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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)
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)

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
  • Chase Oliver (1) Georgia Libertarian candidate for President
  • Chuck Grassley (2) Republican Sr Senator Iowa
  • Deval Patrick (2) Massachusetts Democratic Governor
  • Doug Burgum (1) North Dakota 2024 Presidential contender; Republican 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 Former Republican Vice President (withdrew Oct.2023)
  • 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
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Articles in Reason magazine:
  • Reason Magazine, "What's Next for Chase Oliver, the Libertarian Who Forced a Runoff in the Georgia Senate Race?," by Eric Boehm, 11.18.2022, (Link)
  • 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
  • Pres. 2024: Reason magazine, "North Dakota Makes it Harder for Police to Take Property Without a Conviction," by Scott Shackford, 5.6.2019, (Link)
  • "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)
    Justin Amash: Pro-life: works through discussion, not legislation.
Budget & Economy
    Justin Amash: Relief payments should go to people, not corporations.
    Lincoln Chafee: Dedicated to curbing $22.6 trillion debt.
    Tom Vilsack: Increased farm subsidies leading to overproduction.
Civil Rights
    Bob Barr: Took post with ACLU based on fundamental common interests.
    Gary Johnson: Denying gay couples the right to marry is discrimination.
    John Buckley: Shares home with his same-sex partner.
    Justin Amash: The Fourteenth Amendment is my favorite amendment.
    Mike McGavick: Patriot Act is no longer an issue.
    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.
    James Webb: Reduce corporate tax rate; shift from income to consumption.
    Tom Vilsack: Urban centers push anti-monopoly measures, not rural places.
    Chuck Grassley: Expand mandatory minimum s for firearm & terrorism offenses.
    Justin Amash: Take accusations seriously, but follow due process.
    Martin O`Malley: Restore felons' voting rights; phase out for-profit prisons.
    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".
    Doug Burgum: Tightened rules on civil asset forfeiture; curtailed police.
    Bob Barr: In Congress, a strong supporter of the War on Drugs.
    Chuck Grassley: End mandatory life sentence for three drug convictions.
    Jerry Brown: Vetoed prosecutor discretion on drugs; keep it a felony.
    Joe Dorman: No stance on marijuana legalization nor medical marijuana.
    Joe Dorman: Legalize marijuana, based on Genesis 1:29.
    Lincoln Chafee: Lobbied DEA to reclassify marijuana for medical use.
    Martin O`Malley: Reschedule marijuana but "not there yet" on legalization.
    Mike Gravel: Proposed a Constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana.
    Arvin Vohra: Cut back Common Core and the Department of Education.
    Justin Amash: Education key to fixing wealth gap, leave it at state level.
    Libertarian Party: Cut back Common Core and the Department of Education.
Energy & Oil
    Deval Patrick: $50 million to help Massachusetts deal with climate change.
    Justin Amash: Loves wind, solar, and nuclear, via private companies.
    Rand Paul: Hurricane recovery money is bankrupting the government.
    Tom Vilsack: OpEd: Rule changes harmed processing workers and animals.
Foreign Policy
    Bob Barr: Neocon aggression opens can of worms: others will do same.
    Gary Johnson: Take our share of Syrian refugees; not too many but not zero.
    Justin Amash: We need to be engaged with the world.
    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.
Free Trade
    James Webb: Skeptical about Trans-Pacific Partnership.
    Martin O`Malley: Will only back agreements negotiated openly, unlike TPP.
Government Reform
    Chase Oliver: Ranked-choice voting is better than runoffs.
Gun Control
    Bill Weld: 2nd Amendment right s are individual rights.
    James Webb: Let military carry guns without official permission.
    Lincoln Chafee: Distrust of government is reason for 2d Amendment advocacy.
    Lincoln Chafee: Distrust of government is reason for 2nd Amendment.
    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
    Arvin Vohra: 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.
    Gary Johnson: Drone strikes create more terrorists.
    Libertarian Party: Intelligently rethink overall military spending.
    Martin O`Malley: More stringent cybersecurity; supports PATRIOT Act.
    Ben Sasse: Emergencies Act too broad; except Trump's border policies.
    John Buckley: Create a mechanism to normalize people already here.
    Justin Amash: Fix system so that people can immigrate to US lawfully.
    Lincoln Chafee: Co-sponsor of DREAM Act.
    Martin O`Malley: Would grant waivers to former illegal immigrants.
    Arvin Vohra: Eliminate minimum wage so entry level jobs available to all.
    Libertarian Party: Eliminate minimum wage so entry level jobs available to all.
    Lincoln Chafee: Minimum wage of $10.10/hr.; $15 would hurt small business.
    Martin O`Malley: Supports a $15/hour minimum wage.
Principles & Values
    John Buckley: Cousin to William F. Buckley; long background in GOP.
    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.
    Ted Cruz: One-time critic of Trump ready to argue case on his behalf.
Social Security
    Martin O`Malley: Expand Social Security benefits.
Tax Reform
    Deval Patrick: Called for cutting state sales tax, hiking income tax.
    Lincoln Chafee: End excessive loopholes; tax cuts for wealthy & corporations.
War & Peace
    James Webb: Opposed Libya war; focus on eastern Asia, not Middle East.
    Justin Amash: Make Congress authorize wars or else withdraw troops.
    Merrick Garland: Judicial deference to wartime executive power.
Welfare & Poverty
    Andrew Yang: Relaxing zoning laws would boost affordable housing.

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