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)
Andria Tupola: No public funds for abortion, except for incest and rape.
Duke Aiona: Pro-life; respect all human life.
Budget & Economy|
Andria Tupola: Focus on spending efficiency, instead of raising taxes.
Charles Djou: Runaway federal spending threatens our economy & job growth.
Duke Aiona: State should be smarter; current resources are sufficient.
Andria Tupola: Include gender identity in anti-discrimination laws.
Andria Tupola: Give same rights to American Samoans living here.
Bob McDermott: Amendment for marriage only by opposite-sex couples.
Duke Aiona: No same-sex marriage; no civil unions.
Duke Aiona: Supports affirmative action.
Linda Lingle: Civil unions are same-sex marriage by another name.
Charles Djou: Supports traditional marriage but also domestic partnerships.
Andria Tupola: Cut corporate taxes and unnecessary regulation.
Andria Tupola: No capital punishment; no minors prosecuted as adults.
Duke Aiona: Prosecute minors as adults, but no capital punishment.
Duke Aiona: Better schools help Native Hawaiians stay out of prison.
Andria Tupola: Require welfare applicants to pass a drug test.
Duke Aiona: No marijuana decriminalization but alternative sentencing ok.
Andria Tupola: Education needs to be an interconnected community issue.
David Ige: Quality public education necessary for a strong economy.
David Ige: Implement early education through DOE, not private schools.
Neil Abercrombie: Improving public education is one of my top priorities.
David Ige: Improving public education is one of my top priorities.
David Ige: Too many decisions made by state instead of locally.
Charles Djou: Empower parental involvement in schools over bureaucracy.
Duke Aiona: Yes to charters; no to national standards.
Energy & Oil|
Andria Tupola: For renewable energy if affordable and environmentally safe.
David Ige: Reduce fossil fuel use; increase renewable energy.
Neil Abercrombie: Liquefied natural gas is a "bridge fuel" to renewables.
David Ige: Tie rooftop solar into the electric grid.
Duke Aiona: Fund alternative energy over traditional energy.
Andria Tupola: People must understand what environmental protections do.
Andria Tupola: If we take care of the land it will take care of our needs.
Andria Tupola: Tension between development & environment is about balance.
David Ige: Push Congress to spend more on Hawaii tourism.
David Ige: Increase funding for watersheds & against invasive species.
Neil Abercrombie: Food labeling good, but not at expense of small businesses.
David Ige: Right to know what is in our food, via federal labeling.
David Ige: Protect Hawaii's fragile resources for future generations.
Charles Djou: Advocated for recycling and trash services on City Council.
Duke Aiona: Make Hawai'i the greenest place on Earth.
Families & Children|
Andria Tupola: The burden placed on families through taxes needs examining.
Charles Djou: Deeper appreciation of role faith plays in American families.
Duke Aiona: Supports abstinence-only education.
Neil Abercrombie: Allow foreign ships to unload in Hawaii en route to US.
Andria Tupola: Video testimony to legislature; no constitutional convention.
John Carroll: I pledge to fight for bold reforms and solutions.
David Ige: Run government with open & public two-way communication.
Duke Aiona: Limit all political contributions: corporate & party.
Andria Tupola: Supporter of 2nd Amendment, it's a right not a privilege.
John Carroll: Gun control bans should be handled on state level.
Duke Aiona: Background checks & no concealed carry, within 2nd amendment.
Andria Tupola: No Medicaid expansion with unfunded mandates.
David Ige: Supports employer-mandated health care insurance law.
David Ige: Support unfunded liabilities for State Union Health Benefits.
David Ige: We have failed to execute the Hawaii Health Connector.
Duke Aiona: No public option; no individual mandate.
Linda Lingle: State QUEST program instead of ObamaCare.
Colleen Hanabusa: Shaped National Defense Authorization Act military roadmap.
Andria Tupola: No in-state tuition for illegals; let local police enforce.
David Ige: Hawai'i welcomes refugees.
Duke Aiona: No in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
Neil Abercrombie: Put money back into state Employer-Union Trust Fund.
Neil Abercrombie: 2-year agreement with Legislature to raise the minimum wage.
Principles & Values|
Colleen Hanabusa: Got $75M tax credit for Ko Oilna, and husband got $400,000.
John Carroll: Served four terms in Hawaii House; one term in state Senate.
Neil Abercrombie: I made best decision appointing Schatz instead of Hanabusa.
Duke Aiona: My Catholic faith is part of my decision making.
David Ige: Double the governor's request for Kupuna Care.
Charles Djou: Never renege on our promises & commitment to our seniors.
Andria Tupola: Work on local tax policies; give more back to the people.
David Ige: State must operate within its means instead of raising taxes.
Duke Aiona: Shift taxes from low-income families to higher-income.
David Ige: State was unprepared for accidental emergency alert.
John Carroll: Take the Oahu rail project to task, and maybe to jail.
David Ige: Pioneered "paperless Legislature" & government transparency.
Charles Djou: Consistently opposes Honolulu rail project.
Duke Aiona: No state funding for any stem cell research.
War & Peace|
Charles Djou: Don't forget troops in Afghanistan; don't draw down too fast.
Welfare & Poverty|
Andria Tupola: Ohana Zones: state-sanctioned safe zones for the homeless.
Andria Tupola: Clearinghouse for decentralized solutions on homelessness.
Andria Tupola: Increase affordable housing by tax cuts & fewer regulations.
Neil Abercrombie: Keep sidewalks open & clear; homeless into housing for good.
David Ige: Build affordable homes and Transit Oriented Development.
David Ige: Increasing funds to Rental Housing Trust Fund for homeless.
Duke Aiona: The chronic homeless choose to not follow the rules.