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)
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)
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)
(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)
Molly Kelly: Supports abortion rights and is backed by Planned Parenthood.
Annie Kuster: Abortion is a personal and private decision.
Kelly Ayotte: Pro-life, with exceptions for rape, incest, and emergency.
John Kerry: Partial-birth abortion ban undermine women’s right to choose.
Howard Dean: Government should not make personal medical decisions.
Howard Dean: Rollback restrictions on stem cell research.
Al Sharpton: Women can choose about their life and their body.
Dick Gephardt: Overturn the ban on new stem cell research.
Budget & Economy|
Jeanne Shaheen: Lack of oversight caused financial crisis; regulation needed.
John Sununu: Sought more financial regulation; keep taxpayers off hook.
John Sununu: Difficult to say that fundamentals of our economy are strong.
Chris Sununu: No personal opinion on equal transgender rights.
Karen Testerman: Vocal opponent of same-sex civil unions.
Annie Kuster: Less government interference about whom to marry.
John Edwards: Remove Confederate flag from South Carolina state house.
Howard Dean: Apologizes for “Confederate flags in pickup trucks”.
Howard Dean: GOP divides us on race, especially in the south.
Al Sharpton: Confederate flag: speak to whites & be sensitive to blacks.
Wesley Clark: Come up with something better than “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell”.
Wesley Clark: Confederate flag is a divisive and racist symbol.
Dennis Kucinich: Reparations for slavery should take form of social programs.
Dick Gephardt: Voted for USA Patriot Act, but it’s not balanced now.
Molly Kelly: Cancel business tax breaks; but against sales or income tax.
Steve Marchand: Cancel business tax breaks; but against sales or income tax.
Kelly Ayotte: Death penalty needed when police officers killed.
Carol Moseley-Braun: Executions are a revenge response: impose moratoriums.
Al Sharpton: Tawana Brawley case was about standing up for a victim.
Wesley Clark: Death penalty ok, but needs DNA and equal justice.
Andru Volinsky: Won case that state-funded public education is a right.
Andru Volinsky: Shameful that schools may lack science teachers.
Molly Kelly: Freeze college tuition and lower it as well.
Steve Marchand: NH should offer state funding for pre-K, like most states.
Carol Moseley-Braun: More federal funds to rebuild our crumbling schools.
Howard Dean: Create high standard AND help schools meet them.
Dick Gephardt: Vouchers take needed funds away from public schools.
Energy & Oil|
Dan Feltes: Committed to cut pollution while protecting our pocketbooks.
Andru Volinsky: Grave mistake to build new fossil fuel infrastructure.
Mark Connolly: Move away from fossil fuels; oppose Northern Pass line.
Kelly Ayotte: Global warming is real, but should not cost jobs.
John Kerry: 20% renewable energy by 2020.
Howard Dean: Global warming is most important enviro problem we face.
Howard Dean: No new nuclear plants until waste disposal is safe.
Joseph Lieberman: Support Alaskan Natural Gas Pipeline; opposes drilling ANWR.
Joseph Lieberman: Accept some American responsibility for global warming.
Doris Haddock: Our ponds have too much mercury now to eat the fish.
Joseph Lieberman: Enforce existing laws & reduce threats to air & water.
Carol Moseley-Braun: Experience as ambassador to New Zealand needed now.
Howard Dean: Repair relations with world by ending Bush arrogance.
John Edwards: Level the playing field for American workers.
Howard Dean: Globalization is here to stay, but the rules can be changed.
Dennis Kucinich: Push trade deals based on power of US market leverage.
Dick Gephardt: Enact international minimum wage through WTO.
Dick Gephardt: Against protectionism and for trade treaties.
Molly Kelly: End voter suppression; end corporate campaign contributions.
Steve Marchand: Public funding of elections.
John Edwards: Hold attorneys accountable for frivolous lawsuits.
Howard Dean: More poll watchers to oversee electronic voting machines.
Howard Dean: Our campaign IS campaign finance reform.
Al Sharpton: Need to monitor touch-screen voting machines.
Al Sharpton: Count the DC primary like other primaries.
Wesley Clark: Raise prominence of art and NEA.
Wesley Clark: National Civil Reserve Corps-beyond AmeriCorps & Peace Corps.
Dennis Kucinich: Public campaign financing yields to public control.
Howard Dean: Different states need different gun laws.
Dick Gephardt: Sensible gun safety legislation & right to possess firearms.
Andru Volinsky: We need to create statewide health care infrastructure.
Annie Kuster: No private mandate and voucher system.
Howard Dean: No single payer system, since it won’t pass Congress.
Dennis Kucinich: Rally to elect a new Congress to pass new health care deal.
Dennis Kucinich: I’m not selling insurance-switch to not-for-profit system.
Dick Gephardt: Lay aside Bush tax cut to fund healthcare package.
Brian Sandoval: Defy Trump's bad on transgendered people in military.
Chris Sununu: Transgendered people in military ok.
Kelly Ayotte: Support members of military when they return from overseas.
John Kerry: Focus more on human intelligence gathering.
Wesley Clark: Focus on technology R&D other than missile defense.
Joseph Lieberman: Reform America’s intelligence system post-9-11.
Dick Gephardt: Supports safe genetically modified food.
Dick Gephardt: My presidency will have three goals: jobs, jobs, jobs.
Joseph Lieberman: To stimulate jobs, repeal tax cuts & support trade.
Principles & Values|
John Kerry: Political heroes: Max Cleland, FDR, JFK, Lincoln.
John Kerry: Despite Zell Miller, Dem Party does speak to southerners.
Carol Moseley-Braun: Contested primaries help energize Dems for general election.
Carol Moseley-Braun: I win elections by building bridges & breaking down barriers.
Howard Dean: We represent change; Bush represents more of the same.
Howard Dean: Neo-conservative movement harms our standing in the world.
Howard Dean: Youth candidate because he listens to young voters.
Howard Dean: Positive agendas win elections despite negative attacks.
Al Sharpton: His activism is all about equal opportunity under the law.
Al Sharpton: Practice religion personally and practice governing publicly.
Al Sharpton: Most important in VP is shared vision and policy agreement.
Al Sharpton: Galvanize the Dem base by registering urban blacks.
Wesley Clark: West Point taught practical leadership.
Wesley Clark: Abandoned Iowa primary because of late entry.
Wesley Clark: As a southerner, can bring the country together.
Dennis Kucinich: His campaign’s lack of media coverage becomes a media story.
Dennis Kucinich: Will run for House and President simultaneously.
Dennis Kucinich: A Green Democrat, but will support Dem nominee over Green.
Dick Gephardt: Keep “under God” in Pledge of Allegiance.
Dick Gephardt: Dems need to beat Bush in Midwestern states.
Joseph Lieberman: Independent minded center out candidate, like Bill Clinton.
Joseph Lieberman: Very different than Republicans-a good Democrat.
Joseph Lieberman: True to the ideals of Bobby Kennedy, where he got started.
Carol Moseley-Braun: Payroll tax is a regressive “working man’s tax”.
Mark Connolly: N.H. needs more revenue, but not via a broad-based tax.
John Edwards: Repeal tax cuts for earners over $200,000.
John Edwards: Federal match for middle-class savings up to $1000 per year.
Joseph Lieberman: Tax fairness & tax relief for the middle class, not the rich.
Molly Kelly: Supports raising gas tax to fund infrastructure repairs.
Howard Dean: Maintain space shuttle & begin manned flights to Mars.
Dennis Kucinich: Rebuild cities to prevent urban sprawl.
War & Peace|
John Kerry: Get US more deeply involved in Arab-Israeli peace process.
Howard Dean: Bilateral negotiations with North Korea on nukes.
Howard Dean: Bring 100,000 Muslim troops to replace US troops in Iraq.
Howard Dean: Stopping genocide justifies unilateral intervention.
Al Sharpton: UN-based multilateral redevelopment plan for Iraq.
Wesley Clark: Transfer authority to Iraq and UN.
Wesley Clark: Persuade North Koreans to give up nuclear weapons.
Dennis Kucinich: Let the UN rebuild Iraq and develop its governance.
Dennis Kucinich: Stop building Israeli wall; start rebuilding infrastructure.
Dick Gephardt: Two-state solution for Arab-Israeli conflict.
Dick Gephardt: Voted for Iraq war because of intel on WMDs.
Joseph Lieberman: $87B for Iraq was unpopular, but that’s leadership.
Welfare & Poverty|
John Kerry: Desperate need to build more affordable housing.