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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)

Book Reviews

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Presidential 2004 National Political Awareness Test, by Project Vote Smart

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Michael Badnarik: Make abortion illegal but leave it to the states.
    Gary Nolan: States should make abortion law, not feds.
    Michael Peroutka: Abortion should neither be funded nor condoned by government.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Abortions should always be legal.
    Dennis Kucinich: Abortions should always be legal.
    John Edwards: Right to abortion is constitutionally protected.
Budget & Economy
    John Edwards: More funds for education, health care, and defense.
Civil Rights
    Michael Badnarik: Discontinue affirmative action programs.
    Gary Nolan: Civil union and gay marriage laws by states, not feds.
    Gary Nolan: Discontinue affirmative action-no government discrimination.
    Michael Peroutka: God defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
    Michael Peroutka: End affirmative action-no federal employment guarantees.
    John Edwards: I support affirmative action.
    David Cobb: Abolish the legal doctrine of “corporate personhood”.
    David Cobb: More community policing; more inmate job training.
    David Cobb: Eliminate the death penalty.
    Gary Nolan: Supports truth in sentencing with swift and certain justice.
    Michael Peroutka: Supports death penalty & equal prosecution of minors.
    John Edwards: Eliminate mandatory minimums for non-violent crimes.
    Al Sharpton: Prison programs for job skills & drug rehab.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Job skill program and drug treatment for inmates.
    John Edwards: Supports the death penalty.
    Wesley Clark: Support the use of the death penalty for federal crimes.
    David Cobb: Decriminalize minor possession of marijuana.
    David Cobb: War on drugs is war on our civil liberties.
    Michael Peroutka: End war on drugs-replace with border security.
    John Edwards: Supports drug courts and alternatives to incarceration.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Decriminalize minor marijuana possession & medical marijuana.
    Wesley Clark: More drug treatment and more border security.
    Michael Peroutka: Federal government out of education.
    Michael Peroutka: Allow children to acknowledge God in school.
    John Edwards: Higher teacher pay in low-income schools.
    Joseph Lieberman: Support public school choice; experiment with private choice.
    Wesley Clark: Supports charter schools and national testing standards.
Energy & Oil
    Gary Nolan: Open ANWR for drilling.
    Michael Peroutka: Drill ANWR; support alternative fuel; end foreign dependency.
    Michael Badnarik: Let private groups exploit public parklands.
    Gary Nolan: Make polluters pay, especially the government.
    John Edwards: Protect ANWR, lead in global warming battle.
Families & Children
    John McCain: Supports flex-time & unpaid family leave.
    Michael Peroutka: Stop federal attacks on the family.
Foreign Policy
    David Cobb: More US participation in UN peacekeeping missions.
    Gary Nolan: Withdraw support from UN activities.
    Michael Peroutka: End all foreign aid, and get out of the UN.
    Michael Peroutka: End stranglehold of the New World Order.
    John Edwards: Reorient US aid to support open societies.
    John Edwards: UN-led peacekeeping, but US forces under US command.
    John Edwards: Target Castro’s regime but help people of Cuba.
    John Edwards: More funds for AIDS prevention in Africa.
Free Trade
    John McCain: No environmental provisions in trade agreements.
    Michael Badnarik: Opposes NAFTA, GATT, and WTO.
    David Cobb: Include human rights and worker rights in trade deals.
    Michael Peroutka: Opposes NAFTA, GATT, and the WTO.
    Michael Peroutka: Human rights records restrict trade, but not labor issues.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Human rights record should affect trading status.
Government Reform
    Wesley Clark: Public taxpayer funding for federal candidates.
    John Edwards: Supports public financing of elections.
Gun Control
    David Cobb: Ban assault weapons; require licenses; track fingerprints.
    David Cobb: A gun owner who supports reasonable gun safety laws.
    Gary Nolan: Bill of Rights recognizes right to keep arms.
    Michael Peroutka: Repeal gun restrictions and remember the Second Amendment.
    John Edwards: Right to bear arms protected by Second Amendment, with rules.
    Al Sharpton: Require background checks, licensing, and fingerprinting.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Ban semi-automatics; more background checks & enforcement.
    Dennis Kucinich: Require background checks, licensing, and fingerprinting.
Health Care
    John McCain: Supports tax-free medical savings accounts & tax credits.
    Michael Badnarik: Health care is not a responsibility of federal government.
    David Cobb: Health care is a right.
    Gary Nolan: Health care is not a federal responsibility.
    Michael Peroutka: Health care is not a federal responsibility.
    John Edwards: Cover every child and vulnerable adults.
Homeland Security
    John Edwards: Cannot sacrifice rights & freedoms that define America.
    Wesley Clark: Repeal provisions of Patriot Act that go too far.
    David Cobb: Greatly Decrease Funding on missile defense.
    David Cobb: Greatly decrease all military funding.
    Gary Nolan: Patriot Act is misguided-repeal it.
    Michael Peroutka: Greatly increase spending for missile defense.
    John Edwards: Protect our country without sacrificing rights and freedoms.
    Al Sharpton: Eliminate Funding for national missile defense.
    Gary Nolan: End immigrant quotas and let honest people enter peacefully.
    Michael Peroutka: Moratorium on immigration--expel all illegal aliens.
    John Edwards: Welcome immigrants with earned legalization program.
    Michael Peroutka: Let the market police itself, instead of jobs programs.
    John Edwards: Greater protection for unionization.
Principles & Values
    Michael Peroutka: Government’s purpose is to secure God-given rights.
Social Security
    Michael Badnarik: Let workers manage their own retirement accounts.
    David Cobb: Increase payroll tax but allow some self-investment.
    Gary Nolan: Allow opt-out of Social Security.
    Michael Peroutka: Mandatory Social Security is unconstitutional.
    John Edwards: Don’t divert payroll taxes to private accounts.
    Al Sharpton: More financing for Social Security in its current form.
Tax Reform
    David Cobb: Increase taxes on wealthy; decrease taxes on poor.
    Michael Peroutka: Permanently repeal estate tax and dividend tax.
    Michael Badnarik: Continue the moratorium on Internet taxation.
    John Edwards: Achieve high-speed Internet access for all Americans.
War & Peace
    Michael Peroutka: No intervention in Israel-Palestine, nor anywhere.
    Michael Peroutka: Withdraw from Iraq-no democracy through warfare.
    John Edwards: Immediately get NATO involved in Iraq.
    John Edwards: Work with allies to shut down North Korea’s nuclear program.
Welfare & Poverty
    John McCain: Require 40 hours work per week from welfare recipients.
    Michael Peroutka: Federal government out of welfare.
    Al Sharpton: Focus welfare on child care & low-income housing.
    John Edwards: Increase the Earned Income Tax Credit.

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