United States Issues Forum

Share announcements and discuss United States national public policy issues and politics.

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Welcome to the United States Issues Forum

Join a civil, more deliberative discussion of national public policy issues and politics in the United States among people with diverse political perspectives. Conversations include topics from today's Congressional hearings, White House press briefings, breaking national news stories with public policy implications, new think-tank reports, etc. Modeled on legislative debate where one may not speak a second time until others have had an opportunity to speak, participants may only post once every 12 hours. In addition, name calling of any kind (including using political labels as pejoratives) and personal attacks violates the rules all participants agree to upon joining. Multiple rule warnings leads to participant suspension for this forum. Also, those posting use their real legal name (as your "Display Name" when you register) and list their city and state of primary residence on their member profile. New members will be prevented from posting until they fill out their profile. This requirement differentiates us from other discussion forums across the Internet, but is a critical element of E-Democracy.Org's foundation. For further details see the full charter: More ...

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There are 326 members in the group. Normally they post around 2 posts each day; the most they have posted is 18 posts in one day.

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United States Issues Forum is a public group.

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Please also read the full Charter and the Rules of Participation which together govern this forum. For civility and agenda-setting, we require the use of real names and no name calling. Participation will be limited for those found violating the rules.

Mike Fratto is the volunteer Forum Manager and is responsible for facilitating this forum and enforcing the rules.