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What makes political figures be so (apparently) candid on “60 Minutes”?

I've noticed a few times that, on 60 Minutes, political figures tend to appear far more candid and revealing about their thoughts and behavior in ways that they normally aren't in normal public ...
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Would the Green New Deal result in socialism?

In a recent Wall St. Journal editorial, Fred Barnes writes: a vast Green New Deal would propel America in a socialist direction Is this a believable consequence of the aspirations and goals of The ...
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In what ways economy influence slavery and end of it?

Most people think slavery is prohibited because it's "wrong". If that's true, we would have ended slavery thousands of years ago. It seems that industrialization makes labor more "precious". Each ...
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How quickly could a motion be passed to alter minimum age for POTUS?

How quickly could the minimum age requirement (35 years) for the president of the USA be changed? I got curious when I realised The Rock, LeBron James and Beyoncé have tickets at the major betting ...
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What exactly is “Human Capitalism” and does it conflict with the function of capitalism?

Recently Andrew Yang has announced his run for the 2020 Presidential election. He calls himself a "human capitalist" Now, I like his ideas generally - but I do not understand what exactly "human ...
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Who funds the Glocal Public Policy Initiative?

There's this Berlin-based think tank called the Global Public Policy Initiative (GPPI). Their website says they are an "independent" institute, which in layman's terms means they're trying to ...
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Key points for a speech on Capitalism [on hold]

I was given an English task in which the teacher has asked us to do a presentation/speech on Capitalism. The thing is he didn't specify which aspects (historical, economical and the political) we ...
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Is candidate anonymity at all practical?

We are all aware voting is largely biased. Of course, it would be attractive to reduce that bias as much as possible because greater policy-based voting allows laws and regulations to better reflect ...
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Wording to request support for Bill stuck in US House committee?

Supposing a letter-writing campaign was launched to support a particular house bill, including the H.R. #; and that bill had a notable number of sponsors; and was referred to a committee, in which the ...
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What are the requirements for a Democratic nomination in primaries?

Who decides how many candidates and which of them will be nominated by the Democratic party in a presidential election?
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Am I inherently a class traitor for working for law enforcement, from Marxist lens? [on hold]

Recently, a friend of mine said I'm guilty of class betrayal for wanting to work in law enforcement because the allegiance of law enforcement lies with the state, and the state is inherently against ...
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Climate change and how to oppose it [duplicate]

Climate change and the other big environmental problems such as plastic in the oceans and mass extinctions are big issues Some people have compared the challenge as an existential threat, like the ...
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What obligations does a state have to assist its citizens, when they are in a country with no embassy?

One of three schoolgirls who fled London to join so-called Islamic State in 2015 has been found by a UK newspaper in a Syrian refugee camp. Her family wants the government's help to return her to the ...
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Trump said he didn't “need” to call a national emergency. How does this affect (if it all) his court chances?

Trump declared a national emergency, then literally said the words I didn't need to do this. He further admitted that it's just a "faster way" to accomplish what he wants. How will this affect ...
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Does the number of constituencies in First Past The Post system affect the strength of third parties?

If the number of constituencies in an assembly elected by FPTP was increased from 200 to 500 will that make it easier for third parties to win seats or does it not have any effect?
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Why didn't Trump just call a national emergency before? [on hold]

So Trump is calling a national emergency to get the military to build his border wall for him. There seems to be little the Congress or anybody else can do to step him. So my question is .... why ...
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Why are so few immigrants being processed at the southern border?

News reports say that Trump administration is limiting the number of asylum seeking immigrants to 20 per day in a process called metering. What I don't understand is why this is such a low number, ...
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What do Democrats mean when they call a wall or barrier “immoral”?

I don't want arguments for or against the wall/barrier on the United States' southern border. I would like to understand what Nancy Pelosi means when she or any other member of the Democratic party ...
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How long will a state of emergency need to be declared for Trump to build the wall

Would the state of emergency need to be in place for the entire construction? There is no actual hard definition of what the wall will be so it's more of an administrative question Assuming the wall ...
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Bill Bennett was ok with beheading drug dealers, how about Perdue Pharma? [on hold]

From nndb.com's William Bennett page: During {William Bennett's} 15 June 1989 appearance on Larry King Live, one caller outrageously suggested that he "behead the damn drug dealers." Bennett ...
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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? [on hold]

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 American 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, because it isn’t the focus of the question. Let’s say any administration ...
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How does gender status impact access to political resources?

I am currently taking a course in male and female relationships and I was wondering how gender impacts the access to political resources or if there is a "gender lens" (male or female) in politics in ...
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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?

In my understanding, generally, right-wing politicians are hard on immigration and foreign people in general. This typically goes well with anti-semitism, too. (See Nazis / Neo-Nazis). At least in the ...
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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? [closed]

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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