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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

Book Reviews

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Mayoral websites


 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Marty Walsh: More to be done for access to reproductive choices.
    Bill de Blasio: Protect the right to choose.
Budget & Economy
    Annise Parker: Close $205M budget gap by cuts & fee increases.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Cut city spending to balance budget; keep essentials.
    Jerry Sanders: Cut city payroll; increase city agency efficiency.
Civil Rights
    Marty Walsh: Care for our LGBTQ elders and support our LGBTQ youth.
    Marty Walsh: Gender wage gap is still $10B per year in Boston.
    Bill de Blasio: Co-sponsored the Gender Based Discrimination Protection law.
    Bill de Blasio: Increase NYC usage of minority businesses from 3% to 10%.
Corporations
    Bill de Blasio: Preserve physical integrity of Industrial Business Zones.
Crime
    Marty Walsh: More community policing & diversions for non-violent crimes.
    Bill de Blasio: Stop-and-frisk disproportionately targets people of color.
    Bill de Blasio: Invest in Shot Spotter technology: audio & video on streets.
Drugs
    Marty Walsh: Create an Office of Addiction Recovery Services.
    Bill de Blasio: 50,000 arrests for marijuana possession unjust and wrong.
Education
    Marty Walsh: Further raise public confidence in Boston Public Schools.
    Bill de Blasio: Stop closures & develop a minimum of 100 community schools.
    Bill de Blasio: Create an early warning system before school failures.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Charter schools and competition to improve education.
    Julian Castro: SERVE SA: 1,500 new volunteers to read in grade schools.
    Mike Rawlings: Let families know they can depend on our public schools.
    Mike Rawlings: Lobby for public school funding and initiatives.
    Jerry Sanders: Implementing national standards in San Diego schools.
Energy & Oil
    Marty Walsh: Reduce Boston's carbon emissions & mitigate climate change.
    Bill de Blasio: No to fracking; yes to wind, solar, & geothermal.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: GREEN LA: reach Kyoto targets and use renewables.
    Jerry Sanders: Sustainable energy efficiency via CleanTECH San Diego.
Environment
    Marty Walsh: More programs in parks and green spaces.
    Bill de Blasio: Increase bicycling to 6% of all NYC trips by 2020.
    Bill de Blasio: SPARE pledge: Stop Polystyrene & Revitalize the Environment.
    Jerry Sanders: Ensure water reliability via desalination and purchasing.
Foreign Policy
    Mike Bloomberg: Partner with World Bank: reduce traffic fatalities worldwide.
Government Reform
    Bill de Blasio: Battle corrupting influence of corporate money in politics.
    Bill de Blasio: Citizens United is a body blow to our democracy.
Gun Control
    Bill de Blasio: Wall Street for Change: campaign to support gun divestment.
    Eric Garcetti: Track record of leadership against gun˙violence.
    Cory Booker: Insane to carry concealed loaded weapons cross-state.
    Cory Booker: Coalition "Mayors Against Illegal Guns"; Keep state laws.
Health Care
    Bill de Blasio: Recruit & train nurses without need to go overseas.
    Bill de Blasio: Enroll 600,000 more New Yorkers in ObamaCare by 2018.
    Bill de Blasio: Train New Yorkers to fill 16,000 nursing positions.
    Rudy Giuliani: 96,000 NYC children insured via HealthStat initiative.
Homeland Security
    Marty Walsh: Values the sacrifice of veterans & provide benefits.
Immigration
    Marty Walsh: More services via New Bostonians Office.
    Bill de Blasio: Greater outreach and assistance to immigrant entrepreneurs.
    Bill de Blasio: Created privately-funded the DREAM fellowship.
    Bill de Blasio: Universal City ID for services for undocumented immigrants.
Jobs
    Bill de Blasio: Peg living wage to increases in the cost of living.
    Eric Garcetti: Create one online portal for job seekers.
Technology
    Marty Walsh: Modern transportation system means less traffic congestion.
    Bill de Blasio: Keep MTA fares affordable via payroll tax.
    Bill de Blasio: Create public Wi-Fi hot zones & citywide broadband.
    Eric Garcetti: Supports investment in public transportation.
Welfare & Poverty
    Bill de Blasio: Recognize & legalize basement apartments & granny flats.


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