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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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News coverage of political history from 1960-1969

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    OnTheIssues includes historical political excerpts to highlight past presidents and other historical figures from the 1940s - 1950s - 1960s - 1970s - 1980s and 1990s.

    Historical 1960s excerpts:
  • PNHP.org citing Associated Press, Physicians for a National Health Program, "Dr. Martin Luther King on health care injustice," downloaded 3/1/2023, (Link)
  • Terrapro Solutions, "Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Champion of Climate Justice," January 16, 2023, (Link)
  • CNN, "What Martin Luther King Jr. said about voting rights and why celebration without legislation dishonors his legacy," by Brandon Tensley, January 17, 2022, (Link)
  • The Philadelphia Citizen, "Between King And Guns," by James Peterson, Jan. 17, 2022, (Link)
  • NPR, "Martin Luther King Jr.'s Vision For Economic Justice," January 18, 2021, (Link)
  • Scientific American, "Let's Defund the Pentagon, Too," by John Horgan, July 8, 2020, (Link)
  • The Advocate, "Martin Luther King's Views on Gay People," by Bayard Rustin, January 21 2019, (Link)
  • Federal Reserve of Atlanta, "Introduction to International Trade," by Lesley Mace, March 2016, (Link)
  • Huffington Post, "Martin Luther King and Immigrants' Rights," by Obery M. Hendricks, Jan 17, 2016, (Link)
  • Good Faith Media, "Martin Luther King Jr.: Religious Freedom Champion," by Zach Dawes Jr, Jan 19, 2015, (Link)
  • NOLA.com, "Martin Luther King Jr. explicitly supported what's now called affirmative action," by Jarvis DeBerry, APR 29, 2014, (Link)
  • Stanford University, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, "Beyond Vietnam," April 4, 1967, (Link)
  • PlannedParenthood.org: The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Upon Accepting "The Planned Parenthood Federation of America Margaret Sanger Award," May 5, 1966, (Link)
  • USAPatriotism.org, "Speeches: 'I Have A Dream,' by Martin Luther King, Jr.," August 28, 1963, (Link)
  • Harvard Kennedy School of Government JFK Library, "Letter from Birmingham City Jail," April 16, 1963, (Link)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Dwight Eisenhower: Population control abroad is not a US responsibility.
    Ronald Reagan: As CA governor, reluctantly signed Therapeutic Abortion bill.
    Martin Luther King: Family planning profoundly important for decent life.
Budget & Economy
    John F. Kennedy: All presidents outspend their predecessors.
    Martin Luther King: We must now begin to organize for guaranteed annual income.
Civil Rights
    Lyndon Johnson: We Democrats feel sorry for gays; it's an illness.
    John F. Kennedy: Executive action for immediate civil rights progress.
    Strom Thurmond: 22-hour filibuster against 1957 Civil Rights Act.
    Martin Luther King: Compensatory treatment for past wrongs is justified.
    Martin Luther King: Rustin being gay not a problem for King but for the movement.
    Richard Nixon: 1968: Started "law-&-order" plank to gain Southern Whites.
    John F. Kennedy: Aid to Education Bill defeated when private schools excluded.
    John F. Kennedy: 1963 Higher Education Act: more grants; more colleges.
Energy & Oil
    Martin Luther King: Move toward renewable and environmentally safe energy.
    John F. Kennedy: Invest in facilities for the important resources of the seas.
Foreign Policy
    Dwight Eisenhower: OpEd: Organized Bay of Pigs invasion that JFK carried out.
    Richard Nixon: Coined term "Domino Theory": defend against Asian Communism.
    Richard Nixon: 1960: Krushchev's grandchildren will live in freedom.
    Richard Nixon: OpEd: Organized Bay of Pigs invasion that JFK carried out.
    Ayn Rand: Withdraw from UN; sever relations with USSR.
    John F. Kennedy: 1961: Created the Peace Corps.
Free Trade
    Martin Luther King: Every morning you've depended on more than half the world.
Government Reform
    Richard Nixon: 1960s Enemies List: 20 journalists & public officials.
    Martin Luther King: One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
Gun Control
    Martin Luther King: I was much more afraid when I had a gun in my house.
Health Care
    Ayn Rand: Imposing Medicare regiments and destroys medical science.
    Martin Luther King: Injustice in health is most shocking, inhuman inequality.
Homeland Security
    Dwight Eisenhower: 1961: Be wary of the military-industrial complex.
    Richard Nixon: 1969: Doing away with draft undercut antiwar movement.
    Gerald Ford: Warren Commission: no conspiracy on JFK killing.
    Martin Luther King: Military adventures draw money like demonic suction tube.
    Martin Luther King: Anyone living in US can't be an outsider within its bounds.
Principles & Values
    Richard Nixon: Ran for CA governor in 1962 instead of President in 1964.
    Richard Nixon: 1960: Candidacy supported by Eisenhower, but not on hustings.
    Richard Nixon: 1965: Encouraged young graduates to run for Congress.
    John F. Kennedy: 1960: US is standing still & suffering lowered prestige.
    Lyndon Johnson: 1960 ideological balance: Voted opposite JFK 264 times.
    Saul Alinsky: Liberals desire progress; conservatives prefer status quo.
    Newt Gingrich: 1960: first political activism: student volunteer for Nixon.
    Hillary Clinton: 1960s: Rejected as applicant to NASA; women not allowed.
    Hillary Clinton: 1969: Criticized Senator's speech as lacking relevance.
    Martin Luther King: Church is conscience of the state, not master or servant.
    Martin Luther King: I have a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
Social Security
    John F. Kennedy: 1961: liberalize social security to help end recession.
Tax Reform
    John F. Kennedy: 1961: We need tax cut to keep drive from running out of gas.
    Richard Nixon: 1969: Moonwalk made heavens become part of man's world.
    Richard Nixon: 1969: Moon landing culminated program begun in 1957, not JFK.
    Richard Nixon: 1968: Built campaign strategy around controlling television.
War & Peace
    Dwight Eisenhower: 1966: Any action to win in Vietnam, even nukes.
    Dwight Eisenhower: LBJ should formulate a "more sensible" policy on Vietnam.
    Richard Nixon: 1968: Secret plan to end war morphed to secret bombings.
    Richard Nixon: Iraq has threatened Kuwait since 1960s.
    Richard Nixon: Supported 1960 CIA-backed invasion of Cuba.
    Richard Nixon: 1965: If we give up Vietnam, Pacific Ocean becomes a Red Sea.
    Ayn Rand: Moral right, but not duty, to invade totalitarian states.
    John F. Kennedy: Trading missiles in Cuba for Jupiters in Turkey is a threat.
    Martin Luther King: Called for unilateral ceasefire in Vietnam War.

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