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)
Dan Sullivan: Exception for abortion to protect life of mother.
Joe Miller: Don't talk about exceptions; talk about life.
Mead Treadwell: Exception for abortion for rape, incest & maternal health.
John MacGovern: Don't require churches to provide birth control to staff.
Buddy Roemer: Tight limits on abortion are unconstitutionally restrictive.
James Webb: Supports Roe v. Wade and abortion rights.
Budget & Economy|
Donald Trump: The Fed should refinance debt to reduce interest payments.
Tom Foley: Tax credits are spending; oppose $400M job expansion credits.
Jeff Bell: Fed's zero interest rate policy extends Great Recession.
John MacGovern: Budget deficit is a moral issue as well as economic issue.
Mead Treadwell: Allow transgendered to correct gender on driver's license.
Annise Parker: First openly lesbian mayor of a major American city:.
Carly Fiorina: Proud conservative vote for Proposition 8.
James Webb: Opposes constitutional ban of gay marriage.
Al Franken: Oppo AdWatch: Franken limits free speech issue advocacy.
Bill Cassidy: Opposed Obama stimulus; supported Bush's bank bailout.
Hillary Clinton: Medical marijuana maybe ok; states decide recreational use.
Ben Carson: Private schooling better than Common Core public schooling.
Neel Kashkari: Side with poor kids, not union bosses.
Robert Reich: $10,000 vouchers for poor kids in private & charter schools.
Energy & Oil|
Kay Hagan: Advocate for Keystone XL pipeline.
Cory Booker: Has never taken a public position on a carbon tax.
Josh Mandel: Aggressive and responsible exploration of Ohio's Utica shale.
Buddy Roemer: Railed against ethanol subsidies in Iowa.
Steven Chu: Coal is my worst nightmare.
Steven Chu: Nuclear waste issues are still not fully resolved.
James Webb: Support alternative sources instead of drilling ANWR.
Al Gore: UN report confirms global warming; Gore revives the issue.
Greg Orman: Rein in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Matt Bevin: I don't support cockfighting, but don't criminalize it.
Rex Rammell: Raised elk for antler velvet and for hunter’s trophies.
Families & Children|
Tom Cotton: Domestic violence victim funding pushes ideological agenda.
Hillary Clinton: ISIL is more advanced and well-funded than al Qaeda.
Hillary Clinton: Political restraint against Iran's Ahmadinejad was a mistake.
Hillary Clinton: 2011: we abandoned Egypt's Mubarak too readily.
Hillary Clinton: 2012: Take a harder line with Russia's Putin.
Andrew Cuomo: Follow Congressional process in Syrian intervention.
Mitt Romney: Support Arab Spring gov't & individuals who share our values.
Kamala Harris: TPP doesn't offer sufficient worker protections.
Loretta Sanchez: Opposes TPP; joined union protests against it.
Andrew Cuomo: Start-Up NY: expand foreign trade to boost upstate economies.
Carly Fiorina: Change rules about outsourcing; current climate forces it.
Donald Trump: Reject the elite election system; infuse popular will.
Hillary Clinton: Expand executive action on immigration, guns, & corporations.
Ted Cruz: Obama dishonors Constitution by bypassing Congress.
Ted Cruz: Obama's executive orders is open door for future lawlessness.
Tim Pawlenty: Eliminate the Post Office.
Buddy Roemer: Won Governor & House seat with voluntary contribution limit.
Al Gore: Regulatory style: smaller & smarter govt, but stronger regs.
George W. Bush: Regulatory style: like Reagan, get government out of the way.
Kate Brown: Require more background checks on gun sales.
Hillary Clinton: Rein in idea that anybody can have a gun anywhere, anytime.
Hillary Clinton: 2000: advocate for national gun registry; 2008: backed off.
Ted Cruz: Obama changed ObamaCare mandate deadline by a blog post.
Ted Cruz: Obama asked companies to disobey ObamaCare rules for a year.
Donald Trump: F-35 program out-of-control; cut billions in military costs.
James Webb: Quit Reagan administration protesting cuts to Navy budget.
George W. Bush: Post-Cold War: remove weapons & high-alert; build SDI.
George W. Bush: Russia: jointly reduce missiles; but no joint SDI.
James Webb: Allow illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
Scott Walker: Wisconsin is open for business, via right-to-work law.
Ted Cruz: Raising minimum wage by executive fiat opposes rule of law.
Principles & Values|
Greg Orman: I've tried both parties and didn't like either.
Jeff Bell: 1982: ran for Senate; speechwriter for Ronald Reagan.
Jeff Bell: Wife wept upon hearing he would run for Senate.
Cory Gardner: Giving up Energy Committee seat to run for Senate.
Buddy Roemer: Placed third in 1991 re-election bid.
Buddy Roemer: Publicly described himself as "a church-going Methodist boy".
Joe DioGuardi: Gillibrand had a 2-year tryout; now give me a 2-year tryout.
Rex Rammell: Running against Risch for killing his elk herd.
Mike Gravel: Video “Fire” is metaphor for gathering & using experience.
Mike Gravel: Video “Rock” is metaphor for causing changes in society.
Gary Johnson: 23% national sales tax while eliminating the IRS.
Tim Pawlenty: Just two tax brackets: 10% below $100K; then 25% above that.
Fred Thompson: Tax cuts stimulate the economy.
Dan Quayle: Radical tax change eventually; cut taxes in interim.
Dan Quayle: Eliminate most tax preferences; preserve “core incentives”.
War & Peace|
Rand Paul: Hillary's War: Ousting Gadhafi in Libya gave rise to ISIS.
Rand Paul: Supporting rebels in Syrian Civil War gave rise to ISIS.
Hillary Clinton: Don't demand complete moratorium on Israeli settlement.
Hillary Clinton: 2012: We helped Syrian rebels, but we should have done more.
Liz Cheney: ISIS: Rarely has a president been so wrong.
Mitt Romney: Not conquest, but promoting human rights & free markets.
Mitt Romney: No daylight between the United States and Israel.
John Kasich: Russian mediation with Milosevic instead of a ground war.
John Kasich: Should have used economic tools with rest of world.