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Bill Bennett was ok with beheading drug dealers, how about Perdue Pharma?

If Perdue Pharma employees, or doctors going along with Perdue, are convicted of serious crimes related to trafficking or marketing of opioids, what does Bennett say should be the punishment of these ...
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Pulwama Terror Attack [on hold]

Is the rise in terror attacks a sign of the failure of Modi's Kashmir policy? Why are normal Kashmiris turning against India?
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Why doesn't the Chinese Communist Party induct everyone into the party?

As far as I'm aware Communism is supposed to be a "dictatorship of the proletariat" and something that is by and for the people. So why doesn't the Chinese Communist Party, and similar ruling parties ...
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Can a nation rely on trading under WTO rules as a default position?

The widespread view in the British press seems to be that if the UK leaves the EU without a specific deal, things will default to World Trade Organization rules. This article from Australia in 2016 ...
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Press conference by SC judges

Is the historic press conference by four senior-most SC judges a sign of government interference in the workings of the judiciary? References - https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/supreme-...
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Concessions to Dassault for the Rafale deal

The Modi government claims that the Rafale deal it brokered is cheaper than the original deal by 9%. How did it achieve this? What concessions did Modi give to Dassault in order to get the deal at a ...
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Does international law allow for recognising a different government than the one having operational control?

Seven UN members and the EU recognise the Syrian National Council as the legitimate government/authority/interlocator of Syria. Around 50 states recognise the Guaidó interim presidency in Venezuela. ...
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How could the European immigration politics be affected by Brexit?

The European migrant crisis has been playing a big part in European politics since 2015. Since Brexit was voted people have discussed the reasons that could be behind it, one of them being the wish to ...
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How will the UK's economy be affected, depending on if it will be a hard or soft Brexit?

Will the outcome of Brexit have any positive impact on the UK market? Are there any available studies on this topic?
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Are people dissatisfied with the immigration politics? [on hold]

Did people vote for Brexit because they are dissatisfied with the immigration politics and that there has come to many immigrants to the UK?
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How is Brexit affecting the interactions between citizens?

How does Brexit affect the society's attitude towards each other? Are people becoming more hostile towards each other over the voting? And lastly, do xenophobic parties voice their opinions more ...
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How does an independence referendum work?

I am just curious how exactly do independence referendums work? For instance let us assume that some people meet the criteria for a referendum and want to make a non-binding referendum. If they go the ...
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what are the countries that will be most affected by a no-deal brexit in the short-term?

I can find a lot of data about which countries currently have the most net trade with Britain, but I assume that Brexit will hit them unevenly. For instance, if a country (Germany?) mostly buys/sells ...
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Condorcet winner possible without ballots available?

I have a situation. 3 parties participated in a hypothetical election between 10 voters. The voting followed normal Condorcet method, with voter ranking the parties in the order of their choice. (Eg. ...
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If the 25th amendment gets revoked?

What would happen if the 25th gets revoked and say Trump does get impeached or falls ill and can not be president. Would we then vote for president for the years the active president would have had ...
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Why would a company invest in America infrastructure based on one administration?

Right now, we have an administration that is considered to be business friendly. I would prefer that this part not go debated, not because it isn’t debatable (it is very debatable), but because it isn’...
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How does gender status impact access to political resources? [on hold]

I am currently taking a course in male and female relationships and I was wondering how gender status impacts the access to political resources or if there is such a gender status in politics?
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Does the Green New Deal include grants for satellites and deep-ocean probes in resolving uncertainty in climate science? [on hold]

There's been some ambiguity lately in what is contained by the Green New Deal proposals, but after some reading I began to wonder if government folks were interested in tackling the uncertainty in ...
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Do two-thirds of Americans believe that Congress needs to act on a climate crisis?

In comments about the Green New Deal on Feb 14, 2019, US Senator Chuck Schumer said: "I challenge Leader McConnell to say that our climate change crisis is real, that it’s caused by humans, and ...
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Is there a correlation between US oil imports and the US-Saudi Arabia arms deal?

What I have read here suggests that the US and Saudi Arabia are linked by trade (oil for arms and vice versa). Here is a quotation from the article. Oil has also linked the two countries since ...
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How does a state of National Emergency affect/empower the government & citizens of the United States?

Sorry if this is a really broad question, but what exactly does a "national emergency" technically do in the United States of America? How are each of the branches of government affected by this state,...
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Has any person/group ever actively campaigned to switch to an opt out policy for organ donation in the US?

There are generally two options for determining rather a deceased individual's organs can be used from donation. The Opt-in policy says that the organs can not be used unless a person explicitly ...
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Does antisemitism in the US correlate with (non-)religiosity?

Historically, Christianity was one of the driving forces behind antisemitism. I have recently read a claim that nowadays in the US, the absence of (Christian) religious views actually allows ...
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Why is has the US not “followed through” with secularisation after the hippie movement?

Well this is (once again) from the viewpoint from one from Europe, specifically the Netherlands. During the 50s and 60s we had a very strict religious "pillars" in society, where one only interacts ...
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Is there a benefit to limiting immigration to the UK?

One of main reasons people voted for Brexit was to restrict immigration. Is there actually a benefit to limiting immigration to the UK? Are there any studies available on this topic?
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Which countries will get mostly affected by brexit because of economical issues if brexit is decided to happen? [on hold]

There are a lot of countries (especially in Europe) that trade with Britain so some changes are believed to happen if Brexit is decided. What countries will get affected by Brexit the most and why?
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How is the individual person affected by economic changes as a result of Brexit? [on hold]

I have a few questions regarding the following topic: How is the individual person affected by economic changes as a result of Brexit? How are people in the age between 25 and 35 predicted to be ...
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What could happen to Scotland after Brexit? [on hold]

The majority of Scottish people voted for remaining in the EU. What are the possible scenarios regarding the Scottish people's situation post Brexit? For example,is the scenario where Scotland ...
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Paying people not to vote at all

I have recently heard an idea from a local journalist that even surprised the moderator (greatly simplified): Pay some amount for people that do NOT vote Heuristically this should lead to better ...
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Why are right-wing politicians in the US typically pro-Israel?

How is it, that generally, in the US, right-wing politicians are pro Israel, at least traditionally?
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How will brexit affect the British export and import? [on hold]

Will there be any positive consequences that are expected from Brexit or is it mainly expected to be bad for the British trade?
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Who is an expert on climate policy? [on hold]

Who is an expert on climate policy? Recent debates surrounding global warming have resulted in a tug-of-war between people who voice their opinion about policy matters related to energy and climate ...
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Why is Cap-and-trade considered a solution to Global Warming?

I'm sure we've heard it all: Global-level mass-extinction, famine, war, disease, natural disasters, basically an apocalypse waiting for us if we don't reduce carbon emissions to halt global warming (...
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Is expensive climate action warranted in light of scientific uncertainty? [on hold]

In a 2014 Scientific American article that continues to get referenced in other progressive news outlets, we read this: Over in the US, this sort of thinking pops up quite often in the opinion ...
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Why would a US armed forces branch not give back a property (it took over during wartime) for free?

Short context (inspired by a post on Aviation.SE): In 1941 the Navy took over Bennett airfield in NYC and banned all commercial and civilian flights. After WWII the airfield was meant to return to ...
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Is immigration connected to Brexit? [on hold]

Brexit is a highly topical supject and I have a question. Is immigration connected to Brexit? In what way?
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How did Nixon's resignation affect the voters who had supported him?

There are a lot of Americans who wear MAGA hats. Theoretically, if President Trump were impeached, I wonder if they would continue to wear them? Would Trump go down like Robert E. Lee, losing, but ...
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Why doesn't Russia build more missile defense systems instead of complaining about NATO's systems?

This answer argues about Russia's concerns over missile defense systems due to undermining of Mutual Assured Destruction: The basis for the modern stalemate is called Mutual Assured Destruction. ...
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Population growth must be slowed to avoid catastrophic climate change: anybody saying this? [on hold]

TL;DR: Title says it all. You do not have to be a math genius for this equation. The more people live, the more our ecosystem suffers, the faster it's resources are burnt up. I understand from a ...
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Libertarians and vaccines

This is yet another "How do Libertarians handle ______" question. It was inspired by this comment. Vaccines are effective for almost everyone who receives them, but not everyone is able to be ...
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Differences between the single-dimensional (right vs left) spectrum and the two-dimensional spectrum? [on hold]

I am a Libertarian (full disclosure). I find the single-dimensional spectrum to be limiting. Let me give an example of why. Imagine the following platform. Let's assume it has the following ...
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To what extent is a US political presidential candidate compromised by PAC funding?

Amy Klobuchar having launched her presidential nomination campaign stated that she would not be taking corporate PAC money. Is that a big irregularity and if so what is the benefit of not taking ...
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Are around 50,000 jobs in the US government/administration replaced after a switch from Democrats/Republican in the presidential election?

I remember this statement in an article (I forgot) but was not able to google an estimate of this number as a German not to so much in knowledge of the US political system. The reason I'm asking as a ...
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Congressional oaths of office

Is it a requirement of holding congressional office that one must swear an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States?
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Can the US states veto Congress legislation?

As said in the title: Can the US states veto laws approved by the Congress? For instance, the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 while it gave 90% of the funding from a Highway Trust Fund, however, ...
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Why is violence against media not prosecuted in the US? [on hold]

Well I noticed today that a person of BBC was violently attacked by someone in the US, obviously there exist heavy imagery from this. So I am wondering: why is this not followed up on by the ...
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What does the US have to gain by other countries not being socialist or communist?

With the current situation in Venezuela, it seems like the US is once again weighing in against a leader that is textbook socialist or communist that is also a dictator. I understand the hardships ...
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Private schedules of Donald Trump: What does “RON” in diary stand for?

Recently the private schedules of Donald Trump have been leaked. In those files, at the end of each day there is some acronym RON placed. What does this stand for? Example: 1:30 PM ...
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Why is the EU not happy with the euro usage in Montenegro

According to Wikipedia, the ECB and the European Commission are unhappy about the usage of the Euro as the national currency of Montenegro. The European Commission and the ECB have since voiced ...
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Do you think it is democratic if we leave EU since the UK is anti-Brexit now [on hold]

According to this article https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/final-say-remain-leave-second-referendum-brexit-no-deal-crossover-day-a8541576.html Given the amount of people who died and became ...

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