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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
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)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
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)

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2015-16 Think Tank congressional voting recommendations

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  • ACLU (15)
  • Cato Institute (24)
  • Heritage Foundation (23)
  • Paul Gosar (1) Republican U.S. Rep Arizona-4
  • Robert Reich (4) Massachusetts Former Dem. Challenger 2002, and Cabinet Sec'y
  • Sierra Club (12)
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Sierra Club: State role to fund Planned Parenthood after Title X cuts.
    ACLU: Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women.
    Heritage Foundation: No federal funding of abortion via ObamaCare health plans.
    Cato Institute: Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life.
    Cato Institute: No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare.
Budget & Economy
    Sierra Club: NEA and NEH are vital for education.
    Heritage Foundation: Freedom Caucus fights establishment irresponsible spending.
    Heritage Foundation: NEA is welfare for artists and the cultured upper-class.
Civil Rights
    Heritage Foundation: Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class.
    ACLU: Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism.
    ACLU: First Amendment doesn't include right to turn away LGBT.
    Cato Institute: Balance freedom of association against discrimination.
    Heritage Foundation: Arbitration limits trial lawyers and helps consumers.
    Sierra Club: Black Lives Matter: equal protection under the law.
    ACLU: Black Lives Matter and police don't need special protection.
    Cato Institute: Trusting police requires access to police disciplinary files.
    ACLU: Drug prohibition means corruption, not an end to drug use.
    ACLU: A "drug free America" is not realistic; repeal prohibition.
    Cato Institute: Evidence that opioids are not that dangerous, despite hype.
    Cato Institute: Legalize marijuana banking until we legalize marijuana.
    ACLU: Drug testing for welfare is ineffective and unconstitutional.
    Heritage Foundation: Online & Voc-Ed programs, instead of free community college.
    Cato Institute: Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools.
    Heritage Foundation: Voucher schools are more successful than public schools.
    Heritage Foundation: A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind.
    Cato Institute: Only 19% finish community college & new jobs don't need it.
    ACLU: Oppose private and religious school voucher programs.
Energy & Oil
    Heritage Foundation: Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico.
    Heritage Foundation: Eliminate $100M for Diesel Emission Reduction program.
    Cato Institute: Opportunity cost and risk cost of nuclear overwhelm savings.
    Cato Institute: Internalizing greenhouse gas cost means $2/ton carbon tax.
    Sierra Club: Nuclear power is last in being clean, quick, safe, and cheap.
    Cato Institute: Oil and gas production isn't damaging, even OCS and ANWR.
    Sierra Club: Not sound science to ban predators on wildlife refuges.
    Cato Institute: Minimal GMO labeling advances science & consumers.
    Heritage Foundation: No federal labeling requirement for GMO products.
    Sierra Club: Publicize grant opportunities for diesel emission reduction.
    Sierra Club: Mandatory labeling for GMO products, then long-term testing.
    Cato Institute: End federal grants to reduce diesel emissions.
    Sierra Club: Strict regulation & restrictions for offshore oil drilling.
Families & Children
    Heritage Foundation: Eliminate VAWA grants to save $428 million.
Foreign Policy
    Heritage Foundation: Focus on humanitarian assistance in South Sudan.
Free Trade
    Heritage Foundation: Ex-Im Bank is a slush fund for corporate welfare.
    Sierra Club: Reauthorize Ex-im bank and keep ban on coal financing.
    Cato Institute: Ex-im bank replaces market risk with bureaucrats' decisions.
    Sierra Club: Let India export solar panels to the U.S.
    Cato Institute: Countervailing duties mean higher prices on solar panels.
Government Reform
    Cato Institute: Term limits of 6 years in House and 12 years in Senate.
    Heritage Foundation: Only incumbents and special interests oppose term limits.
    Cato Institute: Congress can decide which "emoluments" are acceptable.
    ACLU: Congressional term limits are unconstitutional.
    Sierra Club: Expand term limit for Assembly from 6 years to 12.
    Cato Institute: Term limits oppose professionalization of legislators.
Health Care
    Cato Institute: Offer credible market-based alternatives to ObamaCare.
    Heritage Foundation: Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient.
    Robert Reich: GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster".
    Robert Reich: ObamaCare fixed three big problems of private insurance.
Homeland Security
    Heritage Foundation: Trump's hiring freeze just shifts resources to DVA and DoD.
    Cato Institute: Bar the government from indiscriminate bulk surveillance.
    ACLU: USA Freedom Act should be first small step of more reforms.
    Cato Institute: Give LEGAL child immigrants DACA benefits too.
    Cato Institute: Congress decides immigration policy, not President Trump.
    Heritage Foundation: Ban DREAMer immigrants from military service.
    Paul Gosar: Don't let illegals launder amnesty via military service.
    ACLU: No-Fly list against Muslims is unconstitutional.
    ACLU: Let DREAMers join military, whether legal or not.
Principles & Values
    ACLU: FOIA request for Trump's Emoluments conflicts of interest.
Tax Reform
    Heritage Foundation: Lower taxes on businesses unleashes higher wages.
    Sierra Club: Lower taxes on businesses is deeply regressive.
    Robert Reich: Raise tax on inherited wealth for the very rich.
    Robert Reich: Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue.
    Heritage Foundation: Death Tax is a pernicious double tax.
    Cato Institute: Estate tax won't hit billionaires--only regular millionaires.
    ACLU: Access to broadband services for lower income families.
    Heritage Foundation: Cut Lifeline low-income broadband subsidies.
War & Peace
    ACLU: Unconstitutional for Trump to bomb Syria.
    Heritage Foundation: Hold Assad accountable for his war crimes.
    Cato Institute: Alternative to Iran nuke deal is ever-heightening tensions.
    Heritage Foundation: Obama deal will marginally slow, but not halt, Iranian nukes.

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