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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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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Winners and Losers
Gubernatorial candidates from Massachusetts



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    from Past and present Governor candidates from Massachusetts (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bob Massie (16) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Massachusetts Governor
  • Charlie Baker (22) Massachusetts Republican Governor
  • Deval Patrick (1) Massachusetts Democratic Governor
  • Don Berwick (24) Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Jay Gonzalez (40) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Jesse Gordon (10) Massachusetts Editor-in-Chief of OnTheIssues.org
  • Martha Coakley (6) Massachusetts Democratic Challenger
  • Setti Warren (33) Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Steve Grossman (17) Massachusetts Democratic Challenger
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Setti Warren: Require state & local governments to allow abortion coverage.
    Jay Gonzalez: Close the federal gap in funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Don Berwick: States can't exclude Planned Parenthood from Medicaid.
    Steve Grossman: Endorsed by NARAL as "a steadfast pro-choice voice".
    Charlie Baker: I support a woman's right to choose.
Budget & Economy
    Setti Warren: Closed $40M deficit in city of Newton & maintained services.
    Jay Gonzalez: Preserved important investments during Great Recession.
    Don Berwick: Fought against bank home foreclosures.
Civil Rights
    Setti Warren: Appointed first transgender member of Newton government.
    Jay Gonzalez: Equal rights for women in workplace.
    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.
    Charlie Baker: Running-mate supports existing law on gay marriage.
    Steve Grossman: Embrace marriage equality in the Democratic Party platform.
Corporations
    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.
    Steve Grossman: OpEd: Combines progressive values with business experience.
Crime
    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.
    Jay Gonzalez: End mandatory minimum sentencing.
    Setti Warren: Opposes federalization of police.
    Charlie Baker: Seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber.
    Don Berwick: No death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber.
    Steve Grossman: No death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber.
    Deval Patrick: Marathon bomber will die in prison, one way or another.
    Martha Coakley: Supports seeking federal death penalty for Marathon Bomber.
    Charlie Baker: Hold accountable those responsible for state drug lab crisis.
    Steve Grossman: 7-year sentence not enough for rogue state lab chemist.
Drugs
    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.
    Charlie Baker: Vigorously oppose recreational marijuana but medical pot ok.
    Charlie Baker: Get dispensaries open for medical marijuana.
    Don Berwick: Rollout of medical marijuana was a management fiasco.
Education
    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.
    Don Berwick: Student loan forgiveness for grads entering some professions.
    Don Berwick: Teachers are not the problem; they are the solution.
    Steve Grossman: More funding for K-12 & public higher education.
Energy & Oil
    Jay Gonzalez: Make Massachusetts the first state to adopt carbon pricing.
    Jay Gonzalez: Accelerate transition to clean energy.
    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.
    Don Berwick: Tax carbon emissions to reduce "undeniable climate crisis".
    Don Berwick: Double state investment in clean energy from 0.6% to 1.2%.
    Martha Coakley: Supports cap-and-trade, but not a carbon tax.
    Steve Grossman: Allocate 1% of state budget to climate change & clean energy.
    Steve Grossman: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.
Environment
    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.
    Don Berwick: The air matters, the water matters; it's all a system.
    Steve Grossman: Grossman company uses sustainable energy, paper, & ink.
Families & Children
    Jesse Gordon: Provide paid family and medical leave.
    Jay Gonzalez: Quality childcare and preschool from birth to age 5.
    Martha Coakley: PACWatch on DCF: not to fix it but to fight it.
    Don Berwick: Seeds of kids' success are sown early--beginning prenatally.
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.
    Charlie Baker: Declined to sign "People's Pledge" against outside PAC ads.
    Charlie Baker: $500 donor limit is crazy; it's suppression of free speech.
Gun Control
    Jay Gonzalez: Ban assault weapons and gun silencers.
    Jay Gonzalez: Combating gun violence a priority.
    Setti Warren: Join 18 mayors in banning assault weapons.
    Charlie Baker: Let local police chiefs decide who can get shotguns.
    Charlie Baker: Expand background checks; no gun unless mentally healthy.
    Charlie Baker: Supports tough gun control laws.
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: Push for a state waiver from ObamaCare.
    Charlie Baker: Access to health care is a basic right.
    Don Berwick: Institute for Healthcare Improvement: focus on quality.
    Steve Grossman: Workplace wellness programs are a good investment.
    Don Berwick: Triple Aim strategy: improve experience, health, and cost.
    Don Berwick: Explore single payer system in Massachusetts.
Homeland Security
    Steve Grossman: Unwavering advocate for veterans and their families.
    Steve Grossman: Welcome Home Bonus Program: financial support for veterans.
Immigration
    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.
    Martha Coakley: Opposed services for illegal immigrants; now supports them.
    Steve Grossman: Local police helping deport illegals is a "blunt instrument".
Jobs
    Bob Massie: Supports $15 per hour minimum wage ballot question.
    Jay Gonzalez: Raise minimum wage; support paid family leave.
    Setti Warren: Unions let workers fight economic inequality.
    Setti Warren: $15 minimum wage and paid family leave.
    Steve Grossman: A million MA workers have no earned sick time.
    Don Berwick: No one answer to job creation: appoint Czar of Adaptations.
Local Issues
    Charlie Baker: One casino is best, but vote "no" on casino repeal.
    Don Berwick: Casino gambling cannibalizes the Lottery and costs jobs.
    Don Berwick: Only Democrat in race to oppose Gaming Act.
    Steve Grossman: Repatriate money from Connecticut's casinos.
    Don Berwick: Supports offshore wind farms.
Principles & Values
    Setti Warren: Supports 5 out of 8 of ORMA's "People's Platform".
    Martha Coakley: I know how tough my 2010 Senate loss was for many people.
    Steve Grossman: We need a job creator, not a prosecutor, for governor.
    Don Berwick: Son of a Connecticut doctor; attended med school in Boston.
    Don Berwick: OpEd: "The second most dangerous man in America".
    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.
Technology
    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.
    Don Berwick: $600M via gas tax indexing for transportation financing.
    Steve Grossman: Create 50,000 "lab coat"-manufacturing jobs.
    Don Berwick: Nurture public transportation, resist fare increases.
    Don Berwick: Safe, convenient, responsive, reliable transportation system.
    Don Berwick: Switch from gas tax to pay-per-use fees on mileage.
    Martha Coakley: Supports commuter rail for the South Coast.
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.
    Charlie Baker: Raise both minimum wage & Earned Income Tax Credit.
    Don Berwick: All means all: focus on equality and poverty.


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  • Jesse Gordon Massachusetts Editor-in-Chief of OnTheIssues.org
  • Martha Coakley Massachusetts Democratic Challenger
  • Setti Warren Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
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