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)
Beto O`Rourke: VA must cover full spectrum of women's reproductive care.
Rand Paul: Supports "Plan B" morning-after contraception.
Mitt Romney: Now firmly pro-life, despite 2002 tolerance for abortion.
Alberto Gonzales: Apply law when personally opposed, like parental permission.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Supports parental notification, with limits.
Wesley Clark: Undecided on partial-birth abortion.
Dick Cheney: In Congress: No exceptions in the case of rape or incest.
Rudy Giuliani: Pro-choice; no ban on partial-birth abortions.
Elizabeth Dole: Good & honorable people disagree-move on to other issues.
Budget & Economy|
Kendrick Meek: Grow the economy rather than applying ideology.
Jim DeMint: $13T in debt shows both parties are out of control.
John Edwards: $100B economic stimulus package for green infrastructure.
John Edwards: Long-term growth come from strengthening middle class.
George W. Bush: Bush ties growing economy to his tax cuts.
John Kerry: Kerry pledges 10 million new jobs & to slow outsourcing.
Wesley Clark: Fiscal responsibility means no long-term deficit.
George W. Bush: A biennial budget will avoid budget gridlock.
Beto O`Rourke: Upgrade records of LGBTQ vets who were discharged.
Paul LePage: Confederate monuments are about a war for land.
Sam Clovis: Science on homosexuality is unsettled; behavior is a choice.
Pope Francis: Christians owe apologies to gays and others.
Oprah Winfrey: Credits the civil rights movement for her pathway to success.
Jack Conway: Claims Paul questions Civil Rights Act and the ADA.
Sonia Sotomayor: Wise Latina woman reaches better conclusion than white male.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Domestic partnership but not gay marriage.
Ezola Foster: Confederate battle flag should be honored.
George W. Bush: Condemns anti-Semitic comments of Dallas NAACP president.
Dick Cheney: Voted against ERA in 1983.
Hillary Clinton: Gays deserve domestic partnership benefits.
Bill Bradley: Posting Ten Commandments in schools seems unconstitutional.
Gary Bauer: Posting Ten Commandments will reduce crime.
Steve Forbes: Posting Ten Commandments is ‘a positive thing’.
John Edwards: No cut in corporate tax rates; change incentives instead.
Dick Cheney: Cheney claims no influence on Halliburton contracts.
George W. Bush: Tough love means consequences for committing crimes.
George W. Bush: Use DNA evidence for death penalty cases.
George W. Bush: Bush grants 30-day death row reprieve for first time.
Andrew Cuomo: Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Tom Vilsack: Notes the revenue potential of an acre of marijuana.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: No legalization except for the medicinal use of marijuana.
Howard Dean: Evaluate marijuana & legalize for valid medical purposes.
Maggie Hassan: As governor, I froze college tuition.
Jim DeMint: Devolve education to states without abolishing Department.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Supports school prayer.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Supports limited school vouchers.
George W. Bush: Pushes OPTIONS for private schools; without saying VOUCHERS.
Ted Kennedy: Steadfast opponent of vouchers.
Al Gore: $36B for tuition after saving Medicare & Social Security.
Ezola Foster: Schools are failing; need more money & less government.
Dick Cheney: Voted against Head Start, and against Dept. of Education.
Rudy Giuliani: Sell Board of Ed HQ to shrink it.
Elizabeth Dole: Decisions on teaching evolution should be made locally.
George W. Bush: Evolution & creationism both valid; let states decide.
John McCain: Decisions on teaching evolution should be made locally.
Steve Forbes: Textbook illustrations on evolution “a massive fraud”.
Alan Keyes: Let God into schools to keep Columbine shooters out.
Steve Forbes: Columbine shooting shows need for morality in schools.
Gary Bauer: For school prayer & Ten Commandments in schools.
Energy & Oil|
Mark Kelly: Trump withdrawal from Paris Accords sets back U.S. progress.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: We need Senate to pass a climate bill & end oil subsidies.
John Kerry: Encourage fuel efficient cars & use reserves in short-term.
Wesley Clark: Establish redline of protection in places like ANWR.
Al Gore: Use oil reserves so heat doesn’t become a luxury.
George W. Bush: Look for oil in US rather than tap into emergency reserves.
Chris Christie: Ethanol in gasoline is the law; and that's just the minimum.
Jeb Bush: Let the market decide on RFS' ethanol in gasoline.
Mike Huckabee: Ethanol mandate is a matter of national security.
Rick Perry: Ethanol waiver in Texas but not in Iowa: let states decide.
Rick Santorum: Ethanol mandate brings jobs & energy independence.
Scott Walker: Keep ethanol mandate until oil companies allow free market.
Ted Cruz: Don't pick winners & losers like RFS' ethanol in gasoline.
Al Gore: Vow to protect environment from special interests.
Dick Cheney: Voted against Clean Water Act and air pollution sanctions.
Families & Children|
Sam Clovis: Same-sex marriage could lead to legalizing pedophilia.
Hillary Clinton: Caution in treating preschoolers with psychiatric drugs.
John McCain: Violence in media caused Littleton shootings.
Donald Trump: FactCheck: Yes, nuke deal sent planeloads of cash to Iran.
Steve Forbes: Supports Fast Track presidential trade authority.
Gerry Connolly: Investigate election fraud in NC-9 district race.
Roy Moore: Presidents should show birth certificates; question Obama's.
Jim DeMint: Earmarks are how lobbyists grease the skids.
John McCain: CFR passes Senate; focus on House, not court challenges.
George W. Bush: Make govt citizen-centered, results-oriented & market-based.
George W. Bush: No government takeover of campaign finance.
Ralph Nader: Concentrated party power weakens democracy.
Hillary Clinton: Soft money ban & independent ad ban for Senate campaign.
Elizabeth Dole: Dole withdraws from race; cites campaign finance.
John McCain: Politicans poll, posture, & influence-peddle.
Dan Quayle: Replace ‘Legal Aristocracy’ with pro-morality judges.
Gary Bauer: No campaign contributions from Hollywood.
John McCain: Campaign Finance: ban both labor union & corporate donations.
Steve Bullock: Background checks & age restrictions to reduce gun violence.
Tom Steyer: Targets youth voter registration for pro gun control votes.
Jeb Bush: Reduce gun violence and protect 2nd Amendment.
Tom Vilsack: Start conversation with a respect for the 2nd Amendment.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Close the gun show loophole.
Dick Cheney: Voted against banning plastic bullets & cop-killer bullets.
Hillary Clinton: License and register all handgun sales.
Bill Bradley: Ban inexpensive “junk” handguns.
Bill Bradley: Register guns; limit buyers to one per month.
Gary Bauer: New gun laws won’t prevent Littleton.
George W. Bush: Gun show checks OK; ban guns near schools & kids.
Beto O`Rourke: Expand health care benefits and support for veterans.
Sonia Sotomayor: Insurers must pay benefits even when sued by beneficiary.
Bill Gates: $100M for AIDS research; focus on poor countries.
George W. Bush: Modernize Medicare and give prescription help to seniors.
George W. Bush: Reinvent Medicare’s bureaucracy.
Dick Cheney: If Bush not elected, great danger of terrorist attack.
Wesley Clark: Talk about gays in military, but don’t open the door.
Tommy Thompson: Maintain vigilance against terrorism.
Dick Cheney: In Congress, consistently voted to raise military spending.
George W. Bush: Lack of details makes Bush SDI & START policy same as Gore’s.
Beto O`Rourke: Military service as pathway to citizenship for immigrants.
Donald Trump: OpEd: businesses & Republicans condemn anti-Mexico terms.
George Pataki: Practical policy: legal residency after 200 hours of service.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: No driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.
Al Sharpton: Current immigration law is discriminatory.
Ezola Foster: Restrict immigration; support CA Prop. 187.
Al Gore: Citizenship for 1.2M cleared backlog, but sacrificed quality.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: 3.2M green jobs that can't be shipped overseas.
Sonia Sotomayor: 1995: OK'd free-agent system; ending baseball strike.
Al Gore: Preserve free-flows, pristine peaks, & salmon fisheries.
Elizabeth Dole: Stabilize farm economy by increasing farm exports.
Principles & Values|
Donald Trump: Mueller Report documents 77 lies by Trump campaign.
Dan McCready: Lost 2018 election by 905 votes, but NC investigating fraud.
Mark Harris: Won 2018 election by 905 votes, but NC investigating fraud.
John Edward Walsh: AdWatch: "Where's Walsh-o" website: "Walsh is hard to find".
Charlie Crist: I would have left GOP anyway; they're too extreme.
Charlie Crist: We need open-mindedness in a Senator, not ideology.
Jack Conway: TV ad: Rand Paul made fun of Christianity and Christ.
Jack Conway: FactCheck: "Aqua Buddha" TV ad is accurate but over the top.
Jack Conway: TV ad: Accuser is anonymous, but a Mr. Green says it's true.
Sharron Angle: Don't let Sharia law take hold anywhere in our United States.
Jim DeMint: I'd prefer conservative principles than a Senate majority.
Lisa Murkowski: Not conservative enough for Tea Party, but I am for Alaska.
Lisa Murkowski: Running against Tea Party to give Alaskans a choice.
Alberto Gonzales: Wants to build upon Ashcroft’s record.
Bill Clinton: Repaying $85,000 in gifts to avoid impropriety.
Hillary Clinton: No problems with presidential transition; resolved by Xmas.
Al Gore: Gore affirms his commitment to working people.
Hillary Clinton: Support minimum wage & more teachers, in Senate or out.
Ralph Nader: Pushed consumer protection in “Nader’s Raiders”.
Hillary Clinton: National experience & ability to get along will serve NY.
Jeb Bush: Allow diverting over 10% to private savings accounts.
John Kasich: Fix Social Security by lowering benefits.
Al Gore: Bush didn’t know Soc.Sec.is federal; don’t trust him with it.
Al Gore: Use balanced budget to save Social Security, not Wall Street.
Beto O`Rourke: War tax on non-military households to support vet healthcare.
Tom Steyer: Tax reform bill keeps the rich happy but hurts middle class.
Marco Rubio: No one should pay higher taxes in recession, not even top 2%.
Sonia Sotomayor: Some trust fees should be only partly tax deductible.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Pledges against raising taxes, except in emergencies.
Wesley Clark: Tax cut is a cut in essential services.
Dick Gephardt: Crazy to cut taxes without creating a budget first.
Anthony Kennedy: Newspapers may not electronically reprint without permission.
Antonin Scalia: Newspapers may not electronically reprint without permission.
Clarence Thomas: Newspapers may not electronically reprint without permission.
David Souter: Newspapers may not electronically reprint without permission.
John Paul Stevens: Newspapers may electronically reprint without permission.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Newspapers may not electronically reprint without permission.
Sandra Day O`Connor: Newspapers may not electronically reprint without permission.
Sonia Sotomayor: Newspapers may electronically reprint without permission.
Stephen Breyer: Newspapers may electronically reprint without permission.
William Rehnquist: Newspapers may not electronically reprint without permission.
Pat Buchanan: Use anti-trust to fight social poison of media monopolies.
War & Peace|
John Kasich: Destroy ISIS, with US troops as part of coalition.
Mitt Romney: Withdrawal from Iraq would be a mistake.
John Kerry: Meant to bash Bush, but ending up bashing soldiers in Iraq.
John Kerry: Hunting Osama-not Saddam-should be priority.
John Kerry: Word “atrocity” is too strong, though it reflected anger.
Ted Kennedy: Fraudulent threat from Iraq was made up in Texas.
Al Gore: Don’t let OPEC take advantage of Americans.
Elizabeth Dole: Too many politicians made responses too slow.
Steve Forbes: Supports bombing; supports arming the Kosovars.
Welfare & Poverty|
Jack Conway: Claims Paul would end federal faith-based initiatives.