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)
Sarah Palin: Use my daughter Bristol as a teaching tool for others.
Budget & Economy|
Fred Thompson: We’re spending next generation’s money with no restraint.
Ron Paul: Restore GOP by returning to less gov’t & fiscal conservatism.
Ron Paul: Weak economy is source of resentment against immigrants.
Mitt Romney: Everything but "marriage" for gay couples.
Mike Huckabee: It’s arrogant for GOP to ignore Hispanics or any group.
Mike Huckabee: Racial profiling based on speaking with accent is unAmerican.
Ron Paul: Against ID for immigrants; it leads to national ID card.
Mitt Romney: Redistribution doesn't create jobs; free enterprise does.
Barack Obama: We share cross-border drug problem with Mexico.
Barack Obama: Fast & Furious was completely wrongheaded; we've stopped it.
Mitt Romney: We share cross-border drug problem with Mexico.
Barack Obama: More education funding from early childhood thru Pell grants.
Barack Obama: Recovery Act avoided layoffs; now hire more teachers.
Mitt Romney: Put kids & teachers first; teachers' unions go behind.
Mitt Romney: Free tuition at MA college for top 1/4 of high school grads.
Mitt Romney: Cap Pell Grants to increase only at rate of inflation.
Mitt Romney: Don't overwhelm college students with loan debt.
Duncan Hunter: Replace old credentialing with inspiration.
Fred Thompson: Use bully pulpit to support vouchers & homeschooling.
John McCain: Charters, homeschooling, & vouchers are key to success.
Mike Huckabee: Focus on what’s good for students, not good for school.
Mike Huckabee: Weapons of Mass Instruction: more science AND more arts.
Mitt Romney: Identify failing schools; push choice & English immersion.
Mitt Romney: Principles: choice; parental involvement; merit scholarships.
Rudy Giuliani: All parents want more control & choice over kids’ schooling.
Rudy Giuliani: Revolutionize public education by allowing for choice.
Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: No, Hispanic K-12 test scores are rising.
Barack Obama: Nationwide program to reconstruct crumbling school buildings.
Bill Richardson: Pay off college loans in exchange for national service.
Dennis Kucinich: Free education from pre-kindergarten to college.
Energy & Oil|
Mitt Romney: North American energy independence in 8 years.
Barack Obama: Partner with Arab Spring countries to work toward democracy.
Fred Thompson: Castro is a uniquely brutal tyrant; keep the embargo.
John McCain: Maintain Cuban embargo; indict Castro.
Mike Huckabee: Hugo Chavez was not elected as dictator; no friend of US.
Mitt Romney: Free Cuba and eliminate threat of people like Hugo Chavez.
Ron Paul: Stop interfering with Latin America; talk & trade instead.
Rudy Giuliani: Stand against Chavez’s & Castro’s form of dictatorship.
Barack Obama: Invest in our relationship with Mexico.
Bill Richardson: Alliance with Latin America on microlending & human needs.
Chris Dodd: We spend $500B in Iraq; add some to $1.6B in Latin America.
Chris Dodd: Expand the Peace Corps.
Chris Dodd: We’ve neglected Latin America; need to re-engage.
Chris Dodd: Cuba embargo hasn’t worked for 50 years; unravel the embargo.
Hillary Clinton: Cuba deserves peaceful transition to freedom & democracy.
John Edwards: Our Latin America policy is either disengaged or bullying.
Mike Gravel: Recognize Cuba; open up to Chavez in Venezuela.
Dennis Kucinich: NAFTA accelerated immigration from Mexico, in search of jobs.
Dennis Kucinich: FactCheck: NAFTA coincided with (not caused) peso collapse.
Mike Gravel: CAFTA & NAFTA cause unemployment in Mexico & Central America.
Mitt Romney: State targets for insurance, to replace ObamaCare.
Fred Thompson: Make insurance portable so employment untied from health.
Fred Thompson: Lower cost by more efficient markets, not bigger government.
John McCain: Preserve quality of health care by individual responsibility.
Mike Huckabee: 1/3 self-insured; 1/3 don’t want it; 1/3 can’t afford it.
Mike Huckabee: Crisis from waiting until people are catastrophically ill.
Mike Huckabee: FactCheck: 2/3 of uninsured can’t afford insurace, not 1/3.
Mitt Romney: Personal responsibility instead of employer mandates.
Mitt Romney: FactCheck: MA employers have no mandates, but “requirements”.
Mitt Romney: FactCheck: No, MA healthcare plan is not paid for, yet.
Rudy Giuliani: Health Savings Account up to $6,000 per family.
Barack Obama: Morally wrong that terminally ill must consider money.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: Correct that insurance lobbying cost $1B.
Bill Richardson: New healthcare system in one year, with no new bureaucracies.
Chris Dodd: Include undocumented workers in healthcare plan.
Dennis Kucinich: Fake debate if we talk about maintaining present system.
Dennis Kucinich: FactCheck:Insurance industry profit is under $97B, not $600B.
Hillary Clinton: No parent should be told ‘no’ for healthcare for their kids.
John Edwards: Comprehensive coverage costs $90B to $120B a year.
John Edwards: FactCheck: Plan costs $106B-$146B per year, not $90B-$120B.
Mike Gravel: Applies lessons from his healthcare-related bankruptcy.
Barack Obama: Remain vigilant & focus forcefully on groups like al Qaeda.
Ron Paul: We have a de-facto draft; we can achieve more in peace.
Mike Gravel: Terrorism is not a war; treat it as a criminal act.
Barack Obama: I promised reform in 2009, but economy took priority.
Barack Obama: Still supports comprehensive reform and the DREAM Act.
Barack Obama: Focus deportations on criminals and those without US roots.
Mitt Romney: Focus on reuniting families instead of diversity or DREAMers.
Mitt Romney: Undocumented students get legal status by joining military.
Mitt Romney: Self-deportation: people make their own choice about leaving.
Sarah Palin: Supports a path to citizenship, but no amnesty for illegals.
Duncan Hunter: Hispanic community does not agree with having open borders.
Fred Thompson: Special status for illegals disrespects legal immigrants.
Fred Thompson: Focus on chain migration, not anchor babies.
John McCain: Do everything I can to help all immigrants learn English.
Mike Huckabee: Make legal immigration quick, or outsource it if we can’t.
Mitt Romney: Welcome the people who have been standing in line first.
Mitt Romney: Employers have no means of knowing who’s legal & who’s not.
Mitt Romney: Avoid chain migration; disallow families from one citizen.
Ron Paul: Those who attack bilingualism are jealous & feel inferior.
Rudy Giuliani: End illegal immigration or we risk legal immigration.
Tom Tancredo: Boycotted Univision debate because broadcast was in Spanish.
Barack Obama: Immigration system is broken for legal immigrants.
Barack Obama: Reform must include more border security, and border wall.
Bill Richardson: Border wall is horrendous example of misguided policy.
Bill Richardson: Federal raids are ineffective; we dehumanize immigrants.
Chris Dodd: Teach more Spanish, but not as a second national language.
Chris Dodd: Mexico is a neighbor and ally, but supported border wall.
Dennis Kucinich: Promote Spanish as a second national language.
Dennis Kucinich: Build relationships between nations, not walls.
Hillary Clinton: More border patrolling on both Mexican AND Canadian borders.
Hillary Clinton: Immigration reform needs family unification as one goal.
Hillary Clinton: Anti-immigrant bill would have criminalized Jesus Christ.
John Edwards: More technology at the border, but address underlying causes.
John Edwards: Undocumented workers deserve same rights as American workers.
Mike Gravel: Immigration issue is national scapegoating.
Mike Gravel: Embarrassed at building a wall on southern border.
Mike Gravel: Suspend immigrant raids that separate families.
Mike Gravel: I’m first-generation American; we’re all immigrants.
Mitt Romney: Jobs program: energy; trade; training; and pro-business.
Principles & Values|
Mitt Romney: 47% don't pay taxes; but my campaign is about the 100%.
Barack Obama: 47% who don't pay income tax pay many other taxes.
War & Peace|
Barack Obama: Libyan people appreciate that America liberated them.
Duncan Hunter: Son serves in Marines, in Iraq & Afghanistan.
Mike Huckabee: Stay in Iraq because we’re winning; we lose if we walk away.
Mitt Romney: Staying in Iraq protects lives of American citizens.
Ron Paul: Different view on war because I adhere to the Constitution.
Chris Dodd: Having troops in Iraq makes US less safe.
Dennis Kucinich: Iraq plan: Reconstruction, rehabilitation, & reconciliation.
Welfare & Poverty|
Barack Obama: People want a hand up, not a handout.
Barack Obama: Stop Fraud Act: full disclosure in subprime lending.
Hillary Clinton: Time-out for mortgage companies on march toward foreclosure.