Things "political" are the subject matter of politics itself, consisting of deciding how to distribute whatever rewards, duties, commitments and obligations that arise from living together in a society. The Political Personality Quiz may help you determine how you personally see these.

what's in common

There is little agreement on what is inherently political, but what's in common is interesting:

The political virtues of Bernard Crick and the open politics in force ruleset of Craig Hubley establish some parameters for what is to be considered political. For instance the choice of user name is inherently political to Hubley, while the determination of who is invited to debate is crucial for both.

left, right, green

One dominant perception of left-wing politics is an ongoing quest for justice. That of right-wing politics is as a never ending struggle to control and commodify resources that society has inherited from past plunderers, some of which chose to stay in place and plunder one place for about half its yield all the time, instead of coming back to take it all every other year, and possibly having to fight. Green politics equates all politics to forms of peacemaking, including inter-species relations.

what we do here

Openpolitics.ca itself specializes in facilitating open deliberation on political issues specific to Canada: all issues