Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
| Fire and Fury,|
by Michael Wolff (2018)
| Trump Revealed,|
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
| 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)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
|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)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| 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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
News coverage of political history from 1960-1969
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OnTheIssues includes historical political excerpts to highlight past presidents and other historical figures from the
Historical 1960s excerpts:
- PNHP.org citing Associated Press, Physicians for a National Health Program, "Dr. Martin Luther King on health care injustice," downloaded 3/1/2023, (Link)
- Terrapro Solutions, "Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Champion of Climate Justice," January 16, 2023, (Link)
- CNN, "What Martin Luther King Jr. said about voting rights and why celebration without legislation dishonors his legacy," by Brandon Tensley, January 17, 2022, (Link)
- The Philadelphia Citizen, "Between King And Guns," by James Peterson, Jan. 17, 2022, (Link)
- NPR, "Martin Luther King Jr.'s Vision For Economic Justice," January 18, 2021, (Link)
- Scientific American, "Let's Defund the Pentagon, Too," by John Horgan, July 8, 2020, (Link)
- The Advocate, "Martin Luther King's Views on Gay People," by Bayard Rustin, January 21 2019, (Link)
- Federal Reserve of Atlanta, "Introduction to International Trade," by Lesley Mace, March 2016, (Link)
- Huffington Post, "Martin Luther King and Immigrants' Rights," by Obery M. Hendricks, Jan 17, 2016, (Link)
- Good Faith Media, "Martin Luther King Jr.: Religious Freedom Champion," by Zach Dawes Jr, Jan 19, 2015, (Link)
- NOLA.com, "Martin Luther King Jr. explicitly supported what's now called affirmative action," by Jarvis DeBerry, APR 29, 2014, (Link)
- Stanford University, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, "Beyond Vietnam," April 4, 1967, (Link)
- PlannedParenthood.org: The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Upon Accepting "The Planned Parenthood Federation of America Margaret Sanger Award," May 5, 1966, (Link)
- USAPatriotism.org, "Speeches: 'I Have A Dream,' by Martin Luther King, Jr.," August 28, 1963, (Link)
- Harvard Kennedy School of Government JFK Library, "Letter from Birmingham City Jail," April 16, 1963, (Link)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Dwight Eisenhower: Population control abroad is not a US responsibility.
Ronald Reagan: As CA governor, reluctantly signed Therapeutic Abortion bill.
Martin Luther King: Family planning profoundly important for decent life.
Budget & Economy|
John F. Kennedy: All presidents outspend their predecessors.
Martin Luther King: We must now begin to organize for guaranteed annual income.
Lyndon Johnson: We Democrats feel sorry for gays; it's an illness.
John F. Kennedy: Executive action for immediate civil rights progress.
Strom Thurmond: 22-hour filibuster against 1957 Civil Rights Act.
Martin Luther King: Compensatory treatment for past wrongs is justified.
Martin Luther King: Rustin being gay not a problem for King but for the movement.
Richard Nixon: 1968: Started "law-&-order" plank to gain Southern Whites.
John F. Kennedy: Aid to Education Bill defeated when private schools excluded.
John F. Kennedy: 1963 Higher Education Act: more grants; more colleges.
Energy & Oil|
Martin Luther King: Move toward renewable and environmentally safe energy.
John F. Kennedy: Invest in facilities for the important resources of the seas.
Dwight Eisenhower: OpEd: Organized Bay of Pigs invasion that JFK carried out.
Richard Nixon: Coined term "Domino Theory": defend against Asian Communism.
Richard Nixon: 1960: Krushchev's grandchildren will live in freedom.
Richard Nixon: OpEd: Organized Bay of Pigs invasion that JFK carried out.
Ayn Rand: Withdraw from UN; sever relations with USSR.
John F. Kennedy: 1961: Created the Peace Corps.
Martin Luther King: Every morning you've depended on more than half the world.
Richard Nixon: 1960s Enemies List: 20 journalists & public officials.
Martin Luther King: One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
Martin Luther King: I was much more afraid when I had a gun in my house.
Ayn Rand: Imposing Medicare regiments and destroys medical science.
Martin Luther King: Injustice in health is most shocking, inhuman inequality.
Dwight Eisenhower: 1961: Be wary of the military-industrial complex.
Richard Nixon: 1969: Doing away with draft undercut antiwar movement.
Gerald Ford: Warren Commission: no conspiracy on JFK killing.
Martin Luther King: Military adventures draw money like demonic suction tube.
Martin Luther King: Anyone living in US can't be an outsider within its bounds.
Principles & Values|
Richard Nixon: Ran for CA governor in 1962 instead of President in 1964.
Richard Nixon: 1960: Candidacy supported by Eisenhower, but not on hustings.
Richard Nixon: 1965: Encouraged young graduates to run for Congress.
John F. Kennedy: 1960: US is standing still & suffering lowered prestige.
Lyndon Johnson: 1960 ideological balance: Voted opposite JFK 264 times.
Saul Alinsky: Liberals desire progress; conservatives prefer status quo.
Newt Gingrich: 1960: first political activism: student volunteer for Nixon.
Hillary Clinton: 1960s: Rejected as applicant to NASA; women not allowed.
Hillary Clinton: 1969: Criticized Senator's speech as lacking relevance.
Martin Luther King: Church is conscience of the state, not master or servant.
Martin Luther King: I have a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
John F. Kennedy: 1961: liberalize social security to help end recession.
John F. Kennedy: 1961: We need tax cut to keep drive from running out of gas.
Richard Nixon: 1969: Moonwalk made heavens become part of man's world.
Richard Nixon: 1969: Moon landing culminated program begun in 1957, not JFK.
Richard Nixon: 1968: Built campaign strategy around controlling television.
War & Peace|
Dwight Eisenhower: 1966: Any action to win in Vietnam, even nukes.
Dwight Eisenhower: LBJ should formulate a "more sensible" policy on Vietnam.
Richard Nixon: 1968: Secret plan to end war morphed to secret bombings.
Richard Nixon: Iraq has threatened Kuwait since 1960s.
Richard Nixon: Supported 1960 CIA-backed invasion of Cuba.
Richard Nixon: 1965: If we give up Vietnam, Pacific Ocean becomes a Red Sea.
Ayn Rand: Moral right, but not duty, to invade totalitarian states.
John F. Kennedy: Trading missiles in Cuba for Jupiters in Turkey is a threat.
Martin Luther King: Called for unilateral ceasefire in Vietnam War.
The above quotations are from News coverage of political history from 1960-1969.
Books and speeches for 1960s political history:
- A Thousand Days, by Arthur Schlesinger
- My Brother Lyndon, by Sam Houston Johnson
- The Burden and the Glory, by Allan Nevins
- Kennedy & Nixon, by Chris Matthews
- The Making of the President 1960, by Theodore H. White
- A Nation of Immigrants, by John F. Kennedy
- Passage of Power, by Robert Caro
- The Ayn Rand Library, by Ayn Rand
- Pres. Kennedy's of the Union messages to Congress, 1961-1963
- Pres. Johnson's State of the Union messages to Congress, 1964-1969
- Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, edited by Michael Beschloss
- Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson, by Eric F. Goldman
- The Virtue of Selfishness, by Nathaniel Brandon and Ayn Rand