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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)

Book Reviews

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Columns and news articles in The Atlantic

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    from The Atlantic (number of quotes indicated):
  • Abby Finkenauer (1) Democrat U.S. Rep Iowa-1
  • Amanda Curtis (1) Democratic Challenger Montana
  • Amy Klobuchar (2) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Andrew Yang (2) New York Democratic candidate for NYC Mayor
  • Ben Carson (1) HUD Secretary
  • Beto O`Rourke (2) Texas Democratic candidate for Governor; U.S. Rep
  • Bill McChesney (1) Montana Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Bill Weld (1) Massachusetts Republican presidential primary challenger
  • Casey Schreiner (1) Montana Democratic 2020 Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Charlie Crist (1) Florida Democratic Governor Challenger
  • Cornel West (1) Green Party/People's Party candidate
  • Cory Booker (7) New Jersey Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
  • Donald Trump (5) Republican Presidential incumbent
  • Elizabeth Warren (3) Massachusetts Senator
  • Eric Brakey (2) Republican U.S. Rep Maine-2
  • Eric Swalwell (1) California Presidential candidate (withdrawn); U.S. Rep from CA-15
  • Hillary Clinton (2) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Jason Kander (2) Democratic Senate candidate Missouri
  • Jay Inslee (7) Washington Democratic Washington Governor
  • Joe Arpaio (1) Republican Candidate for Arizona U. S. Senator Arizona
  • Joe Manchin III (1) West Virginia Former Democratic Governor (Until 2010)
  • John Delaney (1) Maryland Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
  • John Hickenlooper (2) Colorado Democratic Colorado Governor
  • John Kasich (1) Ohio Republican Ohio Governor
  • Jon Huntsman (1) Utah Ambassador to China
  • Josh Mandel (1) Former Republican Nominee (withdrew 2018) Ohio
  • Julian Castro (1) Texas Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary
  • Kamala Harris (3) California Democratic nominee for Vice President; California Senator
  • Kevin Faulconer (2) California Republican candidate for governor
  • Matt Rosendale (1) Republican U.S. Rep Montana-0
  • Michael Bennet (4) Colorado Democratic candidate for President; Colorado Senator
  • Mike Pompeo (3) Kansas Former Secretary of State
  • Mitt Romney (1) Massachusetts Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008)
  • Paul Ryan (1) Republican
  • Reilly Neill (1) Montana Democratic 2020 Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Rex Tillerson (1) Secretary of State 2017-2018
  • Rick Perry (4) Texas Former Secretary of Energy
  • Scott Walker (1) Wisconsin WI Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Steve Bullock (1) Montana Democratic Montana Governor
  • Tim Ryan (2) Ohio Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from OH-13
  • Tom Barrett (1) Democrat U.S. Rep Wisconsin-5
  • Tom Steyer (2) Possible Democratic candidate for President from California
  • Tulsi Gabbard (1) Hawaii Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from HI-2
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Articles in The Atlantic magazine:
  • The Atlantic, "Cornel West on Why the Left Needs Jesus," by Emma Green, August 13, 2021, (Link)
  • On 2022 NY Governor's race: "What Does Rudy Giuliani's Son Do?," by Elaina Plott, November 18, 2019
  • "The Pull of Andrew Yang's Pessimism," Edward-Isaac Dovere, August 15, 2019
  • "Andrew Yang Is Not Your Climate Friend," Robinson Meyer, August 1, 2019
  • "Why Tom Steyer Changed His Mind on Running for President,", by Edward-Isaac Dovere, July 10, 2019
  • "Julian Castro's 'Latino Candidate' Trap," Edward-Isaac Dovere, Jul 25, 2019
  • "Klobuchar's Hazy 'Heartland Economics'," by Edward-Isaac Dovere, 4/4/2019
  • "Beto Sees Trump's Immigration Trap Clearly," by Peter Beinart, 4/1/19
  • "Beto Sees Trump's Immigration Trap Clearly," by Peter Beinart, Apr. 1, 2019
  • "Cory Booker Is Happy to Be Under the Radar--For Now," by Edward-Isaac Dovere , 3/27/2019
  • "Can A Rust Belt Yogi Save The Democratic Party?," by Elaine Godfrey, Mar. 15, 2019
  • "The Democrat Who Wants To Stop The Rage," by Edward-Isaac Dovere, Mar. 2, 2019
  • "Jay Inslee's Risky Bet for 2020," by Edward-Isaac Dovere , 3/1/2019
  • "Harris's Campaign Strategy: Don't Pick a Lane," by Edward-Isaac Dovere, Jan. 22, 2019
  • "Can a Democrat Win the Presidency on Climate Change?", by Edward-Isaac Dovere, 1/2/2019
  • "Cory Booker's Theory of Love," by Franklin Foer, Dec 17, 2018
  • "John Delaney Is Playing the Long Game," by Elaine Godfrey, Dec. 10, 2018
  • "John Kasich Searches For His Place In the GOP," by Dick Polman, Dec 3, 2018
  • "Kamala Harris's Trump-Size Tax Plan," Oct. 18, 2018
  • "Warren's Ambitious Fix for America's Housing Crisis," by Madeleine Carlisle, Sep. 25, 2018
  • "Hickenlooper Is the Antithesis of Trump," by Kyle Trygstad, Sep. 18, 2018
  • "Elizabeth Warren's Theory of Capitalism," by Franklin Foer, Aug. 28, 2018
  • "Delusions and Realities of the Immigration Debate," by Adam Serwer, Jan. 24, 2018
  • "The Organization That Sent Tulsi Gabbard to Syria," by Yasmeen Serhan, Jan. 31, 2017
  • On 2021 California recall, "How to Be a Republican Mayor," by Liam Dillon, January 3, 2016
  • "Breakfast With Bill Weld," by Molly Ball, Oct. 3, 2016
  • "Colorado's Governor on Marijuana Legalization," by Conor Friedersdorf, Jul 1, 2014
  • "The End of Pax Americana: How Western Decline Became Inevitable," by Christopher Layne, April 2012

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Hillary Clinton: Hobby Lobby decision is slippery slope against women.
    Kevin Faulconer: Pro-choice, pro-marriage equality, pro-gun control.
Budget & Economy
    Amy Klobuchar: Focus on issues affecting small business, rural America.
    Jay Inslee: Leading state in job growth & personal-income growth.
Civil Rights
    Amanda Curtis: Repeal criminalization of gay sex under state law.
    Bill McChesney: Repeal criminalization of gay sex under state law.
    Casey Schreiner: Repeal criminalization of gay sex under state law.
    Joe Arpaio: Convicted then pardoned for violating Latinos' civil rights.
    John Kasich: Strongly opposed "bathroom bills" against transgender people.
    Matt Rosendale: Keep criminalization of gay sex.
    Reilly Neill: Repeal criminalization of gay sex under state law.
    Steve Bullock: Signed repeal of criminalization of gay sex under state law.
    Cory Booker: Attacks on private equity "nauseating".
    Elizabeth Warren: Wants workers to choose 40% of corporate boards.
    Tom Steyer: Corporate corruption has broken our government.
    Kamala Harris: Punish violent criminals, but understand they also need help.
    Tom Barrett: My police department arrests felons instead of hiring them.
    John Hickenlooper: Failed War on Drugs paved way for pot legalization.
    Michael Bennet: Let states experiment with marijuana; address racial issues.
    Cory Booker: Supports "Race to the Top" education reform.
    Cory Booker: Government should not profit from student debt.
    Cory Booker: Investment in education helps the whole society.
Energy & Oil
    Andrew Yang: 10 years too late on climate change, move to higher ground.
    Jay Inslee: Decade-long track record on climate change.
    Jay Inslee: Climate change threatens environment & national security.
    Jay Inslee: Spur green R&D; restrict power plants and emissions.
    Jay Inslee: Establish solar-cell; expand use of electric ferries.
    Jay Inslee: Fighting climate change crucial, and profitable.
    Joe Manchin III: 2010 ad: Shot a hole in the cap and trade bill.
    John Hickenlooper: Pro-environment but there's room for fossil fuels.
    Kamala Harris: Climate change important, but not only issue.
Foreign Policy
    Beto O`Rourke: Help refugee asylum seekers at home in Northern Triangle.
    Donald Trump: U.S. has become dumping ground for everybody else's problems.
    Eric Brakey: Deposing secular dictators in Mid-East empowers our enemies.
    Jon Huntsman: Notion of national decline is "un-American".
    Josh Mandel: Leave Iraq & Afghanistan strategically, without date certain.
    Mike Pompeo: Prevented G7 statement by insisting on using "Wuhan virus".
    Mitt Romney: Reject philosophy of national decline in all of its variants.
    Rick Perry: Hasn't called for defense cuts; hasn't endorsed Bush's wars.
    Rick Perry: Tolerating vicious ideas is weakness: condemn ISIS & Putin.
    Rick Perry: Warsaw Pact failed & NATO survived: we keep our commitments.
    Tulsi Gabbard: U.S. should focus on fighting terrorism, not regime change.
Free Trade
    John Delaney: Supports trade but government must help those it has hurt.
Government Reform
    Elizabeth Warren: Supports a lifetime ban on officials becoming lobbyists.
Gun Control
    Eric Swalwell: After mass shootings, time to make gun control an issue.
    Jay Inslee: Arming teachers with guns is ridiculous.
    Tim Ryan: Soured on NRA after Sandy Hook.
    Amy Klobuchar: Immigrants crucial to labor & management.
    Beto O`Rourke: Stop refugee issue by dealing with what's driving them here.
    Michael Bennet: Trump is anti-immigrant; immigrants are a positive force.
    Michael Bennet: America is a unique place for refugees to succeed.
    Abby Finkenauer: Opposed state bill reducing collective bargaining rights.
    Andrew Yang: Most new jobs are gig, temporary, or contractor.
    Kevin Faulconer: Only one-sixth of staff are white, heterosexual males.
    Tim Ryan: Progressive goals should be sold as job creation.
Principles & Values
    Ben Carson: 2010: Vetted for Lt. Gov., but decision to run "up to God".
    Charlie Crist: I stand for fairness and trying to treat people right.
    Donald Trump: OpEd: criminal act to try to get A.G. to unrecuse.
    Donald Trump: OpEd: impeachable act to fire FBI's Comey.
    Donald Trump: OpEd: impeachable act to investigate Hillary Clinton.
    Donald Trump: OpEd: Trump's crew tried to collude, like Keystone Kollusion.
    Michael Bennet: Most Democrats are not socialists and should say so.
    Paul Ryan: I credit Ayn Rand for getting me involved in public service.
    Rick Perry: Western ideology respects others; ISIS ideology does not.
    Scott Walker: 19 Walker associates involved in "John Doe" scandal.
    Tom Steyer: Trump is a criminal, nothing at all like me.
    Cornel West: Everybody could gain by having a relationship with Jesus.
Social Security
    Cory Booker: Don't raise retirement age, except maybe for young workers.
    Julian Castro: Trust Fund needs immigrants to shore up Baby Boomers.
Tax Reform
    Cory Booker: Helped people claim earned-income tax credit.
    Elizabeth Warren: Making housing affordable by raising estate tax.
    Kamala Harris: Payments to needy, not tax breaks for the rich.
    Cory Booker: Millionaire from Silicon Valley-funded tech startup.
War & Peace
    Bill Weld: Supports libertarian "restraint" on military action.
    Hillary Clinton: Not helping Free Syrian Army left vacuum for ISIS to fill.
    Jason Kander: Iraq War was a huge strategic error, and I said so then.
    Jason Kander: Engage ISIS, including ground troops as a last resort.
    Mike Pompeo: Negotiate from strength to denuclearize North Korea.
    Mike Pompeo: Caution with history of deceit by North Korea.
    Rex Tillerson: Create right conditions for negotiations with North Korea.
Welfare & Poverty
    Eric Brakey: Disallow using food stamps to purchase junk food.

The above quotations are from Columns and news articles in The Atlantic.

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