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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)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

Book Reviews

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Winning the Future
A 21st Century Contract with America
, by Newt Gingrich

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Click here for 26 full quotes from Newt Gingrich in the book Winning the Future.
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BOOK REVIEW by OnTheIssues.org:

Newt loves The Future. This book outlines his policy prescriptions for The Future. Newt, as always, has lots of new ideas -- although a lot of the time, they sound like the same old ideas reapplied with clever new packaging. But Newt is very clever about the packaging.

In fact, this book attempts to reapply Gingrich's most successful packaging -- the "Contract With America" which gained Republicans control of the House of Representatives in the 1990s. This book's subtitle is "A 21st Century Contract With America", and many of the chapters focus on the "21st Century" idea, or the "Contract With America" idea. Some examples:

  • 21st Century Intelligent Health System: Sounds like an alternative to ObamaCare, but mostly it's repackaging Health Savings Accounts and some business models from the early 2000s.
  • 21st Century Congress: This could become an interesting chapter if Newt runs for president in 2016, because he cites approvingly Senator Marco Rubio's method for reform, called 100 Ideas. Newt cites Rubio's website (this being the 21st century), and since Rubio is also a contender for 2016, they could debate who is more 21st-century-idea-oriented (Rubio cited Newt in his book, too).
  • Patriotic Immigration; Patriotic Education; Patriotic Stewardship: These topics got a chapter each, and felt entirely like repackaging under the very-non-21st-century rubric of "patriotism." If Newt has his way, patriotism will be a new focus of reform -- accomplishing that would make him an organizer well beyond that which he accomplished in the 1990s.

-- Jesse Gordon, editor-in-chief, OnTheIssues.org, Dec. 2013

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Impeach judges who donít abide by Constitution as written.
Civil Rights
    Foreign opinion has no relevance to US same-sex marriage.
    Foreign opinion irrelevant to US affirmative action policy.
    Criminal wealth corrupts police and politicians.
    3-strike laws are constitutional; enforce courts compliance.
    Narcotics trafficking funds terrorism and corruption.
    Re-center America on the Creator.
    Earning by Learning: pay students $2 per summer book.
    Encourage public-private partnerships like Land Trusts.
Foreign Policy
    America is Continent of Hope, with special responsibility.
    Finance world biodiversity hot spots via foreign aid.
Government Reform
    Real change needed for lobbying reform, not just piecemeal.
    CFR protects incumbents by limiting free speech.
    Election process has become incumbency protection racket.
Gun Control
    Donít redefine Constitution with no individual right to arms.
Health Care
    Health Savings Accounts: tax-free savings until used.
Homeland Security
    Defeat al Qaeda; contain N.Korea, Russia, China, & Pakistan.
    System that can smuggle slaves can also smuggle terrorists.
    Unions good early on, but now they block competition.
Principles & Values
    Winning the future requires a movement for real change.
    21st century Contract With America: grassroots movement.
    Freedom OF religion; not freedom FROM religion.
Social Security
    Transform Social Security into personal savings accounts.
    NASA focuses too much on safety and elite standards.
    21st century reform: Being online better than being in line.
War & Peace
    US in Long War with irreconcilable wing of Islam.

The above quotations are from Winning the Future
A 21st Century Contract with America
, by Newt Gingrich.

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