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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)

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Time Present, Time Past: A Memoir, by Bill Bradley


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Click here for 25 full quotes from Bill Bradley in the book Time Present, Time Past.
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Civil Rights
    Indian tribes all differed; we need to view them as equals.
    In Senate, worked to safeguard rights of Native Americans.
    Indian reservations are not for get-rich-quick schemes.
    Urban problems based on white fear & black emboldenment.
    Address racism via behavioral problems in blacks & whites.
Crime
    Urban future: transform; or we’ll abandon or encircle.
    Answer to crime is local, not federal.
Drugs
    “Just Say No” is ignored by urban kids.
Education
    Urban schools have multiple problems.
    Send urban kids to boarding school communities.
Environment
    Controlling Mississippi River is arrogance, not technology.
Families & Children
    Women in workplace require parental leave & day care.
    Urban kids need connections & family to find meaning.
Free Trade
    Smarter workers needed to compete in global market.
Government Reform
    Politicians seeking press is OK if not flash over substance.
    National gov’t needed to balance corruption of local gov’t.
Jobs
    Soil erosion causes more damage than floods.
    Unionize new industries; focus on quality of life.
    Export unionism abroad.
Principles & Values
    Small town upbringing made him prove himself by winning.
    People at “town meetings” form context for policy.
    Big reforms are as hard as little reforms, so do big ones.
Tax Reform
    Tax loopholes benefit few & distort market.
    Bradley’s “Fair Tax” was basis for Reagan’s 1986 Tax Reform.
Welfare & Poverty
    Cut poverty to help cities; not welfare or aff. action.


The above quotations are from Time Present, Time Past: A Memoir, by Bill Bradley.

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