All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Has the Israeli supreme court ever come to a decision that can be seen as pro-Palestine or pro-Arab/anti-Israel/-Jew?

Has the Israeli supreme court ever come to a decision that can be seen as pro-Palestine or pro-Arab/anti-Israel/-Jew? I have heard proponents of the Palestine/Arab side claim the Israeli supreme court ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

What is the USA's role in Israel's tech capability?

We have to admit that Israel is a tiny country with a huge punch when it comes to technology. However, did they grow this capability from scratch by themselves or it is built on or borrowed from, or ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

R&D in the European Union

Which country in the European Union has the lowest gross and per-capita research output (both academic and industry)? Why is that?
1
vote
2answers
71 views

Do governments want customs duties or not?

I'm a bit confused why customs duties exist. Like, when Brexit happened it was assumed by default by everyone that customs duties would be imposed by all trade happening to/from UK. There was no ...
1
vote
0answers
42 views

How do authoritarian leaders emerge under a multi-party parliamentarian system?

I'm curious if there had been an authoritarian leader who rose to power from within a multi-party parliamentarian system? To clarify the terminology: Multi-Party System: A political system where it ...
2
votes
1answer
86 views

Can the federal government mandate vaccinations?

Would a federal vaccine mandate violate states’ rights or would it be within their Constitutional authority?
1
vote
1answer
219 views

Would defense based only on nuclear weapons work?

There's an article in the Japanese constitution forbidding the country from going to war. The country nonetheless maintains a substantial self-defence force. I'm wondering if Japan can feasibly ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Where can New Mexico early voting statistics be obtained?

I am following the special election in New Mexico's 1st district. I found this from an article here: According to the Secretary of State’s Office, more than 1,000 Democrats have voted, about 400 ...
10
votes
2answers
1k views

Why was Liz Cheney removed from House Republican leadership?

Yesterday, House Republicans voted to remove Liz Cheney of Wyoming from the #3 position in their leadership: In a remarkable display of loyalty to Donald J. Trump, Republicans moved quickly to purge ...
-7
votes
0answers
55 views

What is the official position of the Black Lives Matter movement toward the Israel-Palestine conflict? [closed]

Reading the news about the recent (May 2021) Israeli-Palestinian violence, I stumbled across the following statement: Black Lives Matter Paterson Statement of Solidarity with People of Palestine ...
12
votes
2answers
1k views

Where and how does Hamas obtain the technology and raw material for rockets?

'Ayyash 250' rockets 1,000 rockets fired towards Israel It must be almost impossible to obtain raw materials for building 1000 rockets given the situation Hamas lives in. I mean, continuous ...
5
votes
1answer
160 views

How can I compare police violence in different states of the world?

Some states in the world are perceived as having very violent policing; while others are considered repressive generally, but not necessarily via the police being violent . I was wondering if there is ...
1
vote
0answers
79 views

Why doesn't Gaza become Egypt? [duplicate]

It seems to me as feasible for Gaza to become part of Egypt as they share the same language, culture, and religion. In turn, Egypt would assume responsibility to control tendencies to attack Israel ...
11
votes
1answer
2k views

Can War Crimes ever be Justified as Self Defense?

This question is not related to any ongoing event but rather a hypothetical scenario Suppose country X invades country Y. While country X possess much advantage in power and dominance over country Y, ...
-4
votes
2answers
159 views

Why doesn't the world help Israel fight against Hamas? [closed]

in the last two days Israel has been in "Operation Wall Guard". In the crisis that caused this "operation", Hamas has launched more than a thousand rockets towards Israeli cities. ...
0
votes
1answer
205 views

Is saying “minority lives matter” considered racist [closed]

There have been a few popular posts about why saying white lives matter is considered racist. What I am asking is if saying “minority lives matter” would be considered racist. This doesn’t detract ...
1
vote
1answer
229 views

Why do the states attempt to emulate a popular vote for president?

There seems to be lots of discussion about why oh why do we have an Electoral College in the U.S.A. However, given the fact that we do have an Electoral College, the really seemingly odd thing, IMHO, ...
33
votes
3answers
1k views

What is Critical Race Theory (in the context of the recent flood of news articles that mention it)

In recent years, I have observed a rapid increase in news articles* about courses in US schools and US enterprises that are allegedly "based on" Critical Race Theory, and these articles ...
3
votes
1answer
181 views

Doesn't DC home rule violate the nondelegation doctrine?

If "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress...", with courts interpreting this as Congress not being allowed to delegate its lawmaking powers to anyone else; And,...
8
votes
2answers
821 views

What happens in the event of a tie in the Welsh Senedd?

The results of the recent UK elections have confirmed the continuation of a Labour government in the Senedd, winning 30 out of 60 seats. This is one seat short of a majority, so what happens in the ...
7
votes
2answers
742 views

Where can I download the voting results for UK elections?

Where can I download the voting results for UK elections? My question covers elections for the House of Commons, the London Assembly, the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Parliament, the Northern ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

Why was Benazir Bhutto given an opportunity to give a speech in the US congress?

Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, addressed a joint meeting of Congress and spoke about relations between the U.S. and Pakistan. Why was Benazir Bhutto given an opportunity to give a speech ...
1
vote
1answer
469 views

Why doesn't the FBI crack down on websites allowing cartoon child pornography?

In the United States, visual depictions (such as drawings) of child abuse images is illegal provided they are ruled as obscene. This would make things like lolicon/shotacon (a type of cartoon child ...
-10
votes
2answers
139 views

Why is Russia still resisting the Western dominance? [closed]

First of all, it has been years since the Cold War is over. The neither Soviet Union, not the Russian Empire is coming back. On the other hand, the present-day Russian Federation is crippled by ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

How are we going to handle oxygen shortage problem arising due to massive usage of current fossil fuel combustion and future Hydrogen fuel cell tech? [migrated]

This question is being redirected from the Chemistry Stack Exchange community. The current corona pandemic has created a situation where in order to save lives, there is a huge huge requirement for ...
-5
votes
0answers
98 views

Long and recurring history of Uranium Smuggling in India [closed]

I have observed that the smuggling of uranium takes place in India on a regular and recurring basis. 1994 - Uranium smuggling whodunit in Meghalaya 1998 - Indian politician accused of smuggling ...
9
votes
2answers
2k views

I have come across the term Presidency in a number of cases in India. What does this mean?

In my country(India) I have come across a number of times when the word Presidency is used. How is Presidency related to India that way? Like we had Presidency banks, Presidency University etc. What ...
-4
votes
0answers
61 views

Summarised data of vaccine production by company or country [closed]

Can I get the summarised data of covid vaccine production per (any available time unit: month or week or day or hour) by company or country? Top 10 should be enough, if that is not available top 5 ...
4
votes
1answer
433 views

Why is Pondicherry divided into so many names and exists in so many states?

In Tamil Nadu it is called Punducheery. Yanam is in Andhra Pradesh and again I guess there is another territory where it exists. A slightly detailed insight into this will be most welcome.
13
votes
2answers
4k views

Why does Russia choose to depend on the Bosporus Strait for shipping?

According to the Wikipedia article on the proposed Istanbul Canal, it is said that the Bosporus has nearly 3 times the amount of ship traffic as the Suez Canal. Presumably this ship traffic comes ...
7
votes
2answers
315 views
+500

Is there any formal research into the concept of “nothing more permanent than a temporary government program”?

According to a quote attributed to Milton Friedman, "there's nothing more permanent than a temporary government program". Is there any formal academic research into this concept, i.e. ...
0
votes
0answers
83 views

Is it legally permitted to refer any legally restricted websites in US? [closed]

Is it legally permitted to refer any legally restricted websites in US? Let’s say, US government restricted a site X legally. Now if I quote something in my writings, blogs, sites, books, articles etc....
-2
votes
0answers
239 views

Why aren't personalized prenuptial arrangements mandatory? [closed]

Personalized prenuptial arrangement means a written contract entered into by a couple prior to marriage or a civil union that enables them to select and control many of the legal rights they acquire ...
0
votes
1answer
200 views

When was the last time the US Government openly voiced support for waiving a private company's intellectual property protections?

According to a recent statement by the US Trade Representative: “This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures. The ...
18
votes
2answers
4k views

How can the US President create a waiver for patent enforcement?

According to a recent statement by the US Trade Representative: “This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures. The ...
5
votes
1answer
134 views

What is “satellite party” in South Korea?

I was reading about South Korean politics and I found the term "satellite party". Some article suggests that Platform Party is a satellite of Democratic Party and United Future Party has a ...
-1
votes
0answers
95 views

Quote about newspapers always being full even when there's little news to report? [closed]

I once knew of a great quote that eloquently conveyed the idea that even when there's nothing notable going on, the news papers always seem to fill every page (it's an old quote, so take 'newspapers' ...
4
votes
2answers
245 views

Do Australian and Irish elections use ballot scanners on ranked-choice ballots?

I'm curious if Australia and Ireland (two of the most prominent users of ranked-choice voting) use machines to automate the electoral process.
4
votes
1answer
204 views

Are there examples of states opening consular representatives outside their territory?

As an example, many people with a New York driving license spend their winters in Florida. In theory New York state could open a DMV office in Florida to help their residents renew or update their ...
-1
votes
1answer
177 views

Rules based international order vs American hegemony [duplicate]

Note: This question is not about the definition of Rules-Based International Order. This question is about what Sec. Blinken said about RBIO. Secretary of State Antony Blinken: The 60 Minutes ...
11
votes
1answer
271 views

Are there modern theories of free speech that account for the inequality of the marketplace of ideas?

Recent critiques of the "marketplace of ideas" theory of free speech have noted inherent shortcomings with this system, namely: People do not have equal ability to spread their ideas in the ...
41
votes
3answers
8k views

Does the Japanese government not have the authority to cancel the Olympics?

An article talks about how Japan recently declared a third state of emergency due to the pandemic, most people in Japan don't want the 2020 Olympics to take place, and how their health care system is ...
-4
votes
0answers
192 views

Why are US deaths from Covid-19 still running at over 700 per day on average? [closed]

The news we are getting is that the US has vaccinated almost as many of its population as the UK has - currently around 60% of all adults. But while UK deaths are now almost down to single figures - ...
6
votes
1answer
147 views

Does IAEA conduct spot checks / surprise visits at Iranian nuclear facilities?

I have heard it claimed (in personal conversations) that when the IAEA wishes to make an inspection/visit to an Iranian nuclear facility, it is required to announce its visit a good number of days in ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

What if the Senate is 50-50 but there is not an incumbent vice president, and can a new vice president take office in this case? [duplicate]

So imagine the following scenario: Biden steps down for some reason and Harris becomes the president, then the senate becomes 50-50 with no incumbent vice president breaking the tie even if the ...
17
votes
1answer
486 views

Why does the daylight savings time in Pennsylvania seem partisan?

I am looking at the vote results on HB 335, a bill specifying that the state of Pennsylvania will observe daylight-savings time permanently, should the US Congress authorize this. The whole bill is ...
1
vote
0answers
303 views
+300

Why do Pakistani and Bangladeshi Hindus frequently move across the borders but Indian Dalit Hindus don't?

There is a notion in the media that because of persecution, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Afghan Hindu/Sikh minorities migrate to India to seek Indian citizenship. Why Pakistani Hindus leave their ...
3
votes
1answer
78 views

What is the significance of Ukrainian and Belarusian flags on anti-Zeman protest rally in Prague?

On 30 April 2021, thousands of Czechs have rallied in Prague against President Milos Zeman, calling for his removal from office and condemning what opponents say are his pro-Russia views. Photo by ...
21
votes
4answers
7k views

Confused about the term 'Bourgeoisie'!

Bourgeoisie is defined by, the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes As refer to Google define, Here, I see it actually means the ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Does Robert's Rules of Order cover voting domain, jurisdiction or scope?

I'm looking for the name of something that likely is defined somehwere in Robert's Rules of Order or in some other standard in parliamentary procedure. Before a vote can take place, there must be a ...

15 30 50 per page
1
2 3 4 5
254