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)
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Al Gore: No special lawsuit protection for gun makers.
George W. Bush: Restrict lawsuits against gun makers.
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.
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|
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.
Al Gore: Paying off national debt keeps trust fund solvent until 2054.
George W. Bush: Prohibit govt investment in the stock market, private OK.
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.