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)
(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)
Heidi Wellman: Oppose abortion as an unrestricted right.
Bruce Skarin: Reduce abortions without infringing women's rights to decide.
Brian Herr: Supports abortion rights.
Geoff Diehl: Conscientious taxpayer objection to abortion.
Elizabeth Warren: No Supreme Court nominees who oppose legal abortion.
Scott Brown: I'm pro-choice but anti-Elena Kagan.
Scott Brown: Birth control ok, but don't force churches to provide it.
Scott Brown: I'm a moderate pro-choice Republican & always have been.
Budget & Economy|
Beth Lindstrom: Helped reduce needless business regulations to increase jobs.
Heidi Wellman: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
Bruce Skarin: Top priority: national debt; fiscal conservative.
Elizabeth Warren: Balanced approach to deficit reduction.
Scott Brown: Stop dividing Americans into haves and have-nots.
Heidi Wellman: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
Geoff Diehl: Elizabeth Warren wrongfully claimed a minority appointment.
Beth Lindstrom: Supports state law legalizing same sex marriage.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Only a real Indian can defeat a fake Indian.
Shiva Ayyadurai: It's about free speech, not against Black Lives Matter.
Bruce Skarin: I am not just a supporter, but an advocate for gay rights.
Brian Herr: Supports gay marriage as an issue of equal rights.
Elizabeth Warren: We need a reliable vote for equal pay for equal work.
Richard Tisei: Voted NO on defining marriage as one man and one woman.
Richard Tisei: Opposed $200K reduction to blind job program.
Richard Tisei: Supported $900K for disability & mentoring aid.
Richard Tisei: Opposed "Turning 22" mental disability program.
Beth Lindstrom: Cut corporate taxes.
Heidi Wellman: Accountability of current program funds.
Geoff Diehl: Get government off the back of small business.
Allen Waters: Free enterprise with lower taxes is the key.
Brian Herr: 29 years in the commercial construction business.
Elizabeth Warren: FactCheck: Insurers should pay victims, plus future immunity.
Elizabeth Warren: Criminal justice system is racist front to back.
Heidi Wellman: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
Geoff Diehl: Recognize National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Karyn Polito: Opposed funding Mass Correctional Legal Services.
Richard Tisei: Opposed funding Mass Correctional Legal Services.
Heidi Wellman: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
John Kingston: Focus on opioid crisis instead of divisive rhetoric.
Allen Waters: Demand for drugs by whites is putting more blacks in jail.
Heidi Wellman: Vouchers for school choice.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Educational-industrial complex not yielding skilled students.
Geoff Diehl: Charter schools have more flexibility.
Allen Waters: No free college, no government loans.
Allen Waters: More choice, more charter schools.
Karyn Polito: Opposed federal school breakfast supplement.
Richard Tisei: Opposed federal school breakfast supplement.
Energy & Oil|
Heidi Wellman: Oppose prioritizing green energy.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Innovation, not regulation.
Geoff Diehl: Fought linking gas tax hikes to inflation.
Bruce Skarin: Top priority: combatting global climate change.
Gabriel Gomez: I believe that there is global warming.
Mike Lee: I believe that there is global warming.
Scott Brown: I'm no friend of big oil; I'm a friend of the motorist.
Scott Brown: Ease up on big oil companies to avoid high price of gasoline.
Heidi Wellman: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
Shiva Ayyadurai: GMOs are destroying our health; establish safety standards.
John Kingston: Oppose subsidies of uneconomic green technologies.
Geoff Diehl: Compromise on allowing fishing despite fraud in reporting.
Richard Tisei: Supported cuts in Water Management Act enforcement.
Families & Children|
Allen Waters: Believes in traditional American values.
Heidi Wellman: American Exceptionalism is too vague.
Allen Waters: Supports Israel and settler movement.
Heidi Wellman: Support & expand free trade.
Richard Tisei: Voted YES on International Trade Council to promote exports.
Heidi Wellman: Oppose making voter registration easier.
Geoff Diehl: Term limits for U. S. Senate; no career politicians.
John Kingston: Washington is broken: term limits for members of Congress.
Beth Lindstrom: For Congressional term limits.
Heidi Wellman: Term limits for US Congress.
Geoff Diehl: More public access; more checks on state spending.
Shiva Ayyadurai: We need term limits against lobbyists & career politician.
Bruce Skarin: Campaign finance reform to end pervasive corruption.
Brian Herr: Reduce non-military federal workforce by 15% via attrition.
Brian Herr: If we want new ideas, send new people, via term limits.
Brian Herr: If we want new ideas in Washington, we must send new people.
Heidi Wellman: Absolute right to gun ownership.
Heidi Wellman: National gun license initiative.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Protect constitutional gun rights.
Allen Waters: Opposes strengthening gun laws.
Geoff Diehl: Unwavering support for gun rights.
Brian Herr: People have a right to defend themselves and their property.
Gabriel Gomez: Start with expanded background check tied to mental health.
Mike Lee: Expanded background check first, not assault weapon ban.
Elizabeth Warren: Extend the federal assault weapons ban.
Scott Brown: Extend the state assault weapons ban, but not federal.
Scott Brown: Reliably pro-gun, but opposed right-to-carry reciprocity.
Heidi Wellman: Oppose ObamaCare.
Beth Lindstrom: Bipartisan cooperation instead of socialized medicine.
Shiva Ayyadurai: More choice in healthcare, including Ancient Eastern.
Geoff Diehl: Reduce the number of healthcare mandates.
Geoff Diehl: Opposes single-payer healthcare.
Elizabeth Warren: ObamaCare provides free preventive care for women.
Elizabeth Warren: No privatizing Medicare, nor voucher program.
Richard Tisei: Voted YES on Constitutional call for universal health care.
Richard Tisei: Opposed tax credits for all smoking regulation costs.
Richard Tisei: Supported $10M cut in the uncompensated care pool.
Allen Waters: Congress needs to act on the shameful treatment of veterans.
Heidi Wellman: Expand the military.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Deliver services that our vets need and have been denied.
Geoff Diehl: 10-point plan to improve veterans' health care & development.
Brian Herr: Hiring freeze for all non-military personnel.
Elizabeth Warren: Reduce size of standing army to reduce deficit.
Heidi Wellman: Oppose pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Beth Lindstrom: Against sanctuary cities.
Heidi Wellman: Refugees must be vetted for threats.
Shiva Ayyadurai: We need secure borders & clear enforcement.
Geoff Diehl: Build wall; fight illegal immigration.
Brian Herr: Create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
Mike Lee: I will make the "gang of eight" into a "gang of nine".
Elizabeth Warren: Strongly supports the DREAM Act.
Scott Brown: DREAM Act provides "back door amnesty".
Elizabeth Warren: Support the DREAM Act: Let kids stay.
Richard Tisei: Opposed two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only.
Heidi Wellman: Oppose affirmative action in hiring.
Brian Herr: Member of the Repeal The Casino Deal Leadership Team.
Ed Markey: Lead petitioner on ballot question mandating sick time.
Scott Brown: Proud union member.
Richard Tisei: Voted NO on early retirement for MWRA-work-related cancer.
Principles & Values|
Elizabeth Warren: DNA test shows Native American ancestry generations back.
Elizabeth Warren: Globe review: no use of Native American heritage in hiring.
Heidi Wellman: Keep God in the public sphere.
Mike Lee: Give me 17 months and I will achieve bipartisanship.
Elizabeth Warren: My Indian heritage played no role in Harvard hiring.
Elizabeth Warren: My family is part Cherokee and I can't change who I am.
Elizabeth Warren: My father's family rejected my mother's Indian heritage.
Scott Brown: Warren claims Native American; but you can see she is not.
Elizabeth Warren: I know I'm 1/32 Cherokee because my mother told me so.
Heidi Wellman: Don't privatize Social Security.
Elizabeth Warren: No unnecessary cuts or risky privatization schemes.
Allen Waters: Advocate of FairTax system, pay taxes only on what you buy.
Heidi Wellman: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Low taxes for innovators & job creators.
Geoff Diehl: Voted against all tax increases.
Brian Herr: Proposition 2-1/2 tax under-ride: reduce taxes by $1.2M.
Bruce Skarin: Decrease income tax; increase gas tax.
Scott Brown: Never raise taxes in a recession; it hurts job creators.
Elizabeth Warren: Stop protecting loopholes for millionaires.
Scott Brown: Guilty as charged: I don't want to raise taxes.
Scott Brown: I'm not going to raise taxes on our job creators.
Richard Tisei: Voted YES on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax.
Richard Tisei: Voted NO on emerging technologies, math & science Fund.
War & Peace|
Beth Lindstrom: Why is Sen. Warren dissing U.S. foreign policy in China?
Heidi Wellman: They're not merely "foreign entanglements".
Shiva Ayyadurai: Expose the war in Iraq as a fake war.
Elizabeth Warren: Bring US troops home from Afghanistan before 2014.
Scott Brown: Rely on guidance from generals about Afghanistan withdrawal.
Elizabeth Warren: Take nothing off the table with Iran's nuclear weapon.
Scott Brown: No nuance with Iran: no nuclear weapons.
Welfare & Poverty|
Richard Tisei: Voted NO on allowing parents on welfare to attend school.