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)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| 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)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy|
Mike Pence: Great Recession tax-&-spend policy led to weak recovery.
Rand Paul: Trillion-dollar deficits are bad, whether by Dems or by GOP.
Corey Stewart: Protect Confederate monuments.
Tim Kaine: Redefine VA as rainbow coalition instead of Unite the Right.
Bernie Sanders: Americans in red OR blue states oppose enriching the top 1%.
Bernie Sanders: Middle class needs tax breaks; top 1% does not.
Tim Kaine: Systemic racial inequities in the criminal justice system.
Energy & Oil|
Bernie Sanders: No more debate on climate change; it's here & costs $100Bs.
Joe Neguse: Comprehensive solution for planetary crisis, climate change.
Marco Rubio: Climate change is reality, but we're a country, not a planet.
Mike Bloomberg: America should be big part of climate solution.
Mike Bloomberg: If some countries do right thing on climate, we all benefit.
Lindsey Graham: Manage forest underbrush better, to avoid raging wildfires.
Mike Bloomberg: EPA failing to focus on clean air and clean water.
Bernie Sanders: Leave a planet to our kids that is healthy & habitable.
Families & Children|
Kirsten Gillibrand: Women run for office because Trump demeans & devalues women.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: More women in Congress means more focus on family leave.
Marco Rubio: Engage with Putin, but recognize he supports zero sum games.
Donald Trump: European Union is a foe in trade, & in lack of NATO payments.
Bernie Sanders: Gaza is humanitarian disaster; Israelis shouldn't over-react.
Joni Ernst: Worth the pain of tariffs to get a better deal with China.
John Kasich: Tariffs lead to acrimony among friends & going it alone.
John Kasich: Tariffs slow down the economy and hurt 40 million jobs.
Steve Mnuchin: 3-part agenda: tax & regulatory relief; free & fair trade.
Bernie Sanders: Russian cyber-attacks threaten integrity of US elections.
Marco Rubio: Sanctions against Russia for interfering in 2016 election.
Bernie Sanders: Don't privatize the Veterans Administration.
Rand Paul: Fiscal conservatives must oppose unlimited military spending.
Dan Crenshaw: Build a wall on some parts, but other security along river.
Deb Haaland: Separating children from parents at the border is appalling.
Joe Neguse: Using troops to secure southern border is the wrong approach.
Joni Ernst: Troops on Mexican border is ok, for logistical support.
Lindsey Graham: Change asylum law to not apply to illegal border crossers.
Ted Cruz: Use all tools available to stop asylum for migrant caravan.
Marco Rubio: Child separation policy at border is simply un-American.
John Kasich: DREAMers are part of the fabric of America.
Marco Rubio: Children are trafficked into US illegally by criminal groups.
Bernie Sanders: The Great Wall was ok in 1600s; not so smart today.
Principles & Values|
Bernie Sanders: Learn from Gingrich in 1994: propose bold Democratic agenda.
John Kerry: Let's get back to fact-based democracy.
Jennifer Wexton: Women run in 2018 because Trump makes democracy look fragile.
Mike Bloomberg: Trump was not a business manager; I ran large organizations.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: Republican Party needs to attract women & minorities.
Jeff Flake: Republican Party needs to attract millennials & minorities.
Chrissy Houlahan: We need to prioritize a big infrastructure bill.
Marco Rubio: When Chinese companies steal I.P., put them out of business.
War & Peace|
Bernie Sanders: Withdraw US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen.
Rand Paul: Cut off arms sales to Saudis; war in Yemen hurts US security.
Marco Rubio: Selling arms to Saudi Arabia gives us leverage over them.
Marco Rubio: Khashoggi: stop Saudi arms sales & reduce Yemen involvement.
Mike Pence: Progress toward denuclearization & peace on Korean Peninsula.
John Kerry: Change calculation in Syria by enforcing ceasefires.
John Kerry: Use of force to respond to Syrian sarin gas attacks.
John Kasich: Talk with North Korea, but reimpose sanctions if no results.
Marco Rubio: North Korea should denuclearize, but I'm not optimistic.
Lindsey Graham: Iran nuke deal allows a bomb after 15 years.
Nikki Haley: Military action & sanctions against Syrian chemical weapons.
Tim Kaine: Respond to Syrian chemical attack, but only via Congress.
Rand Paul: Lesson of Iraq: unintended consequences from regime change.
Rand Paul: We're actively in war in 7 countries, and none are declared.