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)
| 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|
Steve Forbes: Fedís deflation policy worsened Asian currency crisis.
Tulsi Gabbard: Let states legalize marijuana; non-user supports free choice.
Cynthia Nixon: Arresting people for cannabis is racist war on drugs.
Cynthia Nixon: Racial equity in cannabis industry as form of reparations.
Donald Trump: Melania's "Be Best": focus on well-being & opioid abuse.
Phil Murphy: Focus on racial justice with marijuana legalization.
Ted Cruz: 2014: federal enforcement; 2015: let states experiment.
Kamala Harris: Federal money to subsidize teach pay raises.
Rob Hogg: Excellent schools are of utmost importance.
Lawrence Lessig: Congress should decide student loan rates, not banks.
Lawrence Lessig: No Child Left Behind gave birth to testing industry.
Chris Christie: Supports both charter schools and vouchers.
Chris Christie: Speak the truth to the teachers union; then reform tenure.
Chris Christie: Extend school until 6 PM daily; and 12 months per year.
Bobby Jindal: Money follows the child, instead of child following money.
Bobby Jindal: Shrink Dept. of Education, and reduce its power.
Bobby Jindal: If it's not about student achievement, what's it about?
Donald Trump: Cut the Department of Education way, way down.
Donald Trump: Founded Trump University to teach the art of deal-making.
Jeb Bush: Stop school districts that value money over learning.
George Pataki: Common Core is a horrible idea.
Lincoln Chafee: $6 million for RI higher education: make tuition affordable.
Rick Perry: Supported homeschooling; and scholarships for choice.
Lindsey Graham: States were bribed and coerced into adopting Common Core.
Martin O`Malley: Allow refinancing college loans & income-based repayments.
Rick Santorum: Common sense instead of Common Core.
Mike Huckabee: College creates mountains of debt but not lifelong careers.
Mike Huckabee: No constitutional authority for Department of Education.
Mike Huckabee: School choice for all: public or private for all kids.
Mike Huckabee: Some homeschooled kids are the most successful kids.
Ben Carson: Our public education system has become a propaganda system.
Bernie Sanders: College loan repayment is regressive; refinance & forgive.
Marco Rubio: Too many 4-year college grads; focus on vocational careers.
Hillary Clinton: Vouchers aren't constitutional; charter schools are ok.
Hillary Clinton: Let's get back to schools where kids are socialized.
Rand Paul: Transfer $100B spent on federal DOE to states & local.
Carly Fiorina: Synthesis of public school system and competitive vouchers.
Carly Fiorina: Education crisis:we're behind on teaching skills & character.
Carly Fiorina: Make sure that every parent has a choice.
Ted Cruz: Right to education: public, private, charter, or homeschool.
Ted Cruz: We should thank parents who homeschool.
Energy & Oil|
Bruce Lunsford: Expand drilling; draw strategic reserve; plus alternatives.
Mitch McConnell: Supports coal-to-liquid fuels, nuclear tech, & electric cars.
Tom Del Beccaro: Farmers bear the brunt of a plethora of regulations.
Tom Del Beccaro: Increase water supplies rather than fining citizens.
Jim Oberweis: To understand China, read the 5-year plans.
Steve Forbes: Russia: Bring young leaders to US to grow democracy at home.
Steve Forbes: NATO: Admit Baltic States and others.
Jim Oberweis: Challenge in China is lack of clarity on taxes.
Jim Oberweis: Invest in Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, India, and China.
Eric Swalwell: Keep private insurance; allow public option.
Beto O`Rourke: Protect existing priorities, then expand Medicare & Medicaid.
Tom Del Beccaro: More taxes & regulations loom with ObamaCare.
Jim Oberweis: Not a fan of ObamaCare, but it helps healthcare businesses.
Steve Forbes: Allow opting out of Medicare via private doctors.
Eric Holder: Snowden did us all a favor by leaking documents.
Lindsey Graham: Make homeschooled graduates eligible for military service.
Bernie Sanders: Cut defense by $18B to pay for 55% of all college tuition.
Steve Forbes: Maintain production of F-22 fighters.
Steve Forbes: Problem is procurement process, not defense spending.
Steve Forbes: SDI defends against rogue statesí nuclear blackmail.
Gina Raimondo: Touts unemployment rate of 4.3%, lowest rate since 2001.
Tom Del Beccaro: $15 mandated wages results in lower employment.
Principles & Values|
Donald Trump: Attended military academy & Wharton Business School.
Bernie Sanders: Registered Independent; calls himself a democratic socialist.
Tom Vilsack: Launches presidential bid; files FEC paperwork.
Ben Carson: Each person should be responsible for their own pension.
Ben Carson: Gradually raise the age of eligibility for benefits.
Ben Carson: Individuals responsible for pension; with federal supplement.
Ben Carson: Raise retirement age gradually; & forbid raiding Trust Fund.
Mark Green: Eliminate Hall tax: 6% on unearned interest and dividends.
Lindsey Graham: Designate 25 "manufacturing universities" for engineers.
Jim Oberweis: Protect intellectual property rights, including lawsuits.
War & Peace|
Rand Paul: Don't get stuck in Cold War idea of tweaking Russia.
Welfare & Poverty|
Mary Mayhew: Time limits on welfare benefits, to promote employment.