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)
Budget & Economy|
Tom Vilsack: Increased farm subsidies leading to overproduction.
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.
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.
Tom Vilsack: Urban centers push anti-monopoly measures, not rural places.
James Webb: Reduce corporate tax rate; shift from income to consumption.
Martin O`Malley: Restore felons' voting rights; phase out for-profit prisons.
Chuck Grassley: Expand mandatory minimum s for firearm & terrorism offenses.
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.
Arvin Vohra: Cut back Common Core and the Department of Education.
Libertarian Party: Cut back Common Core and the Department of Education.
Energy & Oil|
Deval Patrick: $50 million to help Massachusetts deal with climate change.
Tom Vilsack: OpEd: Rule changes harmed processing workers and animals.
Rand Paul: Hurricane recovery money is bankrupting the government.
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.
James Webb: Skeptical about Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Martin O`Malley: Will only back agreements negotiated openly, unlike TPP.
Lincoln Chafee: Distrust of government is reason for 2d Amendment advocacy.
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.
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 government’s 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.
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.
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|
Mike Gravel: 2008: YouTube political "video art" went viral.
John Buckley: Cousin to William F. Buckley; long background in GOP.
Martin O`Malley: Expand Social Security benefits.
Lincoln Chafee: End excessive loopholes; tax cuts for wealthy & corporations.
Deval Patrick: Called for cutting state sales tax, hiking income tax.
War & Peace|
James Webb: Opposed Libya war; focus on eastern Asia, not Middle East.
Welfare & Poverty|
Andrew Yang: Relaxing zoning laws would boost affordable housing.