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What quantitative measures or studies exist to capture partisanship and polarization?

I was fascinated by The Rise of Partisanship and Super-Cooperators in the U.S. House of Representatives, and I'm curious if there are objective and quantitative metrics for citizens/voters that might also look into similar trends in polarization. Thank you!

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What quantitative measures or studies exist to capture partisanship and polarization?

I was fascinated by The Rise of Partisanship and Super-Cooperators in the U.S. House of Representatives, and I'm curious if there are objective and quantitative metrics for citizens/voters that might also look into similar trends in polarization. Thank you!

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Hi there, checking in on this because it's an interesting question. Let me know if you still want to work on this, if not, I will likely repost it as a mod rework. Just let me know.

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Yea that would be great. I think you can use both the FEHA and how similar the Civil Rights Act is without saying one inspired the other. At the same time I think it may be worth adding in how Romney Care inspired Obama Care so you have a more concrete example even if it's not one specific to California. It could be something like

title : What, if any, federal social and/or environmental legislation were first enacted by California?

submission: Justice Brandeis once characterized States as a laboratory of democracy, in which states could enact "social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country". There are times where these State experiments are adopted Federally, for example, how Massachusetts health care reform (aka Romneycare) inspired the Affordable Care Act.

In 1959 California passed the FEHA which [insert summary]. Years later the federal government passed the Civil Rights Act which shares may not be directly inspired by the FEHA but shares many similarities to the FEHA.

  • What, if any, federal social and/or environmental legislation were first enacted by California?

This a super sloppy write up and needs some more sourcing and tweaks but I think it makes sense about how it to frame this conversation. Does that work? If so, propose a more complete draft here and I can check it real quick before you resubmit.

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Hi there,

This is an interesting topic, but would you be willing to edit the post a little so it conforms to our submission rules?

If so please reply and I can go into greater detail about what needs to be changed. We also have had quite a few gerrymandering questions that may be of interest to you

https://www.reddit.com/r/NeutralPolitics/search?q=gerrymandering&restrict_sr=on&include_over_18=on&sort=relevance&t=all

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What are the arguments supporting gerrymandering in the US?

We're at the 10 year mark, so gerrymandering is a hot topic again. I honestly cannot recall what the supposed benefits are without getting swept up in partisanship.

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Regarding Bill Cosby's release from prison, what is the reasoning behind district attorneys being able to grant immunity from prosecution, and also the idea of statutes of limitations for crimes?

The New York Times summation of why Bill Cosby was released from prison ends with stating that Cosby should not have been prosecuted for the charges of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004 because of a promise of non-prosecution by then district attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr.

It ends with saying that Cosby will also likely never be prosecuted for accusations of sexual assault from more than 50 other women because of various states statutes of limitations laws.

What is the reasoning behind immunity from prosecution for crimes and statute of limitations laws?

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So they stole American companies to implement socialism, and America said, "Okay, we're not going to trade with you." And now this is causing them problems?

That seems to be a direct effect of their socialist policies.

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You can't have a large-scale economy without planning. If all capital is owned by the working class, those same planning problems will always arise. There's a reason why it always devolves to a similar system in practice.

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I mean conservative authoritarianism is a bit of an oxymoron. Are there morons on the right? Sure. But a conservative system of government , at least in the US, is set up to keep the federal government small enough that even the most insane lunatic can’t fuck it up too bad. Allowing federalized systems to centralize around a huge federal government is the exact opposite of what conservatives call for or want. Typically authoritarians want to increase and consolidate. Not spread power, decision making and central planning out among 50 member states.

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The US sanctions?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_embargo_against_Cuba

How many years has the US been opposed to socialism?

Forever in many peoples eyes. Since JFK (Eisenhower actually) and these sanctions continue to to subvert another neighbor. Sad, counterproductive and mean spirited behavior from the powerful neighbor. It may have something to do with socialism but we will never know. The sanctions are a serious negative for this small poor country

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Hi there,

This is an interesting topic, but would you be willing to edit the post a little so it conforms to our submission rules?

If so please reply and I can go into greater detail about what needs to be changed. These would be some pretty minor edits.

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Hi there,

This is an interesting topic, but would you be willing to edit the post a little so it conforms to our submission rules?

If so please reply and I can go into greater detail about what needs to be changed. These would be some pretty minor edits.

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Have the concerns about the 2020 US census come to fruition? What is the ultimate outcome of the Trump administration's handling of the census?

During the months leading up to the 2020 census, several media outlets were concerned about the truncated reporting schedule (1) and the questions regarding the citizenship status of participants (2). Now that the results are in (3), have these concerns proven to be legitimate? Why or why not?

1: Worries about 2020 census’ accuracy grow with cut schedule

2: Supreme Court To Decide Whether 2020 Census Will Include Citizenship Question

3: Which States Won — And Lost — Seats In The 2020 Census?

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During the 2016 elections, the Russian government had internet bots create Facebook groups that gathered people and directed them to specified locations to protest Hillary and support trump. Republican financiers historically astroturfed the political landscape like this. But during this campaign, the Republican establishment backed Ted Cruz and was very hesitant about Trump. So Russian intelligence astroturfed American citizens to back trump and protest that Hillary should be imprisoned.

They sent out the props to specific locations in swing areas and sent the facebook group members to those locations to protest and get the message out to the voters that actually lived in those areas. The investigations that have happened since 2016 have revealed this. Those who participated in those protests were visited by the FBI as they were then connected with a foreign agency that was operating within the US. Of course, no one gets arrested by this. But it does surprise those who did participate as they were not aware of what was happening.

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During the 2016 elections, the Russian government had internet bots create Facebook groups that gathered people and directed them to specified locations to protest Hillary and support trump. Republican financiers historically astroturfed the political landscape like this. But during this campaign, the Republican establishment backed Ted Cruz and was very hesitant about Trump. So Russian intelligence astroturfed American citizens to back trump and protest that Hillary should be imprisoned.

They sent out the props to specific locations in swing areas and sent the facebook group members to those locations to protest and get the message out to the voters that actually lived in those areas. The investigations that have happened since 2016 have revealed this. Those who participated in those protests were visited by the FBI as they were then connected with a foreign agency that was operating within the US. Of course, no one gets arrested by this. But it does surprise those who did participate as they were not aware of what was happening.