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  • Two Plus Torture Makes Five
  • Twenty-Fifth Amendment
  • All Elections Are Serious Business
  • All Issues Are Political Issues
  • All Nations Are Superpowers
  • The Alliance
  • Ambadassador
  • America Takes Over the World
  • Anarchy Is Chaos
  • Animal Testing
  • Animal Wrongs Group
  • Armies Are Evil
  • Ass in Ambassador
  • Attack of the Political Ad
  • Balance of Power
  • Ban on Politics
  • Banana Republic
  • Bee People
  • Big Brother Is Employing You
  • Big Brother Is Watching
  • Binding Ancient Treaty
  • Blood on the Debate Floor
  • Brain Drain
  • Bread and Circuses
  • Category Traitor
  • China Takes Over the World
  • Children Are a Waste
  • Cold War
  • Les Collaborateurs
  • Commie Nazis
  • Corrupt Politician
  • Culture Police: Media about politics about media.
  • Decided by One Vote
  • Democracy Is Bad
  • Diplomatic Impunity
  • Dirty Communists
  • Disaster Democracy
  • Easy Evangelism
  • Elective Monarchy
  • The Empire
  • False-Flag Operation
  • The Federation
  • Fictional Political Party
  • Fox News Liberal
  • Full-Circle Revolution
  • General Ripper
  • Genericist Government
  • Golden Mean Fallacy
  • The Golden Rule
  • Good Republic, Evil Empire
  • The Government
  • Government Agency of Fiction
  • Government Conspiracy
  • Government Drug Enforcement
  • Government in Exile
  • Government Procedural
  • The Great Politics Mess-Up
  • Gunboat Diplomacy
  • Happiness Is Mandatory
  • Hauled Before a Senate Subcommittee
  • Hegemonic Empire
  • Hereditary Republic
  • Hobbes Was Right
  • Hufflepuff House
  • Icon of Rebellion
  • Ideological Screed
  • An Immigrant's Tale
  • Indexed States of America
  • Inherent in the System
  • Invisible President
  • Issue Drift
  • Landslide Election
  • Liberty Over Prosperity
  • Loyal to the Position
  • The Magocracy
  • Majored in Western Hypocrisy
  • Mayor Pain
  • Middle-Eastern Coalition
  • The Missing Faction
  • NGO
  • My Country, Right or Wrong
  • Nixon Mask
  • No Mere Windmill
  • No Party Given
  • Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat
  • Occupiers Out of Our Country!
  • One World Order
  • Our Presidents Are Different
  • Patriotic Fervor
  • Permanent Elected Official
  • Peace Conference
  • The Pentagon
  • People's Republic of Tyranny
  • Photo Op with the Dog
  • Police State
  • Political Cartoons
  • Political Programmes
  • Political Stereotype
  • Politically-Motivated Teacher
  • Politician Guest Star
  • President Evil
  • President for Life
  • Pretext for War
  • Privately-Owned Society
  • Realpolitik
  • Red Scare
  • Regime Change
  • Reichstropen
  • Reign of Terror
  • Reluctant Ruler
  • The Republic
  • La Résistance
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Vilified
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Bureaucratized
  • Right-Wing Militia Fanatic
  • Robot Republic
  • Royal Mess
  • Scandalgate
  • Scare Campaign
  • Selective Ban on Politics
  • Skeleton Government
  • Sleazy Politician
  • Sliding Scale of Libertarianism and Authoritarianism
  • Soapbox Sadie
  • Spy Fiction
  • Stop Being Stereotypical
  • Strange Pond Woman
  • Straw Civilian
  • Straw Feminist
  • Strawman Political
  • Strawman U
  • There Should Be a Law
  • Think of the Children
  • Treachery Cover-Up
  • Unexpected Successor
  • United Europe
  • United Space of America
  • United Nations Is a Super Power
  • Vast Bureaucracy
  • Vetinari Job Security
  • Voice of the Resistance
  • Vote Early, Vote Often
  • We ARE Struggling Together!
  • What Do You Mean It's Not Political?
  • Whitehall
  • Why We're Bummed Communism Fell
  • Windmill Crusader
  • Windmill Political
  • With Us or Against Us
  • Won the War, Lost the Peace
  • Written by the Winners
  • You Cannot Kill an Idea
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters

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