The 2016 presidential race has defied almost everyone’s expectations. Whether it’s building a wall along the Mexican border, the KKK, or hating on all Muslims, the topics have been “surprising,” to say the least. To help us make sense of it all, The New York Times has just released a graphic mapping the subjects most mentioned during presidential debates so far.
You might think that with tens of thousands of drug-related fatalities per year in the US—far more than from Islamic terrorism, for example, which has resulted in 29 deaths on US soil during the past decade—US drug problems would be high on the list.
1. Islamic State 2. Immigration 3. Taxes4. Healthcare 5. Military Power 6. Jobs7. Iran 8. Guns 9. Anti-Washington10. Budget and debt 11. Education 12. Ground troops13. Reagan 14. Criminal justice 15. Syria16. Russia 17. Trade 18. Constitution19. Race 20. Sept. 11 attacks 21. Wall Street22. Income inequality 23. Climate Change 24. China25. Supreme court 26. Libya 27. Campaign finance28. Veterans 29. Iraq/Afghanistan 30. North Korea31. Clean energy 32. Abortion 33. Social Security34. Infrastructure 35. Israel 36. Refugees