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)
| 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)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Arnold Mooney: Pro-life and pro-family.
Dan Forest: I believe in the sanctity of human life.
Betsy Sweet: Protect a woman's right to choose.
Gavin Clarkson: Oppose taxpayer funded abortions, & Planned Parenthood.
Bill Clinton: 1993: Rescind Mexico City Policy: fund abortion abroad.
Donald Trump: Reinstate Mexico City Policy: end abortion funding abroad.
Ronald Reagan: 1984 Mexico City Policy: no abortion funding abroad.
Lou Correa: Rated 71% by Planned Parenthood; moderately pro-choice.
Budget & Economy|
Tom Steyer: Require Rainy Day budget stabilization in state constitution.
Kevin Stitt: Create a level playing field for competition.
Maggie Toulouse Oliver: Create a "One-Stop-Shop" Business Portal to cut red tape.
Yana Ludwig: Increase protections for the LGBTQIA community.
Yana Ludwig: Reparations for our Indigenous populations.
Betsy Sweet: Equal pay for women; plus commission on racial justice.
James Mattis: Opposed women serving in infantry; but will allow it.
James Mattis: Not about who soldiers go to bed with, but how they'll fight.
Dan Forest: Small businesses create jobs; repeal excessive regulations.
Yana Ludwig: Socialism instead of trying to make capitalism nicer.
Tom Steyer: Supported 2012 income tax increase for multistate businesses.
Wilbur Ross: CEO of International Coal Group, plus Steel & Textiles.
Linda McMahon: SBA should respond quickly in emergencies.
Donald Trump: Think of the VICTIMS and keep the death penalty.
Tom Steyer: More parole opportunities for convicted non-violent felons.
Tom Steyer: Repeal the California death penalty.
Gavin Newsom: Moratorium on the California death penalty.
Bob McDonnell: Allow use of drones for law enforcement.
Kamala Harris: Personally opposed to death penalty; as DA, never pursued it.
Betsy Sweet: Expand substance abuse treatment.
Betsy Sweet: Legalize and promote industrial hemp.
Gavin Clarkson: Supports local drug courts & opioid treatment.
Hirsh Singh: Treat drug addiction as a public health problem.
Colin Van Ostern: Legalize medical marijuana for chronic pain.
Arnold Mooney: Repeal Common Core.
C. Wesley Morgan: Reform education towards career prep.
Dan Forest: Support school choice and competition in education.
Eric Mansfield: Focus education on employment and economy.
Nancy Harris: Education without massive debt.
Betsy Sweet: Pay teachers better; cut back on standardized tests.
Gavin Clarkson: Concealed carry in the classroom for select teachers.
Gavin Clarkson: Constitution doesn't mention education, so keep feds out.
Hirsh Singh: Introduce meaningful school choice reform.
Betsy DeVos: Nothing is free; someone has to pay for "free tuition".
Betsy DeVos: Federally-funded vouchers for public or private schools.
Eddie Melton: Every child deserves a quality public education.
Colin Van Ostern: Universal full-day kindergarten; more PACE; more local aid.
Phil Scott: Preserve school choice; improve Act 46 school consolidation.
Erica Smith: Stop cuts to education; compensate our teachers.
Energy & Oil|
Reilly Neill: Find commonality to address man-made climate change.
Steven Cox: Save the world from the climatocalypse.
Yana Ludwig: See the realities of climate disruption unflinchingly.
Tom Steyer: Cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
Betsy Sweet: Invest in solar, wind, hydro, mass transit, & electric cars.
Mick Cornett: Move away from the oil and gas industry.
Ryan Zinke: Climate is changing; Man is an influence but what can we do?
Chris Sununu: Increase availability of baseload power; reduce energy rates.
Ron DeSantis: No delay on Keystone pipeline for security & safety study.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
Mimi Walters: Don't cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
Ted Lieu: Cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
Nancy Harris: Enjoy clean air & clean water of our mountains & streams.
Reilly Neill: Apply science to best preserve our public lands.
Yana Ludwig: Restore basic ecological protections and public lands.
Tom Steyer: Ban single-use plastic bags.
Tom Steyer: Regulate confinement of farm animals more humanely.
Betsy Sweet: Reduce, re-use, recycle.
Ryan Zinke: Absolutely against transfer or sale of public land to states.
Ryan Zinke: Smokey the Bear should be viewed as helpful, not as police.
Ben Carson: Deregulation includes land use & federal housing policy.
Mark Callahan: Constitution disallows so much federal land ownership.
Jerry Brown: Ban single-use plastic bags.
Kevin de Leon: Ban single-use plastic bags.
Lou Correa: Don't ban single-use plastic bags.
Mark DeSaulnier: Ban single-use plastic bags.
Mimi Walters: Don't ban single-use plastic bags.
Norma Torres: Don't ban single-use plastic bags.
Rocky Chavez: Don't ban single-use plastic bags.
Steve Knight: Don't ban single-use plastic bags.
Ted Lieu: Ban single-use plastic bags.
Travis Allen: Don't ban single-use plastic bags.
Families & Children|
Mick Mulvaney: $15,000 in unpaid nanny taxes from triplets in 2000.
Gary Johnson: No to mandatory vaccines; let parents decide.
Luther Strange: Don't require contraception in company health plans.
James Mattis: Putin is trying to break the North Atlantic alliance.
Gavin Clarkson: Free trade is only free if it's truly fair.
Sonny Perdue: Rework NAFTA for dairy and poultry tariffs in Canada.
Wilbur Ross: Criticized multinational trade deals: there is no free lunch.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Yes to Ex-im bank; no to fast-track.
David Jolly: Yes to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
Ron DeSantis: No to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
Tammy Duckworth: Yes to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
James Lankford: Yes to trade adjustment; Yes to fast-track.
Ron Johnson: Yes to trade adjustment; Yes to fast-track.
Tim Scott: Yes to trade adjustment; Yes to fast-track.
Charles Boustany: Yes to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
John Fleming: No to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
Patrick Murphy: Yes to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
Tom Steyer: Electoral College votes should reflect popular vote.
Andy Martin: End partisan bickering and gridlock in Congress.
John Chiang: Dock pay of legislators unless they balance budget.
Ryan Zinke: Work with states and rebuild national parks.
Mike Pompeo: Russian hacking impact 2016 election & not the first time.
Zak Ringelstein: Protect democracy from corrupting influence of big money.
Maggie Toulouse Oliver: Supports same day voter registration & early voting.
Arnold Mooney: Right to bear arms.
C. Wesley Morgan: Count on me to protect your 2nd amendment rights.
Yana Ludwig: Control guns in the context of police reform.
Gavin Clarkson: No ban on assault weapons; defend 2nd amendment.
Betsy DeVos: Let local schools decide about guns in school.
Donald Trump: End gun-free zones in schools & military bases.
Arnold Mooney: Free market healthcare.
Dan Forest: Opt out of the national healthcare plan.
Eric Mansfield: Supports tort reform & free market competition.
Steven Cox: Passionate about healthcare.
Yana Ludwig: Universal healthcare guarantee; deprivatize health insurance.
Yana Ludwig: Supports birth control and abortion on demand.
Yana Ludwig: Legalize marijuana; wipe out incarceration records.
Tom Steyer: 2016: Increase cigarette tax by $2 per pack.
Betsy Sweet: Supports universal coverage including alternative therapies.
Gavin Clarkson: No single-payer; repeal ObamaCare.
Hirsh Singh: Cap malpractice damages; limit frivolous lawsuits.
Debbie Lesko: Sued Arizona for expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare.
Jan Brewer: Expand Medicaid under ObamaCare.
Tom Price: Give every American access to affordable health coverage.
Tom Price: No right to Medicaid under state block grants.
Ben Carson: There's a strong connection between health and housing.
Wayne Stenehjem: Questioned ObamaCare on constitutionality & carve-outs.
Marsha Blackburn: Supported military spending bills in Congress.
Arvin Vohra: Cut military spending by 60% or more.
Ben Cline: Ban most use of drones by state and local agencies.
Donald McEachin: Ban most use of drones by state and local agencies.
Mick Mulvaney: Raise the top line defense number.
James Mattis: Bring business reforms to the Department of Defense.
Anthony Brown: Fund Base Realignment and Closure transportation projects.
Eddie Melton: Ensure access to veterans' resources and benefits.
Patrick Murphy: Voted with GOP for DoD bill that Obama vetoed.
Alan Grayson: Opposed $607 billion national defense bill.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Voted with GOP for DoD bill that Obama vetoed.
Joe Heck: Supported $607 billion national defense bill.
Alan Grayson: Allow administrative amnesty to some illegal aliens.
Dan Forest: Secure our borders against illegal immigration.
Steve Carlson: Defend our borders and our people.
Tom Steyer: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
Betsy Sweet: Pay for transition costs of new Mainers.
Gavin Clarkson: Oppose amnesty and path to citizenship, with exceptions.
Gavin Clarkson: I support not just the wall, but a high-tech wall.
Donald Trump: 10-point plan: wall; zero tolerance; biometrics; E-Verify.
Alan Grayson: Screening process for refugees from Iraq & Syria ok as-is.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Screening process for refugees from Iraq & Syria ok as-is.
Joe Heck: Stronger screening process for refugees from Iraq and Syria.
Maggie Hassan: Ensure robust screening before we admit refugees from Syria.
Jerry Brown: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
Kevin de Leon: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
Lou Correa: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
Mark DeSaulnier: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
Mimi Walters: Only English language in public schools.
Norma Torres: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
Rocky Chavez: Only English language in public schools.
Steve Knight: Only English language in public schools.
Ted Lieu: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
Travis Allen: Only English language in public schools.
Carol Shea-Porter: Allow administrative amnesty to some illegal aliens.
C. Wesley Morgan: Make Kentucky a Right to Work State.
Eric Mansfield: Highly skilled work force drives sustained prosperity.
Tom Steyer: Automatic deductions ok for political usage of union dues.
Betsy Sweet: Supports $15 minimum wage and strong unions.
Eddie Melton: Support organized labor and good-paying jobs.
Principles & Values|
Nancy Harris: I am a fourth generation Idahoan, and an entrepreneur.
Steve Carlson: Models are Jesus Christ, Christmas, and the Holy Bible.
Wilmot Collins: Immigrated from Liberia in 1994; served in US Navy.
Brooke Paige: Nominee for Secretary of State (won 4 other nominations too).
Henry McMaster: 1986 Senate run; 2002 elected AG; 2010 Gubernatorial run.
John James: Returning lifelong investment to seniors is moral obligation.
C. Wesley Morgan: Abolish the state income tax, to create jobs.
Dan Forest: Lower taxes, smaller government, & personal responsibility.
Tom Steyer: Oppose legislative supermajority for raising fees & levies.
Tom Steyer: Tax surcharge on personal incomes over $250,000.
Betsy Sweet: Level the playing field; more taxes for the top 20%.
Hirsh Singh: End the inheritance tax, the gas tax, and property tax hikes.
Mike Pompeo: Re-establish collection of all metadata; make it searchable.
Eddie Melton: Increase reliable public transportation options.
War & Peace|
Gavin Clarkson: Get out of Afghanistan; stay out of Syria.
Gavin Clarkson: Need evidence & Congressional approval to trike North Korea.
James Mattis: Iran is single most enduring threat to stability and peace.
Mike Pompeo: I opposed Iran deal; I'll gather clear-eyed info about it.
David Jolly: Cancel Obama's Iran agreement and keep sanctions.
Welfare & Poverty|
Ben Carson: Housing integration is ok, but why must residents solve it?
Ben Carson: Ideal is every person in a home; but we don't have the funds.