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)
Knute Buehler: Pro-choice: wants abortions rare, safe and legal.
Bud Pierce: Accessible contraceptives & family planning services.
John Kitzhaber: Abortions always legally available, & government funded.
Budget & Economy|
Knute Buehler: Boost economy via spending controls and cutting regulations.
Bob Niemeyer: Cut the size of government and jobs will follow.
Bud Pierce: Cut growth in state budget by half.
Gordon Harold Smith: Supports bailout as BETTER regulation, not MORE regulation.
Jeff Merkley: Oppose bailout bill; more oversight needed.
Bud Pierce: Same-sex marriage is a "settled" issue.
John Kitzhaber: Maintain affirmative action in colleges & state hiring.
John Kitzhaber: Recognize same-sex marriages.
Kate Brown: Grow Our Own: develop existing Oregon businesses.
Knute Buehler: A crime victim himself, vows to make citizen's lives safer.
Bob Niemeyer: Death penalty is less cruel to families of victims.
Gordon Harold Smith: Stiffer laws against gang crimes, rapists & child sex.
Jeff Merkley: Worked hard to get better laws to deal with criminals.
John Kitzhaber: Oppose the death penalty.
John Kitzhaber: End parole for repeat violent felons.
Knute Buehler: Federal government needs to respect state laws on marijuana.
John Kitzhaber: Decriminalize medicinal marijuana.
Kate Brown: Seamless system of education, from cradle to career.
Knute Buehler: Combat failing graduation; improve academic achievement.
Bob Niemeyer: Charter schools are the answer; throw out Common Core.
Kate Brown: Seamless public education from cradle to career.
Bud Pierce: We need motivated, well-trained teachers.
Bob Niemeyer: Common Core creates a putrid educational system.
Kate Brown: Make it easier to opt out from Common Core testing.
Energy & Oil|
Knute Buehler: May 2017: tax carbon; Oct.2017: oppose clean-energy jobs.
Bud Pierce: End low-carbon fuel mandate: 19 cents-a-gallon hidden tax.
Julian Bell: Combat climate change and promote clean energy.
Kate Brown: Angered environmentalists via compromise transportation bill.
Knute Buehler: Wants to combat wildfire damage to forests with new policies.
Bud Pierce: Maintain forestlands through proper forest management.
Gordon Harold Smith: Create more jobs in timber industry.
Jeff Merkley: Sustainable forest harvest important for economy.
Families & Children|
Knute Buehler: Create a "rapid-improvement team" for foster care.
Bud Pierce: Partially support hospice/respite centers.
Knute Buehler: Early supporter of marriage equality for all citizens.
Bud Pierce: Alleviate the scourge of sex trafficking.
Kate Brown: International trade supports a half million Oregon jobs.
Knute Buehler: End pay-to-play politics, to restore confidence.
Kate Brown: Disclose lobbyist info & pay, on public website.
Bob Niemeyer: Go back to voting in person, with verified photo ID.
Kate Brown: Oregon sees high turnout because of vote-by-mail.
Kate Brown: 15 million ballots via vote-by-mail with only 9 fraud cases.
John Kitzhaber: Limit individual campaign donations; require full disclosure.
Bud Pierce: Oppose background checks; they won't reduce gun violence.
Bud Pierce: Surveillance of schools & social media, to curb gun violence.
John Kitzhaber: Increase restrictions on gun purchase and possession.
Knute Buehler: Single-payer health care as a qualified not absolute right.
Kate Brown: Access to healthcare improving, but there is more we must do.
Bud Pierce: Subsidize "adequate" insurance for low-income Oregonians.
Bud Pierce: Fight any one-size-fits-all single-payer healthcare system.
Bud Pierce: State duty to honor the sacrifice of those who've served.
Knute Buehler: Omit minor infractions from sanctuary state rules.
Kate Brown: Oregon will accept refugees and help them rebuild lives.
Kate Brown: Open the doors of opportunity for Syrian refugees.
Knute Buehler: More job training; less job-killing regulations.
Bud Pierce: Vigilance in enforcing Equal Pay laws for women.
Principles & Values|
Knute Buehler: Freedom and new opportunities are bedrock GOP principles.
Bob Niemeyer: Separating church & state doesn't pull God out of government.
Gordon Harold Smith: Works often with Sen. Wyden (D-OR) & Sen. Obama (D-IL).
Jeff Merkley: Endorsed by Sen. Wyden; Iíll be his partner.
Bud Pierce: Require automatic enrollment with payroll deductions.
Kate Brown: More options & opportunities to save for retirement.
Gordon Harold Smith: People should prepare for retirement in addition to Soc.Sec.
Jeff Merkley: Privatization would melt away retirement in stock crash.
Bud Pierce: Tax relief on mid-tier income earners, to create more jobs.
Knute Buehler: No new or higher taxes during booming economy.
Kate Brown: Need more taxes from business to support basic needs.
John Kitzhaber: No state sales tax; no flat tax; increase gas tax.
Knute Buehler: Funding transit by payroll tax is unfair and bad policy.
Bud Pierce: Public transit ok, but future is autonomous drive vehicles.
Kate Brown: Expand public transit to ease traffic congestion.