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)
Mike Braun: Life starts with conception.
Andrew Straw: A fetus has rights; treat abortion like euthanasia.
Andrew Straw: Since 1973, courts allowed parents to kill their children.
Mark Hurt: Life is precious; no tax-payer funded abortion.
Evan Bayh: Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood.
Eric Holcomb: Planned Parenthood videos were despicable, but no shutdown.
Joe Donnelly: Abortions only in cases of rape, incest, and maternal life.
Richard Mourdock: No exception for rape; only for maternal life.
Richard Mourdock: No exception for rape, but God doesn't want people raped.
Joe Donnelly: God would never intend for rape to happen.
Richard Mourdock: God at work when rape leads to pregnancy.
Richard Lugar: Government should not have a role in reproductive services.
Richard Mourdock: Government should not have a role in reproductive services.
Brad Ellsworth: Taxpayer money ok for abortions.
Budget & Economy|
Mike Braun: Don't pay politicians if they can't pass a budget.
Andrew Straw: Stimulus plus market-led recovery.
Richard Lugar: Pass the remarkable House budget plan & extend Bush tax cuts.
Brad Ellsworth: Stimulus legislation prevented going into a depression.
Brad Ellsworth: Voted for bailout, health care law and stimulus bill.
Daniel Coats: Commitment to no new spending unless offset & paid for.
Andrew Straw: Same-sex marriage is none of state's business.
Andrew Straw: Gay marriage bans are like anti-miscegenation laws.
Andrew Straw: Incentives to hire qualified women into management.
Joe Donnelly: Protect LGBT Hoosiers from discrimination.
Eric Holcomb: Supportive of the LGBT community: zero discrimination.
Baron Hill: 2006: Marriage is sacred; 2015: guarantee marriage equality.
Baron Hill: For ENDA & against DADT & in Congress; evolved on marriage.
Joe Donnelly: Opposes same sex marriage.
Mike Braun: Lowering taxes is a good start to empowering job creators.
Mark Hurt: Lower corporate rates; simplify taxes.
Eric Holcomb: Make America the global jobs magnet.
Joe Donnelly: Lower corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%.
Joe Donnelly: Challenging auto bailout put 1000s of jobs at risk.
Andrew Straw: In some cases, punishment can reduce crime.
Mark Hurt: One small brick in the wall of justice.
Andrew Straw: Marijuana is a medicine and nutritious.
Mark Hurt: Tougher penalties on those dealing drugs.
Andrew Straw: Students can pray in school, but not imposed by teachers.
Andrew Straw: Supports vouchers and more school choices.
Eric Holcomb: Give parents the freedom to choose child's school.
Joe Donnelly: Pell Grants for low-income students, & lower interest rates.
Richard Mourdock: Transfer federal education role to state & local level.
Energy & Oil|
Andrew Straw: Support green energy storage technology.
Mark Hurt: Cost-benefit analysis for measures affecting clean coal.
Evan Bayh: Climate science is unequivocal, but don't hurt business.
Eric Holcomb: Coal reduces our dependency on foreign sources of energy.
Joe Donnelly: I opposed cap-and-trade even though Dem leadership pushed it.
Richard Lugar: Make all cars "flex-fuel" vehicles.
Richard Mourdock: Oppose ethanol subsidy as a matter of conservative principle.
Richard Mourdock: Ethanol mandates lead to high gas prices.
Richard Lugar: Subsidizing ethanol makes overall gasoline prices go down.
Richard Mourdock: High gas prices come from federal mandates like ethanol.
Brad Ellsworth: Cap-and-trade would put Hoosiers out of work.
Brad Ellsworth: Supports nuclear, solar, & clean coal, but not cap-&-trade.
Daniel Coats: Accused of benefiting as lobbyist from pushing cap-and-trade.
Daniel Coats: Don't pick winners & losers in biofuel; pick nuclear instead.
Andrew Straw: EPA should have more power to clean up, not less.
Eric Holcomb: Stand up to federal government over environmental regulation.
Richard Lugar: Ethanol mandates help state corn farmers.
Families & Children|
Charlie Hardy: Many parents worry about not providing for their children.
Richard Lugar: Government should play no role reproductive health services.
Richard Mourdock: Government should play no role reproductive health services.
Andrew Straw: USA should encourage our values in UN programs.
Eric Holcomb: I want a safer, stronger and freer America, today & tomorrow.
Richard Lugar: Russia is neither friend nor foe; just an important country.
Richard Mourdock: Russia is more foe than friend.
Richard Mourdock: Russia is more foe than friend; they aid our enemies.
Mike Braun: 2016: Voted against clawbacks for moving jobs to Mexico.
Andrew Straw: Adjust NAFTA with 1% tariff to raise Mexican standards.
Brad Ellsworth: NAFTA has cost Indiana jobs.
Daniel Coats: Trade barriers would hurt Indiana.
Mike Braun: Replace the swamp with citizen legislators and term limits.
Andrew Straw: Suing government for ballot access for disabled people.
Andrew Straw: Expand voting rights for disabled people.
Mark Hurt: Stop the nefarious practice of omnibus legislation.
Richard Mourdock: Eliminate cabinet departments DOE, ED, DOC, and HUD.
Mike Braun: A hunter himself, he's a proud backer of the 2nd Amendment.
Andrew Straw: I support the 2nd Amendment.
Daniel Coats: 1991: voted for Brady Bill & background checks.
Mike Braun: Common sense solutions can offset ObamaCare shortfalls.
Andrew Straw: Expand Medicare incrementally, not via ObamaCare.
Mark Hurt: Funding to alleviate shortage of mental health professionals.
Mark Hurt: Support cross-state competition, not ObamaCare bureaucracy.
Sam Clovis: Keep ObamaCare rule: kids can stay on parent's plan until 26.
Richard Mourdock: No national nor Massachusetts-style health care plan.
Richard Mourdock: ObamaCare makes government bigger.
Richard Mourdock: Tax-deductible health savings accounts for those under 55.
Luke Messer: ObamaCare bad for middle class.
Mike Braun: We need increased military to protect our interests abroad.
Andrew Straw: We spend too much on the military now.
Mike Braun: North Korea & Russian dangers require strong US military.
Mark Hurt: Could support transgender military ban.
Mark Hurt: Strategic increased spending on military weapons systems.
Mark Hurt: Work with countries like Russia & comprehensively fight ISIS.
Eric Holcomb: Peace through strength, not peace through hope.
Richard Lugar: So-authored nuclear nonproliferation program 20 years ago.
Mike Braun: Hard line approach to illegal immigrants: build the wall.
Andrew Straw: Pathway to citizenship, except for felons.
Eric Holcomb: I won't be xenophobic on immigration policy.
Richard Lugar: Yes, voted for DREAM Act, but not for benefits to illegals.
Richard Mourdock: No Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants.
Daniel Coats: Voted for amnesty 26 years ago; against a dozen times since.
Andrew Straw: In recessions, increase money supply to create jobs.
Andrew Straw: Visas for high-wage jobs; don't export jobs via trade.
Richard Mourdock: Focus on cutting the deficit and creating jobs.
Principles & Values|
Mike Braun: Use record of what's been done in hometown and statehouse.
Andrew Straw: Ten Commandments are public already; don't impose in court.
Eric Holcomb: Proven, passionate solutions-oriented approach.
Richard Lugar: OpEd: Lives in Washington DC, no longer in Indiana.
Daniel Coats: YouTube video: "Don't tell Hoosiers I'm a Tar Heel".
Daniel Coats: There's a lot of enthusiasm for change in Washington.
Daniel Coats: Accused of lobbying for whatever issue paid the most money.
Daniel Coats: Accepted lobbying job after adjournment but still in Senate.
Brad Ellsworth: Coats negotiated lobbying job while still a Senator.
Andrew Straw: Too many people rely on SSA to risk losses.
Luke Messer: Let retirees earn more.
Evan Bayh: Raise Social Security age.
Todd Young: Strong support for privatization.
Matthew Whitaker: No hope that Social Security will be there for future.
Richard Mourdock: Constitution mentions neither Social Security nor Medicare.
Richard Mourdock: Raise the retirement age.
Brad Ellsworth: Don't raise the retirement age; put people to work instead.
Daniel Coats: Save Social Security from itself; increase age & more.
Mike Braun: Pledged never to raise federal taxes, but infrastructure ok.
Andrew Straw: Tax cuts for rich don't help economy if tied up in stocks.
Luke Messer: Tax cuts should lead to growth.
Eric Holcomb: Simplifying the 75,000-page tax code would lead to growth.
Richard Mourdock: Major tax reforms yes; national sales tax no.
Brad Ellsworth: Take away some of the hundreds of tax breaks & exemptions.
Daniel Coats: Open to the FairTax, but no VAT.
Todd Rokita: Gas tax ok for infrastructure improvements.
Mike Braun: Increase gas tax by 10 cents for crumbling infrastructure.
Richard Mourdock: Space program is not in Constitution, but I support it.
War & Peace|
Andrew Straw: Treaties with allies instead of empire-building attitudes.
Mike Braun: Defeat ISIS terrorists where they live.
Luke Messer: Get tough with North Korea.
Mark Hurt: We lost allies' respect, enabling rise of extreme ideologies.
Eric Holcomb: Iran funds terrorism; no nuclear deal.
Richard Lugar: US is not going to have troops in Afghanistan indefinitely.
Richard Mourdock: Inexcusable failure to withdraw from Iraq.
Richard Mourdock: inexcusable failure to turn tail & run in Iraq.