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)
Drew Edmondson: No state in women's decisions regarding reproduction.
Kevin Stitt: Ban abortions except rape, incest or to save life of mother.
Mary Fallin: Signed two pro-life bills later struck down by Supreme Court.
Mick Cornett: Ban abortions except rape, incest or to save life of mother.
Kevin Stitt: Human life begins at conception.
Chris Powell: Leave decision to states or the people themselves.
Joe Maldonado: You own your body; not the Government.
Connie Johnson: Advocate for women's reproductive freedom in State Senate.
Gary Richardson: Life is a beautiful gift from our Father who created us.
Drew Edmondson: Supports abortion rights for women, part of his platform.
Mike Workman: Support a woman's right to choose.
Kevin Stine: Government should not interfere with woman's right to choose.
James Inhofe: Human life begins at conception.
T.W. Shannon: Protect human life from the moment of conception.
Joe Dorman: Pro-life.
Joe Dorman: Pro-life legislative voting history.
Chris Powell: No public funding of organizations that perform abortions.
Budget & Economy|
Kevin Stitt: Cut waste, rather than new taxes, for growth.
Kevin Stitt: Create a level playing field for competition.
Kevin Stitt: State budget needs audits and line-item budgeting.
Mick Cornett: History of developing budget based on needs of the community.
Chris Powell: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
Joe Maldonado: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
Connie Johnson: Revenue is part of the problem.
Gary Jones: Cut budget without losing core services.
Gary Richardson: Curb wasteful spending in our state government.
James Inhofe: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
Joe Dorman: Prosperity requires more than making irresponsible cuts.
T.W. Shannon: Debt is a form of slavery.
Matt Silverstein: Ban earmarks & cut spending to reduce debt.
Rick Weiland: Federal shutdown is more than wrong; it is shameful.
Brad Henry: Increase the Rainy Day Fund from 10% to 15% of revenue.
Brad Henry: Surgical budget cuts to close $600M budget hole.
Andrew Rice: Government’s basic functions must be well funded.
Chris Powell: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
Joe Maldonado: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
Mike Workman: Equal treatment regardless of sexual orientation.
Kevin Stine: Government should not interfere in marriage.
James Inhofe: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Mick Cornett: Wants local government to have diversity; represent everyone.
Dan Boren: Code Talker Recognition Act: recognize WWII Native Americans.
Matt Silverstein: Equal pay concept: level the field for women.
Matt Silverstein: Firm support of marriage equality for gays and lesbians.
Matt Silverstein: Grandmother beaten for speaking her native Choctaw language.
Drew Edmondson: Close tax loopholes as one means to a fair budget.
Gary Richardson: End special tax breaks encouraged by lobbyists.
Mike Workman: Don't reduce corporate tax; do prosecute Wall Street crimes.
Mick Cornett: Accepts donations from corporations doing city business.
Brad Henry: Elected director of a consumer financial recovery company.
Brad Henry: Elected director of a consumer financial recovery company.
T.W. Shannon: Worker's compensation reform saved businesses $100M/year.
Matt Silverstein: Cut corporate taxes and corporate loopholes.
Chris Powell: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
Joe Maldonado: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
Mary Fallin: No life sentences for juveniles.
Gary Richardson: Alternatives cost less than imprisonment.
Kevin Stitt: Keep violent offenders behind bars, with fair sentencing.
Mick Cornett: If prison recidivism rates get reduced so will incarceration.
Drew Edmondson: Remove profit motive from the prison system.
Gary Richardson: Opposed to private prisons; focus on justice, not jail.
Mike Workman: Supports the death penalty, but only for horrific crimes.
Neil Gorsuch: Jurors have ability to impartially apply death penalty.
Connie Johnson: Aggressive sentencing reform, and abolish death penalty.
Mary Fallin: Supports death penalty even after botched lethal injection.
Mary Fallin: 2011: OK to experiment with drugs used in lethal injection.
Mary Fallin: Be as "smart on crime" as we are "tough on crime".
Mary Fallin: Murder is about video games & broken families, not guns.
Matt Silverstein: Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
Jim Bridenstine: Swift capital punishment saves lives.
Joe Dorman: Death penalty for repeat sex offenders, but not if retarded.
Frank Keating: Target violent and career criminals.
Chris Powell: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
Joe Maldonado: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
Drew Edmondson: Backs new drug law making possession of drugs a misdeameanor.
Connie Johnson: Strong proponent of legalizing medical marijuana.
Gary Richardson: If people vote to legalize medical marijuana, I'll honor it.
Kevin Stitt: Supports legalizing medical marijuana if strictly medicinal.
Connie Johnson: Ending the war on drugs would improve criminal justice.
Connie Johnson: Fund programs to combat opioid epidemic.
Connie Johnson: Advocate for decriminalized and medical marijuana.
Kevin Stine: Find regulations for marijuana, not just bans.
Joe Dorman: No stance on marijuana legalization nor medical marijuana.
Joe Dorman: Legalize marijuana, based on Genesis 1:29.
Mary Fallin: Legal marijuana provides no substantial benefit.
Mary Fallin: Prevent prescription drug abuse from occurring.
Mary Fallin: Women in Recovery: abuse programs avoid incarceration.
Brad Henry: Invest in drug courts: put low-risk offenders on better path.
Frank Keating: Supports community sentencing in drug courts.
Drew Edmondson: $300M more for education and healthcare systems.
Kevin Stitt: Give priority to funding schools; pay teachers more.
Kevin Stitt: Schools are bloated with administration & too many districts.
Mick Cornett: Says teachers deserve raises that equal the regional average.
Tom Coburn: Schools are bloated with administration & too many districts.
Drew Edmondson: The future depends on investing in education and kids.
Chris Powell: Strongly oppose vouchers for school choice.
Joe Maldonado: No vouchers for school choice.
Connie Johnson: Support public education, not vouchers.
Gary Richardson: A child's zip code shouldn't determine quality of education.
Mike Workman: Support all public education; fight all vouchers.
James Inhofe: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
Joe Dorman: I will continue to be a champion for public education.
Matt Silverstein: Sufficiently fund public education, with national standards.
Mary Fallin: Build schools with tornado safe rooms.
Jim Bridenstine: No federal standards; local control & spending.
Brad Henry: Don't siphon resources from our classrooms.
Andrew Rice: Shift emphasis away from punishing underperforming school.
Joe Dorman: Let students express religious viewpoints in schools.
Scott Inman: Let students express religious viewpoints in schools.
Frank Keating: More funding for schools and colleges.
Frank Keating: Supported largest teacher pay raise in state history.
Frank Keating: $80M in block grants to schools.
Winona LaDuke: Supports increased funding for tribal colleges.
Energy & Oil|
Mick Cornett: Move away from the oil and gas industry.
Drew Edmondson: Applauds oil and gas reps for backing up restoring GPT to 7%.
Chris Powell: All energy production should treated equally before the law.
Joe Maldonado: Freer market will allow energy that is greener.
Mike Workman: Support alternative energy to fight climate change.
James Inhofe: No subsidies for wind and solar.
Matt Silverstein: Lead on new energy as well as old, including in-state coal.
T.W. Shannon: Tax credit for converting motor vehicles to clean fuel.
Mary Fallin: 20% reduction in energy use among state agencies by 2020.
Jim Bridenstine: No credible evidence that CO2 affects global climate.
Mick Cornett: Recognizes energy's role in workforce, sees future in wind.
Andrew Rice: Opposes a windfall-profits tax.
Andrew Rice: Invest in switchgrass and natural gas resources.
Andrew Rice: Advocate for reduced carbon emissions.
Chris Powell: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
Joe Maldonado: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
Mike Workman: Preserve and protect national parks.
Kevin Stine: Eminent domain abused when it benefits private company.
Mary Fallin: Oklahoma Strong: Rebuild after devastating tornadoes.
Mick Cornett: Great value in the EPA's "brownfields" cleaning up program.
Drew Edmondson: As AG, created the Environmental Protection Unit.
Andrew Rice: Global warming is real; our quality of life is at risk.
Frank Keating: Regulate our precious environment because we love Oklahoma.
Families & Children|
Kevin Stitt: Vaccination should be between a parent & their pediatrician.
Mary Fallin: Disallow adoptions in LGBT homes.
T.W. Shannon: Use TANF funds to publicize benefits of marriage.
Brad Henry: Family anchors us and reminds us of what is truly important.
Chris Powell: Neutral on American Exceptionalism.
Joe Maldonado: Libertarian way instead of American Exceptionalism.
Mike Workman: Use U.N. peacekeeping forces; don't spy on our allies.
T.W. Shannon: Prohibit UN Agenda 21 from infringing on property rights.
James Inhofe: $187K Congress-paid travel to Africa for "a Jesus thing".
Chris Powell: Support free trade.
Joe Maldonado: Support and expand free trade.
Mike Workman: Better worker protections in trade agreements.
Kevin Stine: International trade deals have cost U.S. jobs.
James Lankford: Yes to trade adjustment; Yes to fast-track.
Drew Edmondson: Advocate of open transparency; the public has right to know.
Chris Powell: No opinion on making voter registration easier.
Joe Maldonado: Make elections and voting fair.
Drew Edmondson: Blames revenue shortfall on corporate donors and lobbyists.
Kevin Stitt: Step Up Oklahoma: Fix broken government; level playing field.
Gary Jones: Increased audits despite budget cuts.
Mike Workman: Supports automatic voter registration.
James Inhofe: Photo ID for voting.
Matt Silverstein: Not a dime from any lobbyists in campaign donations.
Rick Weiland: Voluntarily limit campaign contributions to maximum of $100.
Matt Silverstein: Inhofe says he's for term limits, but was in for 26 years.
Jim Bridenstine: First Amendment includes campaign spending.
James Lankford: Extend indefinitely pledge against earmarks.
Joe Dorman: Require photo ID to vote, but extend early voting.
Scott Inman: Require photo ID to vote, but extend early voting.
T.W. Shannon: Require photo ID in order to vote.
Brad Henry: Extend early voting to a full week prior to Election Day.
Andrew Rice: Most donations from individuals; most of Inhofe’s from PACs.
Joe Dorman: No campaign contributions to legislators while in session.
Scott Inman: No campaign contributions to legislators while in session.
Chris Powell: Supports on-line voting & term limits.
Chris Powell: No campaign donation limits, and no disclosure.
Frank Keating: Attract people to Oklahoma to regain Congressional seat.
Winona LaDuke: Supports increased party choices for voters.
Kevin Stitt: NRA member who will fight for 2nd Amendment rights.
Chris Powell: Absolute right to gun ownership.
Joe Maldonado: Absolute right to gun ownership.
Mary Fallin: Veto constitutional carry: No handguns without a permit.
Mick Cornett: Supports 2nd Amendment; enforce laws already on the books.
Gary Richardson: Completely supportive of the Second Amendment.
Mike Workman: Favors common sense gun laws.
James Inhofe: Opposes more gun restrictions.
T.W. Shannon: Right to keep and bear arms, without restrictions.
Matt Silverstein: Support the 2nd amendment's right-to-bear arms.
Joe Dorman: Ok for school employees to carry handguns in school.
Drew Edmondson: Long history of being an advocate of the Second Amendment.
Joe Dorman: Co-sponsored "Stand Your Ground Law".
Drew Edmondson: Expand Medicaid to address the state's high uninsured rate.
Kevin Stitt: Make Medicaid a trampoline, not a hammock.
Mick Cornett: Wants personal responsibility part of a healthcare approach.
Drew Edmondson: Reverse decision and accept Medicaid expansion funds.
Chris Powell: Oppose ObamaCare.
Joe Maldonado: Expand ObamaCare.
Connie Johnson: Get mental health department up to speed by 2020.
Gary Richardson: Government has a role to play in mental health care.
Connie Johnson: Expand Medicaid.
Mike Workman: Supports ObamaCare & suffered from pre-existing condition.
Kevin Stine: Oppose semi-privatization of Medicare.
James Inhofe: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
Joe Dorman: Drop the partisan games & Invest in rural telemedicine.
Matt Silverstein: Don't re-open the Medicare prescription drug "donut hole".
James Lankford: Predicts that ObamaCare will destroy the health-care system.
T.W. Shannon: ObamaCare puts our freedom at risk.
Mary Fallin: Certified Healthy program; & website for health insurer info.
Brad Henry: Insure Oklahoma program: coverage for many more Oklahomans.
Andrew Rice: Pay doctors to proactively treat patients; end pay-per-test.
Andrew Rice: Access to quality affordable health care for every American.
Drew Edmondson: Services for veterans instead of for corporate donors.
Chris Powell: Don't expand the military.
Joe Maldonado: Don't expand the military.
Mick Cornett: Praises nonprofits efforts finding housing for homeless vets.
Kevin Stine: Tighten up defense spending; end use-it-or-lose-it mentality.
James Inhofe: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
Matt Silverstein: Support the strongest, most dominant military in the world.
Jim Bridenstine: Smart defense reductions; don't jeopardize national security.
Andrew Rice: Shift defense resources from Iraq to destroying terrorists.
Andrew Rice: Divest from terrorist states like we divested for apartheid.
Andrew Rice: 9/11: Pressured US government to stay focused on terrorism.
Andrew Rice: Fight to improve the veterans’ health care system.
Andrew Rice: Conditions at Walter Reed Hospital are unacceptable.
Andrew Rice: As 9/11 family, pressured Washington to focus on terrorism.
Kevin Stitt: Supports border protection; opposes sanctuary cities.
Chris Powell: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Joe Maldonado: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Drew Edmondson: Don't back federal government deporting DREAMers.
Mick Cornett: Says the term "sanctuary cities" is a manipulative label.
Mike Workman: Comprehensive immigration reform plus path to citizenship.
James Inhofe: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Matt Silverstein: Opposes housing refugee immigrants in military facilities.
Joe Carr: Refugees cost millions in school & medical costs.
Jim Bridenstine: Secure the borders to stop movement of narcotics and slaves.
Joe Dorman: Constitutional amendment for English as official language.
Scott Inman: Constitutional amendment for English as official language.
Andrew Rice: Opposes Mexico Totalization Agreement & benefits to illegals.
Joe Dorman: Criminalize assisting or employing illegal aliens.
Kevin Stitt: Reduce barriers on occupations; increase worker freedom.
Mick Cornett: History of creating jobs and bringing in new industry.
Tom Coburn: Reduce barriers on occupations; increase worker freedom.
Chris Powell: Strongly oppose affirmative action.
Joe Maldonado: Oppose affirmative action.
Connie Johnson: Higher minimum wage plus business incubators.
Mike Workman: Raise minimum wage to $10.10 now & $15 later.
Joe Dorman: Minimum wage affects older workers, not just young singles.
Mary Fallin: Prohibit cities from increasing the minimum wage.
Mary Fallin: 62,400 new jobs in our state; unemployment at 5.1%.
Mary Fallin: Excessive worker's compensation is a barrier to growth.
Frank Keating: Reform worker’s comp: administrative instead of court-based.
Mary Fallin: $10M for renovation of the State Capitol.
Mary Fallin: We survived Dust Bowl & Trail of Tears--and this recession.
Principles & Values|
Drew Edmondson: Condemned with IFFY award for running "Issue-Free" campaign.
Mick Cornett: God and church are main components of his value system.
Tom Coburn: Authored Oklahoma Taxpayer Platform.
Chris Powell: Protect freedom to not have religiosity forced upon.
Joe Maldonado: Keep God in the public sphere.
Gary Richardson: Got 14% of the vote as Independent in 2002 Governor's race.
Gary Richardson: Freedom to work & worship free of government interference.
James Inhofe: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
T.W. Shannon: AdWatch: I'm guided by my faith; let's renew our values.
T.W. Shannon: Will remain as Speaker during Senate primary.
T.W. Shannon: "Recovering attorney" with JD from Oklahoma City University.
T.W. Shannon: Rights are endowed by God, not by politicians.
James Inhofe: Flying is his passion, but lost his son in plane accident.
Andrew Rice: I pride myself on doing right, even if politically unpopular.
Brad Carson: Coburn is a strong Christian man, a good family man.
Tom Coburn: Carson is very bright, intellectually smart and advanced.
Chris Powell: Privatize Social Security but accommodate those in system.
Joe Maldonado: Opportunity to opt out of Social Security.
Mike Workman: Don't transition pensions into privately managed accounts.
Mary Fallin: 401k-style plan for OK Public Employees Retirement System.
Matt Silverstein: Medicare & Social Security are sacred promises to seniors.
Joe Dorman: NO on public employee choice of contributions vs. benefits.
Scott Inman: NO on public employee choice of contributions vs. benefits.
Jim Bridenstine: Give younger people option of personal retirement accounts.
Andrew Rice: I support Social Security Notch reform.
Andrew Rice: I support CPI-E for COLA Fairness.
Andrew Rice: I do not support privatization in any form.
Kevin Stitt: Trump tax cuts leveled playing field to compete globally.
Kevin Stitt: Signed Oklahoma Taxpayer Platform.
Kevin Stitt: Shift Oklahoma's tax structure to focus on consumption.
Tom Coburn: Shift Oklahoma's tax structure to focus on consumption.
Chris Powell: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
Joe Maldonado: Higher taxes on the wealthy.
Scott Inman: Don't balance the budget on the backs of the middle class.
Gary Jones: Taxes must go up but with budget cuts.
Gary Richardson: Smaller government, less taxes, and eliminate waste.
Joe Dorman: End tax giveaways to those who really don't need a tax break.
Mary Fallin: Tax cuts if fiscally possible and politically possible.
Mary Fallin: Oklahoma Way: best place for tax dollars is family's pockets.
Jim Bridenstine: High taxes inhibit economic growth and job creation.
James Inhofe: Make the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent.
Andrew Rice: Government’s basic functions must be well funded.
Andrew Rice: Has not supported a tax increase; does support investment.
Andrew Rice: No tax increases in Oklahoma, but no tax cuts either.
Frank Keating: Government spending is not the government’s money.
Frank Keating: Lower state income tax rate from 6.75% to 3.75%.
Frank Keating: Reduce and ultimately abolish the estate tax.
Kevin Stitt: Repair neglected infrastructure with long term plan.
Mick Cornett: Rebuilding roads and bridges creates jobs & grows economy.
Drew Edmondson: Use tobacco settlement to fund school technology.
Gary Richardson: Eliminate the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
Gary Richardson: Dismantle the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
Joe Dorman: Build storm shelters via local school district funding.
T.W. Shannon: Consistently opposes bond issues to pay for infrastructure.
Mary Fallin: Focus on aerospace, energy, agriculture, biosciences, & STEM.
Brad Henry: Biotech and nanotech startups transform our lives.
Brad Henry: EDGE Endowment: make OK into Research Capital of the Plains.
Frank Keating: Tax credits for stock options and R&D.
War & Peace|
Chris Powell: Avoid foreign entanglements.
Joe Maldonado: Avoid foreign entanglements.
Jim Bridenstine: Don't set timetables for withdrawal from any conflict.
Jim Bridenstine: Military force OK to prevent Iranian nukes.
Andrew Rice: Implement an orderly redeployment of US troops in Iraq.
Andrew Rice: Refocus on identifying and destroying terrorist cells.
Andrew Rice: Force Bush to implement an orderly redeployment from Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty|
Mike Workman: Create more affirmative action programs to address poverty.
Kevin Stine: Give safe shelter & basic sanitary needs to the homeless.
T.W. Shannon: AdWatch: Success comes from hard work, not handouts.
T.W. Shannon: Require 20 hours of work activity for food stamp recipients.
Andrew Rice: Our churches have engaged society to try to improve society.
Frank Keating: Able-bodied people must stand on their own two feet.