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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)
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)

Book Reviews

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Vox Media (news website)


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    Articles in Vox.com blog:
  • "Sen. David Perdue's racist treatment of Sen. Kamala Harris's name was all too familiar," by Li Zhouli, Oct 18, 2020
  • "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the future of the left," by Aaron Ross Coleman, Aug 22, 2020
  • "Joe Biden likes you," by Ezra Klein, 8/21/20
  • "5 winners and 4 losers from the last night of the Democratic convention," by D.Matthews, D.Scott, L.Zhou, Z.Beauchamp, G.Lopez, E.VanDerWerff, E.Stewart, E.Nilsen, & I.Millhiser, 8/21/20
  • "Andrew Yang said the smartest thing about Biden at the DNC," by Zack Beauchamp, Aug 20, 2020
  • "Warren's bold plan to crack down on corruption in Washington, explained," by Ella Nilsenella, Sep. 16, 2019
  • "Wayne Messam's key policy proposals, briefly explained", by Sean Collins, 7/2/2019
  • "The 20-year argument between Biden and Warren over bankruptcy," by Matthew Yglesias, May 6, 2019
  • "Democrats are increasingly critical of Israel. Not Pete Buttigieg," by Alex Ward, 4/3/2019
  • "Trump's decision to cut off aid to 3 Central American countries, explained," by Dara Lind, Apr 1, 2019
  • "An abortion clinic is suing to open in Pete Buttigieg's city," by Anna North, 3/27/2019
  • "Meet the first Democrat running for president on climate change," by David Roberts, Mar 1, 2019
  • "That time Donald Trump proposed a 14.5 percent wealth tax", by Matthew Yglesias, Jan 31, 2019
  • "5 anti-poverty plans from 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, explained," by Dylan Matthews, Jan 30, 2019
  • "Elizabeth Warren's proposed tax on enormous fortunes, explained," by Matthew Yglesias, Jan 24, 2019
  • (On Brett Kavanaugh): Vox.com on lead-up to SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing, 9/5/2018
  • (On Charles Schumer & Martin Heinrich): Vox.com on 2018 New Mexico Senate race, 8/28/2018
  • (On Brett Kavanaugh): Vox.com on lead-up to SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing, 7/12/2018
  • (On Tom Wolf & John Fetterman): Vox.com on 2018 Pennsylvania gubernatorial race, 5/16/2018
  • WV-Senate, "Ojeda's win gives Democrats their best chance to turn coal country blue," by Alexia Fern├índez Campbell, May 9, 2018
  • (On Bernie Sanders): Vox.com 2015 coverage of 2016 presidential hopefuls, 7/28/2015
  • (On Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, Scott Walker & Ted Cruz): Vox.com coverage of 2015 Conservative Political Action Conf., 2/27/2015
  • (On Antonio Villaraigosa): Voxxi.com on 2014 California governor's race, 9/2/2012
  • (On Cynthia Nixon): Jen Kirby in Vox.com on 2018 New York gubernatorial race, 3/22/2018
  • (On Bob Casey): Jeff Stein in Vox.com, "TrumpCare dead", 3/29/2017
  • (On Claire McCaskill & Cory Booker): Jeff Stein in Vox.com, "TrumpCare dead", 3/29/2017
  • (On Donald Trump): Timothy A. Clary on Vox.com, Donald Trump's Black Outreach, 9/17/2016

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Pete Buttigieg: Abortion is a woman's choice, not a political statement.
Budget & Economy
    Donald Trump: 1999: one-time wealth tax on top 1% to reduce national debt.
    Charles Schumer: Measure distribution of growth, not just overall GDP growth.
    Martin Heinrich: Measure distribution of growth, not just overall GDP growth.
Civil Rights
    Wanda Vazquez Garced: Oversaw budget cuts to groups serving battered women.
    Jay Inslee: Statehood for DC & Puerto Rico; they deserve representation.
Corporations
    Brett Kavanaugh: Federal regulatory agencies are threat to individual liberty.
Crime
    Wanda Vazquez Garced: May have meddled in theft investigation at daughter's home.
    Wanda Vazquez Garced: Didn't investigate corruption over hurricane relief.
    Kamala Harris: I chose the unpopular thing to NOT seek the death penalty.
    Tom Wolf: Moratorium on death penalty; reprieves to death-row inmates.
Education
    Wayne Messam: One-time forgiveness of student debt, increase Pell Grants.
    Joe Biden: 2005: no bankruptcy for student loans; 2015: student relief.
    Richard Ojeda: Outspoken support for teachers during strike.
Energy & Oil
    Andrew Yang: Decarbonize US economy by 2035.
    Jay Inslee: Fighting climate change must be top goal of next president.
    Jay Inslee: Supported renewable portfolio; supports Green New Deal.
    John Fetterman: Fracking acceptable if it brings thousands of jobs.
    Donald Trump: End war on coal: it's important for our defense.
    Pope Francis: Climate change is a critical problem that must be addressed.
Foreign Policy
    Veronica Escobar: Puerto Rico still rebuilding after 2017 Hurricane Maria.
    Donald Trump: Treat foes of US worse than they could ever imagine.
    Lincoln Chafee: After Iraq war, we have to repair American credibility.
    Carly Fiorina: I know the leaders of the Mideast; Obama & Hillary do not.
Government Reform
    Elizabeth Warren: End corruption of government by corporations & billionaires.
    Cynthia Nixon: Main focus of campaign is exposing ongoing corruption.
Gun Control
    Veronica Escobar: Hate speech stokes gun violence and mass shootings.
    Wayne Messam: No guns for mentally ill, domestic abusers, watch lists.
    Brett Kavanaugh: Banning semiautomatic rifles & handgun registration unlawful.
    Donald Trump: Teachers with gun training should be allowed to carry.
Health Care
    Jay Inslee: Implemented statewide public option within ObamaCare.
    Jay Inslee: Medicare for all who want it: opt-in, not mandate.
    Bob Casey: Defend ObamaCare instead of single-payer.
    Claire McCaskill: Keep options open, instead of single-payer.
    Cory Booker: Ok to consider single-payer, but I'm not behind it.
Homeland Security
    Pete Buttigieg: Be serious about security like Israel, but live freely.
Immigration
    Veronica Escobar: In America, diversity makes us stronger.
    Donald Trump: Cut off aid $700M to Central American Northern Triangle.
    Pope Francis: Opposes border wall between US and Mexico.
    Pope Francis: Vocal advocate for the plight of refugees.
    Bernie Sanders: Open borders for guest workers pushes down U.S. worker wages.
Jobs
    Veronica Escobar: Raise the federal minimum wage.
    John Fetterman: Raise minimum wage to $15 per hour.
    Tom Wolf: Raised minimum wage from $7 to $10 per hour.
    Scott Walker: Right-to-work rules stand up for the hardworking taxpayers.
Principles & Values
    David Perdue: Mocked Kamala Harris's first name at Trump rally.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Trump represents fascism in the United States.
    Joe Biden: Member of the same club: those who stutter.
    Adam Schiff: Trump accepting assistance from Russians is criminal.
    Ricky Rossello: Leak of bigoted, vulgar messages leads to protests.
    John Fetterman: Beat establishment incumbent as Bernie Sanders progressive.
    Chris Christie: Sometimes must tell constituents to sit down & shut up.
    Ted Cruz: I'm despised by GOP establishment, but so was Reagan.
Tax Reform
    Joe Biden: Tax code shouldn't reward wealth more than work.
    Donald Trump: Comparison of Warren wealth tax to Trump wealth tax.
    Elizabeth Warren: Comparison of Trump wealth tax to Warren wealth tax.
    Elizabeth Warren: Curb inequality: 2% tax on assets over $50M; 3% over $1B.
    Richard Ojeda: Raise taxes on natural gas companies building pipelines.
    Donald Trump: People want tax cuts; don't understand tax reform.
Technology
    Jay Inslee: Requires major rebuilding of America, means new jobs.
War & Peace
    Donald Trump: To eradicate ISIS, we need action, not talk.
    Lincoln Chafee: Calls drone strikes "extrajudicial assassinations".
    Barack Obama: ISIS, like the Crusades, doesn't mean religion is violent.
Welfare & Poverty
    Elizabeth Warren: Bankruptcy filers are squeezed by economy, not irresponsible.
    Joe Biden: 2005 Bankruptcy bill was flawed, but my input made it better.
    Cory Booker: HOME Act: $134 billion a year via EITC for people in poverty.
    Kamala Harris: LIFT Act and Rent Relief: $42 billion to people in poverty.
    Ro Khanna: GAIN Act: $111 billion a year for people in poverty.
    Sherrod Brown: GAIN Act: $111 billion a year for people in poverty.
    Donald Trump: Rebuild our black inner cities, which are so sad.


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