Mike Gravel: Leadership fails because US is run by corporate America.
Chris Dodd: Allow medical marijuana; and allow decriminalization too.
Chris Dodd: Decriminalize marijuana but don’t legalize it.
Barack Obama: We need a sense of urgency about improving education system.
Bill Richardson: Start earlier with preschool for every child under 4.
Chris Dodd: Advocate for free community-college education.
Dennis Kucinich: End No Child Left Behind; end testing as be-all & end-all.
Hillary Clinton: We have not yet reached consensus on education reform.
Hillary Clinton: AR Ed Reform taught that there is a place for testing.
Joe Biden: $3000 tax credit for college for anyone earning under $150K.
John Edwards: Make community colleges & public universities free.
John Edwards: Think of education as a birth-to-death experience in America.
Mike Gravel: GovWatch: Yes, Americans are getting fatter, but not dumber.
Mike Gravel: Extend school day and extend school year.
Mike Gravel: Our school stats fail because we’re stuck in triumphalism.
Energy & Oil|
John Edwards: Give up SUVs & other sacrifices, to deal with climate crisis.
Barack Obama: Ok to take $5 donations from drug company employees.
Mike Gravel: Americans are getting fatter & dumber; must get empowered!.
Barack Obama: Government healthcare like members of Congress have.
Bill Richardson: Universal health care, no matter who you are.
Chris Dodd: Universal health mart: shop for best plan to suit your needs.
Chris Dodd: Require at age 55 a physical exam to qualify for Medicare.
Chris Dodd: Make people pay high price for voluntary choice of smoking.
Dennis Kucinich: Let the US be like every other industrialized democracy.
Hillary Clinton: A plan is necessary; but consensus is more necessary.
Hillary Clinton: Include insurance industry in discussions, but rein them in.
Joe Biden: Start paying for universal coverage with $100B in redundancy.
Joe Biden: Rethink healthcare by focusing on prevention.
John Edwards: $90B-$120B per year for healthcare, by ending Bush tax cut.
John Edwards: If not universal coverage, which people wouldn’t be covered?.
John Edwards: Let people choose between private plan and single-payer.
John Edwards: Take on insurance & drug companies, who have blocked reform.
Mike Gravel: Universal coverage with guaranteed equal care.
Mike Gravel: Reforms fail because pharma companies control Congress.
Mike Gravel: Everybody should have the same health care.
Dennis Kucinich: Strength through peace.
Mike Gravel: I ended the draft; I stopped nuclear testing.
Bill Richardson: We pay for immigrant healthcare; have them pay into system.
Bill Richardson: Increase H-1B visas to permit more skilled workers.
Principles & Values|
Barack Obama: Reach out to faith community;faith has role in public square.
Bill Richardson: Would not leave NM governorship to be vice president.
Barack Obama: JFK inspired with space program; now same with energy R&D.
War & Peace|
Barack Obama: Surge has not succeeded because it ignores political issues.
Bill Richardson: The surge is not working; Petraeus just being team player.
Bill Richardson: Iraqi situation is about to implode; withdraw all troops.
Chris Dodd: Surge has not made us safer, more secure, or less vulnerable.
Chris Dodd: Terminate funding for Iraq; compare Vietnam & persuade GOP.
Dennis Kucinich: US army has civilian leadership; it’s not Patraeus’ decision.
Dennis Kucinich: Congress has the Constitutional power to end the war.
Dennis Kucinich: Assassination is extrajudicial killing; not even Osama.
Hillary Clinton: Patraeus report requires willing suspension of disbelief.
Joe Biden: Patraeus report is wrong strategy; draw down troops now.
John Edwards: Focus on political progress in Iraq.
John Edwards: Congress has a mandate to defund war to force Bush out.
Mike Gravel: Patraeus report is tragic charade; we all knew what he’d say.
Mike Gravel: Pull American troops out; it can be done in 120 days.
Mike Gravel: Young men & women will die because of this nation’s mistake.