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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)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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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Columns and news articles in Reason magazine


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    from Reason magazine (number of quotes indicated):
  • Andrew Yang (1) New York Democratic candidate for NYC Mayor
  • Arvin Vohra (3) Libertarian candidate for President
  • Ben Sasse (1) Republican Jr Senator Nebraska
  • Bill Weld (1) Massachusetts Republican presidential primary challenger
  • Bob Barr (7) Libertarian
  • Chuck Grassley (2) Republican Sr Senator Iowa
  • Deval Patrick (2) Massachusetts Democratic Governor
  • Gary Johnson (3) New Mexico Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger
  • James Webb (4) Former Virginia Senator; Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Jerry Brown (1) California Democratic Governor
  • Joe Dorman (2) Oklahoma Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • John Buckley (3) Libertarian Senate challenger West Virginia
  • Justin Amash (13) Michigan Libertarian Presidential Challenger
  • Libertarian Party (3)
  • Lincoln Chafee (8) Rhode Island Independent Rhode Island Governor
  • Martin O`Malley (9) Maryland Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Merrick Garland (2) Attorney General
  • Mike Gravel (2) Democratic challenger for president
  • Mike McGavick (1) Republican challenger (2006) Washington
  • Mike Pence (1) Indiana Republican Vice President
  • Rand Paul (1) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Richard Blumenthal (1) Democratic Sr Senator Connecticut
  • Ted Cruz (1) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Tom Vilsack (7) Iowa USDA Secretary
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    Articles in Reason magazine:
  • On 2024 Hopefuls: "Ted Cruz's Eagerness to Fight Trump's Legal Battles Epitomizes the GOP's Complete Lack of Principles," by Jacob Sullum, 12.13.20
  • On Biden Administration: "If Joe Biden Is Serious About Criminal Justice Reform, He Won't Pick Merrick Garland for Attorney General," by Damon Root, 11.23.2020
  • On Biden Cabinet: "If Joe Biden Is Serious About Criminal Justice Reform, He Won't Pick Merrick Garland," by Damon Root, 11.23.2020
  • "Justin Amash Wants To Be the First Libertarian President," by Nick Gillespie, 5.1.2020
  • (On 2020 presidential hopefuls: "Lincoln Chafee, Former Republican Senator and Independent Governor, Seeks Libertarian Party Presidential Nomination," by Brian Doherty ,1.6.2020
  • "Andrew Yang Hates Zoning Laws," by Christian Britschgi, 8.12.2019
  • "Mike Gravel and His Online Teens Want Weed in the Constitution," by Billy Binion, 7.12.2019
  • "Mike Gravel: The Candidate of Anti-Imperialism and Video Art," by Jesse Walker, Mar. 22, 2019
  • On 2020 Nebraska Senate: "What the Heck, Ben Sasse?," by Eric Boehm, 3.14.2019
  • On Trump Administration: "Mike Pence Calls Lawbreaking Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio a 'Champion of the Rule of Law'," by C.J. Ciaramella, 5.2.2018
  • "Mass. Gov. Unveils $50 Million Climate Change Plan", 1.15.2014
  • "MA Governor Wants To Hike Income Tax, Cut Sales Tax," 1.17.2013

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Justin Amash: Pro-life: works through discussion, not legislation.
Budget & Economy
    Tom Vilsack: Increased farm subsidies leading to overproduction.
    Justin Amash: Relief payments should go to people, not corporations.
    Lincoln Chafee: Dedicated to curbing $22.6 trillion debt.
Civil Rights
    Tom Vilsack: Failed to protect slaughterhouse works, help black farmers.
    Tom Vilsack: Apologized for firing black woman over doctored video.
    Tom Vilsack: Foreclosed on black farmers six times more than whites.
    Tom Vilsack: Pushed for minority voting rights on Farm Service committees.
    Justin Amash: The Fourteenth Amendment is my favorite amendment.
    John Buckley: Shares home with his same-sex partner.
    Gary Johnson: Denying gay couples the right to marry is discrimination.
    Mike McGavick: Patriot Act is no longer an issue.
    Bob Barr: Took post with ACLU based on fundamental common interests.
Corporations
    Tom Vilsack: Urban centers push anti-monopoly measures, not rural places.
    James Webb: Reduce corporate tax rate; shift from income to consumption.
Crime
    Justin Amash: Take accusations seriously, but follow due process.
    Merrick Garland: Tends to defer to law enforcement, wartime executive power.
    Mike Pence: Called ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio a "champion of the rule of law".
    Martin O`Malley: Restore felons' voting rights; phase out for-profit prisons.
    Chuck Grassley: Expand mandatory minimum s for firearm & terrorism offenses.
Drugs
    Mike Gravel: Proposed a Constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana.
    Martin O`Malley: Reschedule marijuana but "not there yet" on legalization.
    Chuck Grassley: End mandatory life sentence for three drug convictions.
    Joe Dorman: No stance on marijuana legalization nor medical marijuana.
    Joe Dorman: Legalize marijuana, based on Genesis 1:29.
    Jerry Brown: Vetoed prosecutor discretion on drugs; keep it a felony.
    Bob Barr: In Congress, a strong supporter of the War on Drugs.
    Lincoln Chafee: Lobbied DEA to reclassify marijuana for medical use.
Education
    Justin Amash: Education key to fixing wealth gap, leave it at state level.
    Arvin Vohra: Cut back Common Core and the Department of Education.
    Libertarian Party: Cut back Common Core and the Department of Education.
Energy & Oil
    Justin Amash: Loves wind, solar, and nuclear, via private companies.
    Deval Patrick: $50 million to help Massachusetts deal with climate change.
Environment
    Tom Vilsack: OpEd: Rule changes harmed processing workers and animals.
    Rand Paul: Hurricane recovery money is bankrupting the government.
Foreign Policy
    Justin Amash: We need to be engaged with the world.
    Gary Johnson: Take our share of Syrian refugees; not too many but not zero.
    Lincoln Chafee: Work with UN on issues such as climate change & trade.
    Martin O`Malley: Be more engaged in the world but avoid mission creep.
    Bob Barr: Neocon aggression opens can of worms: others will do same.
Free Trade
    James Webb: Skeptical about Trans-Pacific Partnership.
    Martin O`Malley: Will only back agreements negotiated openly, unlike TPP.
Gun Control
    Lincoln Chafee: Distrust of government is reason for 2d Amendment advocacy.
    Lincoln Chafee: Distrust of government is reason for 2nd Amendment.
    Bill Weld: 2nd Amendment right s are individual rights.
    James Webb: Let military carry guns without official permission.
    Martin O`Malley: For national firearms registry, expanded background checks.
    Richard Blumenthal: Sued gun manufacturers to withdraw gun designs.
Health Care
    Justin Amash: Private market with government backstop at state level.
Homeland Security
    Gary Johnson: Drone strikes create more terrorists.
    Martin O`Malley: More stringent cybersecurity; supports PATRIOT Act.
    Arvin Vohra: Intelligently rethink overall military spending.
    Libertarian Party: Intelligently rethink overall military spending.
    Bob Barr: Loud Congressional critic of governmentís abuses of power.
    Bob Barr: Regrets voting for the USA PATRIOT Act.
    Bob Barr: Matrix system and TIA are privacy-invasive programs.
    Bob Barr: Military tribunals ok, if monitored & defined.
Immigration
    Justin Amash: Fix system so that people can immigrate to US lawfully.
    Ben Sasse: Emergencies Act too broad; except Trump's border policies.
    Lincoln Chafee: Co-sponsor of DREAM Act.
    Martin O`Malley: Would grant waivers to former illegal immigrants.
    John Buckley: Create a mechanism to normalize people already here.
Jobs
    Lincoln Chafee: Minimum wage of $10.10/hr.; $15 would hurt small business.
    Martin O`Malley: Supports a $15/hour minimum wage.
    Arvin Vohra: Eliminate minimum wage so entry level jobs available to all.
    Libertarian Party: Eliminate minimum wage so entry level jobs available to all.
Principles & Values
    Ted Cruz: One-time critic of Trump ready to argue case on his behalf.
    Justin Amash: Don't need same rules from community to community.
    Justin Amash: Pushed libertarian ideas into Republican Party.
    Justin Amash: Blessing to be born here; this is the best country on Earth.
    Mike Gravel: 2008: YouTube political "video art" went viral.
    John Buckley: Cousin to William F. Buckley; long background in GOP.
Social Security
    Martin O`Malley: Expand Social Security benefits.
Tax Reform
    Lincoln Chafee: End excessive loopholes; tax cuts for wealthy & corporations.
    Deval Patrick: Called for cutting state sales tax, hiking income tax.
War & Peace
    Justin Amash: Make Congress authorize wars or else withdraw troops.
    Merrick Garland: Judicial deference to wartime executive power.
    James Webb: Opposed Libya war; focus on eastern Asia, not Middle East.
Welfare & Poverty
    Andrew Yang: Relaxing zoning laws would boost affordable housing.


The above quotations are from Columns and news articles in Reason magazine.

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