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)
Chris McDaniel: Repeatedly authored legislation to protect the unborn.
David Baria: Keep abortion & contraception safe, legal & woman's choice.
Roger Wicker: Roe v Wade has led to a decades-long holocaust.
David Baria: Pro-choice.
Phil Bryant: Make Mississippi safest place in America for an unborn child.
Tate Reeves: Ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Jensen Bohren: Women should have same body autonomy as men.
Trent Kelly: Planned Parenthood is breaking the law; defund them.
Chris McDaniel: Human life begins at conception.
Chris McDaniel: Require doctor's prescription to get an abortion.
Chris McDaniel: Unborn children are children.
Haley Barbour: We made MS the safest state for an unborn child.
Budget & Economy|
David Baria: Stimulus spending ok, but hesitant about 2009 Obama plan.
Roger Wicker: Opposed Obama 2009 stimulus plan & most stimulus plans.
Phil Bryant: Implement a state lottery; Arkansas got $80M last year.
Chris McDaniel: Immoral to saddle our grandchildren with this much debt.
Chris McDaniel: Era of big spending is over; age of appropriations must end.
Chris McDaniel: Those in D.C. don't appear to be listening.
Ronnie Musgrove: Attract new businesses; develop existing ones.
David Baria: Businesses shouldn't deny services to same-sex couples.
Roger Wicker: Allow businesses to deny services to same-sex couples.
David Baria: Strong backer of women's rights; equal pay for equal work.
Tate Reeves: Clerks have religious right to refuse gay marriage licenses.
Phil Bryant: Backs bill for marriage between one man and one woman.
Tate Reeves: Backs bill for marriage between one man and one woman.
Vicki Slater: People don't recognize MS flag, only Confederate flag.
Vicki Slater: Supreme Court gay marriage ruling is not federal overreach.
Vicki Slater: Remove Confederate Battle symbol from state flag.
Chris McDaniel: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Chris McDaniel: As host of Right Side Radio, railed against hip-hop culture.
Chris McDaniel: Dems want homosexual marriage legal in all 50 states.
Haley Barbour: Proud of MS's highest vote in US for traditional marriage.
Ronnie Musgrove: Ban gay couples from adopting.
David Baria: No cutbacks in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Roger Wicker: CPFB is thinly veiled attempt to expand federal control.
Phil Bryant: Growing business is best jobs program.
Jensen Bohren: Small businesses need same subsidy that big businesses get.
Jensen Bohren: Wall Street needs regulations to stop manipulating prices.
David Baria: Tax giveaways are trouble when obligations aren't met.
Phil Bryant: Tax cuts for people before corporations.
Vicki Slater: The Great Recession bailout didn't help small businesses.
Tate Reeves: Government shouldn't pick winners and losers.
Phil Bryant: Tax relief from delayed-accelerated tax payment.
David Baria: Supports criminal justice reform in line with Black Caucus.
Jensen Bohren: Reformed felons need their voting rights reinstated.
Jensen Bohren: Private prisons being encouraged to fill up to capacity.
Phil Bryant: More Highway Patrol troopers on the road.
Tate Reeves: Blue Lives Matter: public safety workers in protected class.
Haley Barbour: $7.3M for state trooper school.
Ronnie Musgrove: Teach prisoners skills by building senior housing.
David Baria: Medical marijuana yes; recreational marijuana no.
Roger Wicker: Feds should intervene if states legalize marijuana.
Tate Reeves: Stronger measures against drugs at work.
David Baria: In favor of legalizing medical marijuana.
Jensen Bohren: Marijuana should be treated like alcohol and tobacco.
Phil Bryant: More drug testing for unemployment insurance applicants.
Phil Bryant: Drug courts work; fully fund them.
Haley Barbour: Fight the scourge of illegal narcotics with a vengeance.
David Baria: Opposes vouchers for private schools with public money.
David Baria: Make 2-year colleges tuition free.
Roger Wicker: Support tax-free savings accounts for private school costs.
Roger Wicker: Opposes refinancing student loans at lower rates.
David Baria: Must invest in programs & tools needed by all students.
Tate Reeves: Public charter schools in failing districts.
Phil Bryant: Parents should have school choice.
Jensen Bohren: Put the focus on educating the students, not on profits.
Phil Bryant: Remove barriers to charter schools.
Phil Bryant: Loosen regulations around associate degrees.
Phil Bryant: Supports "effective" public schools but not Initiative 42.
Robert Gray: Supports Initiative 42 & full public school funding.
Vicki Slater: Constitutional provision to fully fund public schools.
Chris McDaniel: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
Chris McDaniel: Give students right to organize religious groups at school.
Phil Bryant: Privately funded Opportunity Scholarship for failing schools.
Phil Bryant: $15M for literacy; and merit pay for teachers.
Chris McDaniel: Increase number of charter schools statewide.
Haley Barbour: Expand charter schools; expand dual enrollment.
Erik Fleming: Supports charters, vouchers, and home-schooling.
Ronnie Musgrove: Remove the 5% cap on teacher pay.
Ronnie Musgrove: Universities: settle the Ayers Case.
Energy & Oil|
David Baria: Limit greenhouse gases; support renewable energy.
Roger Wicker: Human cause of climate change isn't settled.
David Baria: Develop renewables; regulate greenhouse gases.
Tate Reeves: Developing rural areas could provide viable energy resources.
Jensen Bohren: Total shift to green energy sources and transportation.
Vicki Slater: Develop energy, but balance it with environmental concerns.
Chris McDaniel: No subsidies for wind and solar.
Phil Bryant: Support energy development and investment.
David Baria: Prioritize protecting the environment, but no us-vs.-them.
Trent Kelly: Rein in unelected bureaucrats at the EPA.
Vicki Slater: Use BP settlement money to rehabilitate marine life.
Chris McDaniel: Supported Katrina relief, but some funds were misspent.
Chris McDaniel: Uphold property rights; oppose Supreme Court's Kelo decision.
Thad Cochran: The Quiet Persuader: Got $29B for Katrina rebuilding.
Families & Children|
Tate Reeves: Creating family-friendly environment was a platform priority.
Phil Bryant: $34M for new Department of Child Protection Services.
Phil Bryant: Support Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs.
Phil Bryant: Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi: 2-parent families.
Chris McDaniel: Hip-hop culture values prison more than college.
Phil Bryant: Divest state contracts from any investments in Iran.
Chris McDaniel: Divest state contracts from any investments in Iran.
Chris McDaniel: Opposed Sec. Def. Hagel as "too soft on Iran".
David Baria: Tariffs have negative impact on Mississippians.
Roger Wicker: Tariffs hurt, but end results will be greater opportunities.
Travis Childers: End tax breaks for big corporations that ship jobs overseas.
Chris McDaniel: Voter ID yes; rehabilitated felons voting no.
David Baria: More campaign finance disclosure from lobbyists & candidates.
David Baria: Nonpartisan redistricting commission to avoid gerrymandering.
Roger Wicker: Opposes limiting campaign donations, and opposes disclosure.
David Baria: Government should be a straight shooter & disclose actions.
Jensen Bohren: Prohibit all campaign donations from corporations.
Vicki Slater: Hold referendum on Confederate flag; it's time to revisit.
Chris McDaniel: Photo ID for voting.
Thad Cochran: OpEd: Earmarked spending brings federal funds to Mississippi.
Chris McDaniel: Require photo ID to vote.
David Baria: Common-sense measures, like restrict semi-automatic weapons.
Roger Wicker: More gun control laws are not the answer to gun problems.
David Baria: I support 2nd Amendment along with rest of Bill of Rights.
Tate Reeves: Pro-gun rights; lowered barriers to concealed carry.
Jensen Bohren: Moratorium on studying gun violence must be lifted.
Chris McDaniel: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Chris McDaniel: Blames rising gun violence on "hip-hop" culture.
Chris McDaniel: Preserve the rights of gun owners.
David Baria: Improve ObamaCare without weakening it.
Roger Wicker: Repeal massive overhaul of America's healthcare system.
David Baria: ObamaCare should be expanded to reach everyone.
Phil Bryant: Medicaid patients are responsible for bad choices.
Jensen Bohren: Cut out middleman and use the taxes for Medicare-For-All.
Tate Reeves: Let's find solutions instead of over-institutionalizing.
Phil Bryant: The feds won't pay for their share of Medicaid expansion.
Robert Gray: Medicaid expansion & health-care exchanges would create jobs.
Vicki Slater: Expand Medicaid, and push Legislature to accept it.
Vicki Slater: Celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling in support of ObamaCare.
Chris McDaniel: Repeal ObamaCare to let our economy flourish.
Phil Bryant: ObamaCare adds 300,000 entitlements; get people off Medicaid.
Phil Bryant: Expand MS School of Medicine; 1,000 new doctors by 2025.
Erik Fleming: Supports tax-free medical savings accounts.
Ronnie Musgrove: Protect Mississippi’s Health Care Trust Fund.
Ronnie Musgrove: Enrolled 50,000 in the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Ronnie Musgrove: Medical Education Scholarships for rural doctors.
Ronnie Musgrove: Invest in state employees’ health plan, despite budget.
Jensen Bohren: Our vets don't deserve the treatment they have received.
Tate Reeves: Honor Vietnam Veteran's service with 50th anniversary book.
Trent Kelly: Investigate wait time manipulation at VA hospitals.
Chris McDaniel: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
Phil Bryant: Veterans treatment courts: 2nd chance for convicted vets.
Chris McDaniel: Why are Muslims never portrayed as villains by Hollywood?
Chris McDaniel: Waterboarding was effective on suspected 9/11 terrorists.
Dick Cheney: Steady, focused, relentless campaign against US enemies.
Ronnie Musgrove: Favors death penalty for terrorists.
David Baria: Path to citizenship for DREAMers; earned path for others.
Roger Wicker: De-fund DREAMer programs; oppose path for citizenship.
David Baria: Against President Trump's immigration policies.
Tate Reeves: Supports law enforcement inquiry into immigration status.
Travis Childers: Signed anti-amnesty pledge: don't reward lawbreakers.
Chris McDaniel: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
David Baria: Raise minimum wage for state businesses to $9/hr.
Phil Bryant: Mississippi Model: Cutting red tape increases jobs.
Phil Bryant: $50M for Keep Mississippi Working Fund & workforce training.
Tate Reeves: Protect manufacturers from unfair union negotiating tactics.
Phil Bryant: My first job: every Mississippian who wants a job has one.
Phil Bryant: Year of the Creative Economy: a Mississippi Homecoming.
Principles & Values|
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Abolish runoff elections; they hurt black candidates.
Tate Reeves: Aligns God with prayers for both state and nation.
Phil Bryant: Created Imagine Mississippi PAC for post-term-limit career.
Jensen Bohren: Protect our inalienable rights.
Trent Lott: Led the Singing Senators, and started Seersucker Thursdays.
Chris McDaniel: Runoff recount denied by Mississippi Supreme Court.
Chris McDaniel: OpEd: Cochran accused of courting blacks for runoff vote.
Chris McDaniel: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
Chris McDaniel: Revive America's Christian foundation.
Thad Cochran: AdWatch: American Conservative Union's lowest-scored Senator.
Phil Bryant: Four fundamental beliefs guide our plan for the future.
Phil Bryant: Add 'In God We Trust' to Mississippi State Seal.
Chris McDaniel: Tied to Tea Party and endorsed by conservative groups.
Thad Cochran: First elected in 1978; still undecided about 2014 retirement.
David Baria: Protect Social Security from privatization.
Roger Wicker: Let workers invest portion in private accounts.
David Baria: Work hard to protect people's Social Security benefits.
Vicki Slater: Fight to keep 100% full pensions for retirees.
David Baria: Trump tax cuts are giveaway to top 1%.
Roger Wicker: Trump tax cuts give job creators more capital to invest.
David Baria: Fight for real tax relief that won't benefit the rich.
Tate Reeves: Reduce taxes to help small business.
Jensen Bohren: Elect those who actually represent us, not themselves.
Haley Barbour: Cut budget by $700M, instead of raising taxes.
Tate Reeves: Diverting $600M to Strategic Infrastructure Investment Fund.
David Baria: Day one he will focus on repairing national infrastructure.
Jensen Bohren: Net Neutrality is fair to all, keeps manipulators at bay.
Robert Gray: Invest the Rainy Day Fund on infrastructure.
Phil Bryant: Diabetes Telehealth Initiative for complex coordinated care.
War & Peace|
Roger Wicker: Withdraw from Iran nuclear treaty & make better deal.
Roger Wicker: Withdraw from Iran nuke deal, and step up sanctions.
David Baria: Syria used chemical weapons against its own civilians.
Dick Cheney: Iraq is the central front in the war on terror.
Welfare & Poverty|
Chris McDaniel: Liberty, not 100 years of begging for federal scraps.
Jensen Bohren: Paycheck to paycheck is an abominable way to exist.
Tate Reeves: Overhaul welfare program; eliminate fraud & abuse.
Phil Bryant: Create the Mississippi Faith-Based Advisory Council.
Chris McDaniel: No welfare state: "I'm not going to do anything for you".
Phil Bryant: Focus on jobs for those who need public assistance.