Jesse
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Why do many states in America have straight borders?
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CORRECTION TO BELOW: It's been brought to my attention that that is not the Missouri Compromise line (which was at 36' 30", or 36.5). It is instead the Kansas-Nebraska Act line, which was the act ...

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Why did Roosevelt decide to implement a maximum wage through taxation rather than a simple ceiling?
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If he just wanted to have a maximum wage of $1,000/hr, he probably could have just passed a law stipulating it. However, FDR was trying to create a maximum income, not a maximum wage. The government ...

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Could one completely control a single municipality or county by purchasing enough land?
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5 votes

It's not that simple, and it is. Residency: Merely selling your property doesn't make you no longer a registered voter in that area. After you move to a new area, and establish residency, you can ...

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Congressional closed meeting and transcript release
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A standard answer might be that a closed door allows Comey to speak freely, and the intervening 24 hour period allows for classified information (or otherwise sensitive information) to be redacted ...

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How to find vote breakdown for EU Parliament voting a non-binding resolution to support the Commission’s tough stance towards Poland?
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3 votes

It looks like you can find the issues listed here. You're interested in topic 12 (page 9). Specifically, it looks like you can see the vote totals under RCV/EV remarks column, with the resolution as ...

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People receiving federal assistance in the US
3 votes

First, these examine fairly different economies. The CNS claim is based on data from 2012. The numbers of people receiving assistance obviously goes up in bad times, and 2012 was still a pretty bad ...

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How does the argument go that gerrymandering restricts freedom of association?
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The only current way a gerrymander is considered unconstitutional* is if it serves to disenfrachise protected classes (e.g. people of a specific race or religion, or probably things like gender). The ...

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Why would a state tax something to obtain money for unrelated activities?
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What taxes should be collected, and what things should be funded, don't necessarily align. They are different questions. For instance, a tax on cigarettes is designed to curb smoking. Whether an ...

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What would happen if the same person were elected both President and Vice President?
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It's impossible for the electors to elect same person both president and vice-president. According to the Constitution, the electors have to choose a president and vice-president from different ...

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Why are outlier events not a reason to take action?
1 votes

The idea that outlier events shouldn't be used is based on the concept that you don't want to make general rules based on very specific events. For instance, imagine trying to write laws that cover ...

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Are concealed carry permit and drivers licenses analogous?
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In the ongoing debate around the National Reciprocity bills moving in Congress, many of the proponents for gun rights attempt to draw an analogy between concealed carry permit and drivers licenses. Is ...

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