The Iraqi legislature has decided to abandon proportional representation in favor of single member districts. You can read more about the change here. Originally, the US established Iraqi legislature used a closed party list proportional system. In 2009, on advice from the UN, they switched to an open party list proportional system. Experts believed that […]

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After winning the presidency, the incumbent party almost always loses ground in the midterm elections. The lone exceptions in recent history are George Bush, who enjoyed a post 9/11 rally around the flag, and Trump’s two seat gain in the Senate thanks to a historically unfavorable map for Democrats. We cannot expect every midterm to […]

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I know Trump has fought tooth and nail to keep his tax returns from going public, but the question is, what could be so damaging in his tax returns that it would impact his base? I have thought about the ideas below and none seem to be really damaging. 1) He does not make that […]

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Obviously big things are afoot. Trump is only the 3rd president to be impeached out of 45. Regardless of the outcome, these are historic times. But many people don’t care. And I can hardly blame them, I wasn’t into politics until 2016 and people raving about “Did you know so and so did X??” always […]

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The race has been heating up quickly of late and Iowa’s right around the corner. With that said there are also 3 debates coming up in February. Who drops out and who stays in? If candidates fail to qualify (which is unavoidable) who will it hurt most? submitted by /u/Clarity-in-Confusion [link] [comments]

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This is less about Donald Trump being a force for good/evil as much as a curiosity about what’s going on in North Korea since sanctions seem to be eased. I’m interested in the life of the common person trying to navigate daily life under North Korean policy this year. Has life gotten easier? Harder? Are […]

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What will the long term (50 or so) year outcomes of today’s political landscape be. Currently it seems that because of the advantage low pop rural states gives republicans in Congress, combined with Gerry meandering and voter suppression, Democrats need larger and larger margins to win seats in government. Also as that the senate is […]

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In my opinion, its these: For Republicans: how do we appeal to broader demographics going forward? For Democrats: how do we regain and retain voters from the Obama coalition who voted for Trump in 2016? How do we address our rivalry with an increasingly aggressive China? What will the nature of our changing relationship with […]

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I’m a Bernie supporter and one discussion me and my friends (who are also Bernie supporters) bring up pretty often is what we can reasonably expect to accomplish in his first term. The thing is, though, I think this applies to pretty much every Democratic presidential candidate. A lot is said about Democrats not having […]

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Tulsi Gabbard is suing Clinton for up to $50 million dollars, for the ‘russian asset’ comments. Is this the start of something? https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/22/politics/tulsi-gabbard-hillary-clinton-lawsuit/index.html submitted by /u/Raptor-A [link] [comments]

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