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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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Survey of 2020 Gubernatorial campaign websites

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    from Gubernatorial campaign websites (number of quotes indicated):
  • Aimee Winder Newton (2) Utah Utah Democratic Governor
  • Andru Volinsky (10) New Hampshire Democratic candidate for governor
  • Casey Schreiner (8) Montana Democratic 2020 Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Dan Feltes (7) New Hampshire Democratic candidate for governor
  • Dan Forest (8) North Carolina Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • David Lamar Williams (7) Delaware Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • David Zuckerman (20) Vermont Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Eddie Melton (5) Indiana Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Greg Hughes (2) Utah Utah Republican Governor
  • Holly Grange (4) North Carolina Republican candidate for governor
  • Jack Ciattarelli (7) New Jersey Republican Challenger
  • Jeff Burningham (11) Utah Republican candidate for governor
  • Jim Neely (2) Missouri Republican candidate for governor
  • Julianne Murray (4) Delaware Delaware Republican Governor
  • Mark Herring (3) Virginia Democratic candidate for governor
  • Michael Coachman (8) North Dakota Republican candidate for governor
  • Michael Folk (4) West Virginia Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mike Cooney (9) Montana Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Nicole Galloway (2) Missouri Democratic candidate for governor
  • Phil Fortunato (7) Washington Republican challenger for Governor
  • Phil Scott (2) Vermont Republican challenger for Governor
  • Rebecca Holcombe (15) Vermont Democratic candidate for governor
  • Reilly Neill (1) Montana Democratic 2020 Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Ron Stollings (2) West Virginia Democratic candidate for governor
  • Shelley Lenz (1) North Dakota North Dakota Democratic Governor
  • Stephen Noble Smith (21) West Virginia Democratic 2020 Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Tim Fox (4) Montana Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Wanda Vazquez Garced (2) Puerto Rico Democratic candidate for governor
  • Whitney Williams (3) Montana Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Woody Myers (7) Indiana Democratic candidate for governor
  • Woody Thrasher (6) West Virginia Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Aimee Winder Newton: Abortion only permitted in extreme circumstances.
    David Zuckerman: Add reproductive autonomy to Vermont Constitution.
    David Zuckerman: Protect funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Michael Coachman: Individuals, including unborn, have intrinsic right to life.
    Mike Cooney: Fought to reject laws restricting access to health care.
    Stephen Noble Smith: Guarantee access to reproductive healthcare for women.
    Holly Grange: Pro-life; fought to eliminate infanticide.
    Jeff Burningham: Strongly believe in protecting rights of unborn.
    Andru Volinsky: Take politics out of funding targeted by extremists.
    Woody Thrasher: I'm a pro-life conservative.
    Tim Fox: Ensure Montana is national leader protecting innocent life.
    Dan Feltes: Supports Planned Parenthood; opposes parental notification.
Budget & Economy
    Julianne Murray: Increase evidence required for government spending.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Lower property taxes, grow the economy.
    Mike Cooney: Spearheaded tax credit for businesses hiring apprentices.
    Stephen Noble Smith: Invest in and simplify rules for small businesses.
    Nicole Galloway: As auditor uncovered $350 million in waste.
    Holly Grange: Cut red tape; pass tort reform.
    Jeff Burningham: Eliminate onerous occupational licensing laws.
    Jeff Burningham: Infrastructure planning critical to quality of life.
    Phil Fortunato: Partial zero-based budgets; 1/4 of budget every two years.
    Phil Fortunato: Open up state to building housing of all kinds.
    Michael Folk: Support free enterprise, job creation, and tax reform.
    Eddie Melton: Gaming licenses issued to support new jobs & revenue.
Civil Rights
    David Zuckerman: Root out structural and systemic oppression.
    David Zuckerman: Voted to override veto of gay marriage law.
    David Zuckerman: Women should be paid equally and treated equally.
    Michael Coachman: Nurture strong marriages of one man and one woman.
    Mike Cooney: Invest in economic opportunities on and off reservations.
    Mike Cooney: Avidly supports equal protection for all, especially LGBTQ.
    Stephen Noble Smith: Tax incentives to hire people with disabilities.
    Stephen Noble Smith: End discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation.
    Andru Volinsky: Women are entitled to equal pay for equal work.
    Woody Myers: Fought to keep teenage boy with AIDS in school after banning.
    Eddie Melton: Will fight to enact state hate crimes law.
    Eddie Melton: Endorsed by the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus PAC.
    Dan Feltes: We work best when we embrace diversity and inclusion.
    Julianne Murray: Small businesses must have rights & less restrictions.
    Stephen Noble Smith: Raise corporate income tax rate to 9%.
    David Zuckerman: We need an extensive and systemic collection of racial data.
    Rebecca Holcombe: End racial disparities in Vermont's criminal justice system.
    Michael Coachman: Preserve right of self-defense without excessive burdens.
    Stephen Noble Smith: Courts, police, schools will track bias, & get help to fix.
    Casey Schreiner: Reformed child sex abuse law, justice for Indigenous women.
    Woody Thrasher: Hard labor & death penalty for drug crimes.
    Mark Herring: More resources for public safety and law enforcement.
    Julianne Murray: Declare opioid crisis public health emergency.
    David Zuckerman: Provide needle exchanges, overdose prevention medication.
    Stephen Noble Smith: Clear waiting lists for addiction recovery treatment.
    Stephen Noble Smith: Legalize cannabis; expunge drug offenses after 3 years.
    Jim Neely: Opposes raising age for vaping from 18 to 21.
    Woody Thrasher: Substance abuse significant problem in West Virginia.
    Ron Stollings: Establish Governor's Office of Substance Abuse.
    Mark Herring: Crack down on dealers & traffickers who profit off addiction.
    Greg Hughes: For charter schools, parental choice, more local control.
    David Zuckerman: Supports universal afterschool and pre-K education.
    David Zuckerman: Free in-state tuition for trade schools & higher education.
    David Lamar Williams: Improve chances for learning for all ages, circumstances.
    Michael Coachman: Don't restrict children in prayer, religious expression.
    Mike Cooney: Oppose diverting public funding toward private education.
    Woody Myers: We can take a hard look at our voucher program.
    Woody Myers: We need multiple pathways to obtain good-paying jobs.
    Stephen Noble Smith: Create 100 public "Entrepreneurial Schools".
    Stephen Noble Smith: Index pay for teachers and tie it to inflation.
    Stephen Noble Smith: Support technical education & apprenticeship programs.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Public schools reveal strength of a community.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Fallout from inadequate funding measured in generations.
    Jeff Burningham: Education should be free from federal influence.
    Phil Fortunato: Let local schools get waivers from unfunded state mandates.
    Andru Volinsky: Fund schools fairly, teachers should be paid well.
    Andru Volinsky: Control college debt; provide alternatives to college.
    Casey Schreiner: For public preschool, better funding for public schools.
    Michael Folk: Repeal Common Core and Testing.
    Eddie Melton: Worked for Obama on mentoring boys and young men of color.
    Eddie Melton: Increasing pay will address state teacher shortage.
    Dan Forest: A leader in the school choice movement.
    Dan Forest: Expand voucher program for every family.
    Dan Forest: Every public school needs strong principal & armed guard.
Energy & Oil
    David Zuckerman: Work toward renewable, sustainable energy as primary sources.
    David Zuckerman: Encourage alternatives to single-use vehicles.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Should accelerate use of natural gas, not phase it out.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Climate change is here, renewable energy is our future.
    Mike Cooney: Focus on a realistic transition to renewable energy.
    Woody Myers: State is a big polluter, that needs to change.
    Woody Myers: Indiana must shift to renewable energy to meet our needs.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Will move us to a sustainable, green energy future.
    Andru Volinsky: We need to be carbon net-zero as fast as we can.
    Casey Schreiner: Reduce our reliance on fossil fuels over time.
    Shelley Lenz: Balance energy needs with need to preserve grasslands.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Will be a green governor; safe, clean water imperative.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Protect working lands, ensure food security.
    David Lamar Williams: Improve preservation of our air, land, and water resources.
    David Lamar Williams: Network to find ideas to preserve our air, land, and water.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Restore quality of water, soils, forests to cleaner days.
    Whitney Williams: Defend Montana against wealthy interests buying public land.
    Jeff Burningham: Unlock our State Institutional Trust Lands.
    Andru Volinsky: Protect our natural resources and our tourist economy.
    Casey Schreiner: Opposes sale of public lands to highest bidder.
Families & Children
    David Zuckerman: Supports universal, statewide paid family leave.
    Stephen Noble Smith: For family leave, and equal pay for equal work.
    Stephen Noble Smith: Kinship families receive same support as foster families.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Make sure every child can be part of good community school.
    Casey Schreiner: Equal opportunity for women in education & employment.
    Mark Herring: Innovative tech to protect children & catch perpetrators.
    Dan Feltes: Stop any effort to backslide on marriage equality.
Government Reform
    Jack Ciattarelli: Call for Constitutional Convention and referendums.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Rebuild trust by strengthening ethics requirements.
    Michael Coachman: Size of government & regulations should be limited.
    Stephen Noble Smith: Offer public financing for all state elections.
    Stephen Noble Smith: Implement automatic voter registration.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Public has the right to know leaders work for public.
    Nicole Galloway: Government should be totally transparent.
    Jeff Burningham: I'll get government out of your way.
    Wanda Vazquez Garced: Expands transparency policy on Island reconstruction.
    Dan Feltes: Fundamental right to vote.
Gun Control
    Julianne Murray: Overt gun control is not necessary; violates 2nd amendment.
    Greg Hughes: 2nd Amendment guarantees right to bear arms.
    Michael Coachman: Uphold right solemnly confirmed by 2d Amendment.
    Jeff Burningham: Gun owner who supports the Second Amendment.
    Woody Thrasher: I believe in the Second Amendment.
    Tim Fox: Fight any effort to undermine this fundamental right.
Health Care
    David Zuckerman: Supports Medicare for All.
    David Zuckerman: Stop seeing mental health as separate from physical health.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Protect those with pre-existing conditions; lower costs.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Confront out of control costs; coordinate state government.
    David Lamar Williams: Provide advanced health care options for all.
    Mike Cooney: Lower the cost, expand access to care.
    Woody Myers: Now is the time to put a doctor in the Governor's Office.
    David Lamar Williams: Legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.
    Stephen Noble Smith: Create public option for individuals & local small business.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Will confront out of control costs of healthcare, drugs.
    Jim Neely: Championed "Right to Try" experimental treatments law.
    Jeff Burningham: Choice and competition rather than government programs.
    Andru Volinsky: Healthcare is a basic human right.
    Casey Schreiner: Won reauthorization of Medicaid expansion.
    Casey Schreiner: Will fight to lower drug costs, take on big pharma.
    Michael Folk: Abolish "Certificate of Need" law as anti-competitive.
    Ron Stollings: Would reinstate health department funding that had been cut.
Homeland Security
    Dan Forest: $2500 bonus to business hiring, training veterans.
    Dan Feltes: Ensure veterans get access to basic benefits and housing.
    Aimee Winder Newton: Allow citizenship for those who wait their turn.
    David Zuckerman: Immigrants & refugees welcome in Vermont.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Let local law agencies work with ICE on illegal immigration.
    Holly Grange: Border is a national security issue.
    Jeff Burningham: Let each state set number of guest worker visas needed.
    Dan Forest: Require students to pass US citizenship exam.
    Tim Fox: Need for increased border security non-negotiable.
    David Zuckerman: Raise minimum wage to $15/hr; plus paid family leave.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Reform public employee benefits system.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Unions support wage equity and safe workplaces.
    David Lamar Williams: Provide a livable standard wage for all.
    Woody Myers: Diversify our economy, improve business environment.
    Stephen Noble Smith: Pass strongest pro-labor laws in the country.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Unions support wage equity & safe workplaces.
    Andru Volinsky: Investing in infrastructure creates jobs.
    Andru Volinsky: Raise minimum wage to $15; federal rate "starvation wage".
    Casey Schreiner: Spending on infrastructure will create jobs across state.
    Woody Thrasher: Will work to pass "right-to-work" legislation.
    Dan Forest: Train guidance counselors to help students enter trades.
    Dan Forest: Assistance for veterans joining state law enforcement.
    Tim Fox: Market-oriented policies can promote high-wage jobs.
Local Issues
    David Zuckerman: Diversify agriculture; currently 70% dairy.
    Mike Cooney: Opposes transfer of federal land to private interests.
Principles & Values
    Michael Coachman: People should be responsible for their own behavior.
    Whitney Williams: Parents were elected officials in Congress, state Senate.
    Whitney Williams: Founded WilliamsWorks, helping philanthropic efforts.
    Dan Feltes: Transparency: tax returns, campaign expenses, contributions.
    Woody Thrasher: I've learned a lot from President Donald Trump.
Social Security
    Andru Volinsky: Joined with Labor to protect public pensions.
    Michael Folk: Eliminate state tax on Social Security.
    Wanda Vazquez Garced: Island police will contribute to Social Security.
Tax Reform
    David Zuckerman: Differentiate between those who can or cannot pay more taxes.
    Michael Coachman: Taxes for government, not forced redistribution of wealth.
    Stephen Noble Smith: Institute a lobbying tax.
    Stephen Noble Smith: Shift tax breaks to small, local businesses.
    Stephen Noble Smith: Half-penny wealth tax over $2 million nonresidential assets.
    Jeff Burningham: Cut waste before imposing new taxes.
    Phil Fortunato: Fund transportation needs with inflation-linked sales tax.
    Dan Forest: Eliminate state tax on out-of-state military pay.
    Phil Scott: Scott and Republicans blocked many new taxes.
    Phil Scott: Tax burden takes a toll on economic development.
    Phil Fortunato: Introduced bill to exempt older seniors from property tax.
    David Zuckerman: Must increase broadband access in rural Vermont.
    Stephen Noble Smith: Update road funding formula; tax trucks for damage.
    Phil Fortunato: Sound Transit 3 & Mileage Tax won't solve the problem.
War & Peace
    Holly Grange: Protect veterans and first responders.
Welfare & Poverty
    David Zuckerman: Support new affordable housing, improve existing homes.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Target investment at affordable homes & rentals.
    David Lamar Williams: Will address issue to provide affordable housing.
    Phil Fortunato: Implement transitional housing for homeless.
    Reilly Neill: Need to double down on community effort to feed the hungry.
    Dan Feltes: Address discrimination in housing as a civil right.

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