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)
Debbie Stabenow: Countless women rely on Planned Parenthood.
John James: De-fund Planned Parenthood; bad abortion even for rape.
John James: 100% pro-life; always have been; always will be.
Marcia Squier: Fund Planned Parenthood; abortion is an unrestricted right.
Mike Bishop: Pro-life with exception only for life of the mother.
Terri Lynn Land: Supports GOP platform which bans abortion.
Randy Hekman: Life begins at conception.
Bret McAtee: Abortion is ethnocide.
Budget & Economy|
John James: Focus on cutting waste and getting to a balanced budget.
Marcia Squier: Stimulus counters ever-growing income inequality.
Mike Bishop: Stop out-of-control spending policies.
Terri Lynn Land: Opposed reopening government, due to ObamaCare, not jobs.
Terri Lynn Land: Opposed deal to re-open federal government.
Terri Lynn Land: Federal shutdown was opportunity to address spending.
Peter Hoekstra: TARP & debt ceiling increase were needed to fund two wars.
Peter Hoekstra: Cut agencies which are not in the constitution.
Scotty Boman: The government is the problem: cut out welfare and warfare.
Debbie Stabenow: We waste billions on subsidies for Halliburton.
Mike Bouchard: We need a line item veto.
John James: Employers shouldn't be able to fire someone for being gay.
John James: Opposed laws protecting LGBTQ from employment discrimination.
Marcia Squier: Support affirmative action and reparations like urban repair.
Marcia Squier: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
Terri Lynn Land: Equal pay for equal work for men and women.
Mike Bishop: Marriage is union of one man & one woman.
Terri Lynn Land: Equal pay good; but Paycheck Fairness Act bad.
Terri Lynn Land: Women want job flexibility more than equal pay.
Terri Lynn Land: AdWatch: No discrimination, but "no comment" on gay- bashing.
Terri Lynn Land: Supports GOP platform which bans same-sex marriage.
Scotty Boman: Backs gay marriage.
John James: Trump tax cuts encourage companies to do business in America.
Debbie Stabenow: Supported recession bailouts saving the auto industry.
Bob Young: Regulatory overreach hurts small businesses.
Bob Young: Regulation hurts liberty AND hurts communities.
Bob Young: I believe in limited government (but not no-government).
Gary Peters: I supported auto bailout; my opponent opposed it.
Marcia Squier: End mass incarceration.
Debbie Stabenow: Time to decriminalize medical and recreational marijuana.
John James: Opposes marijuana legalization for recreational use.
Marcia Squier: Cannabis is a life-saving drug and must be legalized.
Marcia Squier: Legalization will help utilize the endless benefits of pot.
Marcia Squier: Legalization of pot will help healthcare costs.
Gary Peters: Implement voter legalization of medical marijuana.
Debbie Stabenow: Supports student loan refinancing and Pell Grants.
John James: Supports public money for private schools.
John James: Every high school student should be career- or college-ready.
Marcia Squier: No vouchers for schools, but ok for colleges.
Bob Young: Parents should decide to which school they send their kids.
Marcia Squier: More funding needed for public schools; now more than ever.
Mike Bishop: Oppose Common Core nationwide standards.
Terri Lynn Land: Local funding and local control of schools.
Energy & Oil|
Debbie Stabenow: Climate change is real & human activity contributes.
Marcia Squier: Green energy is intertwined with job creation and education.
Marcia Squier: Fund renewables by defunding the military.
Mike Bishop: Don't use government to develop wind and solar energy.
Gary Peters: AdWatch: Yes, I own petcoke stock, but I can still speak out.
Gary Peters: Proudly voted to invest in renewable energy sources.
Gary Peters: Cap and trade is an option we need to look at.
Gary Peters: FactCheck: Mich. gets back more in gas tax than it collects.
Debbie Stabenow: Global Warming is real and Iím focused on solving it.
Mike Bouchard: Conflicted on whether global warming is from human sources.
Debbie Stabenow: Reverse cuts to Great Lakes funding.
John James: Protect the national treasure of the Great Lakes.
Marcia Squier: End the War on Oil, for national security AND environment.
Marcia Squier: EPA should regulate for-profit corporations.
Marcia Squier: Repeal the DARK Act: require full GMO labeling.
Debbie Stabenow: Authored ban on Great Lakes drilling.
Mike Bouchard: Water diversions shouldnít happen.
Families & Children|
Debbie Stabenow: Schools must prohibit bullying due to sexual orientation.
Marcia Squier: End our interventionist strategies, and welcome refugees.
John James: More military influence on the foreign policy team.
Marcia Squier: We need to support our troops by bringing them home.
Gary Peters: Be actively engaged in the Middle East.
Peter Hoekstra: China is a nation that cheats and steals; no MFN.
John James: Let master negotiator Trump re-work trade deals.
John James: Free but fair trade, to keep jobs in Michigan.
Marcia Squier: Replace free trade deals with zero export taxes.
Terri Lynn Land: Free trade agreements only with reciprocal market access.
Debbie Stabenow: End trade agreements to keep jobs here.
Debbie Stabenow: Repeal Citizens United; fight big money in politics.
Debbie Stabenow: Voter ID places undue burden on voters.
Marcia Squier: Easier voter registration; restrict superdelegates.
Marcia Squier: Dem. superdelegates cheated Michigan voters of their choice.
Mike Bishop: Limit people driven by thirst for power, pride, and envy.
Gary Peters: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
Terri Lynn Land: Super PACs are committed to Michigan.
Terri Lynn Land: Allow "dark money": secret campaign donations for issue ads.
Peter Hoekstra: Setting 12-year term limit a mistake; after serving 18 years.
John James: Second Amendment says semi-automatic weapons ok.
John James: 2nd Amendment is enough said.
Marcia Squier: Graduated licensing & training for guns, like military.
Mike Bishop: Oppose restrictive gun control laws.
Terri Lynn Land: Supports GOP platform which opposes magazine limit.
Bret McAtee: End constant meddling with our 2nd amendment rights.
John James: Remove the monstrosity of ObamaCare.
Bob Young: ObamaCare should be repealed to increase competition.
Marcia Squier: Expand ObamaCare towards universal health care.
Bob Young: The federal government broke our health care system.
Marcia Squier: Universal single-payer healthcare is the way to go.
Mike Bishop: Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered reforms.
Terri Lynn Land: Pre-tax health savings accounts & cross-states insurers.
Terri Lynn Land: Fix ObamaCare so Michiganders can keep insurance as promised.
Gary Peters: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
Terri Lynn Land: Embrace threat of federal shutdown to defund ObamaCare.
Debbie Stabenow: Health coverage needs to be a right, not a privilege.
Mike Bouchard: No government-run universal healthcare.
John James: Help prepare our veterans for re-entry into society.
Marcia Squier: Cut the military budget by at least 50%.
Marcia Squier: Reappropriate military spending to social needs.
Mike Bishop: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
Debbie Stabenow: Push to pass the 9/11 Report.
Debbie Stabenow: Critical balance between staying safe and keeping our rights.
Mike Bouchard: Canít give up basic rights to stay safe.
Mike Bouchard: If we donít fix terrorist security, people die.
John James: We must end illegal immigration & secure the border.
John James: Proponent of Kate's Law; defund sanctuary cities.
John James: No nonsense view of illegal immigration--has to stop now.
Bob Young: Penalize the insanity of sanctuary cities.
Bob Young: We have the right to kick out people we don't want here.
Marcia Squier: Support pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Mike Bishop: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
Terri Lynn Land: No amnesty; seal the border; more H-1B visas.
Randy Hekman: Secure the borders but encourage legal immigration.
Debbie Stabenow: Opposed immigration bill because it cost us jobs.
Mike Bouchard: 52% of illegal immigrants have criminal backgrounds.
Bret McAtee: We need a sane immigration policy.
John James: Opposes raising federal minimum wage to $15/hr.
John James: Incumbent does not do enough to create or protect jobs.
Marcia Squier: Stop stiffing tipped worker wages!
Gary Peters: Extend jobless benefit for long-term unemployed.
Terri Lynn Land: Extend jobless benefit for long-term unemployed seeking work.
Debbie Stabenow: President should meet with Big 3 Automakers.
Mike Bouchard: Big 3 Automakers need tax cuts so no job cuts.
Principles & Values|
John James: Fight for the Constitution's principles, as written.
Marcia Squier: Government should be separate from private religion.
Mike Bishop: Uphold the principles of faith, family and freedom.
Terri Lynn Land: AdWatch: Grew up in a trailer park, then managed motels.
Debbie Stabenow: End the ongoing debate over debates: No Senate debates.
Peter Hoekstra: I will either debate her or an empty chair; it's her choice.
Peter Hoekstra: Accused of anti-Chinese racism in Super Bowl TV ad.
Debbie Stabenow: A clear choice against failed Bush policies.
Bret McAtee: Running as US Taxpayers Party, also Constitution Party.
Bret McAtee: Awaken benumbed people from their moral torpor.
John James: Returning lifelong investment to seniors is moral obligation.
Marcia Squier: Strongly opposes privatizing Social Security.
Terri Lynn Land: Supports GOP platform plank for personal accounts.
Debbie Stabenow: Led the fight to stop privatization.
Mike Bouchard: Supports privatization of Social Security.
Bob Young: Taxes need to be made simpler and flatter.
Marcia Squier: Wealthiest get wealthier via tax loopholes.
Bret McAtee: Current confiscatory tax policy is unconstitutional.
Debbie Stabenow: Supports net neutrality.
John James: Repair of infrastructure is stepping stone to the future.
Heritage Foundation: FHA highway funds are skewed because strings are attached.
War & Peace|
John James: Iran nuclear treaty was a fatally flawed deal.
John James: Army veteran who flew Apache helicopters in Iraq.
Marcia Squier: No more profit-driven interventionist military strikes.
Marcia Squier: Refuse donations from the military-industrial complex.
Terri Lynn Land: No military action in Syrian civil war.
Gary Peters: Undecided on military intervention in Syria.
Terri Lynn Land: No military intervention in Syria.
Debbie Stabenow: We are not in Iraq forever.
Debbie Stabenow: Iraq was a war of choice, not a necessity.
Mike Bouchard: Pre-emptive war ok if we have actual intel.
Mike Bouchard: We cannot leave a vacuum in Iraq.
Bret McAtee: Theyíre turning the American Republic into an empire.
Welfare & Poverty|
John James: Eliminate poverty instead of just making it more comfortable.
Bob Young: We can't continue with an entitlement mentality.
Randy Hekman: Transform to nonprofit/charity model to provide assistance.