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Julian Castro’s Sense and Stability

Julian Castro’s Sense and Stability

On the Campaign Trail: Julian Castro, former cabinet secretary and mayor, has made a detailed immigration reform program the center of his presidential bid. It is his only well-defined foreign policy position. Only fellow Texan Beto O’Rourke has prioritized immigration so highly. Border Security: Decriminalize the Undocumented Immigration: People-First The Texas Tribune says: Castro’s People First...

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Ex-Marine Seth Moulton Focuses on National Security

Ex-Marine Seth Moulton Focuses on National Security

On the Campaign Trail: Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachussetts is an ex-Marine, one of three military veterans in the 2020 Democratic race. If he runs (he says he’s in “exploratory” mode until May), military service and national security issues will be central to his candidacy. Moulton is a self-described moderate. His abortive challenge to House...

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Amy Klobuchar Supports European Alliances

Amy Klobuchar Supports European Alliances

On the Campaign Trail: The “National Security” vertical of Klobuchar’s web site shows that the senior senator from Minnesota does not stray far from the Washington orthodoxy. While her public statement on issues of war, peace and the secret agencies are not detailed, they indicate Klobuchar is a candidate of continuity, not change. President Klobuchar...

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Jay Inslee: ‘Defeat Climate Change’

Jay Inslee: ‘Defeat Climate Change’

On the Campaign Trail: The two-term governor of Washington says one issue outweighs all the rest: climate change. Inslee insists that “defeating climate change is the defining challenge of our time and that it must be the foremost priority for the next president.” Paris Agreement: U.S. Climate Alliance Founder In 2017, Inslee co-founded the U.S....

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Kirsten Gillibrand, Hawkish Critic of Endless Wars

Kirsten Gillibrand, Hawkish Critic of Endless Wars

On the Campaign Trail: ——————- Foreign Policy Vision: ‘Strong and Strategic’ The junior senator from New York says “America needs a strong and strategic foreign policy, not endless wars.“ Gillibrand combines opposition to U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria with hawkish positions on Venezuela and Iran. [Do you like Kirsten Gillibrand? Tell us...