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)
Frank Gilbert: Only allow abortion for rape, incest, and maternal life.
Jerry Moran: Life from conception is sacred and must be defended.
Patrick Wiesner: A woman bears the burdens; so trust her judgment.
Curtis Coleman: Champion of the rights of the unborn.
Conner Eldridge: I'm personally opposed, but Roe v Wade is the law.
Greg Orman: Supports access to abortion services.
Pat Roberts: Let insurance plans deny abortions based on employer beliefs.
Randall Batson: Support abortion as a woman's right.
Randall Batson: Focus on alternatives such as adoption & foster children.
Tom Cotton: AdWatch: I believe in God; and only God has all the answers.
Milton Wolf: Human life begins at conception.
Chad Taylor: No prosecution of Planned Parenthood for lost reports.
Curtis Coleman: Supports umbilical stem cell research, but not embryonic.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Boozman's pro-life stance puts rapists over victims.
John Boozman: Opposes transporting minors across state lines for abortion.
Jim Slattery: Record in US Congress in support of abortion rights.
Pat Roberts: Staunch stance as an advocate for life and families.
Budget & Economy|
Patrick Wiesner: Pay off $19T national debt over a period of 25 years.
Patrick Wiesner: Paying off the national debt is the duty of baby boomers.
Curtis Coleman: Work tirelessly to reduce our deficit & pay back $18T debt.
Conner Eldridge: Start doing something about $18 trillion in debt.
Nathan LaFrance: Politicians CANNOT control government spending; time for BBA.
Randall Batson: Market-led recovery instead of federal stimulus.
Patrick Wiesner: End Washington DC's "let's borrow money" culture.
Patrick Wiesner: Generate surpluses & not deficits; pay off our national debt.
Pat Roberts: Ok to spend in time of war; otherwise don't be over-generous.
Milton Wolf: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
Greg Orman: Report federal spending by strict accounting standards.
Chad Taylor: Budget cuts threaten basic prosecutorial services.
Robin Carnahan: 2008 bank bailout helped Wall Street, not ordinary people.
Roy Blunt: Bailout ok; stimulus package a huge mistake.
Robin Carnahan: TARP financial bailout let banks run wild.
Roy Blunt: TARP was a plan that worked.
Patrick Wiesner: Marriage for two same-sex persons making a life commitment.
Curtis Coleman: Protect right to free practice of our faith.
Conner Eldridge: OpEd: Dems embrace same-sex marriage; Eldridge is reluctant.
Greg Orman: Government should not prohibit same-sex marriage.
Randall Batson: Opposes affirmative action.
Randall Batson: Indifferent to same-sex marriage.
Chad Taylor: Advocate for equality, including equal pay for equal work.
Chad Taylor: Make bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
Milton Wolf: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Charlie Hardy: Equal pay for equal work.
Curtis Coleman: Marriage is the union of one man and one woman.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Defer to military decision on Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell.
John Boozman: Keep Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell; the policy has worked well.
Chad Taylor: Successfully prosecuted 9-year-long rape case.
Patrick Wiesner: CPA who owns a tax, bankruptcy, and business law practice.
Tom Cotton: AdWatch: Worked as management consultant, not in insurance.
John Boozman: Tax cuts for higher income helps small business owners.
Conner Eldridge: Work with law enforcement to reduce threats of violence.
Randall Batson: Strongly opposes stricter punishment to reduce crime.
Randall Batson: Eliminate mandatory minimums; balance with rehabilitation.
Mark Swaney: Eliminate the federal death penalty.
Josh Hawley: Charges opioid manufacturers with deception.
Patrick Wiesner: Failure to stop opioid drug trade is a failure of government.
Patrick Wiesner: Legalizing pot would be surrender, but treat addicts who ask.
Conner Eldridge: Spent 5 years as US Attorney taking on drug traffickers.
Randall Batson: Strongly supports legalizing marijuana.
Chad Taylor: Legalizing marijuana may decrease crime & increase revenue.
Randall Batson: Legalization yields better results than current turf wars.
Chad Taylor: Successfully prosecuted case on hallucinogenic level-2 drugs.
Conner Eldridge: I attended public schools and I will prioritize education.
Randall Batson: Strongly supports parents choosing schools via vouchers.
Patrick Wiesner: More revenue to increase K-12 funding and college funding.
Milton Wolf: Block federal mandates such as Common Core.
Greg Orman: National innovation for high student achievement.
Energy & Oil|
Patrick Wiesner: Build Keystone pipeline without environmental mistakes.
Patrick Wiesner: Remove tax credits for wind energy & agri-biodiesel fuels.
Patrick Wiesner: End tax credits for wind energy & biofuel--they're gimmicks.
Randall Batson: Strongly opposes prioritizing green energy.
Patrick Wiesner: Support the Keystone Pipeline, with environmental safeguards.
Mark Swaney: Tax carbon to encourage people to use alternatives.
Milton Wolf: No subsidies for wind and solar.
Chad Taylor: "Wind cowboys" maintain fields of windmills in west Kansas.
Curtis Coleman: Use every American energy source to end external dependency.
Curtis Coleman: Cap-and-trade is a massive tax on energy consumption.
Patrick Wiesner: Why do we waste effort on lesser prairie chicken regulation?
Curtis Coleman: EPA poses a serious threat to property rights.
John Boozman: EPA regulations make dirtier climate abroad & no gain in US.
Randall Batson: Indifferent to whether there's a 'right' against pollution.
Greg Orman: Rein in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Chad Taylor: Good farmers use best practices, as stewards of the land.
Greg Orman: We can protect our environment AND create jobs.
Pat Roberts: For early farm bill, but final bill had too many subsidies.
Robin Carnahan: Brother's $107M wind project created 1000s of jobs statewide.
Families & Children|
Claire McCaskill: Women were exploited in 2000 BC, not just from 1960s.
Patrick Wiesner: Ancestors immigrated to Kansas; kids raised in Kansas.
Tom Cotton: Domestic violence victim funding pushes ideological agenda.
Chad Taylor: Successfully prosecuted case on child sexual exploitation.
Conner Eldridge: Advocate for an aggressive, unapologetic foreign policy.
Randall Batson: Strongly supports maintaining U.S. sovereignty from the U.N.
Chad Taylor: Diplomatic solutions are always preferable.
Greg Orman: Eliminate our country's dependence on foreign creditors.
Charlie Hardy: Most military people want peace-making foreign policies.
Pat Roberts: Opposed UN ban on discrimination against disabilities.
Patrick Wiesner: Protect American companies against foreign dumping.
Conner Eldridge: Opposes Trans Pacific Partnership; supports fair trade.
Randall Batson: Strongly supports expanding free trade.
Chad Taylor: Trade has globalized US, but also exports jobs.
Patrick Wiesner: No lobbyist-drafted bills; Senators must read all bills.
Curtis Coleman: 12-year term limits: citizen legislators and judges.
Greg Orman: Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
Nathan LaFrance: Term limits will accomplish with CFR attempts to do.
Greg Orman: Ban on PACs formed by congressional leaders.
Greg Orman: 12-year term limit for Congress.
Pat Roberts: 2012: No transparency of PAC donors; 2014: Some transparency.
Pat Roberts: No term limits for Congress.
Randall Batson: Indifferent to stricter enforcement of the right to vote.
Patrick Wiesner: Lobbyists should never be allowed to draft laws, nor donate.
Milton Wolf: Photo ID for voting.
Greg Orman: Ballot requirements hinder 3rd-party candidates.
Mark Pryor: Government shutdown is reckless & irresponsible.
Chad Taylor: Require open meetings for water utility rate-setting.
Roy Blunt: Carnahan's $107M wind energy project created only 16 jobs.
Roy Blunt: Took $200K from lobbyists for 2010; tops among House members.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: No moratorium on earmarks; they fund local projects.
Patrick Wiesner: Gun rights are limited: no concealed carry on college campus.
Conner Eldridge: Enforce the gun laws already on the books.
Curtis Coleman: Champion of our 2nd Amendment rights.
Nathan LaFrance: Attempts at building a federal gun registry are wrong.
Greg Orman: Don't make it easy for a convict to get guns at gun shows.
Pat Roberts: Don't mess with people's right to bear arms.
Randall Batson: Strongly supports an absolute right to gun ownership.
Greg Orman: Owns handguns but supports background checks.
Randall Batson: Possess & trade firearms as owners wish.
Chad Taylor: I'm a gun owner, but we need to enforce gun laws.
Milton Wolf: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Patrick Wiesner: Make ObamaCare work; repeal is unlikely.
Curtis Coleman: I will never vote to fund ObamaCare.
Conner Eldridge: Improve ObamaCare rather than distractions about repeal.
Greg Orman: Futile to repeal ObamaCare while Obama is in office.
Pat Roberts: Immediate and complete repeal of ObamaCare.
Randall Batson: Strongly opposes expanding ObamaCare.
Milton Wolf: Repeal ObamaCare & replace with PatientCare free market.
Tom Cotton: AdWatch: No, Cotton won't end Medicare guarantee.
Milton Wolf: Apologizes for posting gruesome medical X-rays on Facebook.
Mark Pryor: AdWatch: False that Medicare vouchers increase seniors' cost.
Tom Cotton: AdWatch: Cotton supports Medicare "premium support" vouchers.
Mark Pryor: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
Pat Roberts: First to call for Sebelius resignation over ObamaCare fiasco.
Todd Tiahrt: Calls for Sebelius resignation over ObamaCare fiasco.
Tom Cotton: Federal shut down to force ObamaCare delay by one year.
Tom Cotton: FactCheck: No special subsidies for congressional staff.
Milton Wolf: ObamaCare extends "crony health care" which began in 1929.
Milton Wolf: ObamaCare turns health insurers into public utilities.
Milton Wolf: Free market solutions ALREADY work; so add more.
Robin Carnahan: To repeal ObamaCare, repeal Congress plan first.
Roy Blunt: Limit health costs by limiting medical malpractice liability.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Fix broken logistics of healthcare delivery.
John Boozman: I want to be the deciding vote to repeal ObamaCare.
John Boozman: Nothing in healthcare bill controls cost; much escalates it.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Worked to ensure the overhaul helped small businesses.
John Boozman: Solution like overhaul is what's wrong with government.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: I stopped the public option in ObamaCare.
John Boozman: Something needs to be done, but ObamaCare is a job killer.
Todd Tiahrt: FactCheck: Yes, ObamaCare levies some taxes before services.
Patrick Wiesner: Served 21 years in military; 3 years in Iraq & Afghanistan.
Roy Blunt: FactCheck: Did not disclose student deferment from Vietnam.
Curtis Coleman: AdWatch: Boozman voted to curtail civil liberties; I won't.
Curtis Coleman: Oppose unconstitutional activities by the NSA.
Nathan LaFrance: Meta-data collection of phone records is unconstitutional.
Randall Batson: Strongly opposes expanding the armed forces.
Randall Batson: Bring our troops home; close bases overseas.
Pat Roberts: $200M for new fleet of tankers at McConnell Air Force Base.
Milton Wolf: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
Greg Orman: Understand costs of military action, including veterans.
Tom Cotton: AdWatch: No sense of entitlement from serving in military.
Chad Taylor: Advocate of a national defense respected throughout world.
Roy Blunt: Amended defense bill for company donating $20,000.
Jerry Moran: No constitutional rights for terrorists, categorically.
Todd Tiahrt: 2006: For military tribunals to try suspected terrorists.
Jerry Moran: Military tribunals for terrorists are unconstitutional.
Patrick Wiesner: Hispanics are hard workers--but no amnesty.
Curtis Coleman: 100% opposed to amnesty in any form or by any mechanism.
Greg Orman: Increase border patrols; reduce undocumented immigrant flow.
Pat Roberts: Increase border patrols; reduce undocumented immigrant flow.
Pat Roberts: 1986: Opposed Reagan's immigration limited amnesty bill.
Randall Batson: Supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship.
Randall Batson: Benefits of citizenship only if arrived by legal means.
Chad Taylor: Unmuddy the waters and create a path to citizenship.
Milton Wolf: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Greg Orman: Illegals already here should register and pay taxes.
Todd Akin: Illegal immigrants receiving benefits is unacceptable.
Jerry Moran: No driver's licenses & no college discounts for illegals.
Todd Tiahrt: I've shifted my view: build the fence on Mexican border.
Todd Tiahrt: Compassion for illegals on lower tuition, but no more.
Mark Swaney: Abandon minimum wage in favor of living wage.
Greg Orman: Government should create environment conducive to job growth.
Principles & Values|
Josh Hawley: Under investigation for mixing public funds with campaign.
Josh Hawley: Fight the false gospel of 'anything goes'.
Frank Gilbert: Christian Libertarian & believes in Non-Aggression Principle.
Jerry Moran: I led the fight to give Republicans control of the Senate.
Randall Batson: Libertarian offers third choice between Orman and Roberts.
Randall Batson: Supports keeping God in the public sphere.
Greg Orman: I've tried both parties and didn't like either.
Chad Taylor: Separation of church and state isn't a relevant issue.
Mark Pryor: AdWatch: I believe in God; and only God has all the answers.
Milton Wolf: OpEd: Tea Party "wolfpack" support; but no apology for X-ray.
Pat Roberts: Group ratings more conservative in 2014 than in 2012.
Pat Roberts: Returns home to Kansas "every time I get an opponent".
Milton Wolf: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
Greg Orman: Fiscally conservative, socially tolerant independent.
Greg Orman: We're sending the worst of both parties to Washington.
Greg Orman: 2010 Common Sense Coalition: give voice to sensible center.
Greg Orman: I consider myself fiscally conservative & socially tolerant.
Tom Cotton: Served in military, academia, and as management consultant.
Tom Cotton: Fastest male in Congress; has finished 11 marathons.
Milton Wolf: AdWatch: Roberts doesn't live in Kansas anymore.
Milton Wolf: Career politicians are changed by Washington.
Pat Roberts: Resides in Virginia but votes in Kansas.
Mark Pryor: Campaign theme: Pryor is responsible, Cotton is reckless.
Mark Pryor: AdWatch: I believe in God and I believe in His word.
Milton Wolf: Obama is my cousin, but I oppose ObamaCare.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Some say I'm too liberal; some say I'm too conservative.
John Boozman: Arkansas can't afford Blanche Lincoln anymore.
Patrick Wiesner: Raise $180B for Trust Fund by mandated bond interest rates.
Randall Batson: Strongly supports privatizing Social Security.
Chad Taylor: No privatization; but we need to discuss reforms.
Randall Batson: Opt in/opt out of payroll deduction choice.
Randall Batson: Opt in/opt out of payroll deduction choice.
Greg Orman: Lack of economic growth drains Social Security.
Tom Cotton: Oppo AdWatch: supports Privatizing social security.
Robin Carnahan: Accuses opponent of voting to privatize.
John Boozman: Private accounts should be looked at as an option.
Patrick Wiesner: As CPA, I'll be the Senate expert on the tax code.
Curtis Coleman: Simple Flat Tax plan: 10% for all personal income tax.
Nathan LaFrance: Replace income tax with national sales tax.
Randall Batson: Strongly opposes higher taxes on the wealthy.
Chad Taylor: Simplify tax code, but no FairTax and no national sales tax.
Randall Batson: Replace income tax with FairTax national sales tax.
Patrick Wiesner: Rewrite a new simpler tax code, but hire more IRS staff.
Patrick Wiesner: Tax attorney and CPA.
Patrick Wiesner: A new simpler code is needed; but IRS needs more staff.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Extend tax cuts for low and middle income.
John Boozman: Support the FairTax; abolish the Internal Revenue Service.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: The ultrawealthy should not receive tax cuts.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: National sales tax of 23% is just a bad idea for Arkansans.
Jerry Moran: Voted for tax increases 12 times, and against 200 times.
Patrick Wiesner: Immediately start work on roads, bridges, and airports.
War & Peace|
Patrick Wiesner: Protection of Iraqi oil reserves is a vital US interest.
Patrick Wiesner: It's up to the US to completely defeat ISIS.
Conner Eldridge: Opposes Obama's Iran nuclear deal; needs more verification.
Randall Batson: Strongly supports staying out of Iran.
Chad Taylor: Sanctions on Iran are working; no further military action.
Chad Taylor: Air patrols on Syria ok; no deeper involvement.
Mark Swaney: Iraq war was a waste, based on a lie.
Tom Cotton: Jihadists attack us for who we are.
Tom Cotton: Iraq War was just and noble.
Jim Slattery: Roberts delayed prewar intelligence to justify war in Iraq.
Pat Roberts: I led exposure of pre-Iraq war intelligence failures.
Jim Slattery: Roberts should have known Iraq intelligence was inaccurate.
Pat Roberts: Whole world believed Iraq intelligence was accurate.
Welfare & Poverty|
Patrick Wiesner: Change housing policy to avoid taking on more debt.