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)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Kevin Stine: No new federal law restricting access to abortion.
Mark Callahan: You are either Pro-Life or you are not.
Monica Wehby: Abortion is a personal choice.
Monica Wehby: Abortion is a personal decision.
Jim Huffman: Pro-choice but Roe v. Wade was a bad decision.
Jim Huffman: Supports abortion rights, but no federal funding.
Budget & Economy|
Kevin Stine: Supports stimulus over market-led recovery.
Mark Callahan: Balanced Budget Amendment to the US Constitution.
Jim Huffman: No $2M spending on exotic ant research.
Ron Wyden: No bailout of finance industry, no Wall Street bonuses.
Jim Huffman: Supports balanced budget amendment.
Gordon Harold Smith: Supports bailout as BETTER regulation, not MORE regulation.
Jeff Merkley: Oppose bailout bill; more oversight needed.
Gordon Harold Smith: Stabilize the monster that is devouring Wall Street.
Jeff Merkley: Bailout bill is a $700-million blank check.
Gordon Harold Smith: Supports government help for people facing foreclosure.
Jeff Merkley: Our children have to repay debt from deregulated Wall Street.
Kevin Stine: Affirmative action is ok, bur don't enforce statistically.
Kevin Stine: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
Mark Callahan: Marriage is between one man and one woman.
Jeff Merkley: Ensure that women earn equal pay for equal work.
Monica Wehby: Paycheck Fairness Act hurts women in the workplace.
Monica Wehby: Government shouldn't be involved in same-sex marriage.
Kevin Stine: Tax loopholes allow companies to pay meager tax rates.
Kevin Stine: Cut corporate handouts & thus raise tax rates on the 1%.
Monica Wehby: Gov't should encourage growth, not squeeze businesses out.
Jim Huffman: Moratorium on new federal regulations on businesses.
Kevin Stine: Give judges more leeway on sentencing.
Jason Conger: Voted NO on reducing sentences for non-violent offenses.
Gordon Harold Smith: Stiffer laws against gang crimes, rapists & child sex.
Jeff Merkley: Worked hard to get better laws to deal with criminals.
Jay Inslee: Pilot program for growing industrial hemp.
Kevin Stine: Fearful rhetoric about marijuana leads to waste, not safety.
Jeff Merkley: Positives of pot legalization outweigh the negatives.
Jason Conger: Voted NO on retail medical marijuana establishments.
Bud Pierce: Apply Massachusetts Education Reform act to Oregon schools.
Jay Inslee: Reverse transfer credits toward associate degrees.
Kevin Stine: Opposes school vouchers.
Mark Callahan: Common Core is dumbing down the next generation.
Mark Callahan: Get rid of the Department of Education.
Energy & Oil|
Kevin Stine: End corporate handouts to fossil fuel companies.
Mark Callahan: Do nothing about global warming; it's a fraudulent invention.
Ron Wyden: Boost renewable energy and the low-carbon economy.
Kate Brown: Wean Oregon off coal and boost renewable sources.
Kevin Stine: Prioritize green energy.
Mark Callahan: Energy independence: based on the free market.
Monica Wehby: Complete the Keystone Pipeline; end EPA overreach.
Jason Conger: Voted NO on electronic energy efficiency standards.
Ron Wyden: Biomass is a clean energy source & a job machine.
Bud Pierce: Enhance infrastructure & natural resource based jobs.
Mark Callahan: Constitution disallows so much federal land ownership.
Kevin Stine: Common sense solutions to ensure environmental security.
Jason Conger: Higher timber harvests on public land.
Jason Conger: Voted NO on prohibiting motorized mining in riverbeds.
Jason Conger: Rated 53% by Conservation Voters; 80% by Humane Society.
Jim Huffman: End restrictions for logging federal timber land.
Jim Huffman: Upset at impact on rural communities from logging ban.
Ron Wyden: Worked out compromise Eastside Forest Plan.
Gordon Harold Smith: Inserted Oregon timber payments into $70 bailout bill.
Gordon Harold Smith: Create more jobs in timber industry.
Jeff Merkley: Son of a timber family; will fight for timber payments.
Jeff Merkley: Sustainable forest harvest important for economy.
Families & Children|
Monica Wehby: 2007: Ex-husband filed police report, but good friends now.
Monica Wehby: 2013: Ex-boyfriend filed police report, but now regrets it.
Jason Conger: Rated 79% by Oregon Stand for Children.
Kevin Stine: Supports American Exceptionalism.
Kevin Stine: Avoid foreign entanglements.
Mark Callahan: Strong support of our military and of Israel.
Jeff Merkley: In a dangerous world, we need to work with other nations.
Jason Conger: Russia emboldened in Ukraine by Obama's weak foreign policy.
Monica Wehby: Russia emboldened in Ukraine by Obama's weak foreign policy.
Mark Callahan: UN Small Arms Treaty yields our sovereignty.
Kevin Stine: We need fair trade, not free trade.
Kevin Stine: Oppose "fast track" trade legislation; oppose TPP.
Jeff Merkley: Support free-trade, but wait on Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Monica Wehby: Support free-trade, but wait on Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Bud Pierce: Mandate government to release requested info for free.
Kevin Stine: Allow absentee ballots for all; extend early voting.
Mark Callahan: Limit terms in Congress & the U.S. Senate.
Jeff Merkley: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
Kevin Stine: Gun lobby has redefined 2nd Amendment in a perverse way.
Mark Callahan: The 2nd Amendment was meant to protect the 1st Amendment.
Kevin Stine: We need real healthcare reform, like single-payer.
Mark Callahan: Full repeal of ObamaCare / WydenCare.
Jason Conger: State-run Cover Oregon exchange better than ObamaCare.
Monica Wehby: We need more MDs and fewer JDs in Congress.
Monica Wehby: I was against ObamaCare when it wasn't cool.
Jason Conger: Opposes "Cover Oregon" and state-run insurance exchanges.
Mark Callahan: Opposes "Cover Oregon" and state-run insurance exchanges.
Jeff Merkley: I couldn't enroll in ObamaCare, but it'll eventually succeed.
Jeff Merkley: 2009: "Keep your insurance"; 2014: fix ObamaCare so you can.
Jason Conger: Delay health plan cancellations due to ObamaCare.
Jeff Merkley: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
Kevin Stine: Wasteful defense spending is rampant.
Mark Callahan: Strongly support veterans & active duty military personnel.
Jason Conger: Opposes reduction in size of America's military force.
Monica Wehby: Opposes reduction in size of America's military force.
Jeff Merkley: Be slow to go to war and be fast to take care of veterans.
Kevin Stine: Any reasonable reform includes a pathway to citizenship.
Mark Callahan: No driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.
Jason Conger: Temporary visas for needed undocumented immigrants.
Mark Callahan: Enforce borders; enforce existing laws; say no to amnesty.
Jason Conger: Voted NO on drivers licenses for non-resident aliens.
Jason Conger: Stricter rules for non-citizen college tuition equity.
Jeff Merkley: Minimum wage should be left to the states.
Principles & Values|
Kevin Stine: The Senate is full of multi-millionaires over the age of 60.
Ron Wyden: Give voice to those who often feel left out of the debate.
Kevin Stine: Separate church & state, but some leeway for societal norms.
Mark Callahan: Religious freedom is under attack by political correctness.
Kevin Stine: Served in Navy for 9 years; on City Council for 1.
Monica Wehby: Declined to debate on live TV in Senate primary.
Monica Wehby: AdWatch: Parents trust her as a pediatric neurosurgeon.
Ron Wyden: FactCheck: No truth to rumors that Wyden lives in New York.
Gordon Harold Smith: Works often with Sen. Wyden (D-OR) & Sen. Obama (D-IL).
Jeff Merkley: Endorsed by Sen. Wyden; Iíll be his partner.
Kevin Stine: Opposes privatizing Social Security.
Jim Huffman: Option of putting payroll taxes in a private account.
Gordon Harold Smith: People should prepare for retirement in addition to Soc.Sec.
Jeff Merkley: Privatization would melt away retirement in stock crash.
Mark Callahan: Support flat tax or FairTax; oppose growing government.
Ron Wyden: Sophisticated wealthy few distort tax system.
Mark Callahan: Implement a Flat Tax to replace 74,000-page tax system.
Gordon Harold Smith: I believe in pro-growth tax cuts.
Jeff Merkley: Supports raising taxes on earnings over $250,000 per year.
Ron Wyden: Limit taxes on Internet-based companies.
War & Peace|
Mark Callahan: Iran nuclear deal endangers U.S. and our allies.
Jeff Merkley: Opposed Iraq war from the very beginning, against Party.