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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
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)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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Joint Libertarian interview with Gary Johnson & Bill Weld

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  • Bill Weld (24) Massachusetts Libertarian Vice-Presidential nominee
  • Gary Johnson (33) New Mexico Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger
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    Bill Weld: Clinic access is guarding a fundamental constitutional right.
    Gary Johnson: Law of the land is Casey v. Planned Parenthood; I'll keep it.
    Gary Johnson: Planned Parenthood does a lot of good.
Budget & Economy
    Bill Weld: Cut 20% waste in every federal agency.
Civil Rights
    Bill Weld: 1990s: Established MA African Caribbean American commission.
    Bill Weld: I led Massachusetts on gay rights, and MA led America.
    Bill Weld: Marriage equality is dictated by equal protection clause.
    Gary Johnson: Zero corporate tax would create tens of millions of jobs.
    Bill Weld: Prosecute police for civil rights violations.
    Gary Johnson: What are some local police doing that others aren't?
    Bill Weld: Prosecuted organized crime for 7 years in Justice Department.
    Gary Johnson: Men of color four times as likely to end up behind bars.
    Bill Weld: Tighten opioid prescription rules to keep them off streets.
    Gary Johnson: Mass shootings result from War on Drugs "shoot first" notion.
    Gary Johnson: Harm reduction strategies for heroin but no legalization.
    Bill Weld: Substance abuse cases should not go to criminal prison.
    Gary Johnson: No legalization of heroin, but apply harm reduction.
    Gary Johnson: Most outspoken governor in the country on school choice.
Energy & Oil
    Bill Weld: Carbon capture & sequestration technology for global warming.
    Bill Weld: Carbon trading credits but no carbon tax.
Foreign Policy
    Bill Weld: Focus on nuclear proliferation & the Sunni-Shia schism.
Free Trade
    Bill Weld: Tariffs in 1920s croaked the world economy.
    Gary Johnson: Free trade unfairly criticized for being crony capitalism.
Gun Control
    Gary Johnson: Banning assault weapons just criminalizes the owners.
    Gary Johnson: Keep guns away from mentally ill & potential terrorists.
    Gary Johnson: No-fly list is error-prone; don't use it to deny guns.
Health Care
    Bill Weld: Likes health savings accounts & more competition.
    Gary Johnson: Let states experiment with Medicare & Medicaid rules.
    Gary Johnson: Run Medicare and Medicaid via states and municipalities.
    Gary Johnson: Free market reduces prices with places like "Stitches R Us".
    Gary Johnson: Catastrophic insurance ok; then free-market for the rest.
Homeland Security
    Bill Weld: Take on ISIS with FBI task forces, like we took on the Mafia.
    Bill Weld: Pardon Snowden; no one was harmed by what he released.
    Bill Weld: Phase down our nuclear stockpile.
    Gary Johnson: No-fly lists subject to error; use airport security instead.
    Gary Johnson: Turn NSA satellites away from United States.
    Gary Johnson: Pardon Snowden; no one was harmed by what he released.
    Gary Johnson: Cut 20% of military bases in US and abroad.
    Bill Weld: Treat ISIS as a gigantic organized crime family.
    Bill Weld: Nuclear proliferation is #1 threat to world security.
    Bill Weld: Maintain invincible defense but cut military 20%.
    Bill Weld: Fear-mongering about immigrants is like Nazi round-ups.
    Gary Johnson: Deporting 11M illegal immigrants is based on misinformation.
    Gary Johnson: Make work visas as easy as possible.
    Gary Johnson: Why not $75? We can't afford minimum wage.
Principles & Values
    Bill Weld: Chaired Mitt Romney presidential campaign in New York.
    Gary Johnson: Socially tolerant: let people make their own choices.
    Gary Johnson: The God that I speak to doesn't have a particular religion.
Social Security
    Gary Johnson: Change eligibility rules for Medicare; and age for Soc.Sec.
    Gary Johnson: Raise retirement age to 75.
Tax Reform
    Bill Weld: Cut taxes without abolishing the IRS.
    Gary Johnson: Revenue-neutral FairTax: life without the IRS.
War & Peace
    Gary Johnson: Leave Afghanistan now or Taliban comes back when we do leave.
    Gary Johnson: North Korea has no conventional threat; China deal on ICBMs.
    Bill Weld: Don't intervene abroad when people are mean to each other.
    Gary Johnson: ISIS has grown as a result of U.S. intervention in Mideast.
    Gary Johnson: No U.S. military intervention in Syria.

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