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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)
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)

Book Reviews

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Survey of 2008 & 2012 Presidential campaign websites

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    Marianne Williamson: Resist any effort to restrict or limit reproductive rights.
    Andrew Yang: Support a woman's right to choose, including contraception.
    Darrell Castle: Only candidate of any party that is 100% pro-life.
    Evan McMullin: Subsidizing abortion undermines dignity of mother and child.
    Lincoln Chafee: Support right to woman's personal reproductive decisions.
    Rick Santorum: Pushed legislation to protect the unborn.
    Gary Johnson: Government ill-equipped to address abortion; it's personal.
    Rand Paul: Stop flow of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.
    Andy Martin: Strongly opposed to abortion.
    Virgil Goode: Zero funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Gary Johnson: No federal funding for stem cell research.
    Barack Obama: Stem cells hold promise to cure 70 major diseases.
    Michael Badnarik: Veto any legislation restricting right to choose.
    Michael Badnarik: Oppose government control over the abortion issue.
    Wesley Clark: Let a woman and her doctors decide about reproductive health.
    Wesley Clark: Women deserve access to birth control & reproductive choice.
Budget & Economy
    Darrell Castle: End the Federal Reserve.
    Darrell Castle: Lower taxes, lower regulations, and lower spending.
    Gary Johnson: National debt of $20 trillion is obscene & unsustainable.
    John Kasich: Converted Ohio's $8B deficit to $2B surplus.
    Martin O`Malley: Why weren't Wall Street CEOs convicted in 2008 meltdown?
    Rick Santorum: Spend-o-meter: publicize costs of spending amendments.
    Rand Paul: Reform the tax code; address the national debt.
    Roseanne Barr: Federal Reserve stole our money and our future.
    Virgil Goode: Balance the budget now, not in 10 years, by cutting agencies.
    Mike Huckabee: Created state surplus in AR; cut spending to do same for US.
    Wesley Clark: Plan for jobs-invest in security & budget relief to states.
    Wesley Clark: A healthy economy depends on long-term deficit reduction.
Civil Rights
    Marianne Williamson: Expand LGBTQ rights to end discrimination.
    Marianne Williamson: $200 billion for reparations for slavery.
    Darrell Castle: No same sex marriage; no gender neutral bathrooms.
    Ajamu Baraka: Protect LGBTQIA+ people from discrimination.
    Jill Stein: Protect LGBTQIA+ people from discrimination.
    Ajamu Baraka: Beyonce's Superbowl show caricaturized & commodified blacks.
    Martin O`Malley: All are created equal, including gay, lesbian & transgender.
    Rand Paul: Stand up for Bill of Rights against federal usurpation.
    Bernie Sanders: Equal pay for equal work by women.
    Ajamu Baraka: Obama serves white power, not MLK's dream.
    Roseanne Barr: Laws should not restrict people on whom they can love.
    Roseanne Barr: Racial profiling is not American.
    Barack Obama: Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
    Barack Obama: No federal laws should hinder state-based same-sex marriage.
    Virgil Goode: No gay marriage; no gay civil unions.
    Buddy Roemer: Protect sexual preference; decide gay marriage by each state.
    Barack Obama: Better enforce women’s pay equity via Equal Pay Act.
    Barack Obama: Strengthen the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    Jim Gilmore: Oppose gay marriage AND so-called civil unions.
    Ralph Nader: Patriot Act associated with abuse of Muslim’s civil rights.
    Michael Badnarik: Help minorities by removing barriers to self-employment.
    Michael Badnarik: Let people, including gays, marry as they see fit.
    Wesley Clark: Eliminate wage gap for women.
    Wesley Clark: Strong enforcement of Civil Rights Act including hate crimes.
    Andrew Yang: Same tax rate on capital gains as on earned income.
    Gloria La Riva: Capitalist banking is a form of organized crime.
    Gary Johnson: Eliminate double taxation embodied in business income taxes.
    Jill Stein: Break up "too-big-to-fail" banks.
    Martin O`Malley: Income gap growing due to concentration of corporate power.
    Bernie Sanders: Break up major Wall Street firms.
    Bernie Sanders: Worker-owned cooperatives instead of corporate tax breaks.
    Rocky Anderson: End the legal concept of corporate "personhood".
    Barack Obama: End tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas.
    Barack Obama: Hold corporations responsible for pensions & work conditions.
    Marianne Williamson: New Department for domestic violence prevention efforts.
    Andrew Yang: Replace mass incarceration with social programs.
    Andrew Yang: Body cameras for every police officer.
    Julian Castro: We must face police violence against minorities.
    Ajamu Baraka: Death penalty for whites is tactic to stop black opposition.
    Gary Johnson: Too many unnecessary laws leads to too many in prison.
    Lawrence Lessig: Comprehensive reform of mandatory minimum sentences.
    Martin O`Malley: Baltimore riot due to hopelessness, not just race & policing.
    Rand Paul: REDEEM Act: seal non-violent criminal records to allow jobs.
    Rand Paul: Restore federal right to vote to non-violent felons.
    Jill Stein: Black Lives Matter: end racism & police militarization.
    Virgil Goode: Capital punishment for certain murders.
    Gary Johnson: 1994: Proponent of death penalty, but willing to debate it.
    Gary Johnson: Death penalty as a public policy is flawed.
    Mike Gravel: Eliminate mandatory minimum sentencing laws.
    Michael Badnarik: Require offenders to compensate their victims.
    Michael Badnarik: End mandatory minimums for drug offendors.
    John Edwards: More DNA testing to reduce wrongful capital convictions.
    Andrew Yang: War on Drugs has not worked: treatment instead of punishment.
    Andrew Yang: Full legalization of marijuana; expunge federal convictions.
    Andrew Yang: Decriminalize small quantities of opioid use and possession.
    Ajamu Baraka: Replace drug prohibition with harm reduction.
    Jill Stein: Replace drug prohibition with harm reduction.
    Gary Johnson: Why do we tell adults what they can put in their bodies?
    Lawrence Lessig: War on Drugs is most self-destructive war in U.S. history.
    Jill Stein: End the racist war on drugs and school-to-prison pipeline.
    Roseanne Barr: End all Drug Wars; stop monopoly of subsidized prisons.
    Mike Gravel: War on drugs loses an entire generation to our prisons.
    Michael Badnarik: Self-medication should be up to individuals, not government.
    Michael Badnarik: Drug War also has funded terrorism.
    Michael Badnarik: Block federal spending on the War on Drugs.
    John Edwards: Disparity in penalty for crack vs. powder is not justified.
    Marianne Williamson: Universal pre-school; more teacher retention programs.
    Marianne Williamson: Free college via public service; and student loan amnesty.
    Andrew Yang: Improving teacher salaries improves student success.
    Darrell Castle: Stop using the education system to corrupt our children.
    Evan McMullin: Replace failing education system with local control.
    Ajamu Baraka: Treat education as a right.
    Jill Stein: Treat education as a right.
    Jill Stein: End high stakes testing.
    Rand Paul: Don't constrict kids to one-size-fits-all Common Core.
    Bernie Sanders: Quality affordable education, from child care to higher ed.
    Jill Stein: Mobilize to simply keep public education in existence.
    Roseanne Barr: Forgive all student loans; they're debt slavery.
    Virgil Goode: End the federal Department of Education.
    Buddy Roemer: Competition & choice are antidotes to flab & irrelevance.
    Barack Obama: STEP UP: summer learning opportunities for disadvantaged.
    Barack Obama: First Senate bill: increase Pell Grant from $4,050 to $5,100.
    Wesley Clark: No vouchers for private schools.
    Wesley Clark: Fund Elementary & Secondary Education Act and more.
    Wesley Clark: Fully fund Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
    Wesley Clark: Would support initiatives to make teaching prestigious.
    Wesley Clark: School buildings must be safe places to learn.
    Wesley Clark: Develop flexible systems to measure schools’ success.
    Wesley Clark: Will ensure universal access to pre-school.
Energy & Oil
    Marianne Williamson: Green energy instead of coal, fracking, and nuclear.
    Marianne Williamson: Put a price on carbon to send a sustained market signal.
    Marianne Williamson: Supports Green New Deal and green jobs program.
    Andrew Yang: Invest heavily in carbon capture and geoengineering.
    Andrew Yang: Carbon tax: internalize the cost of carbon emissions.
    Evan McMullin: Expand domestic energy production across the board.
    Ajamu Baraka: Green New Deal to turn the tide on climate change.
    Jill Stein: Green New Deal to turn the tide on climate change.
    Gary Johnson: Man contributes to climate change, but no government fix.
    Martin O`Malley: American jobs agenda to build a new renewable energy future.
    Rand Paul: Cut red tape to allow energy freedom & traditional energy.
    Bernie Sanders: Transform to sustainable system & away from fossil fuels.
    Jill Stein: Make wars for oil obsolete: 100% renewables by 2030.
    Andy Martin: Strongly oppose cap-and-trade.
    Virgil Goode: Drill in Alaska, in continental US, and off our coasts.
    Mike Gravel: Make Global Warming a matter of national security.
    Michael Badnarik: End oil company subsidies & restrictions on alternatives.
    Marianne Williamson: EPA head shouldn't be from chemical or oil industry.
    Andrew Yang: Nuclear isn't perfect, but it's a solid solution for now.
    John Kasich: Properly balance environmental stewardship and job creation.
    John Kasich: Eliminate NOAA; let DOI safeguard natural resources.
    Darrell Castle: Property rights under assault by "Sustainable Development".
    Ajamu Baraka: Adopt the Precautionary Principle.
    Bill Weld: Protect environment with competition, not regulation.
    Jill Stein: Adopt the Precautionary Principle.
    Gloria La Riva: Environmental racism pollutes our neighborhoods.
    Lawrence Lessig: We don't own Earth; we hold it in trust for our children.
    Jill Stein: Moratorium on GMOs until they are proven safe.
    Lincoln Chafee: Proper respect for our natural world & vulnerable species.
    Jill Stein: Promote sustainable agriculture & freedom from toxic threats.
    Rand Paul: Balance environmental safety with business deregulation.
    Jill Stein: Filthy Five: clean up coal plants in Massachusetts.
    Roseanne Barr: Corporations befoul our food and water supply.
    Ron Paul: Eliminate the ineffective EPA.
    Mitt Romney: Replace "green jobs" program with American competitiveness.
    Mike Huckabee: Stewardship of the air and land and soil is very important.
    Barack Obama: Reduce mercury and lead to protect community health.
    Barack Obama: Protect the Great Lakes & our National Parks and Forests.
    Michael Badnarik: Protect the environment by defending property rights.
    Wesley Clark: Reinvigorate EPA action on environmental justice.
    Wesley Clark: Will enforce Clean Air Act, and no net loss of wetlands.
    Wesley Clark: Will hold business accountable for toxic waste.
    Wesley Clark: No drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
    Wesley Clark: Incentives for energy efficiency & alternative fuels.
Families & Children
    Marianne Williamson: Maternity/paternity leave; free prenatal care and childcare.
    Andrew Yang: Who you love and how you love are up to you.
    Martin O`Malley: Gave access to family planning for 35,000 low-income women.
    Donald Trump: Stress importance of a strong family, & a culture of Life.
    George Pataki: Our parents never felt like victims even in Great Depression.
    Rick Santorum: Book "Bella's Gift" about their special-needs youngest child.
    Rick Santorum: Patriot Voices: online community to restore American dream.
    Rick Santorum: Strong families help produce a strong economy.
    Jill Stein: Physician married to a physician; two sons and one dog.
    Michele Bachmann: Leading advocate for foster and adopted children.
    Bill Richardson: Supports paid family leave; voted for Family & Medical Leave.
    Mike Huckabee: Supports convenant marriage; adopted it in Arkansas.
    Wesley Clark: Give workers flexibility & increase production.
    Wesley Clark: Same sex couples should have same rights as heterosexuals.
Foreign Policy
    Marianne Williamson: Make peace with our neighbors, instead of using brute force.
    Andrew Yang: Be very judicious about projecting force.
    Andrew Yang: Strengthen alliances such as NATO; reinvest in diplomacy.
    Andrew Yang: Puerto Rican statehood is overdue step toward equality.
    Darrell Castle: Withdraw from the United Nations.
    Evan McMullin: American leadership instead of withdrawing from the world.
    Ted Cruz: Countries aspire to be like America, the exceptional nation.
    Gloria La Riva: Immediate lifting of the U.S. blockade on Cuba.
    Martin O`Malley: New foreign policy of engagement and collaboration.
    Rand Paul: Stand with Israel Act: no US funds to Palestinian Authority.
    Andy Martin: I understand and believe in American Exceptionalism.
    Roseanne Barr: Self-determination and right of return for Palestinians.
    Virgil Goode: Curtail expenditures to the United Nations.
    Gary Johnson: No foreign aid spending unless it protects U.S. interests.
    Barack Obama: Strengthen NATO to face 21st-century threats.
    Barack Obama: $50B annually to strengthen weak states at risk of collapse.
    Wesley Clark: End China’s currency manipulation to help US manufacturers.
    Wesley Clark: Establish “Civilian Reserve” for times of military need.
Free Trade
    Evan McMullin: Negotiate stronger trade deals but don't close doors.
    Bernie Sanders: End disastrous NAFTA, CAFTA, and PNTR with China.
    Virgil Goode: No North American Union; preserve our sovereignty.
    Barack Obama: Stand firm against CAFTA for labor & environmental standards.
    Michael Badnarik: Peace and free trade are mutually dependent.
    Wesley Clark: Labor rights are human rights: promote free and fair trade.
    Wesley Clark: Free trade will work if terms are fair for labor.
Government Reform
    Marianne Williamson: No voter ID; no politicized gerrymandering.
    Marianne Williamson: Establish public financing for federal campaigns.
    Andrew Yang: Adopt ranked-choice voting model for all primaries.
    Evan McMullin: Too much power in Washington and in Executive branch.
    Ajamu Baraka: Replace Electoral College with national popular vote.
    Jill Stein: Replace Electoral College with national popular vote.
    Jill Stein: Reject campaign donations from military-industrial complex.
    Ted Cruz: Current administration defies Constitution and rule of law.
    Ted Cruz: Authored 70 Supreme Court briefs & argued 9 cases.
    Marco Rubio: Next president should appoint in mold of Justice Scalia.
    Gary Johnson: Strong advocate of term limits for governors & Congress.
    Lawrence Lessig: Voter vouchers: matching funds for federal campaigns.
    Lawrence Lessig: Referendum president: pass voting reform, then step down.
    Lawrence Lessig: Automatic voter registration; make election day a holiday.
    Lawrence Lessig: Ranked Choice Voting: end political gerrymandering.
    Jill Stein: Establish a constitutional right to vote.
    George Pataki: Empower the citizens to take back our government.
    George Pataki: Ban lobbying by former Members of Congress.
    Rick Santorum: 1990s "Gang of Seven": exposed congressional scandals.
    Rand Paul: End the profession of "career politician" with term limits.
    Andy Martin: Operation Greylord: led to 80 corrupt judiciary convictions.
    Roseanne Barr: Ballot Access in all 50 states; end Electoral College.
    Virgil Goode: Term limits for US House & Senate.
    Barack Obama: Public campaign financing with free television & radio time.
    Barack Obama: Create “Google for Government” to track government spending.
    Mike Gravel: Repeal the Electoral College; enact federal term limits.
    Michael Badnarik: Every regulator we fire creates 150 new jobs.
Gun Control
    Marianne Williamson: Ban assault rifles & bump stocks.
    Andrew Yang: Three-tier gun licensing for common-sense safety.
    John Kasich: Learn from mass shooting tragedies and take action.
    John Kasich: Supports state reciprocity and concealed carry.
    Darrell Castle: People in gun free enclaves cower, unarmed.
    Evan McMullin: Fundamental right is enshrined in the Second Amendment.
    Lincoln Chafee: Common sense adherence to the Second Amendment.
    Rand Paul: Oppose laws which would limit the right to gun ownership.
    Andy Martin: Strongly support First and Second Amendment.
    Virgil Goode: Co-chair of the Second Amendment Caucus.
    Mike Gravel: Require license & training for gun ownership.
    Michael Badnarik: Criminals won’t prey on armed victims.
    Michael Badnarik: Gun control means being able to hit your target.
    Wesley Clark: Enforce existing laws & close gun show loophole.
    Wesley Clark: Renew ban on assault weapons, & hold gun makers accountable.
Health Care
    Marianne Williamson: Medicare-for-all plus lifestyle and nutrition support.
    Marianne Williamson: Towns should set up physical activities for community health.
    Andrew Yang: Medicare-for-All establishes a basic right.
    Evan McMullin: ObamaCare has driven up costs and reduced access.
    Ajamu Baraka: Healthcare for all including contraception.
    Jill Stein: Healthcare for all including contraception.
    Jim Gilmore: ObamaCare is primary reason our economy is not recovering.
    Jill Stein: Single-payer public health insurance program.
    Rand Paul: Health system was over-regulated before ObamaCare.
    Bernie Sanders: Move toward a single-payer system.
    Jill Stein: Healthy People, Healthy Planet: link environment & health.
    Donald Trump: Make health insurance premiums tax-deductible.
    Virgil Goode: End ObamaCare; support tort reform.
    Barack Obama: Increase competition in the insurance and drug markets.
    Barack Obama: National Health Insurance Exchange for private coverage.
    Michael Badnarik: Tax credits for personal Health Savings Accounts.
    Michael Badnarik: Excess regulations cause high pharmaceutical prices.
    Wesley Clark: Insure children & make all coverage more affordable.
Homeland Security
    Marianne Williamson: Make suicide prevention a top priority for veterans & VA.
    Andrew Yang: Military spending on modern threats, not decades-old ones.
    Andrew Yang: Invest in equipment for technical superiority.
    John Kasich: Improve veteran healthcare with more options & fewer delays.
    John Kasich: Easier licensing for veterans; and more job services.
    Evan McMullin: Free America requires strongest in the world.
    Ajamu Baraka: Close the 700+ foreign military bases.
    Jill Stein: Close the 700+ foreign military bases.
    Ajamu Baraka: Public opinion is manipulated to support permanent war.
    Jill Stein: Slash dangerously bloated military budget by at least 50%.
    Jill Stein: Cancel F-35 project; cancel the Littoral Combat Ship.
    Ted Cruz: Provide our veterans the care they have been promised.
    Gary Johnson: Founding Fathers would be disgusted about spying on citizens.
    Gary Johnson: Overturn simplistic, chaotic, reactive military policies.
    Gary Johnson: Reactive military policies allow real threats to flourish.
    Lawrence Lessig: The size of our own defense budget induces instability.
    Jill Stein: 700+ foreign military bases are bankrupting us.
    Jill Stein: End persecution of government and media whistleblowers.
    Donald Trump: Increased Veterans Day parade audience from 100 to 1 million.
    George Pataki: A strong America is a safe America: strengthen our military.
    Rand Paul: Provide veterans support tools to adjust to civilian life.
    Ajamu Baraka: Militarization to fight terrorism is permanent war posture.
    Andy Martin: I believe in strong national defense.
    Roseanne Barr: Military Industrial Complex is our shadow government.
    Virgil Goode: Cut defense spending, but not veterans benefits.
    Gary Johnson: Let the PATRIOT Act expire; respect habeas corpus.
    Gary Johnson: Due process at Guantanamo; no torture of terrorist suspects.
    Buddy Roemer: No more "oil duty" for Marines: stronger but more focused.
    Buddy Roemer: Patriot Act ok after full debate and temporary modifications.
    Barack Obama: Repeal Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell.
    Barack Obama: Support veterans via the Dignity for Wounded Warriors Act.
    Bill Richardson: Convince Muslims by closing Guantanamo & stopping renditions.
    Mike Gravel: Raze Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib prisons to the ground.
    Ralph Nader: Repeal the Patriot Act; end secret detentions.
    Michael Badnarik: Mideast hatred comes from US actions, not US lifestyle.
    Wesley Clark: Replace Dont-Ask-Dont-Tell with British policy.
    Marianne Williamson: No one calls for open borders; stop scapegoating.
    Marianne Williamson: Full path to citizenship for most undocumented immigrants.
    Andrew Yang: Come out of shadows with long-term permanent residency.
    Andrew Yang: Deporting 11 million is impossible and inhumane.
    Julian Castro: We can have compassion AND border security.
    Darrell Castle: No asylum & no path to citizenship.
    Evan McMullin: Secure our borders and enforce our laws.
    Ted Cruz: Bar refugees from terrorist-ridden regions.
    Gary Johnson: Bigger border fence will only produce taller ladders.
    Martin O`Malley: Comprehensive reform to bring 11 million out of shadows.
    George Pataki: Immigrants come to work, not for government handouts.
    Rand Paul: Protect AGAINST feds creating a national ID card.
    Virgil Goode: Stop illegal aliens & terrorists on our Southern border.
    Virgil Goode: End anchor babies and reduce legal immigration.
    Jill Stein: Provide a legal path to citizenship for immigrant residents.
    Gary Johnson: 2 year grace period for illegals to get work visas.
    Gary Johnson: 1 strike & you're out for legal immigrants who violate terms.
    Buddy Roemer: The border needs to be sealed, with no amnesty.
    Michael Badnarik: Eliminate restriction on work permits.
    Andrew Yang: Pay equity for women and minorities.
    Martin O`Malley: Raise the minimum wage, plus collective bargaining rights.
    Bernie Sanders: Raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
    Bernie Sanders: Corporate opposition makes union organizing difficult.
    Mike Huckabee: Supports farm subsidies & fully-funded crop insurance.
    Barack Obama: Give public safety officers collective bargaining rights.
    Wesley Clark: Stop rewarding companies that shift jobs overseas.
    Wesley Clark: Will support unions and a fair living wage.
Principles & Values
    Marco Rubio: American Strength; American Prosperity; American Values.
    Marco Rubio: Next president should appoint in mold of Justice Scalia.
    George Pataki: Served as mayor, Assemblyman & state Senator before Governor.
    George Pataki: Raised in a small town where the American Dream was real.
    Rick Santorum: Won 11 state primaries in 2012 presidential race.
    Barack Obama: Active in the Trinity faith community.
Social Security
    Marianne Williamson: Raise cap on income & we can avoid privatization.
    Andrew Yang: Optional automatic tax-free retirement investment vehicle.
    Ajamu Baraka: Remove income cap on social security taxes.
    Jill Stein: Remove income cap on social security taxes.
    Lawrence Lessig: Privatizing Social Security is a sure path to insecurity.
    Lawrence Lessig: Apply same Social Security rate to all levels of income.
    Rand Paul: Raise retirement age to save program for younger generation.
    Bernie Sanders: Strengthen the social safety net, instead of weakening it.
    Virgil Goode: Preserve and protect Social Security.
    Mike Huckabee: Replace payroll tax & fund Social Security with FairTax.
    Barack Obama: Stop any efforts to privatize Social Security.
    Mike Gravel: Put real money in the Trust Fund & invest it properly.
Tax Reform
    Andrew Yang: Revenue Day: make paying taxes a celebration.
    Darrell Castle: Apportion federal taxes to states by census, not by income.
    Evan McMullin: Tax code should be lean, simple, and pro-investment.
    Jill Stein: Lower taxes for majority by cutting $2.3T military spending.
    Gary Johnson: Current tax code penalizes productivity & investment.
    Lawrence Lessig: Taxes in America should be progressive and efficient.
    Lincoln Chafee: I voted against every Bush tax cut favoring the wealthy.
    George Pataki: Throw out incomprehensible tax code: simpler, lower rates.
    Rand Paul: EZ Tax: $700B tax cut via 17% flat tax.
    Bernie Sanders: We need a progressive tax system based on ability to pay.
    Virgil Goode: Eliminate the Death Tax; institute modified FairTax.
    Mike Gravel: Repeal the income tax and close down the IRS.
    Wesley Clark: Tax simplification via a $2,250 child tax credit.
    Wesley Clark: Families First tax plan: fair,progressive,simple,responsible.
    Marco Rubio: Phase out Mass Transit account; cut gas tax by 80%.
    Hillary Clinton: Invest $250B in public transit and NextGen aviation.
    Gary Johnson: No government "back doors" into encrypted, private info.
    Donald Trump: Emmy award & Hollywood Walk of Fame for "The Apprentice".
    Lincoln Chafee: No tapping of our phones without a warrant.
    George Pataki: Travel between cities should be in trains faster than planes.
    Bernie Sanders: Stop bailing out Wall Street & start repairing Main Street.
    Rick Santorum: Moon base is fiscal insanity.
    Rick Santorum: Moon colony is fiscal insanity during debt crisis.
    Mike Huckabee: Infrastructure: Stimulus, Safety, Security, & Sustainability.
    Barack Obama: Increase funding for basic research; expand broadband access.
War & Peace
    Mike Gravel: 2020 debates desperately need an anti-war voice.
    Darrell Castle: I don't see why it's any of our business who runs Syria.
    Ajamu Baraka: U.S. complicity created Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.
    Ajamu Baraka: CIA training & equipment created ISIS in Syria & Iraq.
    Jill Stein: We have killed millions of civilians in our war for oil.
    Ted Cruz: U.S.-Israel alliance is a strategic bedrock.
    Lawrence Lessig: No US ground troops in Syria; but create safe zones.
    Lawrence Lessig: Vigorously support nuclear agreement with Iran.
    Lawrence Lessig: Work with Sunnis and Iraq against ISIS.
    Lawrence Lessig: Maintain 5,500 or more US troops in Afghanistan.
    Lincoln Chafee: Averse to foreign entanglements, including Iraq.
    George Pataki: Make sure Iran never has a nuclear weapon.
    Rick Santorum: We cannot allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon.
    Andy Martin: Strong opponent of Iraq invasion beginning in 2002.
    Virgil Goode: Come home from Afghanistan now.
    Jill Stein: End the Oil Wars.
    Buddy Roemer: Avoid occupying foreign lands: too expensive & too deadly.
    Bill Richardson: Open an ideological front in the war against Jihadism.
    Mike Gravel: Commence an immediate and orderly withdrawal from Iraq.
    Michael Badnarik: More Americans are opposing Iraq War.
Welfare & Poverty
    Julian Castro: Government can help needy families get back on their feet.
    Evan McMullin: More government poverty programs aren't the single answer.
    Gloria La Riva: Make affordable housing a Constitutional right.
    Jill Stein: Economic human rights: food, water, & housing.
    George Pataki: Replace dependency with opportunity.
    Barack Obama: Engages people of faith on all aspects of his public service.
    Wesley Clark: Lift 2 million children out of poverty by 2008.
    Wesley Clark: Promote homeownership; end redlining; end predatory lending.

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