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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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Civil Rights
    Ronald Reagan: Gay teachers should not advocate their lifestyle to students.
    Jimmy Carter: ERA is about women's rights, not gay rights nor abortion.
    Gerald Ford: Face up to gay rights as a serious problem.
    George Bush Sr.: Churches & private schools provide 93% of education funding.
    Richard Nixon: Non-public schools save taxpayers $3B per year.
    Lyndon Johnson: Raise standards of public education.
    John F. Kennedy: Comprehensive education from pre-school to post-college.
Energy & Oil
    George Bush Sr.: Rely on the magic of the marketplace for energy strategy.
    Richard Nixon: Comprehensive program including coal gas, solar & geothermal.
    John F. Kennedy: Supplement oil resources with atomic energy.
    George Bush Sr.: Look for common ground: economic growth & clean environment.
    Richard Nixon: Built the SST; environmental concerns will be met.
    Richard Nixon: Establish the Environmental Protection Agency.
    Lyndon Johnson: Focus academics on man's mastery of his environment.
    John F. Kennedy: Youth Conservation Corps: develop outdoor resources.
    John F. Kennedy: Invest in facilities for the important resources of the seas.
Foreign Policy
    George Bush Sr.: New World Order: open borders; open trade; open minds.
    George Bush Sr.: New World Order: open borders; open trade; open minds.
Health Care
    George Bush Sr.: Let people buy into Medicaid; no mandated insurance.
    Gerald Ford: Vetoes $550M for public heath services.
    Jimmy Carter: Provide education for undocumented worker-children.
    Gerald Ford: More southern border patrol to stop heroin traffic.
    Richard Nixon: More visas for professionals and for Western Hemisphere.
    Lyndon Johnson: Abolish country-specific discriminatory quotas.
    John F. Kennedy: Remove distinction between native-born & naturalized citizen.
Tax Reform
    Gerald Ford: $16B rebate of personal & corporate taxes, as stimulus.
    Richard Nixon: Technology misused damages environment; but can restore it.

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