Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
| The Truths We Hold,|
by Kamala Harris (2019)
| Smart on Crime,|
by Kamala Harris (2010)
| Guide to Political Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
| Where We Go From Here,|
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
|Conscience of a Conservative,|
by Jeff Flake (2017)
| Two Paths,|
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
|Every Other Monday,|
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
|Courage is Contagious,|
by John Kasich (1998)
| Shortest Way Home,|
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election|
| What Happened ,|
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Becoming ,|
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
2007 Democratic primary debate in South Carolina, sponsored by MSNBC, April 26, 2007
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Barack Obama: Trust women to make own decisions on partial-birth abortion.
Chris Dodd: Courts should decide abortion cases based on woman’s health.
Dennis Kucinich: Litmus test on Roe, but as part of a culture of life.
Joe Biden: Nominees should agree on constitutional right to privacy.
John Edwards: Gov’t should not decide for women on partial-birth abortion.
Barack Obama: Put the Confederate flag in a museum, not the state house.
Chris Dodd: Supports civil unions but opposes gay marriage.
Hillary Clinton: Corporate elite treat working-class America as invisible.
John Edwards: Hedge fund investors help figure out and reduce poverty.
Joe Biden: Pay teachers more to get better educational results.
Joe Biden: FactCheck: Japan pays teachers more, but not India & China.
Energy & Oil|
Bill Richardson: Sacrifice for Apollo-like program for renewable fuel.
Joe Biden: Make every automobile sold be a flex-fuel automobile.
John Edwards: Bold transformation to stop importing 12M bbl of oil per day.
John Edwards: Cap carbon emissions & invest in carbon sequestration.
Mike Gravel: I started the nuclear critique in this country.
Barack Obama: Europe & Japan are allies, but China is a competitor.
Barack Obama: Palestinian people suffer-but from not recognizing Israel.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: Palestinian suffering from stalled peace effort.
Bill Richardson: Strategic interests in Russia: loose nukes & Chechnya.
Bill Richardson: Being stubborn isn’t a foreign policy--diplomacy is.
Bill Richardson: Re-evaluate embargo for post-Castro Cuba.
Joe Biden: Biggest threat to US is from North Korea, Iran, & Russia.
John Edwards: Russia has moved from democracy to autocracy.
John Edwards: Lead international effort on economic development.
Mike Gravel: US has no important enemies, so treat world as equals.
Barack Obama: First bill ever passed was campaign finance reform.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: no lobbyist money, yes from lobbyist spouses.
Bill Richardson: Delayed call for Gonzales to resign until failed testimony.
Chris Dodd: Supports public campaign finance, despite personal history.
Dennis Kucinich: Impeach VP Cheney for taking US into Iraq War based on lies.
Bill Richardson: The 2nd Amendment is precious.
Hillary Clinton: Background check system could prevent Virginia Tech massacre.
Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: VA Tech shooter not declared a danger to others.
Joe Biden: Keep assault weapons ban; close gun show loophole.
Barack Obama: National insurance pool & catastrophic insurance.
Bill Richardson: Focus on preventive healthcare without raising taxes.
Dennis Kucinich: Universal not-for-profit health care.
Hillary Clinton: Still scarred from ‘94 failure, but ready for universal care.
Hillary Clinton: 1990s plan failed after big pharma & insurance worked on it.
John Edwards: Require employer coverage for every single American.
Chris Dodd: Stateless terrorism requires a multinational response.
Dennis Kucinich: Global war on terror is pretext for aggressive war.
Hillary Clinton: Big disconnect between rhetoric and reality on security.
Mike Gravel: Threatening nukes is immoral foreign policy.
Mike Gravel: Fighting terrorism with a war doesn’t work.
Mike Gravel: US is the greatest violator of the non-proliferation treaty.
Hillary Clinton: Comprehensive reform to get 12 million out of shadows.
Principles & Values|
Barack Obama: Biggest mistake was intruding in Terri Schiavo case.
Bill Richardson: Biggest mistake is impatience, like pushing minimum wage.
Chris Dodd: Biggest professional mistake was the Iraq War.
Dennis Kucinich: Biggest mistake was firing police chief on Good Friday.
Hillary Clinton: Biggest mistakes: mishandling healthcare; believing in WMDs.
Joe Biden: Biggest mistake was thinking he could work with George Bush.
John Edwards: Biggest professional mistake was voting for Iraq War.
Mike Gravel: Did not plan on presidency, but candidates are frightening.
War & Peace|
Barack Obama: Iraq has distracted us from Taliban in Afghanistan.
Barack Obama: War in Iraq is “dumb” but troops still need equipment.
Barack Obama: Increase ground forces in Iraq to decrease troop rotations.
Barack Obama: Iran with nuclear weapons is a profound security threat.
Bill Richardson: Stop funding for Iraq war-it is a disaster and must end.
Chris Dodd: Cut off the funding spigot for Iraq in one year.
Dennis Kucinich: One cannot be against Iraq war yet still fund it.
Dennis Kucinich: Lack of info was no excuse for voting for Iraq war.
Dennis Kucinich: 2003 war vote was audition for presidential decision-making.
Dennis Kucinich: We’re in Iraq for oil & looking at attacking Iran for oil.
Dennis Kucinich: FactCheck: Iraqi oil production has fallen during war.
Hillary Clinton: This war is up to Iraqi people to win or lose, not the US.
Hillary Clinton: Voted for Iraq war based on available info; now would not.
Joe Biden: Change the fundamental premise of Iraq engagement.
Joe Biden: Replace pre-emption doctrine with prevention.
John Edwards: Apologized for Iraq war vote; others must search conscience.
Mike Gravel: Soldiers in Iraq are dying in vain; so just get out.
Mike Gravel: Iraq war was lost the day Bush invaded-make it illegal.
Welfare & Poverty|
Chris Dodd: No drug tests for welfare recipients.
Hillary Clinton: Hedge funds incentivize risk, but need regulation.
John Edwards: Despite mistake on $400 haircut, understands poverty.
The above quotations are from 2007 Democratic primary debate in South Carolina, sponsored by MSNBC, April 26, 2007.