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)
Mark Kirk: Fund Planned Parenthood for non-abortion health services.
Sharon Hansen: Life begins at conception, but listen to constituents.
Jim Oberweis: Abortion procedure should be outlawed.
Doug Truax: Calls himself "very pro-life" & supports limiting abortion.
Dick Durbin: Abortion is a private decision.
Steven Sauerberg: Provide women with an alternatives to abortion.
Steven Sauerberg: Iím pro-baby, pro-mother and pro-family.
Steven Sauerberg: Born Alive Infant Protection Act is basic humanity.
Alan Keyes: Pro-choice stance is the slaveholderís position.
Barack Obama: Moral accusations from pro-lifers are counterproductive.
Budget & Economy|
Sharon Hansen: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
Dick Durbin: Doing nothing in economic crisis abdicates responsibility.
Steven Sauerberg: Opposes $700 billion rescue plan.
Sharon Hansen: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Doug Truax: Uphold one-man, one-woman definition, but let states decide.
Steven Sauerberg: Hired Log Cabin Republicans as press secretary.
Alan Keyes: Gay marriage invalid because gay couples cannot reproduce.
Barack Obama: Gays should not face discrimination but should not marry.
Jim Oberweis: Corporations go overseas when taxes & governments bully them.
Sharon Hansen: Lower corporate tax rates prevent companies going overseas.
Mark Kirk: Deportation to fight rising street gang population.
Mark Kirk: Provide after-school basketball to reduce youth violence.
Alan Keyes: Enforcement should target criminals, not social conditions.
Alan Keyes: No conflict between pro life and pro death penalty stances.
Alan Keyes: Sentencing gang members to death sends strong social message.
Barack Obama: Passed 150 laws to toughen penalties for violent crime.
Barack Obama: Restrict police entry rules, to protect our civil liberties.
Barack Obama: Death penalty should be enforced fairly and with caution.
Barack Obama: Death penalty should not discriminate by gang membership.
Mark Kirk: Decriminalize and/or legalize marijuana.
Mark Kirk: No need to increase veterans' access to medical marijuana.
Tammy Duckworth: Protect state marijuana laws from federal interference.
Doug Truax: Medical marijuana is a state issue.
Jim Oberweis: Who am I to say patients shouldn't use medical marijuana?
Mark Kirk: Crack down on drug cartels trafficking of illegal weapons.
Alan Keyes: Parents, not schools, should be responsible for sex ed.
Barack Obama: Sex education needed to help children discuss molestation.
Energy & Oil|
Mark Kirk: Climate change is real, but no carbon tax.
Tammy Duckworth: Human activity is the major factor driving climate change.
Sharon Hansen: No subsidies for wind and solar.
Richard Durbin: Energy tax to fund infrastructure investment.
Dick Durbin: Drives a Ford hybrid that gets 30 mpg.
Steven Sauerberg: Drives a Lexus that gets 23 mpg.
Families & Children|
Tammy Duckworth: Airports should all have 'lactation rooms' for breastfeeding.
Napoleon Harris: Shift focus of foreign aid from Mideast back to the Americas.
Jim Oberweis: Obama's results are ok, but too often he does nothing.
Doug Truax: End Obama's "lead from behind" approach to foreign policy.
Dick Durbin: Ukraine should ally with European Union, not former Soviets.
Jim Oberweis: To understand China, read the 5-year plans.
Tammy Duckworth: Yes to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
Jim Oberweis: Challenge in China is lack of clarity on taxes.
Jim Oberweis: Invest in Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, India, and China.
Sharon Hansen: Photo ID for voting.
Doug Truax: Political class fails to put interests of taxpayers first.
Andrea Zopp: Voter ID laws are intended to limit the Black vote.
Alan Keyes: Reinstate that state legislatures elect US Senators.
Barack Obama: Electing US Senators empowers people: keep 17th Amendment.
Mark Kirk: Both major-party Senate candidates support gun restrictions.
Sharon Hansen: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Sharon Hansen: Don't bow down to money instead of our rights.
Alan Keyes: Gun control mentality means crooks have all the guns.
Barack Obama: Bush erred in failing to renew assault weapons ban.
Mark Kirk: For 2013 shutdown over ObamaCare, but then for compromise.
Sharon Hansen: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
Jim Oberweis: Repeal and replace ObamaCare; not just repeal.
Jim Oberweis: Parent policy until age 26 good; pre-existing coverage good.
Doug Truax: AdWatch: ObamaCare does more harm to middle class than good.
Richard Durbin: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
Jim Oberweis: Not a fan of ObamaCare, but it helps healthcare businesses.
Dick Durbin: Large-scale expansion of taxpayer-subsidized coverage.
Steven Sauerberg: Vouchers to make health care portable and less job-dependent.
Sharon Hansen: Superior nuclear arsenal is unnecessary.
Jim Oberweis: Supports funding cuts for the military.
Doug Truax: Ok to interrogate jihadists using any means necessary.
Richard Durbin: $48M to protect US Embassies around the world.
Richard Durbin: Benghazi was a tragedy, but not a cover-up.
Dick Durbin: Veterans angry over accusations that Guantanamo like gulag.
Steven Sauerberg: Apologized for saying Guantanamo is like gulag.
Mark Kirk: First secure the border; then path to citizenship.
Sharon Hansen: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Doug Truax: First secure the border, then no comprehensive reform.
Jim Oberweis: Visas for illegal immigrants, but no path to citizenship.
Richard Durbin: Reform will increase coordination & reduce terrorism.
Richard Durbin: Extend partner immigration rights to gay couples.
Richard Durbin: Immigration reform bill makes America safer.
Richard Durbin: Our border with Mexico is strongest it's been in 40 years.
Dick Durbin: Raise minimum wage to $10.10 & same pay regardless of gender.
Jim Oberweis: Minimum wage of $10 (and less for those under age 24).
Sharon Hansen: No minimum wage; & no set pay based on gender.
Principles & Values|
Sharon Hansen: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
Jim Oberweis: Milk Dud: poured dairy fortune into 5 failed campaigns.
Doug Truax: The Great Experiment known as America shines brightly.
Richard Durbin: Bipartisan dialogue instead of gridlock.
Steven Sauerberg: Put $1.3M of his own money into campaign.
Alan Keyes: Great principles at stake: marriage & innocent life.
Barack Obama: Seek common ground, not a moral crusade.
Richard Durbin: Simpson-Bowles got it right. put everything on the table.
Richard Durbin: Close tax loopholes and gain $1.2T from the wealthy.
Tammy Duckworth: Longer-term government funding for infrastructure needs.
Jim Oberweis: Protect intellectual property rights, including lawsuits.
War & Peace|
Mark Kirk: Ground troops against ISIS only with long-term exit strategy.
Andrea Zopp: Supports the Iran nuclear deal.
Tammy Duckworth: Iran is our enemy, but nuclear deal prevents Iranian nukes.
Richard Durbin: Engage China to de-escalate North Korean nukes.
Dick Durbin: We caní afford $10B to $15B a month in Iraq.
Steven Sauerberg: Critical to keep U.S. troops in Iraq to help Iraqis.
Jim Oberweis: Stay the course; gradual withdrawal from the Iraq war.
Alan Keyes: Iraq War reduced probability of attack from Saddam to zero.
Alan Keyes: Naive to think Saddam has no connections to Al Qaeda.
Barack Obama: Iraq War has made US less safe from terrorism.
Barack Obama: Saddam has no connections to Al Qaeda nor to 9/11.
Welfare & Poverty|
Jim Oberweis: Tepid welfare reform is the best we can get right now.