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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)
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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    Beto O`Rourke: VA must cover full spectrum of women's reproductive care.
    Rand Paul: Supports "Plan B" morning-after contraception.
    Mitt Romney: Now firmly pro-life, despite 2002 tolerance for abortion.
    Alberto Gonzales: Apply law when personally opposed, like parental permission.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Supports parental notification, with limits.
    Wesley Clark: Undecided on partial-birth abortion.
    Dick Cheney: In Congress: No exceptions in the case of rape or incest.
    Rudy Giuliani: Pro-choice; no ban on partial-birth abortions.
    Elizabeth Dole: Good & honorable people disagree-move on to other issues.
Budget & Economy
    Kendrick Meek: Grow the economy rather than applying ideology.
    Jim DeMint: $13T in debt shows both parties are out of control.
    John Edwards: $100B economic stimulus package for green infrastructure.
    John Edwards: Long-term growth come from strengthening middle class.
    George W. Bush: Bush ties growing economy to his tax cuts.
    John Kerry: Kerry pledges 10 million new jobs & to slow outsourcing.
    Wesley Clark: Fiscal responsibility means no long-term deficit.
    George W. Bush: A biennial budget will avoid budget gridlock.
Civil Rights
    Beto O`Rourke: Upgrade records of LGBTQ vets who were discharged.
    Paul LePage: Confederate monuments are about a war for land.
    Sam Clovis: Science on homosexuality is unsettled; behavior is a choice.
    Pope Francis: Christians owe apologies to gays and others.
    Oprah Winfrey: Credits the civil rights movement for her pathway to success.
    Jack Conway: Claims Paul questions Civil Rights Act and the ADA.
    Sonia Sotomayor: Wise Latina woman reaches better conclusion than white male.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Domestic partnership but not gay marriage.
    Ezola Foster: Confederate battle flag should be honored.
    George W. Bush: Condemns anti-Semitic comments of Dallas NAACP president.
    Dick Cheney: Voted against ERA in 1983.
    Hillary Clinton: Gays deserve domestic partnership benefits.
    Bill Bradley: Posting Ten Commandments in schools seems unconstitutional.
    Gary Bauer: Posting Ten Commandments will reduce crime.
    Steve Forbes: Posting Ten Commandments is ‘a positive thing’.
    John Edwards: No cut in corporate tax rates; change incentives instead.
    Dick Cheney: Cheney claims no influence on Halliburton contracts.
    George W. Bush: Tough love means consequences for committing crimes.
    George W. Bush: Use DNA evidence for death penalty cases.
    George W. Bush: Bush grants 30-day death row reprieve for first time.
    Andrew Cuomo: Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
    Tom Vilsack: Notes the revenue potential of an acre of marijuana.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: No legalization except for the medicinal use of marijuana.
    Howard Dean: Evaluate marijuana & legalize for valid medical purposes.
    Maggie Hassan: As governor, I froze college tuition.
    Jim DeMint: Devolve education to states without abolishing Department.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Supports school prayer.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Supports limited school vouchers.
    George W. Bush: Pushes OPTIONS for private schools; without saying VOUCHERS.
    Ted Kennedy: Steadfast opponent of vouchers.
    Al Gore: $36B for tuition after saving Medicare & Social Security.
    Ezola Foster: Schools are failing; need more money & less government.
    Dick Cheney: Voted against Head Start, and against Dept. of Education.
    Rudy Giuliani: Sell Board of Ed HQ to shrink it.
    Elizabeth Dole: Decisions on teaching evolution should be made locally.
    George W. Bush: Evolution & creationism both valid; let states decide.
    John McCain: Decisions on teaching evolution should be made locally.
    Steve Forbes: Textbook illustrations on evolution “a massive fraud”.
    Alan Keyes: Let God into schools to keep Columbine shooters out.
    Steve Forbes: Columbine shooting shows need for morality in schools.
    Gary Bauer: For school prayer & Ten Commandments in schools.
Energy & Oil
    Mark Kelly: Trump withdrawal from Paris Accords sets back U.S. progress.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: We need Senate to pass a climate bill & end oil subsidies.
    John Kerry: Encourage fuel efficient cars & use reserves in short-term.
    Wesley Clark: Establish redline of protection in places like ANWR.
    Al Gore: Use oil reserves so heat doesn’t become a luxury.
    George W. Bush: Look for oil in US rather than tap into emergency reserves.
    Chris Christie: Ethanol in gasoline is the law; and that's just the minimum.
    Jeb Bush: Let the market decide on RFS' ethanol in gasoline.
    Mike Huckabee: Ethanol mandate is a matter of national security.
    Rick Perry: Ethanol waiver in Texas but not in Iowa: let states decide.
    Rick Santorum: Ethanol mandate brings jobs & energy independence.
    Scott Walker: Keep ethanol mandate until oil companies allow free market.
    Ted Cruz: Don't pick winners & losers like RFS' ethanol in gasoline.
    Al Gore: Vow to protect environment from special interests.
    Dick Cheney: Voted against Clean Water Act and air pollution sanctions.
Families & Children
    Sam Clovis: Same-sex marriage could lead to legalizing pedophilia.
    Hillary Clinton: Caution in treating preschoolers with psychiatric drugs.
    John McCain: Violence in media caused Littleton shootings.
Foreign Policy
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: Yes, nuke deal sent planeloads of cash to Iran.
Free Trade
    Steve Forbes: Supports Fast Track presidential trade authority.
Government Reform
    Gerry Connolly: Investigate election fraud in NC-9 district race.
    Roy Moore: Presidents should show birth certificates; question Obama's.
    Jim DeMint: Earmarks are how lobbyists grease the skids.
    John McCain: CFR passes Senate; focus on House, not court challenges.
    George W. Bush: Make govt citizen-centered, results-oriented & market-based.
    George W. Bush: No government takeover of campaign finance.
    Ralph Nader: Concentrated party power weakens democracy.
    Hillary Clinton: Soft money ban & independent ad ban for Senate campaign.
    Elizabeth Dole: Dole withdraws from race; cites campaign finance.
    John McCain: Politicans poll, posture, & influence-peddle.
    Dan Quayle: Replace ‘Legal Aristocracy’ with pro-morality judges.
    Gary Bauer: No campaign contributions from Hollywood.
    John McCain: Campaign Finance: ban both labor union & corporate donations.
Gun Control
    Steve Bullock: Background checks & age restrictions to reduce gun violence.
    Tom Steyer: Targets youth voter registration for pro gun control votes.
    Jeb Bush: Reduce gun violence and protect 2nd Amendment.
    Tom Vilsack: Start conversation with a respect for the 2nd Amendment.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Close the gun show loophole.
    Dick Cheney: Voted against banning plastic bullets & cop-killer bullets.
    Hillary Clinton: License and register all handgun sales.
    Bill Bradley: Ban inexpensive “junk” handguns.
    Bill Bradley: Register guns; limit buyers to one per month.
    Gary Bauer: New gun laws won’t prevent Littleton.
    George W. Bush: Gun show checks OK; ban guns near schools & kids.
Health Care
    Beto O`Rourke: Expand health care benefits and support for veterans.
    Sonia Sotomayor: Insurers must pay benefits even when sued by beneficiary.
    Bill Gates: $100M for AIDS research; focus on poor countries.
    George W. Bush: Modernize Medicare and give prescription help to seniors.
    George W. Bush: Reinvent Medicare’s bureaucracy.
Homeland Security
    Dick Cheney: If Bush not elected, great danger of terrorist attack.
    Wesley Clark: Talk about gays in military, but don’t open the door.
    Tommy Thompson: Maintain vigilance against terrorism.
    Dick Cheney: In Congress, consistently voted to raise military spending.
    George W. Bush: Lack of details makes Bush SDI & START policy same as Gore’s.
    Beto O`Rourke: Military service as pathway to citizenship for immigrants.
    Donald Trump: OpEd: businesses & Republicans condemn anti-Mexico terms.
    George Pataki: Practical policy: legal residency after 200 hours of service.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: No driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.
    Al Sharpton: Current immigration law is discriminatory.
    Ezola Foster: Restrict immigration; support CA Prop. 187.
    Al Gore: Citizenship for 1.2M cleared backlog, but sacrificed quality.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: 3.2M green jobs that can't be shipped overseas.
    Sonia Sotomayor: 1995: OK'd free-agent system; ending baseball strike.
    Al Gore: Preserve free-flows, pristine peaks, & salmon fisheries.
    Elizabeth Dole: Stabilize farm economy by increasing farm exports.
Principles & Values
    Donald Trump: Mueller Report documents 77 lies by Trump campaign.
    Dan McCready: Lost 2018 election by 905 votes, but NC investigating fraud.
    Mark Harris: Won 2018 election by 905 votes, but NC investigating fraud.
    John Edward Walsh: AdWatch: "Where's Walsh-o" website: "Walsh is hard to find".
    Charlie Crist: I would have left GOP anyway; they're too extreme.
    Charlie Crist: We need open-mindedness in a Senator, not ideology.
    Jack Conway: TV ad: Rand Paul made fun of Christianity and Christ.
    Jack Conway: FactCheck: "Aqua Buddha" TV ad is accurate but over the top.
    Jack Conway: TV ad: Accuser is anonymous, but a Mr. Green says it's true.
    Sharron Angle: Don't let Sharia law take hold anywhere in our United States.
    Jim DeMint: I'd prefer conservative principles than a Senate majority.
    Lisa Murkowski: Not conservative enough for Tea Party, but I am for Alaska.
    Lisa Murkowski: Running against Tea Party to give Alaskans a choice.
    Alberto Gonzales: Wants to build upon Ashcroft’s record.
    Bill Clinton: Repaying $85,000 in gifts to avoid impropriety.
    Hillary Clinton: No problems with presidential transition; resolved by Xmas.
    Al Gore: Gore affirms his commitment to working people.
    Hillary Clinton: Support minimum wage & more teachers, in Senate or out.
    Ralph Nader: Pushed consumer protection in “Nader’s Raiders”.
    Hillary Clinton: National experience & ability to get along will serve NY.
Social Security
    Jeb Bush: Allow diverting over 10% to private savings accounts.
    John Kasich: Fix Social Security by lowering benefits.
    Al Gore: Bush didn’t know Soc.Sec.is federal; don’t trust him with it.
    Al Gore: Use balanced budget to save Social Security, not Wall Street.
Tax Reform
    Beto O`Rourke: War tax on non-military households to support vet healthcare.
    Tom Steyer: Tax reform bill keeps the rich happy but hurts middle class.
    Marco Rubio: No one should pay higher taxes in recession, not even top 2%.
    Sonia Sotomayor: Some trust fees should be only partly tax deductible.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Pledges against raising taxes, except in emergencies.
    Wesley Clark: Tax cut is a cut in essential services.
    Dick Gephardt: Crazy to cut taxes without creating a budget first.
    Anthony Kennedy: Newspapers may not electronically reprint without permission.
    Antonin Scalia: Newspapers may not electronically reprint without permission.
    Clarence Thomas: Newspapers may not electronically reprint without permission.
    David Souter: Newspapers may not electronically reprint without permission.
    John Paul Stevens: Newspapers may electronically reprint without permission.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Newspapers may not electronically reprint without permission.
    Sandra Day O`Connor: Newspapers may not electronically reprint without permission.
    Sonia Sotomayor: Newspapers may electronically reprint without permission.
    Stephen Breyer: Newspapers may electronically reprint without permission.
    William Rehnquist: Newspapers may not electronically reprint without permission.
    Pat Buchanan: Use anti-trust to fight social poison of media monopolies.
War & Peace
    John Kasich: Destroy ISIS, with US troops as part of coalition.
    Mitt Romney: Withdrawal from Iraq would be a mistake.
    John Kerry: Meant to bash Bush, but ending up bashing soldiers in Iraq.
    John Kerry: Hunting Osama-not Saddam-should be priority.
    John Kerry: Word “atrocity” is too strong, though it reflected anger.
    Ted Kennedy: Fraudulent threat from Iraq was made up in Texas.
    Al Gore: Don’t let OPEC take advantage of Americans.
    Elizabeth Dole: Too many politicians made responses too slow.
    Steve Forbes: Supports bombing; supports arming the Kosovars.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jack Conway: Claims Paul would end federal faith-based initiatives.

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