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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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2018 Ohio Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2018 OH Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Betty Sutton (1) Ohio Democratic candidate for Lt.Governor
  • Connie Pillich (3) Ohio Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Dennis Kucinich (2) Ohio Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Jim Renacci (12) Ohio Republican candidate for Governor (switched to Senate race)
  • Joe Schiavoni (4) Ohio Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor
  • John Kasich (18) Ohio Republican Governor
  • Jon Husted (6) Ohio Republican candidate for Ohio Governor
  • Mary Taylor (4) Ohio Republican candidate for Governor
  • Mike DeWine (19) Ohio Republican candidate for Governor
  • Nan Whaley (6) Ohio Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor
  • Richard Cordray (32) Ohio Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio
  • Sierra Club (2)
  • Ted Strickland (1) Ohio Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Ohio 2018 Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • The Cincinnati Enquirer, “Kasich spares record number of death row inmates,” by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, July 30, 2018
  • The Columbus Dispatch, "Taylor will champion parental rights in light of Cincinnati," by Darrel Rowland, Feb 26, 2018
  • Cincinnati Enquirer , "Taylor picks former P&G executive as her running mate," by Jessie Balmert, Jan. 9, 2018
  • Fremont News-Messenger, “Kasich not backing bailout for Ohio nuclear plants,” by John Seewer, Aug. 21, 2017
  • WFMJ.com, "Youngstown's LBGTQ community marches as President proposes transgender ban," by Janet Rogers, Jul 29, 2017
  • U.S. News and World Report, "Save Medicaid, Save Lives," by Nan Whaley, July 24, 2017
  • US News & World Report, "Husted Will Deny Trump Panel Some Voter Data." by Julie Carr Smyth, June 30, 2017
  • Dayton Daily News, "Husted endorsed by gun-rights group," by Larry Budd, May 24, 2017
  • Toledo Blade, "Husted stresses education needs," by Ignazio Messina, May 23, 2017
  • Chillicothe Gazette, "Husted eyes future in local campaign stop," by Chris Balusik, May 11, 2017
  • Newark Advocate, "Husted addresses Newark GOP," by Sydney Murray, May 10, 2017
  • Dayton Daily News, "Who is Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley?", by Cory Frolik, May 8, 2017
  • Washington Post, "Eradicate North Korean leadership," 4/28/2017
  • Dayton Daily News, "Kucinich goes after charter schools", by Lynn Hulsey, April 24, 2017
  • The Columbus Dispatch, "Taylor steps down as insurance director," by Randy Ludlow, Mar 31, 2017
  • The Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Kasich says medical marijuana plays no role in fighting Ohio's opioid crisis,” Mar 30, 2017
  • The Vindicator, "Schiavoni addresses health care, other issues," by Sean Barron March 26, 2017
  • Dayton Daily News, "Renacci jumps into 'Ohio First' campaign," by Laura A. Bischoff, March 20, 2017
  • Toledo Blade, "DeWine takes aim at opioid abuse," by Ryan Dunn, Jan. 28, 2017
  • The Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Kasich wins strong support from environmentalists for green mandates,” Dec 27, 2016
  • Washington Post, “Why I asked John Kasich what he hears when he hears 'Black Lives Matter',” by Jonathan Capehart, April 21, 2016
  • Rewire.com, "Kasich Claims It Is 'Absolutely Unacceptable' When Women Can't Access Reproductive Care," by Ally Boguhn, Mar 30, 2016
  • The Cincinnati Enquirer, “Kasich signs 'ban the box' into law,” by Fatima Hussein, Dec. 23, 2015
  • Toledo Blade, “Kasich: 'All the above' energy approach,” by Jim Provance, Oct. 20, 2015
  • LeanInOhio.com , "Interview with Mayor Nan Whaley," by Julene Allen, Oct 16, 2015
  • Huffington Post, “Kasich Has No Idea Where He Stands On Campaign Finance Reform,” by Igor Bobic, 8/12/2015

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Mike DeWine: Supports "fetal heartbeat" law (abortion ban after 6 weeks).
    Mike DeWine: Supports heartbeat bill (no abortion after 6 weeks).
    Richard Cordray: Women's right to make their own personal decisions.
    Betty Sutton: Constitutionally protected decisions about personal health.
    Dennis Kucinich: Change of heart: I support a woman's right to choose.
    Joe Schiavoni: I trust women to make their own medical decisions.
    Richard Cordray: Support abortion rights; fight for Planned Parenthood.
    Jim Renacci: Opposes abortion and gay marriage.
    John Kasich: Cut $1.3M in funding for discredited Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy
    Mike DeWine: Make Ohio a low tax, low regulation state.
    Jon Husted: Liberation from Feds can reduce other problems.
    Richard Cordray: A look back at the recession demands common sense reforms.
Civil Rights
    Mike DeWine: Opposes sexual identity in anti-discrimination laws.
    Richard Cordray: Long-term supporter of gay marriage.
    Mary Taylor: Disallow minors to initiate gender transition without parent.
    Mary Taylor: Running-mate Nathan Estruth led anti-gay-rights campaign.
    Nan Whaley: Presided over one of first Ohio gay marriages.
    Joe Schiavoni: LGBT students are like everyone else.
    Nan Whaley: Being young & female in politics offers unique leadership.
    Richard Cordray: Ran Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Richard Cordray: Nurture small businesses rooted in local communities.
    Richard Cordray: Developed guidelines to protect consumers from data breaches.
    Jim Renacci: Reduce the corporate tax rate to 25%, and individuals too.
    John Kasich: Spared 7 death-row inmates; executed 15 more.
    Ted Strickland: Spared 5 death-row inmates; executed 17 more.
    Connie Pillich: Worked as public defender, and challenged predatory lenders.
    Jim Renacci: Opposes capital punishment.
    John Kasich: Black Lives Matter means the system doesn't work for them.
    John Kasich: Police must understand challenges of black community.
    John Kasich: Ban the box: no criminal history check on job applications.
    Richard Cordray: Endorsements by law enforcement reflects his efforts as AG.
    Mike DeWine: Opposes recreational marijuana; opposes Ballot issue 1.
    Richard Cordray: Can't arrest way out of opioid crisis.
    Mike DeWine: Keep low-level drug use a felony instead of a misdemeanor.
    Richard Cordray: Make low-level drug use a misdemeanor; treatment not prison.
    Richard Cordray: We cannot arrest our way out of opioid crisis: tackle causes.
    Mary Taylor: Focus on prevention and reducing the supply of drugs.
    Nan Whaley: Ohio's heroin epidemic caused by drug companies.
    Jon Husted: If #1 in jobs & education, Ohio wouldn't be #1 in opioids.
    John Kasich: No mixed message: don't do opioids & don't do marijuana.
    John Kasich: 2016: Legalized medical marijuana, with tight regulations.
    Mike DeWine: Age-appropriate discussions in Kindergarten thru 12th grade.
    Mike DeWine: Supports charter schools; supports vouchers.
    Mike DeWine: Improve college affordability; new STEM funding.
    Richard Cordray: More funding for universal pre-K; no funding charters.
    Richard Cordray: Free community college for all Ohioans.
    Richard Cordray: Future job skills begin with investment in education system.
    Jim Renacci: Top-down, one-size-fits-all approach has proven ineffective.
    Dennis Kucinich: Charter schools are a multi-billion dollar boondoogle.
Energy & Oil
    Mike DeWine: Challenged Obama's Clean Power Plan.
    Richard Cordray: Climate change threatens Great Lakes & Ohio farms.
    Richard Cordray: Clean energy provides jobs AND improves air quality.
    John Kasich: Balance low-cost & environment by pursuing all sources.
    John Kasich: Supports Keystone XL, clean coal; and "smart grid".
    John Kasich: No state bailout for aging nuclear plants.
    John Kasich: Nuclear power is yesterday; natural gas represents tomorrow.
    Jim Renacci: We cannot afford to halt or discourage domestic exploration.
    Joe Schiavoni: Continue oil, gas exploration, but safer fracking.
    John Kasich: Keep state mandate on renewable energy.
    Sierra Club: Mandated renewable energy standards instead of voluntary.
    Sierra Club: Renewable energy creates jobs AND improves air quality.
    John Kasich: Mandate that electric utilities use at least 8.5% renewables.
    John Kasich: All-of-the-above approach, with stepped-up fossil fuels.
    John Kasich: Open more federal lands to oil and natural gas exploration.
    Jim Renacci: Reduce Washington's adversarial red tape on farms.
Families & Children
    Mike DeWine: Religious employers may exclude contraception from insurance.
    Richard Cordray: Require contraception as part of all employer health plans.
    Richard Cordray: Focus on kitchen table issues & improving family life.
    Jon Husted: American family is broken without two loving parents.
    John Kasich: Re-prioritize family planning funds away from abortion.
Government Reform
    Mike DeWine: Opposed McCain-Feingold bill limiting political donations.
    Mike DeWine: Supports purging voter rolls.
    Richard Cordray: Limit political donations from corporations & unions.
    Richard Cordray: The right to vote is vital to our democracy.
    Jon Husted: States should police elections, not Feds.
    Jim Renacci: End campaign contributions that lead to government contracts.
    John Kasich: A handful of billionaires should not decide who is president.
    John Kasich: Deal with fundraising influencing voting decisions.
Gun Control
    Mike DeWine: Supports stand-your-ground; opposes bump stock ban.
    Richard Cordray: Universal background checks & bump stock ban.
    Richard Cordray: Wants gun control laws at both state and local levels.
    Jon Husted: Endorsed by gun group, supports "right to protect".
Health Care
    Mike DeWine: Repeal ObamaCare; add work requirements to Medicare.
    Richard Cordray: Expand Medicaid and ObamaCare.
    Richard Cordray: ObamaCare saves lives and improves health.
    Nan Whaley: Medicaid crucial to helping addicts; don't throw people off.
    Jim Renacci: Competition & tort reform instead of ObamaCare.
Homeland Security
    Joe Schiavoni: Against military transgender ban.
    Connie Pillich: Advocate for veterans, financially and community.
    Jim Renacci: Ensure Armed Forces have resources they need; end sequester.
    Mike DeWine: Supports DREAMers; but let President decide.
    Richard Cordray: Pathways to citizenship for all immigrants who love America.
    Jim Renacci: Supports border wall for Mexico plus temporary travel ban.
    Mike DeWine: Let states decide on minimum wage.
    Richard Cordray: No right-to-work law (keep mandated union dues).
    Richard Cordray: Raise minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025.
    Richard Cordray: Endorsed by unions: Give control back to workers.
Principles & Values
    Connie Pillich: Announced candidacy on route of Cincinnati Women's March.
    Mary Taylor: Served as Director of Insurance, while Lt. Governor.
    Jim Renacci: OhioFirst: the day of the career politicians needs to change.
Social Security
    Richard Cordray: Develop consumer tools to use with Social Security decisions.
Tax Reform
    Mike DeWine: Supports Trump tax cuts; exempt capital gains taxes.
    Richard Cordray: Trump tax cuts were a terrible deal that helps the wealthy.
    Richard Cordray: Does not back tax bill; not enough benefit to middle class.
    Nan Whaley: Shift tax burden to rich.
    Jim Renacci: Our tax code is broken; comprehensive reform needed.
    Mike DeWine: Preserve Net Neutrality (tiered access to Internet).
    Richard Cordray: Supports Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet).
    Jon Husted: States must focus on high tech future.
War & Peace
    Nan Whaley: U.S. should take in Syrian refugees.

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