Here in the United States, we have two primary opposing political parties (Republicans and Democrats). The level of incoming political articles has been quite high (elections next year), but so have the rejections. I wanted to take a quick time out to clarify why we are rejecting many political articles.
The EzineArticles Editorial Guidelines section 1.e. states “Must Not Contain Negative Content Towards any Product, Company, Individual, or Group.”
Anyone running for a public office knows that there will be critical comments made about them including the mud slingfest that both parties engage in for most elections via campaign ads (way to go political leaders! …NOT) …but in our site and especially considering that we’re not a freedom of speech website nor are we into citizen journalism, that if you’re going to write & submit political articles — to find a way to do it without making it a pure “hate speech” type of article.
For the record, EzineArticles does not advocate for EITHER party.
Examples of political articles we would accept: Content that advocates for a particular candidate and WHY they are a good candidate; content that discusses the political system, comparisons of various laws and geopolitical issues and the talking points of a/the party(ies). If your article and arguments are well thought out and presented with respect for the opposing parties even if you disagree with them; there is a good chance that we’ll accept your article.
Examples of political articles we would probably reject: Content that is insulting/profanity, advocates and/or mud slings against an individual, attacks the gender or race of the candidates or against groups of people, creates libel or slander, or anything that is degrading in tone.
We reserve the right to reclassify political articles into the “pure opinion“ category if they are too controversial, assuming our editor was able to make a case for why it should be accepted.