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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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Media coverage of political races in The New York Times

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  • New York Times, "In Munich, Kamala Harris says the West faces a 'defining moment'," by David E. Sanger, Feb. 19, 2022
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        Scott Walker: Supports Personhood Amendment prohibiting all abortions.
    Budget & Economy
        Chris McDaniel: Era of big spending is over; age of appropriations must end.
    Civil Rights
        Anthony Kennedy: No longer deny gays the profound liberty of marriage.
        Anthony Kennedy: Living Constitution: apply 14th amendment to gay marriage.
        Antonin Scalia: Showy profundities on gay marriage are profoundly incoherent.
        Antonin Scalia: Everyone in history, until 15 years ago, understood marriage.
        Elena Kagan: Concurred on no longer deny gays the right to marriage.
        John Roberts: Constitution says nothing about marriage OR gay marriage.
        Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Concurred on no longer deny gays the right to marriage.
        Sonia Sotomayor: Concurred on no longer deny gays the right to marriage.
        Stephen Breyer: Concurred on no longer deny gays the right to marriage.
        Rick Perry: Would attend same-sex marriage of a family member.
        Bobby Jindal: Institution of marriage existed long before our laws existed.
        Rick Santorum: I would never attend a same-sex wedding.
        Ted Cruz: Pray against a court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
        Scott Walker: 2013: same-sex marriage issue over; 2015: issue not settled.
        Jeb Bush: Don't-ask-don't-tell ok if it doesn't affect policy.
        Chris McDaniel: As host of Right Side Radio, railed against hip-hop culture.
        Elizabeth Warren: We need a reliable vote for equal pay for equal work.
        Sarah Palin: Vetoed bill denying benefits to gays, as unconstitutional.
        Ben Sasse: FactCheck: stretched truth on job as management consultant.
        Al Franken: Block merger of biggest & 2nd biggest cable providers.
        Don Blankenship: Past criminal conviction not a barrier to running for office.
        Jason Carter: No ban on the death penalty.
        Merrick Garland: Prosecuted terrorism as Justice Department official.
        Merrick Garland: Oversaw death penalty prosecution for Oklahoma City bombers.
        George W. Bush: 134 Texas executions are “fair and just”.
        Donald Trump: Brother died of alcoholism; so Donald never touched alcohol.
        Thom Tillis: Department of Education is 5,000 overpaid bureaucrats.
        Jeb Bush: I won't run from Common Core, even if GOP does.
    Energy & Oil
        Rick Perry: Defend Keystone XL and other oil & gas exploration.
        Mike Parson: Right to farm & ranch, despite environmental critics.
        Pat Roberts: For early farm bill, but final bill had too many subsidies.
    Families & Children
        Jeb Bush: Shame fathers who walk away from paternal obligations.
    Foreign Policy
        James Mattis: Supports NATO alliance principle of collective defense.
        Mike Pompeo: Investigate Russian interference with U.S. election.
        Bill Weld: Priority is not "no fly zone" but to stop killing in Aleppo.
        Rick Perry: Cancel any nuclear deal Obama makes with Iran.
        Jeb Bush: Pressured father's V.P. staff to help Cuban prisoners.
        Chris Christie: Given who I am, Putin would not have invaded Crimea.
        Jason Carter: Declares his powerful connection to Israel.
        Jeb Bush: Leading from behind is so odd to me.
        Marco Rubio: Only America can stand up to world totalitarianism.
        Pat Roberts: Opposed UN ban on discrimination against disabilities.
    Free Trade
        Chris Christie: Trade mission to Mexico doubles as foreign policy tour.
    Government Reform
        Tim Kaine: Public companies should publish their political spending.
        Kate Brown: Automatic voter registration for all drivers.
        Tim Pawlenty: Registering to vote should be a voluntary, intentional act.
        Dave Brat: 2011: how to reconcile Christianity with federal programs?
    Health Care
        Bill Weld: Tweak ObamaCare with more free market and more choices.
        Antonin Scalia: We should start calling ObamaCare "SCOTUS-care".
        John Roberts: ObamaCare improves health insurance market: not destroy them.
        Hillary Clinton: The science is clear: vaccines work.
        Howard Dean: Only anti-government conservatives oppose vaccines.
        Mike Huckabee: Vaccines don't cause autism; I get vaccinated myself.
        Rick Perry: Increase immunization rates as part of protecting life.
    Homeland Security
        James Mattis: Don't revisit old issues; let women in combat roles.
        Mike Pompeo: No torture, including coercive methods like waterboarding.
        Elizabeth Warren: Reduce size of standing army to reduce deficit.
        Merrick Garland: Release non-enemy combatants from Guantanamo prison.
        Scott Walker: We have too many legal immigrants.
        Thom Tillis: Amnesty shouldn't be on the table.
        Sierra Club: Limiting immigration perhaps curbs population growth damage.
    Principles & Values
        James Mattis: Dislikes nickname Mad Dog Mattis.
        Bill Weld: Hillary's "public and private view" makes her vulnerable.
        Gary Johnson: I offer choices beyond the same old red vs. blue.
        Scott Walker: My relationship with God drives every major decision.
        Scott Walker: Raised as a "P.K.", Pastor's Kid, by his father Pastor Llew.
        Martin O`Malley: History celebrates courage, not triangulation.
        Jason Carter: Grandfather Jimmy Carter participates in grandson's campaign.
        John Walsh: OpEd: 2007 Master's thesis plagiarized from online sources.
        Tom Cotton: Served in military, academia, and as management consultant.
        Milton Wolf: Career politicians are changed by Washington.
        Pat Roberts: Resides in Virginia but votes in Kansas.
    Social Security
        Martin O`Malley: Without Social Security, 1 in 4 seniors would be poor.
    Tax Reform
        Bill Weld: I am releasing my returns and Trump should release his.
        Scott Brown: Never raise taxes in a recession; it hurts job creators.
        Chelsea Manning: Business is collecting data on us, creating a life pattern.
        Jeb Bush: BlackBerry pictured in official gubernatorial portrait.
    War & Peace
        Donald Trump: One-time missile strike in response to Syria chemical attack.
        Donald Trump: OpEd: now believes that US has national interest in Syria.
        James Mattis: Supports the Iran nuclear agreement.
        Rick Perry: ISIS is worst threat to freedom since Communism.
        Rick Perry: Provide lethal aid to Ukraine against Russian separatists.
        Jeb Bush: Non-state terrorists are greatest threat we now face.
        Chris Christie: Syria: If we draw a red line, we must finish the job.
    Welfare & Poverty
        Al Gore: Investing in inner cities is good deed & good business.

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