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Table 3: 
Representation Learning Objectives: Explain Data (Top) and Embed Symbol (Bottom). Note that ideology labels were learned from user profiles, and do not necessarily represent the official stances of political parties.
IssueDebate StatementsConLibtModLiblPro
Guns No gun laws should be passed restricting the right to bear arms .98 .01 .00 .01 .00 
Gun control is an ineffective comfort tactic used by the government to fool the American people .08 .65 .22 .02 .03 
Gun control is good for society .14 .06 .60 .15 .06 
In the US handguns ought to be banned .03 .01 .01 .93 .02 
The USA should ban most guns and confiscate them .00 .00 .01 .00 .99 
 
Issue Ideology Statements close in the embedding space 
LGBT Libl gay marriage ought be legalized, gay marriage should be legalized, same-sex marriage should be federally legal 
Con Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 prove the anti gay marriage position, gay marriage is not bad, homosexuality is not a sin nor taboo 
IssueDebate StatementsConLibtModLiblPro
Guns No gun laws should be passed restricting the right to bear arms .98 .01 .00 .01 .00 
Gun control is an ineffective comfort tactic used by the government to fool the American people .08 .65 .22 .02 .03 
Gun control is good for society .14 .06 .60 .15 .06 
In the US handguns ought to be banned .03 .01 .01 .93 .02 
The USA should ban most guns and confiscate them .00 .00 .01 .00 .99 
 
Issue Ideology Statements close in the embedding space 
LGBT Libl gay marriage ought be legalized, gay marriage should be legalized, same-sex marriage should be federally legal 
Con Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 prove the anti gay marriage position, gay marriage is not bad, homosexuality is not a sin nor taboo 
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