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Third World America, by Arianna Huffington

Survey of Gubernatorial campaign websites, 2001-2009

Right Is Wrong, by Arianna Huffington

Pigs at the Trough, by Arianna Huffington

Recall Debate, California State University at Sacramento

Eastern Groups Publications, CA Gov. Q&A, with Raul Vasquez

How to Overthrow the Government, by Arianna Huffington

Fanatics and Fools, by Arianna Huffington

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Arianna Huffington on Abortion
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  • Strongly pro-choice; woman’s right to choose. (Aug 2003)
Arianna Huffington on Budget & Economy
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  • Real Misery Index: highest level ever in April 2010. (Sep 2010)
  • Crisis was inevitable byproduct of maximizing profit. (Sep 2010)
  • Switch from bank-centric to people-centric policy. (Sep 2010)
  • 1990s excesses: corporate tricksters got away with millions. (Jan 2004)
  • Gloom and doom statistics are hurting California. (Sep 2003)
Arianna Huffington on Civil Rights
Click here for 9 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other political leaders on Civil Rights.
  • Patriot Act erodes civil liberties that we have fought for. (Apr 2004)
  • Prop 54 is racial discrimination without a paper trail. (Sep 2003)
  • For giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. (Sep 2003)
  • Prop 54 is racial discrimination without a paper trail. (Sep 2003)
  • Supports same-sex marriage under equal protection clause. (Sep 2003)
  • Supports same-sex unions with full rights. (Aug 2003)
  • Supports affirmative action wholeheartedly. (Aug 2003)
  • Prop. 54 is a racist gag order. (Aug 2003)
  • Live the Ten Commandments, instead of posting in schools. (Jul 2000)
Arianna Huffington on Corporations
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  • AIG bank bailout would close all state budget gaps of $166B. (Sep 2010)
  • Banks got 40% of all corporate profits, paid by middle class. (Sep 2010)
  • Safety net protects those hurt by supply-and-demand. (Sep 2010)
  • Offshore tax havens evade $100B taxes per year. (Sep 2010)
  • 2005 Bankruptcy Bill protected bankers, not consumers. (Sep 2010)
  • Cuts to consumer safety agencies resulted in dangerous toys. (Apr 2008)
  • Corporate criminals are treated with kid gloves. (Apr 2004)
  • End loopholes that allow shifting profits overseas. (Jan 2004)
  • Unholy alliance: CEO class and Capitol Hill. (Jan 2004)
  • Three Strikes and you’re out for corporate felons. (Sep 2003)
Arianna Huffington on Crime
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  • We can choose books or bars; we've built bigger prisons. (Sep 2010)
  • Philosophically opposed to the death penalty. (Sep 2003)
  • Roll back $1B prison guard pay raise: books, not bars. (Aug 2003)
  • Moratorium on capital punishment based on racial disparity. (Aug 2003)
  • Mandatory minimum sentencing is cowardly. (Jul 2000)
  • Investigate anti-depressants’ role in school shootings. (Jul 2000)
Arianna Huffington on Drugs
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  • Supports medical marijuana; fight Bush to keep Prop 215. (Sep 2003)
  • Hypocrisy infects America's insane drug war on every level. (Sep 2002)
  • Drug War is a disaster: need more prevention. (Jul 2000)
Arianna Huffington on Education
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  • Education as great equalizer has gone terribly wrong. (Sep 2010)
  • Single-payer education: feds fund; parents choose. (Sep 2010)
  • Not a strong America if 8th graders can’t read. (Apr 2004)
  • Prop 49 was nothing but a photo-op initiative. (Sep 2003)
  • Books, not bars: fund teachers, not prisons. (Sep 2003)
  • Davis inappropriately spending $18M on ACLU school lawsuit. (Sep 2003)
  • Equalize funding for charter schools to raise teacher pay. (Sep 2003)
Arianna Huffington on Energy & Oil
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  • Voluntary CO2 reductions are just more procrastination. (Apr 2008)
  • Stress fuel efficiency; invest in clean & renewable energy. (Aug 2003)
Arianna Huffington on Environment
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  • Destructive to allow logging on federal lands. (Apr 2008)
Arianna Huffington on Families & Children
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  • Promoting marriage is not a proper role of government. (Apr 2004)
Arianna Huffington on Foreign Policy
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  • Supports diplomatic approach over military solution. (Aug 2008)
Arianna Huffington on Free Trade
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  • White-collar outsourcing has begun; 350,000 jobs by 2012. (Sep 2010)
  • CAFTA gives sweetheart provisions to drug companies. (Jun 2005)
Arianna Huffington on Government Reform
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  • $6.5M worth of lobbying directed at each member of Congress. (Sep 2010)
  • Full public financing of political campaigns. (Sep 2010)
  • Higher campaign donation limit gives more influence to rich. (Apr 2004)
  • GOP doesn’t scale back government-just reallocates. (Apr 2004)
  • People don’t vote because politicians don’t care. (Jul 2000)
  • Politics by polls is not leadership: end phone polling. (Jul 2000)
  • Make all political donations anonymous, like ballots. (Jul 2000)
  • Mandated donor anonymity would dry up PAC influence. (Jul 2000)
  • Open up voting, ballots, and debates. (Jul 2000)
Arianna Huffington on Gun Control
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  • More gun restrictions and more enforcement of gun laws. (Sep 2003)
  • Favors all the gun control we can get. (Jul 2000)
Arianna Huffington on Health Care
Click here for 8 full quotes on Health Care OR other political leaders on Health Care.
  • Only a public option will truly contain healthcare costs. (Nov 2009)
  • RomneyCare in Mass. wasn't perfect, but a big step forward. (Apr 2008)
  • Mind-boggling Medicare/Medicaid cuts hurt seniors & the poor. (Apr 2008)
  • Insurers & Big Pharma don't want Medicare drug buying. (Apr 2008)
  • SB-2: Half-baked measures leave 3 million uninsured. (Sep 2003)
  • Stop platitudes about fraud-issue is 6 million uninsured. (Sep 2003)
  • Tobacco Bill was bought & paid for by Big Tobacco. (Jul 2000)
  • AIDS drugs show industry focus on profit over health. (Jul 2000)
Arianna Huffington on Homeland Security
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  • Hallmark of nation in decline is increased military spending. (Sep 2010)
  • Guns vs. butter: make it part of the national debate. (Apr 2010)
  • Reduce military spending or America will decline. (Apr 2010)
  • Funds going to rebuild Iraq; schools needed for US schools. (Apr 2004)
Arianna Huffington on Immigration
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  • Illegal immigrants already paid price for American dream. (Apr 2008)
  • Deporting 12 million illegals can't be the American way. (Apr 2008)
  • Respect illegal immigrant rights-they’re not terrorists. (Sep 2003)
  • Drivers license to illegal immigrants this bill & every bill. (Sep 2003)
  • Supports immigrant rights. (Aug 2003)
Arianna Huffington on Jobs
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  • Unemployment is 31% for the poor and only 3% for the rich. (Sep 2010)
  • OSHA under Bush has protected employers, not employee safety. (Apr 2008)
  • Supports required overtime as corporate fraud protection. (Sep 2003)
  • Supports right to organize and local living wage. (Aug 2003)
Arianna Huffington on Principles & Values
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  • Third World America: we are slipping as a nation. (Sep 2010)
  • No elected officials led Civil Rights movement; people did. (Apr 2008)
  • Supports the Democratic nominee as the only way to beat Bush. (Apr 2004)
  • Ran “Shadow Conventions” coinciding with Dems’ and GOP’s. (Apr 2004)
  • Will she run again? Unequivocally “Maybe”. (Apr 2004)
  • Supports Green values but not Green presidential votes. (Apr 2004)
  • Recall not a question of right or left-it’s right or wrong. (Sep 2003)
  • Cruz is assassinator of 2003, stopping independent election. (Sep 2003)
  • Mother state: good schools, and healthy safe world. (Sep 2003)
  • It’s time to overthrow a rotten government system. (Jul 2000)
  • Dems & GOP are identical cousins. (Jul 2000)
Arianna Huffington on Social Security
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  • Calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme is radical & extreme. (Sep 2011)
Arianna Huffington on Tax Reform
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  • Estate tax repeal damages philanthropic organizations. (Apr 2004)
  • Repeal car tax by cutting prisons & taxing oil & tobacco. (Sep 2003)
  • Big business should carry fair share of the tax burden. (Aug 2003)
  • Full assessment of commercial property; more corporate tax. (Aug 2003)
Arianna Huffington on Technology
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  • Need $2.2T for infrastructure by 2015; only $975B budgeted. (Sep 2010)
  • $8B stimulus for high-speed rail is a drop in the bucket. (Sep 2010)
  • Broadband usage 46% among blacks; 65% among others. (Sep 2010)
  • Bush Sr. proposed Mars for $400B, Bush Jr. for $12B? (Apr 2004)
  • Opposes Prop 53 because money will come from social programs. (Sep 2003)
Arianna Huffington on War & Peace
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  • $61B per year on wars of choice makes economy sputter. (Sep 2010)
  • 2006: CIA repudiated that war in Iraq had made us safer. (Apr 2008)
  • Iraq obsession was both for empire AND oil war. (Apr 2008)
  • Bush refuses to differentiate Saddam from Al Qaeda. (Apr 2004)
  • Rice won’t document claim of Saddam-al Qaeda contacts. (Apr 2004)
  • Speedy fall of Baghdad proves the antiwar movement right. (Apr 2004)
  • $150B and 3,000 casualties but no WMDs. (Apr 2004)
  • Bush knew yellowcake claim was bogus but used it anyway. (Apr 2004)
  • Iraq reconstruction should be by UN, like all other wars. (Apr 2004)
Arianna Huffington on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Faith works for addressing social problems. (Mar 2001)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strongly pro-choice; woman’s right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No elected officials led Civil Rights movement; people did: Strongly Favors topic 2
Prop 54 is racial discrimination without a paper trail: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supports affirmative action wholeheartedly: Strongly Favors topic 2
Prop. 54 is a racist gag order: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Promoting marriage is not a proper role of government: Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage under equal protection clause: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex unions with full rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
AIDS drugs show industry focus on profit over health: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
Faith works for addressing social problems: Favors topic 4
Live the Ten Commandments, instead of posting in schools: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Only a public option will truly contain healthcare costs: Strongly Favors topic 5
RomneyCare in Mass. wasn't perfect, but a big step forward: Strongly Favors topic 5
Mind-boggling Medicare/Medicaid cuts hurt seniors & the poor: Strongly Favors topic 5
Insurers & Big Pharma don't want Medicare drug buying: Strongly Favors topic 5
SB-2: Half-baked measures leave 3 million uninsured: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme is radical & extreme: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Single-payer education: feds fund; parents choose: Strongly Favors topic 7
Equalize funding for charter schools to raise teacher pay: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+5 points on Social scale)
Voluntary CO2 reductions are just more procrastination: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Philosophically opposed to the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Roll back $1B prison guard pay raise: books, not bars: Opposes topic 9
Moratorium on capital punishment based on racial disparity: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Mandatory minimum sentencing is cowardly: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More gun restrictions and more enforcement of gun laws: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors all the gun control we can get: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Estate tax repeal damages philanthropic organizations: Favors topic 11
End loopholes that allow shifting profits overseas: Strongly Favors topic 11
Big business should carry fair share of the tax burden: Favors topic 11
Full assessment of commercial property; more corporate tax: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Illegal immigrants already paid price for American dream: Strongly Favors topic 12
Deporting 12 million illegals can't be the American way: Strongly Favors topic 12
For giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12
Respect illegal immigrant rights-they’re not terrorists: Strongly Favors topic 12
Drivers license to illegal immigrants this bill & every bill: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supports immigrant rights: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
CAFTA gives sweetheart provisions to drug companies: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Iraq reconstruction should be by UN, like all other wars: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Guns vs. butter: make it part of the national debate: Opposes topic 15
Reduce military spending or America will decline: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Funds going to rebuild Iraq; schools needed for US schools: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(+2 points on Social scale)
Full public financing of political campaigns: Strongly Favors topic 16
Higher campaign donation limit gives more influence to rich: Favors topic 16
Unholy alliance: CEO class and Capitol Hill: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports diplomatic approach over military solution: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iraq obsession was both for empire AND oil war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Stress fuel efficiency; invest in clean & renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports medical marijuana; fight Bush to keep Prop 215: Strongly Favors topic 19
Hypocrisy infects America's insane drug war on every level: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Drug War is a disaster: need more prevention: Strongly Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Arianna Huffington is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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