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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
News coverage of political history from 1970-1979
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OnTheIssues includes historical political excerpts to highlight past presidents and other historical figures from the
Historical 1970s excerpts:
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| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy|
Richard Nixon: 1971: "We are all Keynesians now"; end the gold standard.
Richard Nixon: 1971 price & wage freeze helped only for the short-term.
Richard Nixon: 1971: I am now a Keynesian in economics: gov't creates jobs.
Mike Gravel: Make Office of Scientific Assessment to avoid cost overruns.
Gerald Ford: Balance government & individual; cut government growth to 5%.
Richard Nixon: 1960: Declined to commit to a black Cabinet member.
Richard Nixon: Should not glorify homosexuality on television.
Gerald Ford: Would choose woman V.P. if he could do it over.
Jimmy Carter: Established Martin Luther King Day in Georgia.
Richard Nixon: Strong stand against legalizing marijuana.
Energy & Oil|
Mike Gravel: Nuclear energy is unwise because of nuclear waste.
Gerald Ford: Let Big Three automakers collaborate on reducing emissions.
Ayn Rand: Politics caused 1973 oil shortages, not Arab oil embargo.
Gerald Ford: OpEd: consistently reduced pollution enforcement.
Families & Children|
Hillary Clinton: 1970s: Learned child law theory at CDF and at Yale.
Hillary Clinton: 1973: Create legal scale of graduated maturity for children.
Hillary Clinton: 1973: Legal parallels between marriage and slavery.
Hillary Clinton: 1973: Researched "Beyond the Best Interest of the Child".
Hillary Clinton: 1979: Child's future shouldn't be unilaterally by parents.
Richard Nixon: New world order of 5 major power centers.
Richard Nixon: 1971: Control Latin America as model for rest of world.
Richard Nixon: Security interest in China overrides ideology.
Richard Nixon: Shanghai Communique established "One China" policy.
Richard Nixon: Work with Japan to shape international order in the Pacific.
Richard Nixon: I did not "sell" ambassadorships; but I did appoint donors.
Richard Nixon: 1971: Initiative came after years asking "Who lost China?".
Richard Nixon: 1972 China trip: "The week that changed the world".
Ronald Reagan: Consoled Taiwan when Nixon went to China.
Gerald Ford: Eastern Europeans don't concede Soviet domination.
Gerald Ford: Soviets dominate economy in Poland but not Polish spirit.
Jimmy Carter: Treat Arab oil embargo like declaring economic war.
Jimmy Carter: Carter 1977: Focus on human rights; give back Panama Canal.
Richard Nixon: Initiated the dollar as basis of world trade.
Gerald Ford: Suspended then reinstated grain sales to Soviets.
Mike Gravel: Start with public financing of campaigns.
Mike Gravel: Replace electoral college with direct election.
Hillary Clinton: 1973: Researched Nixon's White House tapes.
Walter Mondale: Role as V.P. was as generalist and troubleshooter.
Gerald Ford: Ban Saturday Night Specials, but no regulations nor licenses.
Richard Nixon: 1970s: first proposed "employer mandate".
Richard Nixon: 1970s: Supported national health insurance.
Gerald Ford: 1976 themes: limited government; strong defense.
Richard Nixon: 1970: Developing ABM system led to ABM treaty with USSR.
Mike Gravel: Government secrecy creates 1984-style state.
Jimmy Carter: Opposed Vietnam, but very late.
Jimmy Carter: B-1 bomber was a gross waste of money.
Jimmy Carter: Steady increase in defense to offset 37% drop since 1969.
Walter Mondale: Opposed Nixon's plans for antiballistic missile systems.
Gerald Ford: More southern border patrol to stop heroin traffic.
Principles & Values|
Gerald Ford: Chosen by Nixon as safe choice for V.P.
Richard Nixon: 1971: "Enemies list" tallied 47,000 people.
Richard Nixon: OpEd:1971 Pentagon Papers drove Nixon to secrecy & Watergate.
Richard Nixon: 1974: Watergate tapes had deliberate 18-minute gap.
Richard Nixon: Nixon's opponents wanted revenge; Ford sought healing.
Richard Nixon: Resignation from NY Bar not accepted, so they could disbar.
Richard Nixon: I was wrong: accepted Ford's pardon on Watergate.
Richard Nixon: Watergate was wrong; I should have set moral tone.
Richard Nixon: I did not deliberately lie at Watergate press conferences.
Richard Nixon: The myths of Watergate brought me down, not the facts.
Richard Nixon: Watergate was a crime as well as a political blunder.
Richard Nixon: No one in the Nixon administration profited from Watergate.
Richard Nixon: OpEd: Problem of Watergate wasn't cover-up, but lying.
Richard Nixon: 1972: Bugged offices of Democratic Party in Watergate hotel.
Richard Nixon: 1973: Existence of tapes was fatal blow to presidency.
Richard Nixon: 1973: Resignation would be hammer-blow to future presidents.
Jimmy Carter: Oct. 1975: Choice of 1% of voters; others said, "Jimmy Who?".
Jimmy Carter: Nothing wrong with ethnic purity in neighborhoods.
Jimmy Carter: Lusted in his heart & feels forgiven by God.
Gerald Ford: North Vietnam must account for US MIAs or bar from UN.
Hillary Clinton: 1970s: Editorial board of Yale Review of Law & Social Action.
Walter Mondale: Carter touted Mondale as better V.P. than Bob Dole.
Walter Mondale: Counseled against Carter's "Malaise" speech.
Richard Nixon: I did not illegally wiretap; but I did order wiretaps.
Lyndon Johnson: LBJ's FBI never wiretapped MLK.
War & Peace|
Richard Nixon: Sent Israel 550-plane airlift during 1973 war.
Richard Nixon: 1975 loss in Vietnam led to Communism in Laos & Cambodia.
John Kerry: US soldiers committed atrocities in Vietnam, including me.
John Kerry: Vietnam didn't threaten US; US war crimes did.
John Kerry: Vietnam war was criminal hypocrisy and tore apart US.
John Kerry: O'Neil: Kerry's VVAW comments are libel against veterans.
John Kerry: VVAW says what's wrong so we can put out country right.
John Kerry: War crimes by leadership policy, not personal atrocities.
John Kerry: Vietnamization just changed the color of the bodies fighting.
John Kerry: US actions in Vietnam were counter to Geneva Conventions.
John Kerry: Objected to war policy while in Vietnam, and after.
Jimmy Carter: No US war in Yugoslavia even if Soviet Union sent in troops.
Richard Nixon: Vietnam goals: de-Americanize; pacify; then withdrawal.
Welfare & Poverty|
Ronald Reagan: As CA Governor, opposed AFDC as rewarding lack of work.
The above quotations are from News coverage of political history from 1970-1979.
Books and speeches for 1970s political history:
- The Carter-Ford Presidential Debates
- Our Endangered Values, by Jimmy Carter
- Jimmy Who?, by Leslie Wheeler
- Think Like a Champion, by Donald Trump
- The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972, by Douglas Brinkley
- The Ayn Rand Letter, by Ayn Rand
- Seize the Moment, by Pres. Richard Nixon
- Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate, by Bob Woodward
- Pres. Ford's State of the Union messages to Congress, 1975-1977
- Pres. Carter's State of the Union messages to Congress, 1978-1980
- Pres. Nixon's State of the Union messages to Congress, 1970-1974
- A Very Human President, by Jack Valenti
- The Presidential Transcripts, by the Staff of the Washington Post