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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Darrell Castle: Only candidate of any party that is 100% pro-life.
Evan McMullin: Subsidizing abortion undermines dignity of mother and child.
Lincoln Chafee: Support right to woman's personal reproductive decisions.
Rick Santorum: Pushed legislation to protect the unborn.
Gary Johnson: Government ill-equipped to address abortion; it's personal.
Rand Paul: Stop flow of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.
Budget & Economy|
Darrell Castle: End the Federal Reserve.
Darrell Castle: Lower taxes, lower regulations, and lower spending.
Gary Johnson: National debt of $20 trillion is obscene & unsustainable.
John Kasich: Converted Ohio's $8B deficit to $2B surplus.
Martin O`Malley: Why weren't Wall Street CEOs convicted in 2008 meltdown?
Rick Santorum: Spend-o-meter: publicize costs of spending amendments.
Rand Paul: Reform the tax code; address the national debt.
Darrell Castle: No same sex marriage; no gender neutral bathrooms.
Ajamu Baraka: Protect LGBTQIA+ people from discrimination.
Jill Stein: Protect LGBTQIA+ people from discrimination.
Ajamu Baraka: Beyonce's Superbowl show caricaturized & commodified blacks.
Martin O`Malley: All are created equal, including gay, lesbian & transgender.
Rand Paul: Stand up for Bill of Rights against federal usurpation.
Bernie Sanders: Equal pay for equal work by women.
Ajamu Baraka: Obama serves white power, not MLK's dream.
Gloria La Riva: Capitalist banking is a form of organized crime.
Gary Johnson: Eliminate double taxation embodied in business income taxes.
Jill Stein: Break up "too-big-to-fail" banks.
Martin O`Malley: Income gap growing due to concentration of corporate power.
Bernie Sanders: Break up major Wall Street firms.
Bernie Sanders: Worker-owned cooperatives instead of corporate tax breaks.
Ajamu Baraka: Death penalty for whites is tactic to stop black opposition.
Gary Johnson: Too many unnecessary laws leads to too many in prison.
Lawrence Lessig: Comprehensive reform of mandatory minimum sentences.
Martin O`Malley: Baltimore riot due to hopelessness, not just race & policing.
Rand Paul: REDEEM Act: seal non-violent criminal records to allow jobs.
Rand Paul: Restore federal right to vote to non-violent felons.
Jill Stein: Black Lives Matter: end racism & police militarization.
Ajamu Baraka: Replace drug prohibition with harm reduction.
Jill Stein: Replace drug prohibition with harm reduction.
Gary Johnson: Why do we tell adults what they can put in their bodies?
Lawrence Lessig: War on Drugs is most self-destructive war in U.S. history.
Jill Stein: End the racist war on drugs and school-to-prison pipeline.
Darrell Castle: Stop using the education system to corrupt our children.
Evan McMullin: Replace failing education system with local control.
Ajamu Baraka: Treat education as a right.
Jill Stein: Treat education as a right.
Jill Stein: End high stakes testing.
Rand Paul: Don't constrict kids to one-size-fits-all Common Core.
Bernie Sanders: Quality affordable education, from child care to higher ed.
Jill Stein: Mobilize to simply keep public education in existence.
Energy & Oil|
Evan McMullin: Expand domestic energy production across the board.
Ajamu Baraka: Green New Deal to turn the tide on climate change.
Jill Stein: Green New Deal to turn the tide on climate change.
Gary Johnson: Man contributes to climate change, but no government fix.
Martin O`Malley: American jobs agenda to build a new renewable energy future.
Rand Paul: Cut red tape to allow energy freedom & traditional energy.
Bernie Sanders: Transform to sustainable system & away from fossil fuels.
Jill Stein: Make wars for oil obsolete: 100% renewables by 2030.
Darrell Castle: Property rights under assault by "Sustainable Development".
Ajamu Baraka: Adopt the Precautionary Principle.
Bill Weld: Protect environment with competition, not regulation.
Jill Stein: Adopt the Precautionary Principle.
Gloria La Riva: Environmental racism pollutes our neighborhoods.
Lawrence Lessig: We don't own Earth; we hold it in trust for our children.
Jill Stein: Moratorium on GMOs until they are proven safe.
Lincoln Chafee: Proper respect for our natural world & vulnerable species.
Jill Stein: Promote sustainable agriculture & freedom from toxic threats.
Rand Paul: Balance environmental safety with business deregulation.
Jill Stein: Filthy Five: clean up coal plants in Massachusetts.
Families & Children|
Martin O`Malley: Gave access to family planning for 35,000 low-income women.
Donald Trump: Stress importance of a strong family, & a culture of Life.
George Pataki: Our parents never felt like victims even in Great Depression.
Rick Santorum: Book "Bella's Gift" about their special-needs youngest child.
Rick Santorum: Patriot Voices: online community to restore American dream.
Rick Santorum: Strong families help produce a strong economy.
Jill Stein: Physician married to a physician; two sons and one dog.
Darrell Castle: Withdraw from the United Nations.
Evan McMullin: American leadership instead of withdrawing from the world.
Ted Cruz: Countries aspire to be like America, the exceptional nation.
Gloria La Riva: Immediate lifting of the U.S. blockade on Cuba.
Martin O`Malley: New foreign policy of engagement and collaboration.
Rand Paul: Stand with Israel Act: no US funds to Palestinian Authority.
Evan McMullin: Negotiate stronger trade deals but don't close doors.
Bernie Sanders: End disastrous NAFTA, CAFTA, and PNTR with China.
Evan McMullin: Too much power in Washington and in Executive branch.
Ajamu Baraka: Replace Electoral College with national popular vote.
Jill Stein: Replace Electoral College with national popular vote.
Jill Stein: Reject campaign donations from military-industrial complex.
Ted Cruz: Current administration defies Constitution and rule of law.
Ted Cruz: Authored 70 Supreme Court briefs & argued 9 cases.
Marco Rubio: Next president should appoint in mold of Justice Scalia.
Gary Johnson: Strong advocate of term limits for governors & Congress.
Lawrence Lessig: Voter vouchers: matching funds for federal campaigns.
Lawrence Lessig: Referendum president: pass voting reform, then step down.
Lawrence Lessig: Automatic voter registration; make election day a holiday.
Lawrence Lessig: Ranked Choice Voting: end political gerrymandering.
Jill Stein: Establish a constitutional right to vote.
George Pataki: Empower the citizens to take back our government.
George Pataki: Ban lobbying by former Members of Congress.
Rick Santorum: 1990s "Gang of Seven": exposed congressional scandals.
Rand Paul: End the profession of "career politician" with term limits.
John Kasich: Supports state reciprocity and concealed carry.
Darrell Castle: People in gun free enclaves cower, unarmed.
Evan McMullin: Fundamental right is enshrined in the Second Amendment.
Lincoln Chafee: Common sense adherence to the Second Amendment.
Rand Paul: Oppose laws which would limit the right to gun ownership.
Evan McMullin: ObamaCare has driven up costs and reduced access.
Ajamu Baraka: Healthcare for all including contraception.
Jill Stein: Healthcare for all including contraception.
Jim Gilmore: ObamaCare is primary reason our economy is not recovering.
Jill Stein: Single-payer public health insurance program.
Rand Paul: Health system was over-regulated before ObamaCare.
Bernie Sanders: Move toward a single-payer system.
Jill Stein: Healthy People, Healthy Planet: link environment & health.
Donald Trump: Make health insurance premiums tax-deductible.
John Kasich: Improve veteran healthcare with more options & fewer delays.
John Kasich: Easier licensing for veterans; and more job services.
Evan McMullin: Free America requires strongest in the world.
Ajamu Baraka: Close the 700+ foreign military bases.
Jill Stein: Close the 700+ foreign military bases.
Ajamu Baraka: Public opinion is manipulated to support permanent war.
Jill Stein: Slash dangerously bloated military budget by at least 50%.
Jill Stein: Cancel F-35 project; cancel the Littoral Combat Ship.
Ted Cruz: Provide our veterans the care they have been promised.
Gary Johnson: Founding Fathers would be disgusted about spying on citizens.
Gary Johnson: Overturn simplistic, chaotic, reactive military policies.
Gary Johnson: Reactive military policies allow real threats to flourish.
Lawrence Lessig: The size of our own defense budget induces instability.
Jill Stein: 700+ foreign military bases are bankrupting us.
Jill Stein: End persecution of government and media whistleblowers.
Donald Trump: Increased Veterans Day parade audience from 100 to 1 million.
George Pataki: A strong America is a safe America: strengthen our military.
Rand Paul: Provide veterans support tools to adjust to civilian life.
Ajamu Baraka: Militarization to fight terrorism is permanent war posture.
Darrell Castle: No asylum & no path to citizenship.
Evan McMullin: Secure our borders and enforce our laws.
Ted Cruz: Bar refugees from terrorist-ridden regions.
Gary Johnson: Bigger border fence will only produce taller ladders.
Martin O`Malley: Comprehensive reform to bring 11 million out of shadows.
George Pataki: Immigrants come to work, not for government handouts.
Rand Paul: Protect AGAINST feds creating a national ID card.
Martin O`Malley: Raise the minimum wage, plus collective bargaining rights.
Bernie Sanders: Raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Bernie Sanders: Corporate opposition makes union organizing difficult.
Principles & Values|
Marco Rubio: American Strength; American Prosperity; American Values.
Marco Rubio: Next president should appoint in mold of Justice Scalia.
George Pataki: Served as mayor, Assemblyman & state Senator before Governor.
George Pataki: Raised in a small town where the American Dream was real.
Rick Santorum: Won 11 state primaries in 2012 presidential race.
Ajamu Baraka: Remove income cap on social security taxes.
Jill Stein: Remove income cap on social security taxes.
Lawrence Lessig: Privatizing Social Security is a sure path to insecurity.
Lawrence Lessig: Apply same Social Security rate to all levels of income.
Rand Paul: Raise retirement age to save program for younger generation.
Bernie Sanders: Strengthen the social safety net, instead of weakening it.
Darrell Castle: Apportion federal taxes to states by census, not by income.
Evan McMullin: Tax code should be lean, simple, and pro-investment.
Jill Stein: Lower taxes for majority by cutting $2.3T military spending.
Gary Johnson: Current tax code penalizes productivity & investment.
Lawrence Lessig: Taxes in America should be progressive and efficient.
Lincoln Chafee: I voted against every Bush tax cut favoring the wealthy.
George Pataki: Throw out incomprehensible tax code: simpler, lower rates.
Rand Paul: EZ Tax: $700B tax cut via 17% flat tax.
Bernie Sanders: We need a progressive tax system based on ability to pay.
Marco Rubio: Phase out Mass Transit account; cut gas tax by 80%.
Hillary Clinton: Invest $250B in public transit and NextGen aviation.
Gary Johnson: No government "back doors" into encrypted, private info.
Donald Trump: Emmy award & Hollywood Walk of Fame for "The Apprentice".
Lincoln Chafee: No tapping of our phones without a warrant.
George Pataki: Travel between cities should be in trains faster than planes.
Bernie Sanders: Stop bailing out Wall Street & start repairing Main Street.
War & Peace|
Darrell Castle: I don't see why it's any of our business who runs Syria.
Ajamu Baraka: U.S. complicity created Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.
Ajamu Baraka: CIA training & equipment created ISIS in Syria & Iraq.
Jill Stein: We have killed millions of civilians in our war for oil.
Ted Cruz: U.S.-Israel alliance is a strategic bedrock.
Lawrence Lessig: No US ground troops in Syria; but create safe zones.
Lawrence Lessig: Vigorously support nuclear agreement with Iran.
Lawrence Lessig: Work with Sunnis and Iraq against ISIS.
Lawrence Lessig: Maintain 5,500 or more US troops in Afghanistan.
Lincoln Chafee: Averse to foreign entanglements, including Iraq.
George Pataki: Make sure Iran never has a nuclear weapon.
Rick Santorum: We cannot allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon.
Welfare & Poverty|
Evan McMullin: More government poverty programs aren't the single answer.
Gloria La Riva: Make affordable housing a Constitutional right.
Jill Stein: Economic human rights: food, water, & housing.
George Pataki: Replace dependency with opportunity.