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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 The Economist magazine

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    Articles in The Economist:
  • The Economist, "China's new reality is rife with danger," Oct. 2, 2021
  • (On Trump Cabinet): "Mike Pompeo's politicisation of foreign policy is so damaging," May 16th 2020
  • (On Marco Rubio): The Economist on 2020 presidential hopefuls, 4/26/2018
  • (On Steve Mnuchin & Wilbur Ross): The Economist newsmagazine coverage of 2016 Trump transition, 12/3/2016
  • (On Jeff Sessions): The Economist on 2017 Trump transition/confirmation hearings, 11/18/2016
  • (On Steve Fulop): The Economist on 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial race, 1/27/2016
  • (On Joyce Dickerson): The Economist on 2016 South Carolina Senate race, 10/3/2015
  • (On Mark Begich & Ted Stevens): 2008 Alaska Senate Debate reported in The Economist, 9/4/2008
  • (On Al Gore & George W. Bush): The Economist, "Issues 2000 Special Briefing", 9/30/2000
  • (On Pat Buchanan): The Economist, p. 31, 10/2/1999
  • (On Pat Buchanan): The Economist, p. 34, 9/18/1999
  • (On Al Gore & George W. Bush): The Economist, p. 13, 7/3/1999

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Al Gore: Opposes partial birth abortion, but opposes banning it.
    George W. Bush: No tax money for abortion, but no Pro-Life Amendment either.
Budget & Economy
    Pat Buchanan: Interventionist in US economy; isolationist abroad.
Civil Rights
    Jeff Sessions: 1986: Denied confirmation as federal judge.
    Jeff Sessions: 1986: Called NAACP a "pinko" organization that hates whites.
    George W. Bush: Guaranteed TX college racial preference for top 10% of class.
    Xi Jinping: Purge capitalist excess; business must heed state guidance.
    Marco Rubio: Big corporations gave out bonuses instead of reinvesting.
    Al Gore: Agrees with teacher unions on vouchers, salary, & class size.
    George W. Bush: Allow “charter states” as well as charter schools.
    Al Gore: Replace sprawl with “smart growth”; $7.8B on Everglades.
    George W. Bush: Replace mandate/regulate/litigate with decentralized efforts.
Families & Children
    Marco Rubio: Increased child tax credit plus paid family leave.
    Steve Fulop: Require companies to grant paid sick leave.
Foreign Policy
    Mike Pompeo: Benghazi was "worse, in some ways, than Watergate".
    Mike Pompeo: America First; treat the world with some skepticism.
    Al Gore: Supports New Security Agenda and Third-World debt relief.
    George W. Bush: Less intervention abroad and unilateral nuclear cuts at home.
    Pat Buchanan: Practice “masterly inactivity,” not “entangling alliances”.
Free Trade
    Marco Rubio: Bring back American car-manufacturing via high automation.
    Steve Mnuchin: Protectionist instinct to label China a currency manipulator.
    Wilbur Ross: Vocal critic of recent trade deals.
    Al Gore: Link trade to environment and labor.
    George W. Bush: Don’t link trade to environment and labor.
    Pat Buchanan: Reduce dependence on trade; support Monroe Doctrine.
Government Reform
    Jeff Sessions: 1986: Voting Rights Act of 1965 is "intrusive legislation".
    Jeff Sessions: The South has changed; no longer any need to monitor voting.
    Al Gore: Ban soft money and provide free broadcast time.
    George W. Bush: Ban some soft money; fewer restrictions on individuals.
Gun Control
    Howard Schultz: 2013: Requested customers not bring guns to Starbucks.
    Al Gore: No special lawsuit protection for gun makers.
    George W. Bush: Restrict lawsuits against gun makers.
Health Care
    Al Gore: Cover 12 million uninsured at a 10-year cost of $157 billion.
    George W. Bush: Cover 3 million uninsured at a 10-year cost of $135 billion.
Homeland Security
    Jeff Sessions: Giving alleged terrorists criminal rights is "too soft".
    Jeff Sessions: Skeptic of H1-B visa scheme that recruits skilled foreigners.
    Jeff Sessions: Protect our communities with commitment to deport aliens.
Principles & Values
    Xi Jinping: Moral review councils use public shaming for enforcement.
    Doug Jones: Christians take care of people, without discriminating.
    Joyce Dickerson: For various reasons, I won't campaign for Hillary in 2016.
    Mark Begich: Reputation as mayor for getting things done.
    Ted Stevens: Uncle Ted voted “Alaskan of the century”.
    Al Gore: Practical Idealism: centrist on most issues.
    George W. Bush: Bush’s centrism: free trade; private IRAs; no new taxes.
Social Security
    Al Gore: Paying off national debt keeps trust fund solvent until 2054.
    George W. Bush: Prohibit govt investment in the stock market, private OK.
Tax Reform
    Bernie Sanders: Raise income tax & fix estate tax: hardly Marxist ideas.
    Steve Mnuchin: No net tax cut for the highest earners.
    Al Gore: Target surplus at national debt, rainy days, & education.
    George W. Bush: More child & charity deductions in $1.3T tax cut.
    Steve Mnuchin: Infrastructure bank to fund federal projects.
    Al Gore: “Digital Cabinet” of high-tech advisors.
    George W. Bush: Matches Gore on R&D aid, more visas, no Internet tax.
Welfare & Poverty
    Elizabeth Warren: Address housing crisis by assisting cities & homebuyers.
    Al Gore: Strengthen voluntary charity as well as federal welfare.
    George W. Bush: Devolve welfare to both state and private charities.

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