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Andrew Yang on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Male legislators shouldn't decide female reproductive rights. (Jun 2019)
  • Support a woman's right to choose, including contraception. (Mar 2019)
  • Abortion should be regulated by doctors, not legislators. (Feb 2019)
Andrew Yang on Budget & Economy
Click here for 6 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • People have jobs, but many need two or more to get by. (Dec 2019)
  • We need to take best parts of both capitalism & socialism. (Nov 2019)
  • Redefine GDP to account for health & wellbeing. (Jul 2019)
  • American Mall Act to transition closed malls to other uses. (Jul 2019)
  • Freedom Dividend of $1000/month for every adult American. (Apr 2019)
  • Measure standard of living instead of GDP. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Civil Rights
Click here for 5 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • You can't regulate away racism with race-specific laws. (Feb 2020)
  • Fix racial disparity with MLK's idea of a guaranteed income. (Dec 2019)
  • Exposing stereotypes helps dispel them. (Nov 2019)
  • Treatment of indigenous people has been immoral & criminal. (Jun 2019)
  • Supports LGBTQ rights. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Corporations
Click here for 12 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Anti-trust doesn't address issues of modern tech companies. (Nov 2019)
  • Set environmental standards for companies. (Sep 2019)
  • 0.1% tax on the sale of stocks, bonds and derivatives. (Jul 2019)
  • Competition isn't always the answer, like for tech giants. (Jun 2019)
  • Same tax rate on capital gains as on earned income. (Mar 2019)
  • Ran test-prep company, then sold it to bigger company. (Feb 2014)
  • Enlist entrepreneurs as mentors. (Feb 2014)
  • Send top people to startups, not financial services. (Feb 2014)
  • Economies recede after switch from making things to services. (Feb 2014)
  • Explore ideas on the side while working full-time job. (Feb 2014)
  • Venture for America: non-profit entrepreneurship support. (Feb 2014)
  • Start a company? More realistically "Join a team". (Feb 2014)
Andrew Yang on Crime
Click here for 9 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Repeal 1994 crime bill, decriminalize truancy. (Aug 2019)
  • Makes more sense to pay people to keep out of jail. (Jul 2019)
  • Felons should be allowed after release from prison. (Jul 2019)
  • Reform or reduce cash bail. (Jul 2019)
  • Eliminate private prisons. (Jul 2019)
  • Death penalty has led to tragic errors. (Jun 2019)
  • Replace mass incarceration with social programs. (Mar 2019)
  • Body cameras for every police officer. (Mar 2019)
  • Police unfairly target minorities. (Feb 2019)
Andrew Yang on Drugs
Click here for 11 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Take billions from drug companies to fix opioid crisis. (Feb 2020)
  • Explore allowing therapeutic use of psilocybin mushrooms. (Dec 2019)
  • Create safe opioid injection sites to prevent overdoses. (Dec 2019)
  • Fines and judgements to fund treatment of opioid crisis. (Nov 2019)
  • Decriminalize small opiate possession, safe injection sites. (Oct 2019)
  • Decriminalize opiates & marijuana, but not cocaine. (Apr 2019)
  • Legalize marijuana; pardon marijuana-related offenses. (Apr 2019)
  • Pardon non-violent drug offenders, focusing on marijuana. (Apr 2019)
  • War on Drugs has not worked: treatment instead of punishment. (Mar 2019)
  • Full legalization of marijuana; expunge federal convictions. (Mar 2019)
  • Decriminalize small quantities of opioid use and possession. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Education
Click here for 10 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • Forgive "significant portion" of student loan debt. (Nov 2019)
  • Would allow compensation for collegiate athletes. (Sep 2019)
  • I am pro-good-school; pay teachers more; use tests less. (Sep 2019)
  • College shouldn't be free. (Jul 2019)
  • Offered high pay for teachers in earlier business. (Jun 2019)
  • Pay teachers enough to attract and retain the best. (Apr 2019)
  • Improving teacher salaries improves student success. (Mar 2019)
  • Require colleges to cut administrative costs. (Mar 2019)
  • Later graduation makes more entrepreneurs. (Feb 2014)
  • College career services should identify growing "new firms". (Feb 2014)
Andrew Yang on Energy & Oil
Click here for 14 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Supports next-generation thorium reactors. (Dec 2019)
  • Get incentives right to subsidize renewable energy. (Nov 2019)
  • Stop subsidizing fossil fuel industries; support carbon tax. (Sep 2019)
  • Energy companies only operate on the bottom line. (Sep 2019)
  • Convert to all-electric cars, via "Clunker" buy-backs. (Sep 2019)
  • Nuclear needs to be on table; new reactors use thorium. (Sep 2019)
  • Provide developing countries alternatives to fossil fuels. (Aug 2019)
  • 10 years too late on climate change, move to higher ground. (Aug 2019)
  • Energy & Oil. (Jul 2019)
  • US only accounts for 15% of global emissions, but take steps. (Jun 2019)
  • Rejoin rest of world in Paris Climate Agreement. (Apr 2019)
  • Invest heavily in carbon capture and geoengineering. (Mar 2019)
  • Carbon tax: internalize the cost of carbon emissions. (Mar 2019)
  • Mixed score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test". (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Environment
Click here for 7 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Eliminate the penny to speed up economy & save environment. (Feb 2020)
  • Reformulate GDP to account for clean air & clean water. (Sep 2019)
  • Clean water is a fundamental human right. (Sep 2019)
  • Constitutional amendment to safeguard environment. (Sep 2019)
  • Help farmers modernize in sustainable way. (Sep 2019)
  • Thorium-based nuclear plants are safe and reliable. (Apr 2019)
  • Nuclear isn't perfect, but it's a solid solution for now. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Families & Children
Click here for 10 full quotes on Families & Children OR other candidates on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Money and men are tied together: we are a misogynist society. (Dec 2019)
  • New normal is families with special needs or autism. (Dec 2019)
  • Only U.S. and Papua New Guinea don't have paid family leave. (Nov 2019)
  • Our kids are not alright; their future is darker than our. (Nov 2019)
  • Enable families to solve problems with income subsidies. (Sep 2019)
  • 6 to 9 months paid parental leave. (Jul 2019)
  • Who you love and how you love are up to you. (Mar 2019)
  • Include family counseling in federal healthcare plans. (Mar 2019)
  • All other advanced countries have paid family leave policy. (Mar 2019)
  • Increase funding for LGBTQ issues and education. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Foreign Policy
Click here for 12 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • International consensus and coalitions on data. (Nov 2019)
  • US should lead the way on climate change. (Sep 2019)
  • Provide model for democratic capitalism, not authoritarians. (Aug 2019)
  • Helping Ukraine defend itself against Russia helps US. (Aug 2019)
  • Let our values lead us: no aid to Saudi Arabia against Yemen. (Aug 2019)
  • Two-state solution is only end to Israel/Palestine conflict. (Aug 2019)
  • No quick answers on Israel, but supports two state solution. (Jul 2019)
  • Russia has been hacking our democracy for years. (Jun 2019)
  • Some Israeli actions are problematic on human rights. (Jun 2019)
  • Be very judicious about projecting force. (Mar 2019)
  • Strengthen alliances such as NATO; reinvest in diplomacy. (Mar 2019)
  • Puerto Rican statehood is overdue step toward equality. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Free Trade
Click here for 5 full quotes on Free Trade OR other candidates on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Tariffs pummel our farmers; but we need a deal with China. (Sep 2019)
  • Would not stand in way of fossil fuel exports from US. (Sep 2019)
  • Create a path forward on China that works for both sides. (Aug 2019)
  • Partner to help African nations & expand markets. (Aug 2019)
  • We need to crack down, but tariffs & trade wars are wrong. (Jun 2019)
Andrew Yang on Government Reform
Click here for 17 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Make Election Day a national holiday. (Feb 2020)
  • Foreign meddling in our elections is an act of aggression. (Nov 2019)
  • Automatic voter registration & lower voting age to 16. (Nov 2019)
  • Wash out corrupt lobbyist money with people-powered money. (Sep 2019)
  • You get what you measure, so decide what to measure. (Sep 2019)
  • Democracy Dollars will wash out lobbyist cash. (Sep 2019)
  • Electoral College should not be eliminated. (Jul 2019)
  • Change Electoral College by proportional allocation of votes. (May 2019)
  • Congress should lower Federal voting age to 16. (May 2019)
  • Electoral College: allocate state votes proportionally. (May 2019)
  • Lower voting age to 16 in federal elections. (May 2019)
  • Supports statehood for DC & Puerto Rico. (Apr 2019)
  • Create department to regulate social media. (Apr 2019)
  • Adopt ranked-choice voting model for all primaries. (Mar 2019)
  • Provide every eligible voter with $100 Democracy Dollars. (Mar 2019)
  • Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. (Mar 2019)
  • Make Puerto Rico a state. (Feb 2019)
Andrew Yang on Gun Control
Click here for 10 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Personalize guns so only the owner can fire it. (Feb 2020)
  • Helping young males find their path will reduce gun violence. (Nov 2019)
  • Would push for "personalized" guns, subsidize upgrading. (Aug 2019)
  • Help gun owners "personalize" guns free of charge. (Aug 2019)
  • Voluntary buyback, plus high-capacity magazine ban. (Jul 2019)
  • Future without handguns is not reality. (Jun 2019)
  • In the future, people will still own handguns. (Jun 2019)
  • Treat guns the way we treat motor vehicles. (Apr 2019)
  • Three-tier gun licensing for common-sense safety. (Mar 2019)
  • Make gun manufacturers liable for mass shootings. (Feb 2019)
Andrew Yang on Health Care
Click here for 12 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Would expand Medicare but not offer a public option. (Dec 2019)
  • Invest in "telehealth" allowing internet access to doctors. (Dec 2019)
  • Provide comprehensive mental health coverage. (Nov 2019)
  • Supports forced licensing of drug patents to control costs. (Nov 2019)
  • Medicare-for-All but with private insurance. (Nov 2019)
  • Docs should focus on results, not procedure numbers. (Sep 2019)
  • Support negotiating drug prices for Medicare outpatients. (Jul 2019)
  • Aligned with "intactivists": against circumcision. (Apr 2019)
  • Public option would cost less than present system. (Apr 2019)
  • Advocates for a single-payer health care system. (Apr 2019)
  • Medicare-for-All establishes a basic right. (Mar 2019)
  • ObamaCare is only a good first step. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Homeland Security
Click here for 9 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Threats of tomorrow are Chinese A.I. and military drones. (Nov 2019)
  • Make domestic terrorism a primary focus of FBI, DHS, DOJ. (Nov 2019)
  • Military dumps oil at end of year, to avoid losing budget. (Sep 2019)
  • I signed a pledge to end the Forever Wars. (Jul 2019)
  • I'd love to declassify Area 51, for government transparency. (Jul 2019)
  • Military spending on modern threats, not decades-old ones. (Mar 2019)
  • Invest in equipment for technical superiority. (Mar 2019)
  • Rechannel $60B per year from defense to infrastructure. (Mar 2019)
  • Too much military spending focuses in decades-old threats. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Immigration
Click here for 10 full quotes on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • America has been magnet for human capital for generations. (Sep 2019)
  • Compete for talent from abroad, but not a merit system. (Sep 2019)
  • Immigrants are being scapegoated; blame the machines. (Jul 2019)
  • 12M illegal immigrants is a major problem. (Jun 2019)
  • Immigrants make US stronger and more dynamic. (Apr 2019)
  • Need more case workers & judges at southern border. (Apr 2019)
  • Come out of shadows with long-term permanent residency. (Mar 2019)
  • Deporting 11 million is impossible and inhumane. (Mar 2019)
  • Boost funding for U.S. ports of entry. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports the DREAM Act. (Feb 2019)
Andrew Yang on Jobs
Click here for 13 full quotes on Jobs OR other candidates on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • OpEd: Yang wrong that automation causing massive job loss. (Nov 2019)
  • Trickle up: create jobs by giving people buying power. (Nov 2019)
  • Federal job programs are not the answer to changing economy. (Oct 2019)
  • Most new jobs are gig, temporary, or contractor. (Aug 2019)
  • Empower women entrepreneurs with my $1000 per month plan. (Jul 2019)
  • We're terrible at retraining; give people resources directly. (Jul 2019)
  • Leave the minimum wage up to the states. (Jul 2019)
  • Monthly stipend would help us through technological changes. (Apr 2019)
  • I'm a huge union fan. (Apr 2019)
  • Universal payments to all adults would have no stigma. (Apr 2019)
  • Fight for equal pay for women, and women of color. (Apr 2019)
  • Pay equity for women and minorities. (Mar 2019)
  • Venture for America: army of builders with sense of purpose. (Feb 2014)
Andrew Yang on Principles & Values
Click here for 6 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other candidates on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Impeachment: Open to pardoning Trump if elected. (Dec 2019)
  • Impeachment won't solve problems that got Trump elected. (Oct 2019)
  • Not left or right, but forward. (Oct 2019)
  • Let's build a forward coalition toward democracy. (Jun 2019)
  • Subsidize journalists to do local reporting. (Feb 2019)
  • 2006: Founded test-prep company Manhattan GMAT. (Feb 2014)
Andrew Yang on Social Security
Click here for 3 full quotes on Social Security OR other candidates on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Universal Basic Income recipients might lose other benefits. (Apr 2019)
  • Optional automatic tax-free retirement investment vehicle. (Mar 2019)
  • Fund Freedom Dividend payments with 10% VAT. ()
Andrew Yang on Tax Reform
Click here for 7 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • End Social Security cap, favorable capital gains treatment. (Nov 2019)
  • Wealth tax didn't work where it was tried. (Oct 2019)
  • Value-added tax would generate $800B taxes & $700B GDP. (Jun 2019)
  • Fund programs from tech companies now paying no tax. (Apr 2019)
  • Value Added Tax would generate $800 billion. (Apr 2019)
  • Revenue Day: make paying taxes a celebration. (Mar 2019)
  • Value-Added Tax as part of new capitalist philosophy. (Feb 2019)
Andrew Yang on Technology
Click here for 13 full quotes on Technology OR other candidates on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Preserve our data rights and our data dignity. (Feb 2020)
  • Press misrepresents how Trump got elected. (Dec 2019)
  • Internet users should have property rights to their data. (Dec 2019)
  • Allow people to cast ballots through mobile apps. (Dec 2019)
  • Russian hacking of our elections is a hostile act. (Oct 2019)
  • Concerned about how tech affects children. (Oct 2019)
  • Users should own their personal data, get paid for its use. (Oct 2019)
  • Apply geoengineering fixes, but ALSO reduce carbon emissions. (Sep 2019)
  • Automation of our jobs the central challenge we face. (Jul 2019)
  • Prepare for artificial intelligence displacing thousands. (Jul 2019)
  • Users should have property rights to their data. (Jul 2019)
  • $1 trillion infrastructure investment; it's dangerous. (Mar 2019)
  • Tax tech giants to share in gains from growth. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on War & Peace
Click here for 8 full quotes on War & Peace OR other candidates on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Require Congress to declare war. (Feb 2020)
  • We've been in continuous armed conflict for 18 years. (Sep 2019)
  • Leaving Iran deal was a massive strategic mistake. (Aug 2019)
  • Need to accept incremental gains on N. Korea nukes. (Aug 2019)
  • Bring combat troops home from Afghanistan, but stay involved. (Aug 2019)
  • May need more troops in Afghanistan. (Jun 2019)
  • Limited foreign intervention; restore Congress's role in war. (Apr 2019)
  • Repeal post-9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 6 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR other candidates on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Disentangle economic value and human value. (Feb 2020)
  • Relaxing zoning laws would boost affordable housing. (Aug 2019)
  • Increase affordable housing; get localities to change zoning. (Apr 2019)
  • Freedom Dividend: create a universal basic income. (Mar 2019)
  • Create culture of lifting up the least among us. (May 2018)
  • Non-profit work is dispiriting if not rapidly expanding. (Feb 2014)


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Exposing stereotypes helps dispel them: Favors topic 1
Male legislators shouldn't decide female reproductive rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Support a woman's right to choose, including contraception: Strongly Favors topic 1
Abortion should be regulated by doctors, not legislators: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fix racial disparity with MLK's idea of a guaranteed income: Favors topic 2
Empower women entrepreneurs with my $1000 per month plan: Strongly Favors topic 2
Treatment of indigenous people has been immoral & criminal: Strongly Favors topic 2
Fight for equal pay for women, and women of color: Strongly Favors topic 2
Pay equity for women and minorities: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Who you love and how you love are up to you: Strongly Favors topic 3
Increase funding for LGBTQ issues and education: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports LGBTQ rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Create culture of lifting up the least among us: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Would expand Medicare but not offer a public option: Strongly Favors topic 5
Invest in "telehealth" allowing internet access to doctors: Favors topic 5
Provide comprehensive mental health coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports forced licensing of drug patents to control costs: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicare-for-All but with private insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Support negotiating drug prices for Medicare outpatients: Favors topic 5
Public option would cost less than present system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Advocates for a single-payer health care system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicare-for-All establishes a basic right: Strongly Favors topic 5
ObamaCare is only a good first step: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Universal Basic Income recipients might lose other benefits: Favors topic 6
Freedom Dividend of $1000/month for every adult American: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Optional automatic tax-free retirement investment vehicle: Favors topic 6
Fund Freedom Dividend payments with 10% VAT: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
I am pro-good-school; pay teachers more; use tests less: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Offered high pay for teachers in earlier business: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Pay teachers enough to attract and retain the best: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Improving teacher salaries improves student success: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Reformulate GDP to account for clean air & clean water: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Clean water is a fundamental human right: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Constitutional amendment to safeguard environment: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Help farmers modernize in sustainable way: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Thorium-based nuclear plants are safe and reliable: Strongly Favors topic 8
Create department to regulate social media: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Nuclear isn't perfect, but it's a solid solution for now: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Repeal 1994 crime bill, decriminalize truancy: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Makes more sense to pay people to keep out of jail: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Reform or reduce cash bail: Opposes topic 9
Eliminate private prisons: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Death penalty has led to tragic errors: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Replace mass incarceration with social programs: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Body cameras for every police officer: Opposes topic 9
Police unfairly target minorities: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Would push for "personalized" guns, subsidize upgrading: Opposes topic 10
Help gun owners "personalize" guns free of charge: Opposes topic 10
Voluntary buyback, plus high-capacity magazine ban: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Future without handguns is not reality: Favors topic 10
In the future, people will still own handguns: Favors topic 10
Treat guns the way we treat motor vehicles: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Three-tier gun licensing for common-sense safety: Opposes topic 10
Make gun manufacturers liable for mass shootings: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
End Social Security cap, favorable capital gains treatment: Favors topic 11
Wealth tax didn't work where it was tried: Opposes topic 11
0.1% tax on the sale of stocks, bonds and derivatives: Strongly Favors topic 11
Value-added tax would generate $800B taxes & $700B GDP: Favors topic 11
Fund programs from tech companies now paying no tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Value Added Tax would generate $800 billion: Favors topic 11
Same tax rate on capital gains as on earned income: Strongly Favors topic 11
Revenue Day: make paying taxes a celebration: Favors topic 11
Value-Added Tax as part of new capitalist philosophy: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
America has been magnet for human capital for generations: Strongly Favors topic 12
Immigrants are being scapegoated; blame the machines: Favors topic 12
12M illegal immigrants is a major problem: Opposes topic 12
Immigrants make US stronger and more dynamic: Strongly Favors topic 12
Need more case workers & judges at southern border: Strongly Favors topic 12
Come out of shadows with long-term permanent residency: Strongly Favors topic 12
Deporting 11 million is impossible and inhumane: Favors topic 12
Boost funding for U.S. ports of entry: Opposes topic 12
Supports the DREAM Act: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Would not stand in way of fossil fuel exports from US: Favors topic 13
Create a path forward on China that works for both sides: Favors topic 13
Partner to help African nations & expand markets: Strongly Favors topic 13
We need to crack down, but tariffs & trade wars are wrong: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
International consensus and coalitions on data: Opposes topic 14
US should lead the way on climate change: Opposes topic 14
Provide model for democratic capitalism, not authoritarians: Favors topic 14
Let our values lead us: no aid to Saudi Arabia against Yemen: Opposes topic 14
Two-state solution is only end to Israel/Palestine conflict: Opposes topic 14
Some Israeli actions are problematic on human rights: Opposes topic 14
Strengthen alliances such as NATO; reinvest in diplomacy: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Puerto Rican statehood is overdue step toward equality: Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Military dumps oil at end of year, to avoid losing budget: Opposes topic 15
I signed a pledge to end the Forever Wars: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Military spending on modern threats, not decades-old ones: Favors topic 15
Invest in equipment for technical superiority: Favors topic 15
Rechannel $60B per year from defense to infrastructure: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Too much military spending focuses in decades-old threats: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Allow people to cast ballots through mobile apps: Strongly Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration & lower voting age to 16: Strongly Favors topic 16
Felons should be allowed after release from prison: Favors topic 16
Electoral College should not be eliminated: Opposes topic 16
Change Electoral College by proportional allocation of votes: Favors topic 16
Congress should lower Federal voting age to 16: Strongly Favors topic 16
Electoral College: allocate state votes proportionally: Strongly Favors topic 16
Lower voting age to 16 in federal elections: Strongly Favors topic 16
Supports statehood for DC & Puerto Rico: Strongly Favors topic 16
Adopt ranked-choice voting model for all primaries: Strongly Favors topic 16
Make Puerto Rico a state: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Require Congress to declare war: Favors topic 17
Russian hacking of our elections is a hostile act: Opposes topic 17
We've been in continuous armed conflict for 18 years: Strongly Favors topic 17
Helping Ukraine defend itself against Russia helps US: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Leaving Iran deal was a massive strategic mistake: Strongly Favors topic 17
No quick answers on Israel, but supports two state solution: Opposes topic 17
Russia has been hacking our democracy for years: Opposes topic 17
May need more troops in Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Limited foreign intervention; restore Congress's role in war: Favors topic 17
Be very judicious about projecting force: Strongly Favors topic 17
Repeal post-9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Get incentives right to subsidize renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Set environmental standards for companies: Favors topic 18
Stop subsidizing fossil fuel industries; support carbon tax: Strongly Favors topic 18
Energy companies only operate on the bottom line: Strongly Favors topic 18
Convert to all-electric cars, via "Clunker" buy-backs: Favors topic 18
Nuclear needs to be on table; new reactors use thorium: Opposes topic 18
Apply geoengineering fixes, but ALSO reduce carbon emissions: Favors topic 18
Provide developing countries alternatives to fossil fuels: Favors topic 18
10 years too late on climate change, move to higher ground: Favors topic 18
US only accounts for 15% of global emissions, but take steps: Opposes topic 18
Rejoin rest of world in Paris Climate Agreement: Strongly Favors topic 18
Invest heavily in carbon capture and geoengineering: Strongly Favors topic 18
Carbon tax: internalize the cost of carbon emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Mixed score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test": Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Explore allowing therapeutic use of psilocybin mushrooms: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Create safe opioid injection sites to prevent overdoses: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Fines and judgements to fund treatment of opioid crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Decriminalize small opiate possession, safe injection sites: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Decriminalize opiates & marijuana, but not cocaine: Opposes topic 19
Legalize marijuana; pardon marijuana-related offenses: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Pardon non-violent drug offenders, focusing on marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
War on Drugs has not worked: treatment instead of punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Full legalization of marijuana; expunge federal convictions: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Decriminalize small quantities of opioid use and possession: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
OpEd: Yang wrong that automation causing massive job loss: Favors topic 20
We need to take best parts of both capitalism & socialism: Favors topic 20
Trickle up: create jobs by giving people buying power: Strongly Favors topic 20
Federal job programs are not the answer to changing economy: Opposes topic 20
Relaxing zoning laws would boost affordable housing: Favors topic 20
Redefine GDP to account for health & wellbeing: Strongly Favors topic 20
Automation of our jobs the central challenge we face: Strongly Favors topic 20
American Mall Act to transition closed malls to other uses: Strongly Favors topic 20
We're terrible at retraining; give people resources directly: Favors topic 20
Monthly stipend would help us through technological changes: Strongly Favors topic 20
Universal payments to all adults would have no stigma: Strongly Favors topic 20
Freedom Dividend: create a universal basic income: Strongly Favors topic 20
Subsidize journalists to do local reporting: Strongly Favors topic 20

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