregate poll analysis, Trump's approval has dropped from 44.1% on May 15 to 43.2% to May 21 (today as of writing). It is also down more from the peak of 45.8% in early April. Why did it ...
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Has Johnson's spokesman explained why he believes the Arcuri investigation was “a waste of police time”?

A report by the Independent Office for Police Conduct has found no evidence that Boris Johnson's relationship with Jennifer Arcuri caused him to influence the payment of any sponsorship monies to Ms ...
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How do leaders choose between lives and money?

Amid the current pandemic many governments imposed heavy social restrictions in an attempt to flatten the curve and thereby save lives, and those restrictions take their toll on the economies. For ...
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Reddest county in a blue-state 2016?

I was looking into rural counties in blue states that vote Republican. I found one that stuck out: Eureka County. Its citizens cast almost 85% of their votes for Donald Trump. Is this the reddest ...
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Why is the drinking age usually higher than the age of consent & driving age?

If we look at the world map, most countries in the world have a legal drinking age of 18. Comparatively the legal driving age in many countries is as low as 16, and the age of consent is roughly ...
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Are liberal democracies better equipped to deal with plagues? [closed]

So anecdotally it appears to me that Liberal Democratic countries/Governments are dealing well with the current pandemic. Looking at the numbers (R0, deaths etc), New Zealand, Norway and Germany, ...
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Those 'tapes' from Biden-Poroshenko calls - what's going on? [closed]

Recently, there's news about recordings of Biden-Poroshenko calls, revealed by some Ukrainian MP. I've heard that Trump's attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani, was also involved in that. The contents of ...
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Under what domestic legal framework did Trump withdraw the US from UNESCO?

I've read that in Jan last year (2019): The United States and Israel officially quit the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency at the stroke of midnight, the culmination of a process ...
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On what kind of schedule does the US make payments to the WHO?

I've been wondering whether Trump's cutting of funds to the WHO has had any practical effect on the WHO's budget so far. Basically, how often does the US disburse funds to the WHO? Is it annually, ...
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Where does Trump's authority to cut funding to WHO come from, if Congress controls spending?

I always thought that Congress controlled US government spending; the so called "power of the purse". However, on April 14th, Trump gave a press conference during which he signalled that he would ...
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Is there no legal protection against racial discrimination in China?

An opinion piece in the Guardian plainly states that Although China has the lowest immigration in the world (migrants account for just 0.07% of the population), the authorities impose harsh “...
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How did the US “sabotage” the adoption of the latest World Health Assembly resolution regarding Covid-19?

The Intercept claims that: Last month, Australia led the way in calling for such an investigation, suggesting that it would raise the issue at the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of ...
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What position has the Chinese government had on the origins of COVID-19?

What position, if any, does the Chinese government have on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic? Do they acknowledge that the virus first infected humans as a result of it jumping from an animal to a ...
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Why is Trump promoting hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19?

As of this writing (2020-05-18) Trump has publicly recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure for COVID-19. In addition, he has publicly announced that he is taking it himself ...
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Does a database of historic US Presidential election polling data exist?

I want to do some research concerning the historic accuracy of presidential election polling. Is there anywhere I can find a database containing historic polling data from multiple pollsters? ...
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New Jersey 2014 senate votes by municipality?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/2014_NJ_US_Senate_results_by_muni.svg I was not able to find the vote total for this town. I live in New Jersey and I want to see the vote increase ...

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