• Why don't Americans understand how their own election system for President works?

    There has been a flood of questions about the electoral college since AFTER we knew the result of the 2016 presidential election. I don't get it, I really don't. It's not hard to understand. And I'm not American. If the House of Representatives were elected by the Single Transferable Vote, I could understand questions about that.... show more
    There has been a flood of questions about the electoral college since AFTER we knew the result of the 2016 presidential election. I don't get it, I really don't. It's not hard to understand. And I'm not American. If the House of Representatives were elected by the Single Transferable Vote, I could understand questions about that. STV is enough to give anyone a thumping migraine, never mind a headache. But we're not talking about that level of complexity. Surely the reason for the electoral college must have been covered in history class? If it wasn't, why, or is American education really that bad?
    3 answers · Elections · 1 year ago
  • Why does the US ban haggis?

    For a country that prides itself on freedoms, it is remarkably restrictive on foodstuffs. The ban on properly made haggis according to the traditional recipe is a great disappointment to all Americans of Scots descent, who therefore cannot celebrate Burns Night properly with the "great chieftain o' the puddin' race". And all... show more
    For a country that prides itself on freedoms, it is remarkably restrictive on foodstuffs. The ban on properly made haggis according to the traditional recipe is a great disappointment to all Americans of Scots descent, who therefore cannot celebrate Burns Night properly with the "great chieftain o' the puddin' race". And all because the FDA disallows a key ingredient and would rather see good food go in the bin. What is their problem?
    23 answers · Politics · 3 years ago
  • Why has Yahoo made Answers worse again?

    The option to filter questions by your own country has just disappeared, and the list of questions no longer includes the name of the questioner (very helpful for tailoring answers). What features are going next? The ability to ask questions?
    The option to filter questions by your own country has just disappeared, and the list of questions no longer includes the name of the questioner (very helpful for tailoring answers). What features are going next? The ability to ask questions?
    10 answers · Yahoo Answers · 4 years ago