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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)

Book Reviews

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On-line question-and-answer session with Democratic candidates, by Concord Monitor / WashingtonPost.com, Nov. 3-7, 2003

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    John Kerry: Partial-birth abortion ban undermine women’s right to choose.
    Howard Dean: Government should not make personal medical decisions.
    Howard Dean: Rollback restrictions on stem cell research.
    Al Sharpton: Women can choose about their life and their body.
    Dick Gephardt: Overturn the ban on new stem cell research.
Civil Rights
    John Edwards: Remove Confederate flag from South Carolina state house.
    Howard Dean: Apologizes for “Confederate flags in pickup trucks”.
    Howard Dean: GOP divides us on race, especially in the south.
    Al Sharpton: Confederate flag: speak to whites & be sensitive to blacks.
    Wesley Clark: Come up with something better than “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell”.
    Wesley Clark: Confederate flag is a divisive and racist symbol.
    Dennis Kucinich: Reparations for slavery should take form of social programs.
    Dick Gephardt: Voted for USA Patriot Act, but it’s not balanced now.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Executions are a revenge response: impose moratoriums.
    Al Sharpton: Tawana Brawley case was about standing up for a victim.
    Wesley Clark: Death penalty ok, but needs DNA and equal justice.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: More federal funds to rebuild our crumbling schools.
    Howard Dean: Create high standard AND help schools meet them.
    Dick Gephardt: Vouchers take needed funds away from public schools.
Energy & Oil
    John Kerry: 20% renewable energy by 2020.
    Howard Dean: Global warming is most important enviro problem we face.
    Howard Dean: No new nuclear plants until waste disposal is safe.
    Joseph Lieberman: Support Alaskan Natural Gas Pipeline; opposes drilling ANWR.
    Joseph Lieberman: Accept some American responsibility for global warming.
    Joseph Lieberman: Enforce existing laws & reduce threats to air & water.
Foreign Policy
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Experience as ambassador to New Zealand needed now.
    Howard Dean: Repair relations with world by ending Bush arrogance.
Free Trade
    John Edwards: Level the playing field for American workers.
    Howard Dean: Globalization is here to stay, but the rules can be changed.
    Dennis Kucinich: Push trade deals based on power of US market leverage.
    Dick Gephardt: Enact international minimum wage through WTO.
    Dick Gephardt: Against protectionism and for trade treaties.
Government Reform
    John Edwards: Hold attorneys accountable for frivolous lawsuits.
    Howard Dean: More poll watchers to oversee electronic voting machines.
    Howard Dean: Our campaign IS campaign finance reform.
    Al Sharpton: Need to monitor touch-screen voting machines.
    Al Sharpton: Count the DC primary like other primaries.
    Wesley Clark: Raise prominence of art and NEA.
    Wesley Clark: National Civil Reserve Corps-beyond AmeriCorps & Peace Corps.
    Dennis Kucinich: Public campaign financing yields to public control.
Gun Control
    Howard Dean: Different states need different gun laws.
    Dick Gephardt: Sensible gun safety legislation & right to possess firearms.
Health Care
    Howard Dean: No single payer system, since it won’t pass Congress.
    Dennis Kucinich: Rally to elect a new Congress to pass new health care deal.
    Dennis Kucinich: I’m not selling insurance-switch to not-for-profit system.
    Dick Gephardt: Lay aside Bush tax cut to fund healthcare package.
Homeland Security
    John Kerry: Focus more on human intelligence gathering.
    Wesley Clark: Focus on technology R&D other than missile defense.
    Joseph Lieberman: Reform America’s intelligence system post-9-11.
    Dick Gephardt: Supports safe genetically modified food.
    Dick Gephardt: My presidency will have three goals: jobs, jobs, jobs.
    Joseph Lieberman: To stimulate jobs, repeal tax cuts & support trade.
Principles & Values
    John Kerry: Political heroes: Max Cleland, FDR, JFK, Lincoln.
    John Kerry: Despite Zell Miller, Dem Party does speak to southerners.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Contested primaries help energize Dems for general election.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: I win elections by building bridges & breaking down barriers.
    Howard Dean: We represent change; Bush represents more of the same.
    Howard Dean: Neo-conservative movement harms our standing in the world.
    Howard Dean: Youth candidate because he listens to young voters.
    Howard Dean: Positive agendas win elections despite negative attacks.
    Al Sharpton: His activism is all about equal opportunity under the law.
    Al Sharpton: Practice religion personally and practice governing publicly.
    Al Sharpton: Most important in VP is shared vision and policy agreement.
    Al Sharpton: Galvanize the Dem base by registering urban blacks.
    Wesley Clark: West Point taught practical leadership.
    Wesley Clark: Abandoned Iowa primary because of late entry.
    Wesley Clark: As a southerner, can bring the country together.
    Dennis Kucinich: His campaign’s lack of media coverage becomes a media story.
    Dennis Kucinich: Will run for House and President simultaneously.
    Dennis Kucinich: A Green Democrat, but will support Dem nominee over Green.
    Dick Gephardt: Keep “under God” in Pledge of Allegiance.
    Dick Gephardt: Dems need to beat Bush in Midwestern states.
    Joseph Lieberman: Independent minded center out candidate, like Bill Clinton.
    Joseph Lieberman: Very different than Republicans-a good Democrat.
    Joseph Lieberman: True to the ideals of Bobby Kennedy, where he got started.
Social Security
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Payroll tax is a regressive “working man’s tax”.
Tax Reform
    John Edwards: Repeal tax cuts for earners over $200,000.
    John Edwards: Federal match for middle-class savings up to $1000 per year.
    Joseph Lieberman: Tax fairness & tax relief for the middle class, not the rich.
    Howard Dean: Maintain space shuttle & begin manned flights to Mars.
    Dennis Kucinich: Rebuild cities to prevent urban sprawl.
War & Peace
    John Kerry: Get US more deeply involved in Arab-Israeli peace process.
    Howard Dean: Bilateral negotiations with North Korea on nukes.
    Howard Dean: Bring 100,000 Muslim troops to replace US troops in Iraq.
    Howard Dean: Stopping genocide justifies unilateral intervention.
    Al Sharpton: UN-based multilateral redevelopment plan for Iraq.
    Wesley Clark: Transfer authority to Iraq and UN.
    Wesley Clark: Persuade North Koreans to give up nuclear weapons.
    Dennis Kucinich: Let the UN rebuild Iraq and develop its governance.
    Dennis Kucinich: Stop building Israeli wall; start rebuilding infrastructure.
    Dick Gephardt: Two-state solution for Arab-Israeli conflict.
    Dick Gephardt: Voted for Iraq war because of intel on WMDs.
    Joseph Lieberman: $87B for Iraq was unpopular, but that’s leadership.
Welfare & Poverty
    John Kerry: Desperate need to build more affordable housing.

The above quotations are from On-line question-and-answer session with Democratic candidates, by Concord Monitor / WashingtonPost.com, Nov. 3-7, 2003.

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