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Has there ever been a proposal to have judges who are also doctors to deal with legal cases that are also medicine?

There are occasions where the justice system makes decisions that can be described as being also medical decisions. These range from the high level, such as the general availability of a drug to the ...
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Which party would benefit most if everyone voted in the UK general election?

Every time there is a general election acquaintances tell me they won't vote because their vote won't make any difference (or words to that effect). I have long since given up trying to argue with ...
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What does "far right tilt" actually mean in the context of the EU in 2024?

The Washington Post's June 9, 2024 European Parliament tilts right; Macron calls snap elections in France uses the terms "far right" and "conservative" three times and "...
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What is the point of triggering of a national snap election immediately after losing the EU elections?

French President Emmanuel Macron dissolved parliament and called a fresh election. The only justification sounds a little bit vague: “France needs a clear majority in serenity and harmony. To be ...
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Why does the left support the blank slate theory? [closed]

Why does the left (maybe not the entire left) support the blank slate theory (see here for instance)? By left, I mean the diverse movements/ideologies adhering in a form or another, to a much or ...
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Has a country ever by its own volition refused to join the United Nations?

I was seeing some of the countries which aren't part of the United Nations, and I noticed most of them either have dubious international recognition as countries (Taiwan, Palestine, Kosovo, etc.) or ...
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Are there any organizations calling for restoration of Americas to the native american peoples? [duplicate]

The criticism of Israel on US university campuses is often ideologically grounded in anti-colonialist discourse. E.g., Columbia University Palestinian-American professor Rashid Khalidi is one of the ...
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What is the U.N. Report on Children and Armed Conflict and how does it affect Israel which was recently added?

According to the Times Of Israel, the UN has added Israel to the ‘list of shame’ for alleged rights violations against children during war. The article claims that the 'list' is attached to an annual ...
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Life Cycle Assessment in Regulation

The California Air Resources Board established and maintains a Low Carbon Fuel Standard for automotive fuels sold in that state. A controversial aspect of that regulation involved the use of Life ...
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How much support does a ground offensive in Lebanon have among the Israeli public?

Israeli forces and Hezbollah have been trading blows across the border for months now. The Israeli government appears to be under some political pressure to gain the upper hand and ensure the return ...
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Has Israel commented on the halt on medical evacuations from Gaza in May 2024?

As of April 9 2024, a brief article in the medical journal The Lancet reported: Israel is approving medical evacuation lists from Gaza. Once permission is granted, patients and accompanying people ...
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Would there be a partisan advantage to allowing people aged 16 and 17 to vote?

The Liberal Party of Canada recently floated the idea lowering the voting age from 18 to 16. Canada's conservative circles have pushed back hard against the idea; one Twitter poll I can't find put ...
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Can campaign promises be enforced by a contract, or has it ever happened they were?

A common problem where I live, and I assume everywhere, for at least the past 4 decades (and I assume it has been a problem for centuries), is that politicians make a lot of campaign promises which ...
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Does Germany have a strict definition of what a military target is as it allows Western-supplied weapons to strike military targets in Russia?

German Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck has said he regrets that the government led by Olaf Scholz did not allow Ukraine to deploy Western-supplied weapons to strike military targets in Russia sooner. ...
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Why was the Workers Party of Britain not invited to the BBC Election Debate?

The BBC will have an Election Debate, and it just confirmed it is inviting 7 participants from 7 parties, two of which only had 1 MP in the recently dissolved parliament. Is there a reason why the BBC ...
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What's the point of Israel doing some astroturfing in the US, when there are plenty of US citizens and US lobby groups willing to support it anyway?

The NYT reports: The campaign began in October and remains active on the platform X. At its peak, it used hundreds of fake accounts that posed as real Americans on X, Facebook and Instagram to post ...
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Origin of the Agreed Activities Mechanism between Israel and Egypt

Wikipedia and some Israeli newspapers say that there's an "Agreed Activities Mechanism" part of the 1979 Treaty between Egypt and Israel. E.g. The meeting was held under the auspices of the ...
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Have any Congresspersons said they are completely against all forms of vaccine?

Somewhat related to this answer, based on a quick look at the positions of some Congresspersons, they could get [and they do get] labeled 'vaccine skeptics' [by critics]. I'm wondering if any of them [...
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Has Biden ever explained why he is running for president (2024)?

There've been several poll that suggest that Democrats would rather the party nominate someone else for president, e.g. this or this. There've also been indications that Americans as a whole would ...
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What's the (evidence) basis for calling Robert Kennedy Jr. a "fake anti-vaxxer"? [closed]

According to CNN Kennedy's campaign has been attacking Trump on his association with Fauci (more or less implying that Trump has been Fauci's puppet, as I understand--n.b. that seems to go hand in ...
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Why aren't alliances and independent runs more common in the UK?

Both Australia and the UK have single-member constituency-based representative electoral systems with a similar ratio of voters per seat. However, while it is common in Australia for parties to form ...
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Does Biden or any other US president besides Trump have a common nickname in China?

Today I learned that in China Trump is (derisively) called "Comrade Nation Builder"--the nation referred to is not the US though, but China, in the sense/claim that Trump has built up ...
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Does the Association Agreement force any deadline on Israel to comply with its human rights and democratic principles?

European Union foreign ministers unanimously agreed on Monday to call for an Association Council with Israel to discuss the country's compliance with its human rights obligations under the EU-Israel ...
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Updated database for polling?

I was looking around for an updated database/list for national polling of 2024 US elections without much success. The obvious first try is wikipedia but it is not updated regularly (for example, it ...
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How is the IDF taking over the Philadelphi Corridor a violation of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty?

From news earlier this year: Diaa Rashwan, head of the Egypt’s official public relations office, the State Information Service (SIS), issued a stern warning that any “occupation” of the Philadelphi ...
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Does the White House approve of the IDF taking over the Philadelphi Corridor?

In the recent past, Egypt said that the IDF taking over the Philadelphi Corridor is a 'red line', but they've apparently been mum about it since it happened. My question however concerns the US ...
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Do Americans think the Durham investigation (into the Clinton camp) was politically motivated?

We had some Qs here about the public opinion of investigations into Trump's camp, and we learned from those that Republicans think these investigations (and trials) were/are overwhelmingly politically ...
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What incentivizes governments to address problems the public is ignorant about, such as superbacteria or open DNS servers?

Before I started researching politics, I assumed that what incentivizes governments to solve problems is democracy. However, the deeper I dive into politics, it seems to me more and more that's not ...
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Has a relationship been identified between a state's position on abortion and its political leanings?

There are 21 states that have a 15-week or less abortion restriction law. Of those, only Arizona and Georgia voted for Democrat Biden in 2020, and both narrowly. Also, Arizona has the least ...
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Have any (other) countries declared parts of the UN terrorist groups?

AP: Qatar and Saudi Arabia on Sunday condemned an Israeli parliamentary bill that seeks to label UNRWA, the main provider of aid for Palestinians in Gaza, a terrorist group, joining a growing number ...
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Does the practice of voting for a small party, despite the "spoiler effect" in FPTP, to induce changes in a larger party have a name?

I am interesting in reading about this topic and I'm interested if this effect has a well known name that I can look up and read more on. Consider UKIP and the Conservative Party in the UK. In the ...
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Is there any treaty that forbids the use of nuclear weapons in open air?

May 29 (Reuters) - A senior member of a Russian think tank whose ideas sometimes become government policy has suggested Moscow consider a "demonstrative" nuclear explosion to cow the West ...
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Was there any appeal actually filed in Trump's case against Clinton and the FBI (alleging they conspired against him)?

Back in September 2022, Trump's team filed a lawsuit in Florida against Hillary Clinton and the FBI, but: Trump filed his sprawling lawsuit in March, naming a wide cast of characters that Trump has ...
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Why is Trump's FEC filing case different from Hillary Clinton's?

As I understand it, the charges against Trump are brought by the State of New York regarding a falsification of filing records by a campaign which was determined to have been made to influence (...
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Why does Egypt want Israel to withdraw from the Gazan side of the Rafah crossing?

Delegations from the United States and Israel end a meeting in Cairo aimed at discussing the reopening of the Rafah Crossing between Gaza and Egypt, according to Egypt’s al Qahera News TV. The network,...
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Are there any US polls of whether Trump prosecution is considered politically motivated?

Were the American public (or a subset thereof) asked whether they consider prosecution of Donald Trump to be politically motivated? If so, what were the results?
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Why are there no predictions of the South African parliament while the result is basically known but final results have not been announced?

As of noon UTC on the 2nd June the results of the South African election have not been officially announced but are expected imminently. The vote proportions are being reported to 3 significant ...
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Does Mexico joining the genocide case filed by South Africa against Israel hurt Israel in any significant way?

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) yesterday announced that it had received a request from Mexico to join the genocide case filed by South Africa against Israel due to the war on the Gaza Strip. ...
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Why is there such a high uncertainty about the death toll in the Sudanese civil war?

According to this article (cited by Wikipedia article on the Sudanese civil war): “We literally don’t know how many people have died, possibly to a factor of 10 or 15. The number was mentioned ...
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How have other parties responded to the rise of MKP?

Both EFF and MK are breakaways from the ANC (African National Congress). EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) is Malema's party, whereas MK (Umkhonto we Sizwe Party) is Zuma's. As a comparison, a party ...
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What would have to happen for the recently passed "reform" bill in Taiwan to become law?

The Guardian's May 29, 2024 Taiwan passes controversial reform bill after violence and protests summarizes the current situation. The bills were driven by the two major opposition parties, the ...
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Do foreigners who became South Korean citizens recently have to perform military service?

The Republic of Korea (“South Korea”) requires male citizens to perform military service. U.S. citizens who also hold South Korean citizenship—those born in the United States to parents who are ...
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Are there fewer street protests in Switzerland than in other democratic countries?

Street protests are a wasteful activity: people walk on the streets for hours, wasting their own time, as well as the time of cops and drivers. They do this in order to have the government change its ...
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Why does Nigeria have trouble fending off Boko Haram raids?

Apparently yesterday Boko Haram pulled off a near repeat of a famous raid of theirs: 300 gunmen kidnapped 160 people. This about a week was after the Nigerian army announced they rescued a similar ...
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Why can't the UK water companies go bankrupt?

There is a New Statesman podcast that gives an answer to the question in the title. Why, instead of the tax payer taking on the ~£16 billion that the owners have saddled Thames Water with, are they ...
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Why are there so many protest against the agriculture policy despite the strong lobby

Generally, the common agriculture policy is a big thing in the European Union (Why does the Common Agricultural Policy exist?) I read in many German articles that the lobby of the sector is extremely ...
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Why did deportation of illegal immigrants drop so much under Biden, compared to Obama?

(The Economist Jan 2024) America’s border crisis in ten charts I found this below to be a striking graphic, but I don't really remember any high level policy proposals stating that deportations of ...
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What power do minority parties have in state legislatures?

I live in a state where it is taken for granted that one party will be in the majority in the state legislature and the governor will always be a member of that party. The specific district I live in ...
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Why there is no political party or movement that implements Elon Musk ideas (e.g. about Universal High Income)? [closed]

Elon Musk spoke again https://www.ccn.com/news/technology/elon-musk-predicts-no-job-universal-high-income/ and about Universal High Income? This should not be confused with UBI. My question - why ...
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Why does the US have such a low per-capita immigration rate compared to other countries?

Compared to other countries, the United States has a low rate of accepting migrants, despite centuries of immigration. According to Wikipedia, the United States has an about average net migration rate....
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