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Discussions about the Australian journalist, computer programmer, and founder of WikiLeaks.
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The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three-fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
Discussions about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer individuals, and other lesser-known identities (e.g., pansexual).
Discussions related to ideas, perspectives, attitudes, memes, images and other phenomena that permeate the everyday lives of a given society, especially those heavily influenced by mass media.
Discussions regarding the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods, or a particular system of faith and worship. Alternatively, check out "Religious Philosophy" under Philosophy.
Jussie Smollett is an American actor and singer who was charged by a grand jury with a class 4 felony for filing a false police report on February 20, 2019. However, on March 26, 2019, all charges filed against Smollett were dropped, with Judge Steven Watkins ordering the public court file sealed.
Discussions about the federal Cabinet-level agency that provides near-comprehensive healthcare services to eligible military veterans at VA medical centers and outpatient clinics, including several non-healthcare benefits such as disability compensation, vocational rehabilitation, education assistance, home loans, life insurance, burial, and memorial.
Discussions related to the informal alliance between a nation's military and the defense industry that supplies it, seen together as a vested interest which influences domestic and foreign policy.
Discussions about government spending on weapons, equipment, soldiers, defense-related research, development technology, and so on. Possible topics: Does wasteful military spending distract us from having a true national defense? Are we undermining or fortifying our credibility around the world?
Discussions concerned with what is the correct way to educate a person (e.g., Locke's Thoughts Concerning Education).
Discussions concerned with the philosophical study of history, particularly concerned with the question whether history (i.e. the universe and/or humankind) is progressing towards a specific end?
Discussions concerned with how our languages affect our thought(s).
Discussions concerning the study of government and nations, particularly how they came about, what makes good governments, what obligations citizens have towards their government, and so on.
Discussions concerning attempts to ascertain exactly what the mind is, how it interacts with our body, do other minds exist, how does it work, and so on. Can be expanded to include issues of AI.
Discussions geared toward philosophical thinking that is inspired and directed by a particular religion. It can be done objectively, but may also be done as a persuasion tool by believers in that faith.
Discussions concerned with whether scientific knowledge can be said to be certain, how we obtain it, can science really explain everything, does causation really exist, can every event in the universe be described in terms of physics and so on.
Secular beliefs. Discussions denoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis.
Discussions about the Federal Reserve System, often referred to as the Federal Reserve or simply "the Fed." It is the central bank of the United States. Federal Reserve Banks are not a part of the federal government, but they exist because of an act of Congress.
Discussions centered on the process by which the monetary authority of a country, typically the central bank or currency board, controls either the cost of very short-term borrowing or the money supply, often targeting an inflation rate or interest rate. Manipulating the dollar to ensure price stability and "general trust" in the currency.
Discussions covering topics involving international trade. Trade policy is often described in terms of a scale between the extremes of free trade (no restrictions on trade) on one side and protectionism (high restrictions to protect domestic producers) on the other.
Discussions about the migration of people into a country in ways that violate the immigration laws of that country, or the remaining in a country of people who no longer have the legal right to remain.
Discussions about national statutes, regulations, and legal precedents governing immigration into and deportation from a country (excluding naturalization and citizenship).
Discussions about the presidential election scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020. It will be the 59th quadrennial U.S. presidential election.
Discussions of political and economical patterns around the world.
Discussions concerning the selection of office-holders in local and state government (e.g., mayors, council members, governors, senators).
Discussions related to perspectives on the way economies function (e.g., Austrian economics, Marxian economics, Keynesian economics).
Discussions for activities associated with local, state, and federal governance of the United States, especially the debate or conflict among individuals or parties having or hoping to achieve power.