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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)

Book Reviews

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2018 Massachusetts Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2018 MA Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bob Massie (16) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Massachusetts Governor
  • Charlie Baker (7) Massachusetts Republican Governor
  • Jay Gonzalez (35) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Jesse Gordon (10) Massachusetts Editor-in-Chief of OnTheIssues.org
  • Setti Warren (33) Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Massachusetts 2018 Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • Springfield Republican, "Massachusetts becomes 21st state to ban hand-held cellphone use while driving", by Shira Schoenberg, Nov. 25, 2019
  • Boston Globe, "Charlie Baker signs automatic voter registration bill," by Matt Stout, Aug. 09, 2018
  • Politico.com, "Baker rescinds National Guard offer over family separations," by Lauren Dezenski, 6/18/2018
  • The Metro, "MBTA travel not an option for Mass. Governor," by State House News Service, March 08, 2018
  • Daily Hampshire Gazette, "Homeless shelter funding in Amherst," by Scott Merzbach, Dec. 15, 2017
  • Brookline Tab, "Candidates spell out goals," by Susie Davidson, Nov 13, 2017
  • WWLP, "Setti Warren sits down with constituents in Amherst," by Tashanea Whitlow, August 4, 2017
  • The Foxboro Reporter, "Would-be governor inspires Democrats," by Bera Dunau, July 20, 2017
  • Boston Metro, "Baker says mind open on sanctuary status," State House News Service, 7/12/2017
  • Commonwealth Magazine, "How You Beat Baker," by Bruce Mohl, Jun 16, 2017
  • The Nation, "Climate and Democracy," by Wen Stephenson, June 1, 2017
  • Lynn Daily Item, "Warren Campaigns on Transportation Promise", by Thomas Grillo, May 26, 2017
  • WGBH Boston Public Radio, "First, He Learned To Walk Again. Now, Bob Massie Is Running For Governor", by Tori Bedford, May 18, 2017
  • Boston Herald, "Gonzalez outlines thrust of gubernatorial run," by Jordan Frias, April 26, 2017
  • WBUR gubernatorial profile series, by Meghna Chakrabarti, Shawn Bodden & Anthony Brooks, April 25 – June 12, 2017
  • WBUR 90.9 FM, NPR radio, "Environmentalist Robert Massie Announces Run," by Ally Jarmanning, April 24, 2017
  • Wicked Local Marshfield, "Meet the candidate: Jay Gonzalez", Apr 21, 2017
  • MassLive.com, Gonzalez pledges to oppose Trump," by Dan Glaun, Apr 3, 2017
  • Boston Herald, "Newton mayor affirms his city’s sanctuary stance," March 30, 2017
  • Politico.com, "Massachusetts Playbook," 2/1/2017
  • Commonwealth Magazine, "Gonzalez throws his hat in the ring," by Michael Jonas, Jan 30, 2017
  • Newton Patch, "Mayors coalition on assault weapons ban," by Alex Newman, Aug 10, 2016
  • CommonWealth Magazine, "The gateway debate over marijuana," by Jack Sullivan, May 5, 2016
  • Time Magazine, "Q&A with Survivor--and Game Changer--Bob Massie," by Stephanie Abrahams, May 15, 2012

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Setti Warren: Require state & local governments to allow abortion coverage.
    Jay Gonzalez: Close the federal gap in funding for Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy
    Setti Warren: Closed $40M deficit in city of Newton & maintained services.
    Jay Gonzalez: Preserved important investments during Great Recession.
Civil Rights
    Setti Warren: Appointed first transgender member of Newton government.
    Setti Warren: Transgender military ban makes us less safe.
    Jesse Gordon: Address disproportionate minority arrests & drug problems.
    Jesse Gordon: Shouldn't be legal to deny housing for being transgendered.
    Jesse Gordon: For Native Americans, replace paternalism with support.
    Setti Warren: Make Newton a more hospitable climate for African Americans.
    Jay Gonzalez: Hate and discrimination based on sexual orientation isn't OK.
    Jay Gonzalez: Continue Massachusetts leadership like on marriage equality.
    Bob Massie: Ceres Reporting Initiative: socially rate pension funds.
    Jesse Gordon: Nationalize banks, or break up those too-big-to-fail.
    Setti Warren: Downgrading of Massachusetts bond rating is a serious thing.
    Setti Warren: More parole instead of privatization of prisons.
    Jay Gonzalez: Treat underlying conditions that contribute to crime.
    Jay Gonzalez: Over-incarceration has terrible costs for society.
    Setti Warren: Opposes federalization of police.
    Setti Warren: End mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug crimes.
    Bob Massie: End mandatory minimums for low level drug offenses.
    Setti Warren: Combat opioid addiction by funding treatment.
    Charlie Baker: Legal marijuana sales in Massachusetts by 2020.
    Bob Massie: Supports legal marijuana from local businesses.
    Jay Gonzalez: Support addicts and get them on a path to recovery.
    Jay Gonzalez: Ok to tweak marijuana law, but the people have spoken.
    Setti Warren: Make all public colleges and universities tuition-free.
    Jesse Gordon: Incentives for tuition, & retroactively for college loans.
    Setti Warren: Invest in new school facilities & classroom resources.
    Bob Massie: Charter schools should be limited.
    Jay Gonzalez: Take on big challenge of making college affordable.
    Jay Gonzalez: Fierce advocate for high-quality early education.
    Jay Gonzalez: Opposed expanding charter schools.
Energy & Oil
    Jay Gonzalez: Make Massachusetts the first state to adopt carbon pricing.
    Jesse Gordon: Supports wind, solar & alternatives; paid for with a gas tax.
    Bob Massie: Ran Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston.
    Setti Warren: Support use of wind, solar, & other renewable energy.
    Bob Massie: Transform the state completely by pursuing renewable energy.
    Jay Gonzalez: New revenue to fix our broken mass transit system.
    Jay Gonzalez: Address water pollution despite Trump administration.
    Bob Massie: Climate injustice is another form of social injustice.
    Bob Massie: Integrate thinking: environment, transportation, & housing.
    Setti Warren: Reinstate Lynn ferry service and extend the Blue Line.
Families & Children
    Jesse Gordon: Provide paid family and medical leave.
    Jay Gonzalez: Quality childcare and preschool from birth to age 5.
Foreign Policy
    Jay Gonzalez: Recognize Syrian refugees and others in need.
    Bob Massie: Fought apartheid in South Africa.
Free Trade
    Jesse Gordon: Include labor & environmental standards in trade agreements.
Government Reform
    Charlie Baker: Automatic voter registration via RMV and MassHealth.
    Bob Massie: Organized people can beat organized money.
    Jay Gonzalez: Special interests and big money have no place in elections.
    Setti Warren: Supports automatic voter registration.
    Jay Gonzalez: Strong campaign finance policies ensure democracy's promise.
    Jesse Gordon: Reform campaign finance to stop protecting incumbents.
    Jesse Gordon: Why require in-person voting? Why register? Why Tuesday?
    Bob Massie: Rigged political system addressed by democratic engagement.
    Setti Warren: Public records laws for open and transparent governing.
    Bob Massie: Supports same-day voter registration.
    Jay Gonzalez: Supports same-day voter registration.
Gun Control
    Jay Gonzalez: Ban assault weapons and gun silencers.
    Setti Warren: Join 18 mayors in banning assault weapons.
Health Care
    Jay Gonzalez: Medicare for All, regardless of income or employment.
    Setti Warren: Health care is a right; support single-payer.
    Setti Warren: Accessible and affordable mental health and dental health.
    Setti Warren: Move us towards single-payer healthcare.
    Charlie Baker: Opposed Republican bill to eliminate ObamaCare.
    Jay Gonzalez: System is fundamentally dysfunctional; we need single-payer.
    Jay Gonzalez: Health insurance coverage for low-income residents.
    Charlie Baker: Revoke MA National Guard on border due to family separation.
    Jay Gonzalez: No MA National Guard on border due to inhumane policies.
    Setti Warren: Support sanctuary cities; oppose summary deportations.
    Bob Massie: Support Safe Communities over Trump's abhorrent ICE policies.
    Setti Warren: Local police shouldn't enforce immigration law.
    Charlie Baker: Open to ideas from Latino advisers on sanctuary state.
    Jay Gonzalez: Opposes Trump's Muslim ban.
    Setti Warren: Make City Hall an immigrant sanctuary to lead sanctuary city.
    Jay Gonzalez: No round-up of immigrants by National Guard.
    Jay Gonzalez: Safe Communities: no Muslim registry; no state enforcement.
    Bob Massie: Supports $15 per hour minimum wage ballot question.
    Setti Warren: Unions let workers fight economic inequality.
    Setti Warren: $15 minimum wage and paid family leave.
Principles & Values
    Setti Warren: Supports 5 out of 8 of ORMA's "People's Platform".
    Bob Massie: Overcame childhood hemophilia, hepatitis, and HIV.
Tax Reform
    Setti Warren: Raise taxes on wealthy; close loopholes.
    Bob Massie: Supports "millionaire's tax" with 4% surcharge.
    Jay Gonzalez: Supports "millionaire's tax" with 4% surcharge.
    Setti Warren: Eliminate tax breaks; wealthy pay their fair share.
    Jay Gonzalez: Fair Share Tax: We need additional revenue for services.
    Jay Gonzalez: Tax surcharge on incomes greater than $1 million.
    Charlie Baker: My job is to make sure the T works, not to ride it.
    Jay Gonzalez: Accepted challenge to ride the T for 5 days.
    Setti Warren: Supports MBTA extension plus high-speed East-West Rail.
    Jay Gonzalez: Don't just re-arrange deck chairs on Transportation Titanic.
    Setti Warren: Build cross-state rail service.
    Setti Warren: Reconstruct roadways; establish innovation centers.
    Setti Warren: Public transportation systems are underfunded.
    Charlie Baker: Lynn ferry service wasn't worth the $700,000 operating cost.
    Jay Gonzalez: High-speed rail between Springfield and Boston.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jay Gonzalez: Address the affordable housing crisis.
    Setti Warren: Economic inequality is the defining issue of our time.
    Jay Gonzalez: Back to FDR values: good home, school, doctor, & job.

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