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)
Luther Strange: Permanently cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.
Roy Moore: Opposes abortion & funding Planned Parenthood.
Doug Jones: I stand with Planned Parenthood.
Roy Moore: Our families are being crippled by divorce and abortion.
Richard Shelby: Roe v. Wade flawed on both a constitutional & moral basis.
Marcus Bowman: Life begins at conception.
Ron Crumpton: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right.
Ron Crumpton: Best to end abortion, but not by making it a crime.
Budget & Economy|
Roy Moore: Cut taxes and spending to stimulate economy.
Richard Shelby: Opposes raising the debt limit; opposes $18T debt.
Ron Crumpton: 9-point plan for government economic investment.
Marcus Bowman: Government should never be the driver of the economy.
Jeff Sessions: Bailout well-intentioned, but too much federal intervention.
Vivian Davis Figures: GOP turned nation from surplus to deficit, and jobs get lost.
Roy Moore: 14th Amendment restricts states & causes many problems.
Doug Jones: Full equality for women in the workplace.
Mo Brooks: Defend blaming "many sides" for white supremacist violence.
Roy Moore: OpEd: Lukewarm condemnation of white supremacist violence.
Roy Moore: Defend blaming "many sides" for white supremacist violence.
Roy Moore: Our sacred institution of marriage is one man and one woman.
Ron Crumpton: Give the disabled the ability to obtain service dogs.
Marcus Bowman: Marriage defined as one man and one woman.
Ron Crumpton: Legally require hiring more women & minorities.
Ron Crumpton: Add gender identity to Civil Rights Act.
Ron Crumpton: Apply 1960s civil rights laws to LGBT community.
Doug Jones: Cut corporate tax rates, but not by increasing the deficit.
Roy Moore: Against same sex marriage; against civil unions.
Doug Jones: Streamline regulations for small business.
Ron Crumpton: Trickle-down economics good for business but not for people.
Marcus Bowman: Hire and fire based on business needs.
Richard Shelby: Don't smother small banks with unnecessary regulations.
Ron Crumpton: Transfer $11 billion from corporate tax loopholes to schools.
Doug Jones: Former prosecutor supports reform.
Marcus Bowman: Stricter punishment reduces crime.
Ron Crumpton: End mandatory minimums & private prisons.
Doug Jones: Legalization for medical and recreational use.
Luther Strange: Against medical marijuana.
Marcus Bowman: Marijuana should be a local issue.
Ron Crumpton: Sensible approach to marijuana instead of prohibition.
Ron Crumpton: Allow farmers to grow hemp: ecologically friendly cash crop.
Roy Moore: Feds out of education; encourage vouchers.
Doug Jones: Invest in public schools, not private experiments.
Doug Jones: Public service & Pell grants to reduce college costs.
Tommy Battle: Education funding top of priority list; no specific plan yet.
Roy Moore: Common Core? Education is not in the Constitution.
Marcus Bowman: Be mature enough to allow school prayer.
Marcus Bowman: Vouchers help achieve the best possible education.
Ron Crumpton: Vouchers take from public education.
Energy & Oil|
Roy Moore: Encourage coal mining and oil drilling.
Doug Jones: Renewables will makes us energy independent.
Marcus Bowman: Green energy should compete in the market.
Ron Crumpton: Make real investments in green technology.
Tommy Battle: Worked with energy partners for sustainable future.
Jeff Sessions: Surge in gas prices sucks out American wealth.
Vivian Davis Figures: High gas prices make it harder to make ends meet.
Doug Jones: Conservationists back Jones.
Luther Strange: Don't hamstring economy to get clean air & water.
Doug Jones: Coal is the past; must help workers transition.
Marcus Bowman: Voluntary win-win solutions instead of EPA mandates.
Ron Crumpton: A healthy environment is essential to a healthy America.
Tommy Battle: Environmental education needs to start with the children.
Families & Children|
Roy Moore: America was great when families were united.
Roy Moore: U.S. shouldn't be restricted by U.N. treaties.
Roy Moore: America and Russia have both promoted bad things.
Richard Shelby: Immediate moratorium on Syrian refugees.
Marcus Bowman: America has a long-standing role in preserving peace.
Ron Crumpton: Act multilaterally, but with America in military lead.
Ron Crumpton: Foreign involvement is appropriate.
Doug Jones: Free trade is good for Alabama businesses.
Luther Strange: Kill foreign trade deals.
Roy Moore: Rescind free trade pacts.
Marcus Bowman: Free trade deals such as TPP are undermining America.
Ron Crumpton: Oppose free trade; outsourcing costs American jobs.
Tommy Battle: Create regional councils to see and hear the people.
Roy Moore: Repeal 17th Amendment & direct election of senators.
Doug Jones: Restore integrity to politics.
Roy Moore: Presidents should show birth certificates; question Obama's.
Richard Shelby: Peer pressure & education to get people to register to vote.
Marcus Bowman: Common sense to require voters to show ID.
Ron Crumpton: Make voter registration easier.
Ron Crumpton: Limit "Dark Money"; people's interests over big business.
Doug Jones: More background checks; raise purchase age to 21.
Doug Jones: No assault weapons ban at this time.
Tommy Battle: Prefers more school security measures over armed teachers.
Luther Strange: Defends God-given 2nd Amendment rights.
Roy Moore: Moore and his wife are armed.
Doug Jones: Supporter of 2nd amendment.
Marcus Bowman: Right to keep guns shall not be infringed.
Ron Crumpton: Absolute right to gun ownership, with exceptions.
Ron Crumpton: Strict interpretation of the Second Amendment.
Luther Strange: Repeal the total failure of ObamaCare.
Roy Moore: Repeal Obamacare; allow competition.
Doug Jones: Fix, don't end, ObamaCare.
Tommy Battle: Hands tied on Medicaid abuse as it's a federally run program.
Marcus Bowman: ObamaCare threatens status of best health care in the world.
Ron Crumpton: Move to a single-payer/ Medicare for all system.
Tommy Battle: Flying the flag both honors it and salutes the veterans.
Roy Moore: Open to hearings looking into what really happened on 9/11.
Roy Moore: No gays in the military.
Roy Moore: More money for modern weapons.
Richard Shelby: Stalwart protector of Redstone Arsenal & Marshall Center.
Marcus Bowman: We need to spend money for best-equipped military.
Ron Crumpton: Oppose expanding the military.
Doug Jones: Opposes funding a border wall; supports comprehensive reform.
Doug Jones: Dreamers should be allowed to stay.
Luther Strange: Build border wall; defund sanctuary cities.
Luther Strange: Supports Muslim ban.
Roy Moore: Open borders a threat to national security.
Tommy Battle: Opposed to becoming sanctuary city; falls outside the law.
Richard Shelby: I oppose any and all proposals to grant amnesty.
Ron Crumpton: Ignore the rhetoric; immigrants are good for America.
Marcus Bowman: There is no room for anyone breaking rules.
Ron Crumpton: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Jeff Sessions: Unwaveringly defend US workers and taxpayers.
Jeff Sessions: FactCheck: Immigration bill requires 700 mile border fence.
Jeff Sessions: Opposes amnesty first; finish fencing and enforcement first.
Doug Jones: Supports a "living wage".
Principles & Values|
Doug Jones: Democrat willing to find common ground with Republicans.
Doug Jones: I am going to be the kind of senator the people can talk to.
Roy Moore: Sodomy & materialism have taken the place of life & liberty.
Luther Strange: Let clergy endorse candidates.
Roy Moore: Must act as one nation under God.
Roy Moore: God first, then family, then country.
Roy Moore: Removed as Justice for illegally posting Ten Commandments.
Richard Shelby: Judeo-Christian values should guide all that we do.
Richard Shelby: OpEd: Voter presidential angst overcome in Senate primary.
Richard Shelby: OpEd: Makes Obama the icon of our xenophobia.
Ron Crumpton: Constitution forbids God in the public sphere.
Jeff Sessions: Sessions runs unopposed for 2014 Senate re-election.
Jeff Sessions: Declines debate challenge from Vivian Figures.
Vivian Davis Figures: Challenges Jeff Sessions to debate; Sessions declines.
Marcus Bowman: Explore all solutions for younger generations.
Ron Crumpton: Eliminate the cap on the social security tax.
Jeff Sessions: Small adjustments now, so everyone has benefits in future.
Roy Moore: Replace income tax with tax on goods and services.
Doug Jones: End tax cuts & loopholes for wealthy.
Marcus Bowman: Income taxes are not a solution; reduce spending.
Ron Crumpton: Higher taxes on the wealthy.
Jeff Sessions: Bush tax cuts have helped the economy.
Tommy Battle: Investment in education can lead to landmark technology.
Luther Strange: Economy requires good roads & bridges.
War & Peace|
Roy Moore: Congress should have a say in foreign wars.
Ron Crumpton: Address the causes of terrorism & national security threats.
Marcus Bowman: We must, must remain vigilant against terrorism.
Jeff Sessions: Pleased with the success of the surge.
Jeff Sessions: Withdrawal timetable tells enemy when to prepare an attack.
Vivian Davis Figures: Bush sent troops to war on erroneous claims.
Vivian Davis Figures: Mideast less stable than before we invaded Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty|
Roy Moore: Let churches & charities help the needy.
Ron Crumpton: Fight poverty instead of fighting people in poverty.