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)
Thomas Dixon: Women choose what is best for their bodies.
Tim Scott: Human life begins at conception.
Thomas Ravenel: Hired abortion activist as campaign Communications Director.
Lee Bright: Human life begins at conception.
Jay Stamper: Limiting abortion isn't limited-government conservatism.
Budget & Economy|
Tim Scott: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
Thomas Ravenel: Federal spending is headed for a doomsday scenario.
Lee Bright: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
Rick Wade: AdWatch: 5 years in Washington on failed $787B stimulus.
Nancy Mace: Restore some accountability in the budgeting process.
Lindsey Graham: Dollar-for-dollar offset: cut spending to raise debt ceiling.
Tim Scott: Address fiscal cliff with sequestration & tax cut extension.
Tim Scott: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Brad Hutto: Equal pay for equal work is the next women's milestone.
Thomas Ravenel: Stay out of marriage, but if not, treat gays equally.
Lee Bright: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Thomas Ravenel: Government should stay out of our bedrooms &our boardrooms.
Rick Wade: First all-black U.S. Senate race in recent memory.
Jay Stamper: Asked by Party to exit race after supporting gay marriage.
Lindsey Graham: AdWatch: Hero of the taxpayer & guardian of small business.
Jay Stamper: Stop giving away millions in corporate welfare.
Lindsey Graham: 1997: Created trucking logistics company with 100 employees.
Rick Wade: Served in Obama's U.S. Commerce Department.
Thomas Dixon: Ban the box: let ex-cons get jobs.
Jay Stamper: Pleaded guilty to three white-collar felony charges in 2006.
Thomas Dixon: Self-described former alcoholic and drug addict.
Thomas Ravenel: End the war on drugs; it's federal overreach & unsuccessful.
Thomas Ravenel: In favor of ending the war on drugs.
Tim Scott: Marijuana is unhealthy, but states' rights are important too.
Thomas Dixon: Entitlement to quality education, including college.
Tim Scott: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
Lee Bright: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
Rick Wade: All 6 siblings attended public schools.
Nancy Mace: Strongly supports educational choice.
Lee Bright: Advocates abolishing the Department of Education.
Rick Wade: Vision for S.C. focused on education and jobs.
Lee Bright: Real choice including private schools and home-schooling.
Thomas Ravenel: Charter schools' success prove point of local empowerment.
Energy & Oil|
Thomas Dixon: Climate change is real and we must prepare for its effects.
Tim Scott: No subsidies for wind and solar.
Lee Bright: No subsidies for wind and solar.
Joyce Dickerson: Open the Savannah River Site nuclear reactor fuel project.
Lee Bright: Deal with waste, to remove obstacles to new nuclear plants.
Rick Wade: V.P. of GreenTech Automotive, the "green car" company.
Thomas Dixon: Make sure our planet is habitable for future generations.
Lindsey Graham: Green diesel regulations cost $367 per truck per year.
Families & Children|
Thomas Ravenel: Let churches provide for families in need, not state.
Thomas Dixon: Lead by example and be a good actor.
Brad Hutto: Focus on state's needs, not foreign conflicts.
Brad Hutto: We should not act as the world's policeman.
Thomas Ravenel: Opposed to foreign interventions.
Lee Bright: Remove Russia from G-8 over Ukraine invasion.
Lindsey Graham: Create a democratic noose around Putin's Russia.
Jay Stamper: Trillions on foreign engagements isn't fiscal conservatism.
Nancy Mace: No foreign aid to Egypt & countries who are our enemies.
Thomas Dixon: Look at how trade impacts our own workforce.
Tim Scott: Yes to trade adjustment; Yes to fast-track.
Tim Scott: Opposes currency manipulation as trade negotiation topic.
Lindsey Graham: NAFTA drained away textile trade from Upstate SC.
Rick Wade: Envoy to China, to get investment via EB-5 visas.
Thomas Dixon: Voting rights need to be protected from attack.
Tim Scott: Photo ID for voting.
Lee Bright: Photo ID for voting.
Rick Wade: Washington is broken.
Nancy Mace: Term limits of 12 years for Senate; 6 years for House.
Nancy Mace: Term limits are the only way to stop the ruling elitists.
Thomas Dixon: Close the gun show loophole and the Charleston Loophole.
Tim Scott: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Lee Bright: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Joyce Dickerson: Right to guns, but address issues of gun violence.
Tim Scott: Don't rush to judgment on gun control after school shootings.
Thomas Dixon: ObamaCare needs to be protected and expanded.
Tim Scott: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
Lee Bright: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
Thomas Ravenel: Against ObamaCare.
Lindsey Graham: Opposed ObamaCare from day one.
Rick Wade: ObamaCare addresses closing health care disparities.
Lee Bright: Full implementation of ObamaCare ends self-governance.
Lindsey Graham: Let ObamaCare show itself as a continuing debacle.
Nancy Mace: ObamaCare will be the undoing of our American way of life.
Thomas Ravenel: Tort reform will reduce medical liability.
Tim Scott: Require stronger evidence for FISA electronic surveillance.
Tim Scott: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
Thomas Ravenel: No NSA snooping; defend the Fourth Amendment.
Thomas Ravenel: No more blood & treasure on 'nation-building' in Iraq.
Thomas Ravenel: I want a military that defends America, not Germany or Japan.
Thomas Ravenel: We absolutely must have the world's strongest military.
Lee Bright: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
Joyce Dickerson: I'm mad as heel about delays in veterans' care.
Lindsey Graham: Doing nothing about Benghazi leads to a more dangerous world.
Jay Stamper: NSA domestic spying included innocent U.S. citizens.
Lindsey Graham: NSA domestic spying only targets terrorism suspects.
Lindsey Graham: NSA leaker Edward Snowden is a felon, not a hero.
Lindsey Graham: Cuts to military systems will leave us with a hollow force.
Jack Reed: Don't over-react to Benghazi; situation was confused.
Lindsey Graham: President did not do enough to protect Benghazi embassy.
Thomas Ravenel: We need bold leadership combating terrorists & terror states.
Tim Scott: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Thomas Ravenel: Robust worker visa program, plus anything else reasonable.
Lee Bright: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Lee Bright: Secure the border first; but no amnesty.
Lindsey Graham: Secure border now in place with comprehensive immigration.
Lindsey Graham: New amnesty is tough and ends incoming illegals.
Thomas Dixon: Raise minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Joyce Dickerson: Equal pay for women, and higher minimum wage.
Lindsey Graham: Biggest business headache is worker's compensation system.
Lee Bright: It's just a myth that government can create jobs.
Principles & Values|
Joyce Dickerson: For various reasons, I won't campaign for Hillary in 2016.
Tim Scott: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
Thomas Ravenel: Values taught by church, not enforced by mandate.
Lee Bright: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
Thomas Ravenel: Fiscally conservative and socially moderate libertarian.
Rick Wade: Withdraws from race, citing too-late entrance.
Tim Scott: OpEd: Dems call Scott "senator for the Heritage Foundation".
Rick Wade: Commitment to listen to the people, not special interests.
Nancy Mace: Give a conservative voice to the people of South Carolina.
Lee Bright: I live all aspects of my life based on Biblical principles.
Rick Wade: Ran unsuccessfully for secretary of state in 2002.
Tim Scott: Grew up poor in a black community in North Charleston.
Tim Scott: Served in public office for 18 years, with 2 terms in House.
Thomas Ravenel: Voluntary personal accounts for younger workers.
Lee Bright: Supports the FairTax to simplify taxes.
Thomas Ravenel: Tax cuts lead to growing economy with higher revenues.
Joyce Dickerson: Serves on COMET transit system board of directors.
Thomas Ravenel: Government doesn't belong in your email inbox.
Rick Wade: Infrastructure investment in the poorest areas of S.C.
Joyce Dickerson: Ensure the county has reliable public transportation.
Lee Bright: Dredge the Port of Charleston to a 50-foot depth.
War & Peace|
Lindsey Graham: More intervention in Iraq avoids an American city in flames.
Thomas Ravenel: Intervention in Iraq based on same nonsense as in past.
Thomas Ravenel: U.S. military is over-involved overseas.
Thomas Ravenel: Republicans are pro-invading this or that country.
Lindsey Graham: Obama "screams loudly & carries no stick," in Russia & Syria.
Newt Gingrich: Obama "screams loudly & carries no stick," in Russia & Syria.
Jay Stamper: Don't go on "war footing" against Russia over Ukraine.
Lindsey Graham: Support the Syrian rebels against Assad & Iran.
Lee Bright: Intervention in Syria would help the Muslim Brotherhood.
Lindsey Graham: Intervention in Syria to degrade Assad's chemical weapons.
Lindsey Graham: Getting Syria wrong leads to Iranian nukes & war with Israel.
Nancy Mace: Intervention in Syria would bolster al-Qaida.
Lindsey Graham: Syria: Assad must go, and small arms won't do it.
Lindsey Graham: Get involved in Syria to protect against al Qaeda and Iran.
Lindsey Graham: Slow Afghan withdrawal, with 15,000 US troops left behind.
Welfare & Poverty|
Thomas Ravenel: New Deal & Great Society are examples of federal overreach.