public policy

public policy is the subject matter of government. Defined negatively, something that isn't public policy is a just a "private matter" and not news. Defined positively, public policy includes whatever politicians , citizens or the media are talking about - locally this may be a pothole. Nationally it might be legalizing pot If something is news, and people are talking about it, then it becomes a public issue.

In open politics, people are free to create pages on issues as they see fit, providing they do not create a parallel page (one which uses a different title for the same subject).