Tag: united-states

231 Why are so many Americans against Obamacare? 2017-05-05T09:06:36.207

201 Why doesn’t the IRS just send me a bill for the taxes I owe based on the info they already have? 2018-04-09T01:02:25.590

200 Why is communism considered as evil (like fascism and nazism) in the United States? 2017-11-15T16:14:06.727

146 Why is President Trump making such a big deal about fake news, and specifically targeting reputable organizations like The New York Times and CNN? 2017-02-26T01:36:04.987

138 Why is the Trump Administration often labeled as anti-science? 2017-04-23T16:50:12.640

128 Why were pre-election polls and forecast models inconsistent with the election of Donald Trump? 2016-11-09T10:32:55.367

124 Why don't Presidential debates disable the candidates' microphones while it's not their turn to speak? 2020-09-30T01:20:34.353

121 Why is it that Bernie Sanders is always called a "socialist"? 2019-02-22T10:17:44.277

121 Why is it considered racist to say "White Lives Matter"? 2020-08-05T01:47:38.027

118 Why does the pardon of Arpaio show contempt for the rule of law? 2017-08-28T23:49:03.227

118 Why does religion get a special treatment in anti-discrimination laws? 2018-09-04T15:41:45.683

117 Why couldn't Republicans who voted to repeal Obamacare so many times under Obama do it under a Republican president? 2017-03-24T21:02:43.900

116 How did Trump's January 6 speech call for insurrection and violence? 2021-01-12T15:22:05.160

113 Why does there seem to be a lack of conservative comedy and comedy-news compared to liberal? 2018-08-15T16:01:57.980

113 Why is Trump dubbing COVID-19 as the "Chinese virus" considered offensive, while many past epidemics have had similar naming schemes? 2020-03-21T02:50:55.857

111 What is the point of impeaching Trump? 2019-09-25T18:33:08.397

108 Why hasn't competition between health insurance providers led to lower prices for consumers? 2020-03-05T08:59:45.780

103 Why is a border wall such a polarising issue in American politics? 2019-01-11T21:18:03.000

101 Why is Greece's debt considered a problem but not US debt, which is much larger? 2017-06-19T10:54:01.000

94 Why was Trump winning the 2016 election, when I know so few people who admit to voting for him? 2016-03-01T02:55:11.723

93 Why is there no effective anti-gun lobby in the United States? 2017-11-08T16:30:31.123

92 Is President Trump right that there was violence on "both sides" in Charlottesville? 2017-08-15T23:37:37.613

92 Why do some people take issue with kneeling during the anthem in US? 2017-09-26T15:37:23.223

90 Is there a way to block an elected President from entering office? 2016-11-09T17:41:08.390

90 Do other countries guarantee freedoms that the United States does not have? 2019-08-08T07:03:04.857

88 What does it actually mean for the Republicans to have lost the House of Representatives? 2018-11-07T13:13:54.897

87 Why is Elizabeth Warren's Native American ancestry a political issue? 2018-10-16T02:28:58.133

84 How does Donald Trump Jr. benefit from releasing the e-mails he released? 2017-07-12T07:23:52.743

84 Is there any record of Trickle Down Economics improving the economy? 2017-12-05T23:35:43.873

84 What are the benefits for the US in declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital? 2017-12-06T19:16:49.643

83 Why do Indian reservations still exist in North America? 2018-06-14T02:40:53.317

83 Why are masks a political topic in the US? 2020-10-19T23:11:12.980

82 What did Reagan mean when he said: "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.' "? 2017-10-25T13:24:04.183

82 If "more guns less crime", how do gun advocates explain that the EU has less crime than the US? 2019-08-11T13:54:27.173

80 Why is there a broad pattern of excessive force by police towards protestors in spite of international focus on this use of force? 2020-06-08T15:45:54.013

79 How much influence has Donald Trump had on current efforts to improve relations with North Korea? 2018-04-27T08:21:29.567

79 Why is the debate on the composition of the U.S. Supreme Court so politicised? 2018-10-06T20:05:49.457

79 Why is vote counting made so laborious in the US? 2020-11-05T07:34:32.123

78 In the US why is nationalism equated with racism? 2017-10-10T19:49:48.593

77 What specifically did Michael Flynn do wrong? 2017-02-14T13:36:17.157

77 Why is the US ranked as #45 in Press Freedom ratings, despite its extremely permissive free speech laws? 2019-03-29T06:50:15.460

77 Why do US police use handcuffs in otherwise calm, non-violent circumstances? 2020-06-16T08:42:29.033

76 Why does the Green New Deal push for green energy but not for nuclear energy? 2019-01-30T21:34:25.687

75 Why don't poor people vote in the United States? 2017-05-28T12:55:33.120

75 What are Trump's incentives for withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement? 2017-05-31T14:12:09.900

75 Is there a push, in the United States, to use gender-neutral language and gender pronouns (when they are given)? 2019-10-05T19:43:08.747

74 Is the proposal to create a US Space Force being taken seriously? 2018-08-13T08:15:15.363

74 How does a shutdown end if an agreement is never reached? 2019-01-03T02:48:12.687

74 Is it true that "Trump did not have a serious opportunity to offer his side of the story" in the House impeachment proceedings? 2019-12-20T01:08:57.660

74 Why does the US President use a new pen for each order? 2021-01-21T07:47:11.423

73 Why aren't Americans simply called "Americans"? 2018-06-06T10:46:40.193

72 What does the US have to gain by other countries not being socialist or communist? 2019-02-12T04:35:29.783

71 What is the most someone can lose the popular vote by but still win the electoral college? 2016-11-09T14:39:37.597

71 When was the Second Amendment last used to fight against the US government to protect people's freedom? 2018-02-28T18:09:23.260

71 Is there a difference between how Cambridge Analytica and the Obama Campaign got Facebook users' data? 2018-04-11T10:38:25.957

71 What, if any, are the benefits of tying health insurance to employment (as in the US) over other systems? 2020-04-05T15:01:57.650

71 Why is the Economist model so sure Trump is going to lose compared to other models? 2020-10-26T15:25:43.843

70 Can members of the US Congress lie during debate without penalty? 2018-05-01T23:55:13.180

70 Can a person refuse a presidential pardon? 2019-02-28T01:53:20.427

70 Why is there a need to prevent a racist, sexist, or otherwise bigoted vendor from discriminating who they sell to? 2019-08-07T20:46:35.707

69 What makes "Voter ID laws" so controversial in the US? 2017-01-19T14:34:32.410

69 Why does the US not just accept North Korea's nuclear ambitions and attempt to mend relationships? 2017-09-04T06:49:05.630

69 Why was President Trump heavily criticized for congratulating Putin on winning the election? 2018-03-27T11:40:26.043

67 Why do ex-government employees have security clearances? 2018-08-16T14:01:55.093

67 How did the Kavanaugh confirmation move so quickly despite the serious allegations? 2018-10-09T16:15:28.507

67 Why is Trump releasing (or not) his tax returns such a big deal? 2019-10-08T02:41:04.707

67 Why am I being asked to vote? 2020-10-19T01:02:14.097

66 What significance could the information in Donald Trump's tax return have to his campaign? 2016-09-27T06:31:00.407

66 Why are U.S. territories not allowed to vote in U.S. presidential elections? 2018-10-21T07:32:51.863

65 Why are Weapon Restriction Laws considered Liberal? 2017-09-11T13:20:43.640

65 Why did the DNC try to prevent Bernie Sanders from getting the Democratic nomination? 2017-10-16T18:35:59.663

65 Why is there no process in the United States to remove and re-elect the President? 2018-07-17T12:07:34.427

64 Why is privacy a subject felt more in Europe rather than the US? 2017-09-13T11:39:14.767

64 Why shouldn't BBC have to register as a foreign agent? 2018-01-05T07:30:40.237

63 What is this line of counties voting for the Democratic party in the 2016 elections? 2016-11-09T05:46:04.833

63 What reasons may Donald Trump have had for firing FBI Director James Comey? 2017-05-10T02:53:38.947

63 Is Japan still bound by the terms of its surrender in WWII? 2017-08-15T08:50:28.990

63 Is the US unusually prone to walking away from signed treaties/accords? 2018-08-09T17:17:14.143

63 Isn't acknowledging the existence of God, as a state, a contradiction of the separation of Church and State? 2018-11-29T02:22:22.490

63 Why is the US so religious compared to other Western democracies? 2020-03-14T10:18:29.897

63 Why do US police treat using counterfeit money as an emergency? 2020-06-04T17:05:13.373

62 What specifically did Hillary Clinton say or do, to seem untrustworthy to Americans? 2016-11-14T01:19:44.667

62 Why are gun restrictions based on terror watch list and mental health so controversial in the US? 2017-03-01T10:17:29.057

62 Why has Donald Trump's popularity remained so stable over a rather long period of time? 2019-09-28T14:08:10.403

61 What will happen if China stops loaning money to the U.S.? 2018-03-15T13:50:16.430

61 What are the objections to Mitch McConnell's COVID-19 Bill? 2020-03-23T10:21:01.203

61 Why is the US still heavily relying on cash bails? 2020-11-15T08:09:12.023

61 Have any other US presidents used that tiny table? 2020-11-28T10:13:48.030

60 What caused the tendency for conservatives to not support climate change regulations? 2019-05-27T11:48:29.700

60 Does the United States guarantee any unique freedoms? 2019-08-07T18:24:01.027

59 Why is Cuba still leasing Guantanamo Bay to the US? 2016-11-29T03:52:40.757

59 Does the Electoral College system really favor low population areas? 2017-12-06T23:04:43.547

59 Why are American elections and politics receiving so much coverage in Canadian and European media? 2020-08-14T06:00:30.857

59 What is the point in yard signs in presidential elections? 2020-10-08T01:12:32.160

58 Why don't US presidents run in other elections after their term ends? 2017-05-09T13:00:33.590

58 Are there polls why Germans dislike Trump so much and consider him so dangerous? 2020-02-25T11:52:17.587

57 Why won't President Obama apologize for the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? 2016-05-25T12:21:40.577

57 Why is Trump's omission of an explicit mention of Jews from the holocaust memorial a big deal? 2017-02-03T17:28:08.793

57 Why is it a problem for Trump Jr to have met with Russians? 2017-07-13T17:41:33.273