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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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Mayoral websites

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Marty Walsh: More to be done for access to reproductive choices.
    Bill de Blasio: Protect the right to choose.
Budget & Economy
    Shaun Donovan: Invest in diversity, equity, inclusion; build neighborhoods.
    Andrew Yang: Subsidize rent for resident artists in buildings.
    Andrew Yang: Create the People's Bank of New York City.
    Annise Parker: Close $205M budget gap by cuts & fee increases.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Cut city spending to balance budget; keep essentials.
    Jerry Sanders: Cut city payroll; increase city agency efficiency.
    Cory Booker: Performance-based budgeting with no tax increases.
Civil Rights
    Keisha Lance Bottoms: Improve police LGBTQ bias with cultural awareness training.
    Marty Walsh: Care for our LGBTQ elders and support our LGBTQ youth.
    Marty Walsh: Gender wage gap is still $10B per year in Boston.
    Bill de Blasio: Co-sponsored the Gender Based Discrimination Protection law.
    Bill de Blasio: Increase NYC usage of minority businesses from 3% to 10%.
    Bill de Blasio: Preserve physical integrity of Industrial Business Zones.
    Shaun Donovan: Focus police resources on guns and serious crime.
    Andrew Yang: Appoint Police Commissioner with resume beyond NYPD.
    Andrew Yang: Overhaul oversight of the NYPD.
    Keisha Lance Bottoms: Move Atlanta away from "broken-window style" policing.
    Marty Walsh: More community policing & diversions for non-violent crimes.
    Bill de Blasio: Stop-and-frisk disproportionately targets people of color.
    Bill de Blasio: Invest in Shot Spotter technology: audio & video on streets.
    Marty Walsh: Create an Office of Addiction Recovery Services.
    Bill de Blasio: 50,000 arrests for marijuana possession unjust and wrong.
    Shaun Donovan: Focus on diversity and inclusion, invest in libraries.
    Andrew Yang: Extend Universal Pre-K to three-year-olds.
    Marty Walsh: Further raise public confidence in Boston Public Schools.
    Bill de Blasio: Stop closures & develop a minimum of 100 community schools.
    Bill de Blasio: Create an early warning system before school failures.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Charter schools and competition to improve education.
    Julian Castro: SERVE SA: 1,500 new volunteers to read in grade schools.
    Mike Rawlings: Let families know they can depend on our public schools.
    Mike Rawlings: Lobby for public school funding and initiatives.
    Jerry Sanders: Implementing national standards in San Diego schools.
    Chris Coleman: Close opportunity gap between "haves" & "have-nots".
Energy & Oil
    Shaun Donovan: Build a Green Economy, achieve zero waste.
    Shaun Donovan: Get people out of cars and into other transportation.
    Andrew Yang: Bring a Green New Deal to NYCHA.
    Marty Walsh: Reduce Boston's carbon emissions & mitigate climate change.
    Bill de Blasio: No to fracking; yes to wind, solar, & geothermal.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: GREEN LA: reach Kyoto targets and use renewables.
    Jerry Sanders: Sustainable energy efficiency via CleanTECH San Diego.
    Chris Coleman: Commit to sustainable urban living & urban reforestation.
    Chris Coleman: Build vibrant places like Capital City Bikeway.
    Marty Walsh: More programs in parks and green spaces.
    Bill de Blasio: Increase bicycling to 6% of all NYC trips by 2020.
    Bill de Blasio: SPARE pledge: Stop Polystyrene & Revitalize the Environment.
    Jerry Sanders: Ensure water reliability via desalination and purchasing.
Foreign Policy
    Mike Bloomberg: Partner with World Bank: reduce traffic fatalities worldwide.
Government Reform
    Shaun Donovan: Let non-citizens with green cards vote in city elections.
    Andrew Yang: Appoint small business czar to help in recovery efforts.
    Andrew Yang: Give NYC control over city's transit system.
    Bill de Blasio: Battle corrupting influence of corporate money in politics.
    Bill de Blasio: Citizens United is a body blow to our democracy.
    Cory Booker: Make it harder for wealthy to influence politicians.
Gun Control
    Marty Walsh: Stopping illegal gun trafficking is a top priority.
    Bill de Blasio: Wall Street for Change: campaign to support gun divestment.
    Eric Garcetti: Track record of leadership against gun˙violence.
    Cory Booker: Insane to carry concealed loaded weapons cross-state.
    Cory Booker: Coalition "Mayors Against Illegal Guns"; Keep state laws.
Health Care
    Shaun Donovan: Invest in health equity and access to Public Health.
    Andrew Yang: Invest in the Mental Health Emergency Response Unit.
    Bill de Blasio: Wife runs ThriveNYC for mental health reform.
    Tommy Battle: Co-Leader of free programs educating the public on obesity.
    Chris Coleman: More access to appropriate treatments for mental health.
    Bill de Blasio: Recruit & train nurses without need to go overseas.
    Bill de Blasio: Enroll 600,000 more New Yorkers in ObamaCare by 2018.
    Bill de Blasio: Train New Yorkers to fill 16,000 nursing positions.
    Rudy Giuliani: 96,000 NYC children insured via HealthStat initiative.
Homeland Security
    Marty Walsh: Prioritize permanent housing for every homeless veteran.
    Marty Walsh: Values the sacrifice of veterans & provide benefits.
    Shaun Donovan: Protect immigrant communities, prioritize language access.
    Andrew Yang: All agencies must make language access a top priority.
    Keisha Lance Bottoms: Offer pro bono assistance to immigrants facing deportation.
    Marty Walsh: More services via New Bostonians Office.
    Bill de Blasio: Greater outreach and assistance to immigrant entrepreneurs.
    Bill de Blasio: Created privately-funded the DREAM fellowship.
    Bill de Blasio: Universal City ID for services for undocumented immigrants.
    Keisha Lance Bottoms: Raise minimum wage to $15/hour; re-start Hire One.
    Bill de Blasio: Fight income inequality that creates Tale of Two Cities.
    Tommy Battle: Dedication to creating jobs has his city leading the state.
    Chris Coleman: Diversity is a strength of our workforce.
    Bill de Blasio: Peg living wage to increases in the cost of living.
    Eric Garcetti: Create one online portal for job seekers.
    Cory Booker: Held over 100 Job Fairs to employ local residents.
Principles & Values
    Shaun Donovan: Volunteered in a homeless shelter during college.
    Andrew Yang: Outdoor celebrations for the end of the pandemic.
    Andrew Yang: Will regularly ride the subway, buses, and his bike as Mayor.
Social Security
    Shaun Donovan: Invest in health and wellbeing of people in later life.
Tax Reform
    Andrew Yang: Push NYS for a Vacancy Tax on empty storefronts.
    Shaun Donovan: Bring high-speed broadband into every single NYC residence.
    Keisha Lance Bottoms: Develop transit-oriented development housing projects.
    Marty Walsh: Modern transportation system means less traffic congestion.
    Bill de Blasio: Keep MTA fares affordable via payroll tax.
    Bill de Blasio: Create public Wi-Fi hot zones & citywide broadband.
    Eric Garcetti: Supports investment in public transportation.
Welfare & Poverty
    Shaun Donovan: Invest and preserve public housing, expand choice.
    Andrew Yang: Launch largest basic income program in the country.
    Keisha Lance Bottoms: Focus on affordable housing via faith-based resources.
    Keisha Lance Bottoms: Resource centers & smaller shelters to relieve homelessness.
    Bill de Blasio: 1990s: Regional director in Pres. Clinton's HUD.
    Pete Buttigieg: 1000 Homes in 1000 Days: repair or demolish abandoned homes.
    Bill de Blasio: Recognize & legalize basement apartments & granny flats.
    Chris Coleman: City resources to prevent mortgage foreclosure.
    Cory Booker: Force landlords to provide heat to residents.

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