Budget & Economy|
Dennis Kucinich: Make any corporation with an American name pay taxes here.
Dennis Kucinich: FactCheck: military spending less than entitlement programs.
Barack Obama: Racial equality good for America as a whole.
Bill Richardson: Diversity isn’t just talking points; it’s facts of life.
Hillary Clinton: We’ve come a long way on race, but we have a long way to go.
John Edwards: Racial inequality is at heart & soul of my campaign.
Mike Gravel: Racism still with us in the 21st century.
Bill Richardson: Reward companies that pay over the prevailing wage.
Chris Dodd: Stop rewarding companies who create jobs offshore.
Joe Biden: Take burden off corporations so jobs stay in US.
John Edwards: Eliminate all tax breaks for outsourcing jobs.
Barack Obama: Need justice that is not just us, but is everybody.
Chris Dodd: Mandatory minimum sentencing has been a disaster.
Chris Dodd: Eliminate distinction between crack cocaine & powder cocaine.
Dennis Kucinich: End mandatory minimums.
Hillary Clinton: Mandatory sentences have been too widely used.
John Edwards: Our justice system is not color-blind.
Mike Gravel: If you don’t have any money, you don’t get any justice.
Hillary Clinton: Divert non-violent drug offenders away from prison.
Joe Biden: Divert drug offenders out of prison system.
John Edwards: Help convicts with drug counseling & job counseling.
Mike Gravel: Drugs are public health issue, not criminal issue.
Mike Gravel: FactCheck: Only 40% of inmates are black; not 70% as claimed.
Barack Obama: Incentives to hire a million teachers over next decade.
Bill Richardson: Nobody asks how we pay for war; why do we ask on education?.
Chris Dodd: Shame of resegregation has been occurring in our schools.
Chris Dodd: Highest priority is equal educational opportunity.
Dennis Kucinich: Stop funding war, start funding education; 15% DoD reduction.
Dennis Kucinich: Constitutional amendment guaranteeing equal opportunity.
Hillary Clinton: It takes a village; American village has failed our children.
Joe Biden: Overcome racial achievement gap with early education.
Barack Obama: Give Katrina contracts to locals, not to Halliburton.
Bill Richardson: Katrina response “disgraceful”; reform FEMA & insurance.
Chris Dodd: Make Katrina recovery a symbol of what we can do right.
Dennis Kucinich: Katrina response underscores what’s wrong about race.
Hillary Clinton: Overcome almost criminal indifference to Katrina rebuilding.
Joe Biden: America should guarantee Katrina reconstruction.
John Edwards: Pay New Orleans residents to rebuild from Katrina.
Mike Gravel: Iraq funds could build 4 million homes for Katrina victims.
Barack Obama: No-fly zone in Darfur; but pay attention more in Africa.
Bill Richardson: Pressure China & Europe to enforce no-fly zone in Darfur.
Chris Dodd: US unilateral action to end Darfur genocide.
Dennis Kucinich: If Darfur had oil, we’d be occupying Sudan.
Hillary Clinton: NATO-enforced no-fly zone to end Darfur genocide.
Joe Biden: US troops on ground in Sudan to end Darfur carnage.
John Edwards: No-fly zone in Darfur; but also social spending in Africa.
Mike Gravel: Need president with moral judgment; most don’t have it.
Barack Obama: Reinvest in communities that are burdened by globalization.
Bill Richardson: Fair trade includes no slave labor & no child labor.
Chris Dodd: Prohibit Defense Department from outsourcing contracts.
Dennis Kucinich: Democrats started NAFTA; Democrats will end it.
Hillary Clinton: End tax breaks for outsourcing jobs.
Mike Gravel: Trade agreements only benefit shareholders.
Barack Obama: Homophobia prevents talking about HIV/AIDS.
Barack Obama: Got tested for AIDS, with wife, in public, in Kenya.
Bill Richardson: Fund fight on HIV/AIDS both nationally and internationally.
Bill Richardson: FactCheck: AIDS rate in Africa is 5.8%, not 20% as claimed.
Dennis Kucinich: Healthcare access is a basic right in a democratic society.
Hillary Clinton: Outcry if AIDS were leading disease of young whites.
Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: Yes, AIDS is leading disease of young black women.
Joe Biden: Got tested for AIDS after blood transfusion; no shame in it.
John Edwards: Fully fund finding a cure for AIDS.
John Edwards: FactCheck: Medicaid already covers treatment for HIV/AIDS.
Mike Gravel: End subsidization of the insurance companies.
Mike Gravel: Cut Pentagon by more than 15%; we’re squandering money.
Mike Gravel: FactCheck: Yes, Iraq money could fund 21M scholarships.
Barack Obama: Reduce Bush tax cuts to pay for health care & other programs.
Bill Richardson: Replace Bush tax cuts with cuts for middle class.
Chris Dodd: Make taxes fair but also pro-growth.
Hillary Clinton: Why cut off payroll contribution at $95,000?.
John Edwards: Repeal Bush tax cuts to pay for universal health care.
Mike Gravel: Tax code is corrupt & serves the wealthy.
Bill Richardson: 250 science & math academies to limit technical outsourcing.
War & Peace|
Dennis Kucinich: FactCheck: $2 trillion for Iraq? High, but accurate estimate.
Welfare & Poverty|
Bill Richardson: Strategy to deal with poverty: unions; living wage; EITC.
John Edwards: Poverty in America is the cause of my life.