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Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Crippled America ,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
American Dreams,
by Marco Rubio (2015)
Taking a Stand,
by Rand Paul (2015)
Unintimidated,
by Scott Walker (2013)
A Time for Truth,
by Ted Cruz (2015)
One Nation,
by Ben Carson (2014)
Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harm’s Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)

Book Reviews

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Columns and news articles on NY politics in The Wall Street Journal


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Abortion
    Dan Sullivan: Exception for abortion to protect life of mother.
    Joe Miller: Don't talk about exceptions; talk about life.
    Mead Treadwell: Exception for abortion for rape, incest & maternal health.
    Buddy Roemer: Tight limits on abortion are unconstitutionally restrictive.
    James Webb: Supports Roe v. Wade and abortion rights.
Budget & Economy
    Donald Trump: The Fed should refinance debt to reduce interest payments.
    Tom Foley: Tax credits are spending; oppose $400M job expansion credits.
    Jeff Bell: Fed's zero interest rate policy extends Great Recession.
Civil Rights
    Mead Treadwell: Allow transgendered to correct gender on driver's license.
    Annise Parker: First openly lesbian mayor of a major American city:.
    Carly Fiorina: Proud conservative vote for Proposition 8.
    James Webb: Opposes constitutional ban of gay marriage.
Corporations
    Al Franken: Oppo AdWatch: Franken limits free speech issue advocacy.
Drugs
    Hillary Clinton: Medical marijuana maybe ok; states decide recreational use.
Education
    Ben Carson: Private schooling better than Common Core public schooling.
    Neel Kashkari: Side with poor kids, not union bosses.
    Robert Reich: $10,000 vouchers for poor kids in private & charter schools.
Energy & Oil
    Kay Hagan: Advocate for Keystone XL pipeline.
    Cory Booker: Has never taken a public position on a carbon tax.
    Josh Mandel: Aggressive and responsible exploration of Ohio's Utica shale.
    Buddy Roemer: Railed against ethanol subsidies in Iowa.
    Steven Chu: Coal is my worst nightmare.
    Steven Chu: Nuclear waste issues are still not fully resolved.
    James Webb: Support alternative sources instead of drilling ANWR.
    Al Gore: UN report confirms global warming; Gore revives the issue.
Environment
    Greg Orman: Rein in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
    Matt Bevin: I don't support cockfighting, but don't criminalize it.
    Rex Rammell: Raised elk for antler velvet and for hunter’s trophies.
Families & Children
    Tom Cotton: Domestic violence victim funding pushes ideological agenda.
Foreign Policy
    Hillary Clinton: ISIL is more advanced and well-funded than al Qaeda.
    Hillary Clinton: Political restraint against Iran's Ahmadinejad was a mistake.
    Hillary Clinton: 2011: we abandoned Egypt's Mubarak too readily.
    Hillary Clinton: 2012: Take a harder line with Russia's Putin.
    Andrew Cuomo: Follow Congressional process in Syrian intervention.
    Mitt Romney: Support Arab Spring gov't & individuals who share our values.
Free Trade
    Kamala Harris: TPP doesn't offer sufficient worker protections.
    Loretta Sanchez: Opposes TPP; joined union protests against it.
    Andrew Cuomo: Start-Up NY: expand foreign trade to boost upstate economies.
    Carly Fiorina: Change rules about outsourcing; current climate forces it.
Government Reform
    Donald Trump: Reject the elite election system; infuse popular will.
    Hillary Clinton: Expand executive action on immigration, guns, & corporations.
    Ted Cruz: Obama dishonors Constitution by bypassing Congress.
    Ted Cruz: Obama's executive orders is open door for future lawlessness.
    Tim Pawlenty: Eliminate the Post Office.
    Buddy Roemer: Won Governor & House seat with voluntary contribution limit.
    Al Gore: Regulatory style: smaller & smarter govt, but stronger regs.
    George W. Bush: Regulatory style: like Reagan, get government out of the way.
Gun Control
    Kate Brown: Require more background checks on gun sales.
    Hillary Clinton: Rein in idea that anybody can have a gun anywhere, anytime.
    Hillary Clinton: 2000: advocate for national gun registry; 2008: backed off.
Health Care
    Ted Cruz: Obama changed ObamaCare mandate deadline by a blog post.
    Ted Cruz: Obama asked companies to disobey ObamaCare rules for a year.
Homeland Security
    Donald Trump: F-35 program out-of-control; cut billions in military costs.
    James Webb: Quit Reagan administration protesting cuts to Navy budget.
    George W. Bush: Post-Cold War: remove weapons & high-alert; build SDI.
    George W. Bush: Russia: jointly reduce missiles; but no joint SDI.
Immigration
    James Webb: Allow illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
Jobs
    Scott Walker: Wisconsin is open for business, via right-to-work law.
    Ted Cruz: Raising minimum wage by executive fiat opposes rule of law.
Principles & Values
    Greg Orman: I've tried both parties and didn't like either.
    Jeff Bell: 1982: ran for Senate; speechwriter for Ronald Reagan.
    Jeff Bell: Wife wept upon hearing he would run for Senate.
    Cory Gardner: Giving up Energy Committee seat to run for Senate.
    Buddy Roemer: Placed third in 1991 re-election bid.
    Buddy Roemer: Publicly described himself as "a church-going Methodist boy".
    Joe DioGuardi: Gillibrand had a 2-year tryout; now give me a 2-year tryout.
    Rex Rammell: Running against Risch for killing his elk herd.
    Mike Gravel: Video “Fire” is metaphor for gathering & using experience.
    Mike Gravel: Video “Rock” is metaphor for causing changes in society.
Tax Reform
    Gary Johnson: 23% national sales tax while eliminating the IRS.
    Tim Pawlenty: Just two tax brackets: 10% below $100K; then 25% above that.
    Fred Thompson: Tax cuts stimulate the economy.
    Dan Quayle: Radical tax change eventually; cut taxes in interim.
    Dan Quayle: Eliminate most tax preferences; preserve “core incentives”.
War & Peace
    Rand Paul: Hillary's War: Ousting Gadhafi in Libya gave rise to ISIS.
    Rand Paul: Supporting rebels in Syrian Civil War gave rise to ISIS.
    Hillary Clinton: Don't demand complete moratorium on Israeli settlement.
    Hillary Clinton: 2012: We helped Syrian rebels, but we should have done more.
    Liz Cheney: ISIS: Rarely has a president been so wrong.
    Mitt Romney: Not conquest, but promoting human rights & free markets.
    Mitt Romney: No daylight between the United States and Israel.
    John Kasich: Russian mediation with Milosevic instead of a ground war.
    John Kasich: Should have used economic tools with rest of world.


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