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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)

Book Reviews

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American Leaders Speak Out on Criminal Justice
Brennan Center for Justice essays
Edited by Inimai Chettiar and Michael Waldman

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    from Brennan Center for Justice essays (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bill Clinton (1) Democrat
  • Chris Christie (3) New Jersey N.J. Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Cory Booker (3) New Jersey Mayor of Newark
  • Hillary Clinton (2) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • James Webb (3) Former Virginia Senator; Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Janet Napolitano (1) Cabinet
  • Joe Biden (2) Democrat
  • Kamala Harris (2) Democratic Senate candidate California
  • Marco Rubio (3) FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Martin O`Malley (1) Maryland Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Mike Huckabee (2) Arkansas Republican Presidential candidate
  • Rand Paul (2) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Rick Perry (1) Texas Secretary of Energy
  • Scott Walker (3) Wisconsin WI Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Ted Cruz (2) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law


    Edited by Inimai Chettiar and Michael Waldman

    Associate Editors Nicole Fortier and Abigail Finkelman

  • Foreword, William J. Clinton, 42nd President of the United States
  • The Importance of Community Policing, Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President of the United States
  • End One-Size-Fits-All Sentencing, Cory Booker, Unites States Senator for New Jersey
  • Save Jail for the Dangerous, Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey
  • Respect by the Law, Respect for the Law, Hillary Rodham Clinton, former United States Secretary of State
  • Reduce Federal Crimes and Give Judges Flexibility, Ted Cruz, United States Senator for Texas
  • Shut the Revolving Door of Prison, Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General of California
  • Treat Drug Addiction and Address Character, Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas
  • Prosecutorial Prioritization, Janet Napolitano, former United States Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Abolish the Death Penalty, Invest in Public Safety, Martin O’Malley, former Governor of Maryland
  • Restore Fairness in Sentencing, Rand Paul, United States Senator for Kentucky
  • Follow the Texas Model, Rick Perry, former Governor of Texas
  • A Step Toward Freedom: Reduce the Number of Crimes, Marco Rubio, United States Senator for Florida
  • Get People Ready for Work, Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin
  • A National Commission on Mass Incarceration, James Webb, former United States Senator for Virginia

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Bill Clinton: End over-imprisonment for non-serious crimes.
    Chris Christie: Strict bail for violent offenders; free bail for non-violent.
    Chris Christie: Ban the Box: no criminal background check for job applicants.
    Cory Booker: Prisons grow irrespective of crime rates.
    Hillary Clinton: Black lives matter: inequality is not inevitable.
    James Webb: Holistic plan to bring hardened criminals to justice.
    James Webb: Independent commission: restructure criminal justice system.
    Joe Biden: Police and communities must respect each other.
    Joe Biden: Community policing is expensive, but it works.
    Kamala Harris: Imprison violent criminals, not the non-violent.
    Marco Rubio: False choice between rampant crime vs. overstretched prisons.
    Martin O`Malley: Abolish the death penalty: we're one of the last refuges.
    Mike Huckabee: Authorized 16 executions while governor, record for Arkansas.
    Rand Paul: Focus on violent criminals, not nonviolent African-Americans.
    Rand Paul: Stop transferring military equipment to local police.
    Scott Walker: Require certainty in sentencing, to protect crime victims.
    Ted Cruz: Convert regulatory crimes into civil offenses.
    Chris Christie: Drug addiction is a disease: treatment instead of jail.
    Cory Booker: Minorities imprisoned for drugs at 6 times rate for whites.
    Cory Booker: End mandatory sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders.
    Hillary Clinton: More drug diversion; more community policing.
    James Webb: Drug courts to deal with drugs as a sickness.
    Kamala Harris: Back on Track: re-entry instead of incarceration for drugs.
    Marco Rubio: Legalizing would be a mistake; reduce sentences carefully.
    Mike Huckabee: Drug courts reduce both cost & recidivism.
    Rick Perry: Treat addiction as a disease, not as criminal behavior.
    Scott Walker: Heroin Opiate Prevention & Education: HOPE combats abuse.
    Scott Walker: Drug testing is common sense policy for workplace safety.
    Ted Cruz: Lower minimums and mandatory sentencing for drugs.
Government Reform
    Marco Rubio: Regulatory agencies shouldn't write criminal law.
    Janet Napolitano: Deferring DREAMer deportations about priorities, not policy.

The above quotations are from SOLUTIONS
American Leaders Speak Out on Criminal Justice
Brennan Center for Justice essays
Edited by Inimai Chettiar and Michael Waldman.
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  • Miami Democratic debate, March 9, 2016
  • Democratic primary debate in Flint, Michigan, March 6, 2016
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  • CNN-Telemundo Republican debate on eve of Texas primary., Feb. 25, 2016
  • Democratic and Republican primary Town Hall, on eve of S.C. primary
  • 2016 CNN GOP Town Hall in South Carolina, Feb. 17-18, 2016
  • 2016 CBS News Republican Debate in S.C., Feb. 13, 2016
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  • 2016 Fox Business two-tiered GOP primary debate, Jan. 14, 2016
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  • 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference, Feb. 26-27, 2015
  • Forbes Magazine "Candidates Want You to Know" series, March-June 2015
  • Sunday Political Talk Show interviews, throughout 2015
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