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)
Tommy Pope: 100% pro-life, period.
Henry McMaster: Human life begins at conception.
Joyce Dickerson: Women should have the right to family planning.
Brad Hutto: Empower women to make reproductive health decisions.
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Pro-choice.
Alvin Greene: Pro-choice; but no federal subsidies.
Alvin Greene: Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
James Emerson Smith: Limit abortion to first trimester, or incest/rape situations.
Budget & Economy|
Ralph Norman: Deal with $19 trillion debt by Balanced Budget Amendment.
Henry McMaster: Fight the "stimulus" law.
Thomas Ravenel: Government over-reacted to Great Recession: enough is enough.
Brad Hutto: It's time for Congress to spend less and cut waste.
Mark Sanford: Tipping point as civilization if we don't get spending right.
Nikki Haley: It's time for truth in budgeting; & government spending cap.
Jim DeMint: $13T in debt shows both parties are out of control.
Fred Thompson: Consider stimulus package targeted to low-income people.
John McCain: To avoid recession, stop out-of-control spending.
Mike Huckabee: Fuel prices & subprime mortgages possibly cause recession.
Mitt Romney: To avoid recession, deal with housing crisis & gas prices.
Ron Paul: Lower interest rates CAUSED housing bubble & can’t solve it.
Ron Paul: The longer the Fed delays recession, the worse the recession.
James Emerson Smith: Proponent of women receiving equal pay and opportunities.
Brad Hutto: Liberty to share love and life is an inherent right.
Joyce Dickerson: All South Carolinians should honor MLK Day.
Alvin Greene: End affirmative action programs.
Alvin Greene: Marriage for one-man-one-woman; no gays in military.
Mark Sanford: No civil unions; define one-man-one-woman marriage.
Mark Sanford: Affirmative action in state contracts, but not colleges.
James Emerson Smith: Offer new businesses tax incentives to build in rural areas.
Thomas Ravenel: Crony capitalism is not true free market capitalism.
Henry McMaster: Prosecuted sex predators, prostitution, and fraud.
Brad Hutto: Supports capital punishment.
Nikki Haley: Restore funding for Law Enforcement DNA lab.
Alvin Greene: Supports capital punishment.
James Emerson Smith: Supports death penalty; ending parole; and more prisons.
Mark Sanford: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
James Emerson Smith: Support the fight against drug addiction with resources.
Henry McMaster: Operation Jackpot: keep drugs off the streets.
Thomas Ravenel: Mexican border problems come from failed War on Drugs.
Alvin Greene: No mandatory drug sentences.
James Emerson Smith: Put money and effort into making public schools work for all.
Henry McMaster: Early education is the beginning of economic health.
Brad Hutto: Keep state leaders focused like a laser beam on our schools.
Joyce Dickerson: Invest in quality public education.
Nikki Haley: Make a real investment in our charter schools.
Jim DeMint: Devolve education to states without abolishing Department.
Mark Sanford: Endorses teacher-led prayer & displaying Ten Commandments.
Energy & Oil|
James Emerson Smith: Keep expanding in renewable energy; stay on cutting edge.
Henry McMaster: Fight to keep Yucca Mountain open.
Thomas Ravenel: Don't divert resources for folly of global warming.
Brad Hutto: Invest in alternative forms of energy like solar, wind & gas.
Alvin Greene: National & international regulations for climate change.
Alvin Greene: Domestic oil exploration, nuclear power, & alternatives.
James Emerson Smith: All efforts should be made towards environmental protection.
Henry McMaster: Protect marsh islands from illegal encroachment.
Brad Hutto: We must do more to protect our natural resources.
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Dredge the port of Charleston, with federal funding.
Nikki Haley: Charleston is now US's top tourism spot; sell South Carolina.
Families & Children|
Henry McMaster: Define traditional marriage and strong families.
Thomas Ravenel: Tariffs & other protectionist policies cost Americans jobs.
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Build higher bridges for new generation of container ships.
Ralph Norman: Term limits to end the rein of career politicians.
Henry McMaster: Served on state Commission on Ethics Reform.
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Will return 10% of congressional salary to the government.
Mark Sanford: I was against earmarks before being anti-earmark was cool.
Henry McMaster: Register all lobbyists; speed up FOIA.
Henry McMaster: Full disclosure of campaign funding & fines for violators.
Nikki Haley: Register all lobbyists; speed up FOIA.
Nikki Haley: Full disclosure of campaign funding & fines for violators.
Brad Hutto: Limit corporate and PAC campaign contributions.
Nikki Haley: We capped lawsuit damages; next tort reform is loser-pays.
Alvin Greene: Keep campaign donation limits; no voluntary spending limits.
Jim DeMint: Earmarks are how lobbyists grease the skids.
John McCain: I’m “the sheriff”, not Miss Congeniality, about pork bills.
Mark Sanford: Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending.
James Emerson Smith: Strict new regulations on gun sales, use and ownership.
Henry McMaster: Government continues to intrude on gun owners' rights.
Thomas Ravenel: Second Amendment is the only gun law needed.
Brad Hutto: Supports only current gun laws.
James Emerson Smith: Expand Medicaid immediately to give needed healthcare.
Ralph Norman: Repeal and replace ObamaCare with free-market-based plan.
Henry McMaster: Challenge constitutionality of ObamaCare.
Thomas Ravenel: We can't afford any more socialized medicine.
Brad Hutto: Fix ObamaCare, but don't put insurance companies in charge.
Joyce Dickerson: Support ObamaCare to expand quality affordable care.
Nikki Haley: Medicaid is a broken system; federal mandates cause problems.
Nikki Haley: No government-run health exchanges; transparency instead.
Mark Sanford: Transfer more Medicaid recipients into managed care programs.
James Emerson Smith: Honors veterans by creating job opportunities for them.
Catherine Templeton: SC builds soldiers & embraces our heroes.
Henry McMaster: Stop the financing of international terrorism.
Joyce Dickerson: Take action against neglect of our veterans.
Nikki Haley: We are a patriotic people; we love those in uniform.
Ralph Norman: Build the wall to protect our sovereignty.
Tommy Pope: Build the border wall, and cut off sanctuary cities.
Thomas Ravenel: Finding bad guys among 11M illegals is needles in a haystack.
Joyce Dickerson: Supports comprehensive immigration reform.
Alvin Greene: Pathway to citizenship, with official English.
Lee Bright: Make permanent the E-Verify program.
Joyce Dickerson: Raise the minimum wage.
Brad Hutto: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10.
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Proud to live in a right-to-work state; keep NLRB away.
Nikki Haley: Pledge that every citizen who wants a job, has a job.
Nikki Haley: We pushed back & NLRB dropped its frivolous Boeing lawsuit.
Nikki Haley: ReadySC: work force training; vocational & technical college.
Nikki Haley: I love that we are one of the least unionized states.
Nikki Haley: No unemployment benefits for workers on strike.
John McCain: Straight talk: some jobs aren’t coming back.
Mitt Romney: MA had 3rd worst job growth; I turned around declining rates.
Mark Sanford: Supports term limits for state legislators.
Principles & Values|
Ralph Norman: Empower those who believe in the virtues of faith in God.
Henry McMaster: Stand up for Freedom of Religion.
Nikki Haley: State workers all say "It's a Great Day in South Carolina".
Ted Cruz: FactCheck: Yes, Cruz speaks Spanish & understands Univision.
Mark Sanford: Voted to impeach Clinton for affair, but should be forgiven.
Mark Sanford: Now engaged to woman from 2009 extramarital affair.
Sharron Angle: Don't let Sharia law take hold anywhere in our United States.
Jim DeMint: I'd prefer conservative principles than a Senate majority.
Ralph Norman: Raise retirement age; lower benefits for top 10% of earners.
Thomas Ravenel: Opt out of Medicare without forfeiting Social Security.
Brad Hutto: Opposes any attempt to harm Medicare and Social Security.
Joyce Dickerson: Make sure seniors receive the benefits they have earned.
Nikki Haley: Public service retirees: no COLA; no spiking; no double-dip.
Alvin Greene: Privatize elements of Social Security.
Ralph Norman: Cut taxes and eliminate regulations that kill job-creation.
Joyce Dickerson: Fight for America's declining middle class.
Thomas Ravenel: Cut wage taxes, death taxes, & corporate taxes.
Brad Hutto: Maintain current tax levels, except gas tax to improve roads.
Nikki Haley: Flatten individual income tax from six brackets to three.
Fred Thompson: Tax cuts raise revenues; so much for the experts.
Ron Paul: Spending money doesn’t stimulate economy; reduced taxes do.
Rudy Giuliani: Cutting anti-competitive taxes raises more revenue.
James Emerson Smith: Eliminate inheritance tax, property tax, and vehicle tax.
Nikki Haley: Deepen the port of Charleston; return to greatness.
War & Peace|
Ralph Norman: Take the fight to ISIS on their turf.
Tommy Pope: End hands-off policy and destroy ISIS.
Brad Hutto: United States should not be the policeman for the world.
Welfare & Poverty|
Thomas Ravenel: No welfare benefits for illegal immigrants.
Mark Sanford: Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations.