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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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2014 Massachusetts Gubernatorial debates and race coverage

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    from 2014 Massachusetts Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Charlie Baker (15) Massachusetts Republican Governor
  • Deval Patrick (2) Massachusetts Democratic Governor
  • Don Berwick (24) Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Martha Coakley (6) Massachusetts Democratic Challenger
  • Steve Grossman (12) Massachusetts Democratic Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Massachusetts Gubernatorial race:
  • MassLive.com, "Baker will 'vigorously oppose' marijuana", by Shira Schoenberg, November 12, 2014
  • MassLive.com, "Final debate analysis", by Garrett Quinn, Oct. 29, 2014
  • Boston Globe, "In election's home stretch, a debate with moments of tension", sponsored by the Boston Globe and WGBH, moderatored by Jim Braude and Margery Eagan, Oct. 21, 2014
  • WCVB-TV and WBZ-TV coverage, "Candidates for governor joust in Boston debate", on WBZ, Oct 8, 2014
  • Mass IEPAC coverage of several debates in "Research Profile on Charlie Baker," released 9/1/2014
  • WBUR, "Grossman Gets Dem Endorsement", by Asma Khalid, June 15, 2014
  • WWLP 22-News, "Dem guv candidates tangle before convention", by Matt Murphy, June 10, 2014, debate moderated by Suffolk University's John Nucci, and Boston Herald editor Rachelle Cohen.
  • ThinkProgress.org, "Berwick Calls For Carbon Tax [but not Coakley]", by Emily Atkin, February 25, 2014
  • Medscape One-on-One, "Berwick on CMS, Death Panels," by Eric Topol, February 18, 2014
  • Wicked Local Brookline on Steve Grossman roundtable, by Emily Costello, Feb. 14, 2014
  • WCVB-TV, "Democrats: No death penalty in marathon bomb case", Feb. 5, 2014
  • Jim Morrison in Walpole Times, "Berwick stresses leadership at Suffolk roundtable", Jan. 25, 2014
  • BostInnovation.com, "Don Berwick Releases Education Platform", January 28th 2014
  • Robert Rizzuto in The Springfield Republican, covering Don Berwick, Jan. 8 & 23, 2014
  • Reason magazine, "Mass. Gov. Unveils $50 Million Climate Change Plan", 1.15.2014
  • South Coast Today, "Martha Coakley supports commuter rail", Jan. 5, 2014
  • Boston Herald column on Steve Grossman, 12/31/2013
  • Boston Globe coverage by Frank Phillips and Jim OíSullivan, "Conservatives may pull support from Bakerís campaign", 12/6/2013
  • Fox 25 Boston on Annie Dookhan case, 10/18/2013
  • Huffington Post on statement by four Democratic National Committee chairs, 4/4/2012
  • NARAL press release on Steve Grossman, 8/10/2010
  • MassResistance.org on Baker-Tisei ticket, 8/4/2010

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Don Berwick: States can't exclude Planned Parenthood from Medicaid.
    Steve Grossman: Endorsed by NARAL as "a steadfast pro-choice voice".
    Charlie Baker: I support a woman's right to choose.
Budget & Economy
    Don Berwick: Fought against bank home foreclosures.
Civil Rights
    Charlie Baker: Running-mate supports existing law on gay marriage.
    Steve Grossman: Embrace marriage equality in the Democratic Party platform.
    Steve Grossman: OpEd: Combines progressive values with business experience.
    Charlie Baker: Seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber.
    Don Berwick: No death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber.
    Steve Grossman: No death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber.
    Deval Patrick: Marathon bomber will die in prison, one way or another.
    Martha Coakley: Supports seeking federal death penalty for Marathon Bomber.
    Charlie Baker: Hold accountable those responsible for state drug lab crisis.
    Steve Grossman: 7-year sentence not enough for rogue state lab chemist.
    Charlie Baker: Vigorously oppose recreational marijuana but medical pot ok.
    Charlie Baker: Get dispensaries open for medical marijuana.
    Don Berwick: Rollout of medical marijuana was a management fiasco.
    Don Berwick: Student loan forgiveness for grads entering some professions.
    Don Berwick: Teachers are not the problem; they are the solution.
Energy & Oil
    Don Berwick: Tax carbon emissions to reduce "undeniable climate crisis".
    Don Berwick: Double state investment in clean energy from 0.6% to 1.2%.
    Martha Coakley: Supports cap-and-trade, but not a carbon tax.
    Steve Grossman: Allocate 1% of state budget to climate change & clean energy.
    Deval Patrick: $50 million to help Massachusetts deal with climate change.
    Don Berwick: The air matters, the water matters; it's all a system.
Families & Children
    Martha Coakley: PACWatch on DCF: not to fix it but to fight it.
    Don Berwick: Seeds of kids' success are sown early--beginning prenatally.
Government Reform
    Charlie Baker: Declined to sign "People's Pledge" against outside PAC ads.
    Charlie Baker: $500 donor limit is crazy; it's suppression of free speech.
Gun Control
    Charlie Baker: Let local police chiefs decide who can get shotguns.
    Charlie Baker: Expand background checks; no gun unless mentally healthy.
    Charlie Baker: Supports tough gun control laws.
Health Care
    Charlie Baker: Push for a state waiver from ObamaCare.
    Charlie Baker: Access to health care is a basic right.
    Don Berwick: Institute for Healthcare Improvement: focus on quality.
    Steve Grossman: Workplace wellness programs are a good investment.
    Don Berwick: Triple Aim strategy: improve experience, health, and cost.
    Don Berwick: Explore single payer system in Massachusetts.
    Martha Coakley: Opposed services for illegal immigrants; now supports them.
    Steve Grossman: Local police helping deport illegals is a "blunt instrument".
    Steve Grossman: A million MA workers have no earned sick time.
    Don Berwick: No one answer to job creation: appoint Czar of Adaptations.
Local Issues
    Charlie Baker: One casino is best, but vote "no" on casino repeal.
    Don Berwick: Casino gambling cannibalizes the Lottery and costs jobs.
    Don Berwick: Only Democrat in race to oppose Gaming Act.
    Steve Grossman: Repatriate money from Connecticut's casinos.
    Don Berwick: Supports offshore wind farms.
Principles & Values
    Martha Coakley: I know how tough my 2010 Senate loss was for many people.
    Steve Grossman: We need a job creator, not a prosecutor, for governor.
    Don Berwick: Son of a Connecticut doctor; attended med school in Boston.
    Don Berwick: OpEd: "The second most dangerous man in America".
    Don Berwick: $600M via gas tax indexing for transportation financing.
    Steve Grossman: Create 50,000 "lab coat"-manufacturing jobs.
    Don Berwick: Nurture public transportation, resist fare increases.
    Don Berwick: Safe, convenient, responsive, reliable transportation system.
    Don Berwick: Switch from gas tax to pay-per-use fees on mileage.
    Martha Coakley: Supports commuter rail for the South Coast.
Welfare & Poverty
    Charlie Baker: Raise both minimum wage & Earned Income Tax Credit.
    Don Berwick: All means all: focus on equality and poverty.

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