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)
Clay Higgins: 96 million children have been murdered in the womb.
Thomas Clements: Supreme Court has ruled on abortion.
David Vitter: I'm endorsed by pro-life groups; my rivals not 100% pro-life.
David Vitter: No exceptions for rape or incest victims.
Jay Dardenne: Sweeping ban on human cloning would harm medical research.
Jay Dardenne: Exceptions for rape & incest victims are ok.
John Bel Edwards: Provide alternatives to Planned Parenthood before blocking.
David Vitter: Supported by anti-abortion group Louisiana Right to Life.
David Vitter: Promote a positive culture of life.
Ralph Abraham: A child's life begins at conception.
Garret Graves: Human life begins at conception.
Ralph Abraham: Human life begins at conception.
Buddy Roemer: Tight limits on abortion are unconstitutionally restrictive.
Jeff Landry: Life is a gift from God; encourage adoption.
Budget & Economy|
Clay Higgins: Insidious lust for power and money drives deficit spending.
Mike Johnson: Balance the budget; reduce licensing requirements.
John Neely Kennedy: Balanced budget amendment to restore fiscal responsibility.
John Bel Edwards: Blind allegiance to Grover Norquist cripples our economy.
Garret Graves: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
Ralph Abraham: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
Charles Melancon: Stimulus package will avoid God-awful recession like 1980s.
Charles Melancon: TARP package will avoid depression from doing nothing.
David Vitter: Stimulus package won't lead to significant job creation.
David Vitter: TARP package will expand power & role of federal government.
John Neely Kennedy: Be concerned about economy, but not scared.
Mary Landrieu: Opposed $700 billion bailout; not enough taxpayer safeguards.
Clay Higgins: FactCheck: Biblical marriage includes polygamy and chattel.
Clay Higgins: I define marriage Biblically: one man and one woman.
Foster Campbell: Oppose same-sex marriage, but respect Supreme Court ruling.
Thomas Clements: Support Equal Rights Amendment.
Thomas Clements: Get government out of marriage business.
John Bel Edwards: Supreme Court decided: issue same-sex marriage licenses.
Garret Graves: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
Ralph Abraham: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
Jeff Landry: Keep traditional marriage as one man and one woman.
Charles Melancon: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act fights women's discrimination.
David Vitter: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a trial lawyer bonanza.
Jay Dardenne: OpEd: Mixed record on gender identity issues.
John Bel Edwards: Provide regulatory relief for small business.
John Bel Edwards: 80% of C-corps pay no state tax; that's just not right.
Thomas Clements: Eliminate corporate tax to create jobs & avoid more debt.
Charles Melancon: Supported $30 billion small-business lending fund.
David Vitter: Small Business Tax and Lending Bill is a government bailout.
John Neely Kennedy: Disallow bank getting so big that its failure wrecks economy.
John Bel Edwards: Reduce incarceration rate of non-violent offenders.
Clay Higgins: Resounding voice for the Thin Blue Line.
Clay Higgins: Penitentiaries should be for PENITENCE, not punishment.
Foster Campbell: Death penalty yes; alternatives yes; mandatory minimums no.
Thomas Clements: Unconstitutionally strict punishment is˙a problem.
John Bel Edwards: Blue Lives Matter: targeting police officer is a hate crime.
John Bel Edwards: End tax giveaways but keep funding for first responders.
David Vitter: More community crime tips; more DNA testing; more options.
David Vitter: Keep state police presence in New Orleans' French Quarter.
Jay Dardenne: Let New Orleans police itself; remove state police sometime.
John Bel Edwards: Let New Orleans police itself; remove state police soon.
Bobby Jindal: Crack down on the horrific crime of human sex trafficking.
Thomas Clements: Marijuana is a benefit to people's health.
Charles Boustany: Consistently votes against marijuana reform.
John Fleming: OpEd: One of few remaining "reefer madness" legislators.
Jay Dardenne: Opposes legalizing marijuana.
John Bel Edwards: Opposes legalizing marijuana.
David Vitter: Strengthen penalties against meth and heroin dealers.
Clay Higgins: Dismantle Common Core; dismantle Education Department.
Clay Higgins: College education has become more of burden than benefit.
Foster Campbell: Fight for public schools with $1 billion Excellence Fund.
Thomas Clements: Supports homeschooling and vouchers.
Jay Dardenne: Common Core's high standards move LA in the right direction.
Jay Dardenne: TOPS cannot be sustained without capping costs.
David Vitter: Get Louisiana out of Common Core.
John Bel Edwards: Replace Common Core with more K-12 school funding.
David Vitter: No federal incentives to get states to adopt Common Core.
Garret Graves: Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core.
Ralph Abraham: Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core.
Bobby Jindal: $141M more to train students for the jobs of the future.
Jeff Landry: Empower parents with home school, charters, & church schools.
Energy & Oil|
Clay Higgins: Do more in DC to help the oil & gas industry.
Mike Johnson: Further expand our domestic oil and natural gas production.
Mike Johnson: CAFE standards add $3,800 to price of every new vehicle.
Foster Campbell: Build Keystone pipeline; no farcking regulation for now.
Foster Campbell: Regulate greenhouse gases; incentivize reducing emissions.
Thomas Clements: No cap and trade; no taxing carbon emissions.
Garret Graves: No federal subsidies for wind & solar.
Ralph Abraham: No federal subsidies for wind & solar.
Bill Cassidy: Don't pick winners & losers in energy market.
Buddy Roemer: Railed against ethanol subsidies in Iowa.
Jeff Landry: Drill here, drill now; not cap-and-trade.
Charles Melancon: Congressional trip to Antarctica to study global warming.
Charles Melancon: Funnel BP oil-leak penalties into coastal restoration.
Mary Landrieu: Proud of expanding oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
John Neely Kennedy: Incentives for non-petroleum automobiles are a tax increase.
John Neely Kennedy: More domestic drilling, including in Gulf of Mexico & ANWR.
Mary Landrieu: Member of bipartisan “Gang of 10” for comprehensive oil plan.
Mary Landrieu: Voted against allowing exploration in oil shale in Colorado.
Foster Campbell: Charge 6.25% oil refining tax and wipe out income tax.
Foster Campbell: 3% tax on hydrocarbon processing facilities.
Clay Higgins: Pipe system to replenish river silt & fight coastal erosion.
Mike Johnson: National Environmental Policy is needless red tape.
Thomas Clements: States should deal with water quality not federal EPA.
David Vitter: Coastal restoration with private funding.
Jay Dardenne: Coastal restoration with federal funding.
John Bel Edwards: Mississippi River diversion: backbone to coastal restoration.
David Vitter: Drafted hurricane protection & flood control bill.
Rob Maness: Reject Katrina aid bill if pork-laden with other projects.
David Vitter: Introduced bill to extend National Flood Insurance Program.
John Neely Kennedy: Wetlands will wash away before 2017 coastal protection.
Foster Campbell: Ban possession of dogfighting paraphernalia.
Murphy Foster: Ban possession of dogfighting paraphernalia.
Families & Children|
John Bel Edwards: Family Services placed 735 kids in foster homes despite cuts.
John Bel Edwards: Catholic upbringing shapes commitments to community & family.
David Vitter: Prostitute was "serious sin" but made me a better family man.
Clay Higgins: Russia is a Christian ally to be handled with caution.
Clay Higgins: The United Nations compromises our sovereignty.
Foster Campbell: Keep allies involved, but heed advice of military experts.
Foster Campbell: U.S. should remain in the United Nations.
John Neely Kennedy: Radical Islamic fundamentalists despise our core values.
Thomas Clements: Foreign aid spending only to protect US interests.
John Fleming: Defund the Syrian refugee influx.
Clay Higgins: TPP is massive transfer of American wealth to Pacific Rim.
Charles Boustany: 2013: Supported TPP; 2016: too many concessions.
Foster Campbell: TPP is skewed to the advantage of big business.
John Fleming: TPP means open season on American jobs.
John Neely Kennedy: TPP lacks safeguards against currency manipulation.
Joseph Cao: No trade deal with Vietnam due to human rights abuses.
Rob Maness: Criticized TPP for its closed-door negotiations.
Thomas Clements: No restrictions on trade, but no corporatism.
Charles Boustany: Yes to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
John Fleming: No to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
Foster Campbell: 10 year ban on lobbying for ex-members of congress.
Thomas Clements: Term limits for Congress; but voter ID too.
Jay Dardenne: Tighten disclosure rules for lobbyists, to limit influence.
David Vitter: Led and won the fight for state term limits.
David Vitter: Term limits instead of automatic pay raises for Congress.
Jay Dardenne: Don't bring dysfunctional Washington politics to Louisiana.
Ralph Abraham: Term limits for Congress, plus no salary.
Garret Graves: Require photo ID for voting.
Ralph Abraham: Require photo ID for voting.
Buddy Roemer: Won Governor & House seat with voluntary contribution limit.
John Neely Kennedy: No pay-for-play; campaign contributions notwithstanding.
Mary Landrieu: I have delivered for Louisiana; send me back for more.
Foster Campbell: Bar election officials from campaigning for candidates.
Foster Campbell: Increase legislator limit from 5 bills to 15 per session.
Clay Higgins: We already have reasonable limits on 2nd Amendment rights.
Foster Campbell: Enforce the gun laws we already have on the books.
Foster Campbell: Generally opposes additional gun control measures.
Thomas Clements: Second Amendment is the law of the land.
John Fleming: Perennial A rating from the NRA.
John Bel Edwards: I support gun rights, unlike national Democrats.
Ralph Abraham: We must protect our right to bear arms.
Garret Graves: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
Ralph Abraham: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
Jeff Landry: Fight to preserve and protect the Second Amendment rights.
Murphy Foster: Youth deer hunting season prior to regular season.
Foster Campbell: Youth deer hunting season prior to regular season.
John Bel Edwards: Medicaid expansion addresses opioid crisis.
John Bel Edwards: Medicaid expansion reduced uninsured by 43% & saved $200M.
Clay Higgins: Repeal ObamaCare's 2800 pages of unintelligible psychobabble.
Mike Johnson: Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered, market-based plan.
Thomas Clements: Cost is the only thing that has expanded under ObamaCare.
Jay Dardenne: I would accept Medicaid expansion, under certain conditions.
David Vitter: Fight to repeal the fatally flawed ObamaCare.
Jay Dardenne: Don't leave LA at the mercy of Washington bureaucrats.
Jay Dardenne: Don't accept Medicaid expansion as-is; get LA waiver.
John Bel Edwards: Don't delay Medicaid expansion; that ties up LA tax dollars.
John Fleming: If Supreme Court bans ObamaCare subsidies, let them die.
Ralph Abraham: Repeal ObamaCare; don't expand Medicaid.
Mary Landrieu: Mandatory quarantine for returning Ebola healthcare workers.
Garret Graves: Repeal ObamaCare.
Ralph Abraham: Repeal ObamaCare.
Rob Maness: ObamaCare is hurting the folks it's trying to help.
Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Promised wrongly that all can keep insurance.
Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
Bill Cassidy: AdWatch: propose ObamaCare-lite plan in state legislature.
Mary Landrieu: Let consumers keep health plans, but only if told options.
Jeff Landry: Nationalized care reduces quality and increases costs.
Charles Melancon: Supports kids on parents' insurance policies until age 26.
David Vitter: Introduced legislation to repeal ObamaCare.
Charles Melancon: Opposed healthcare bill because it didn't work for America.
David Vitter: I fought ObamaCare & I'm still fighting it.
Charles Melancon: ObamaCare costs too much & does too little for middle-class.
David Vitter: ObamaCare injects government into private decisions.
David Vitter: Pushed to allow re-importation of Rx drugs from Canada.
David Vitter: Opposes SCHIP; it subsidizes wealthy states.
John Neely Kennedy: We don't need a military parade to show off American power.
Clay Higgins: I have no problem with FISA: not a secretive rubber-stamp.
Mike Johnson: No cheap talk: grow our local defense establishments.
John Neely Kennedy: Increase size of the military; increase spending for defense.
Thomas Clements: Why do we need military bases in the Phillipines?
David Vitter: Help defense budget, but follow the sequester.
Ralph Abraham: Never forget our veterans: we owe them.
Garret Graves: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
Ralph Abraham: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
Jeff Landry: End the war on terrorism by winning the war.
Clay Higgins: Forgive passive visa overstays; deport aggressive illegals.
Mike Johnson: Strengthen the border with drones, cameras and sensors.
Foster Campbell: No pathway to citizenship without exiting US first.
Foster Campbell: Grant citizenship to children of illegal immigrants.
Thomas Clements: Annex Mexico economically to avoid immigration issues.
David Vitter: Led Senate's Border Security and Enforcement First caucus.
David Vitter: Block federal funds going to sanctuary cities.
Rob Maness: Send unaccompanied minors back to their country of origin.
Garret Graves: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
Ralph Abraham: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
Jeff Landry: Enforce existing laws to close our borders.
Charles Melancon: I have been a staunch hawk on immigration.
Charles Melancon: Supports SCHIP, despite insuring illegal immigrant kids.
David Vitter: TV ad: Melancon puts out a welcome sign for illegal aliens.
Jay Dardenne: Don't increase enforcement against employers of illegals.
John Bel Edwards: Equal pay for women; enact minimum wage.
John Bel Edwards: Close gender wage gap by ending corporate "pay secrecy".
John Bel Edwards: Meaningful increase to the minimum wage.
Foster Campbell: Raise the federal minimum wage.
David Vitter: Create and fund coastal restoration master plan.
Principles & Values|
John Bel Edwards: Only Democratic governor in the Deep South.
Clay Higgins: Freedom OF religion, not the freedom FROM religion.
John Neely Kennedy: Belief in Jesus informs every decision I make.
Thomas Clements: Why not keep God in the public sphere?
Joseph Cao: First Vietnamese-American to serve in Congress.
Rob Maness: Call out those who don't have interests of US & her citizens.
John Neely Kennedy: I speak my mind, & some politicians call me a troublemaker.
John Fleming: Passionate conservative: Obama doesn't share our values.
John Bel Edwards: Four generations of sheriffs in family lineage.
Bill Cassidy: Agrees to one runoff debate; more if Obama visits.
Bill Cassidy: No-show at Senate debate.
Garret Graves: Judeo-Christian framework is moral.
Ralph Abraham: Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat.
Bill Cassidy: AdWatch: Receives ad money from billionaire Koch brothers.
Rob Maness: Support Tea Party challenger for Senate Majority Leader.
Buddy Roemer: Placed third in 1991 re-election bid.
Buddy Roemer: Publicly described himself as "a church-going Methodist boy".
David Vitter: OpEd: robo-response to "Did you break the law" with DC Madam.
Charles Melancon: OpEd: Vitter broke the law, and lied about it, with DC Madam.
Charles Melancon: Ran based on Vitter's integrity issue from call-girl scandal.
John Neely Kennedy: Ran for US Senate in 2004 as Democrat; & endorsed John Kerry.
Foster Campbell: I do not support privatization of Social Security.
Thomas Clements: Privatize Social Security at birth for newborns today.
Jay Dardenne: Merge Elderly Affairs & Veterans Affairs into one department.
John Neely Kennedy: Endorses voluntary private retirement savings accounts.
Mary Landrieu: Credit immigrants for FICA paid while status was illegal.
John Bel Edwards: Reform tax structure or face $1.3B fiscal cliff in 2018.
John Bel Edwards: Reduce sales tax; eliminate federal income tax deductibility.
Clay Higgins: Eliminate the IRS; introduce 15% federal sales tax.
Mike Johnson: Simpler, flatter and fairer tax code will spark new growth.
Foster Campbell: Make sure the super-rich pay their fair share.
Thomas Clements: Flat rate tax with across-the-board reduction.
Ralph Abraham: America has been taxed to the point of bankruptcy.
Charles Melancon: Tax increase on wealthiest taxpayers but not middle-class.
David Vitter: Permanent extension of all Bush tax cuts.
John Neely Kennedy: Cut taxes & stop deficit-spending, to fight economic crisis.
John Bel Edwards: Gas tax to pay for transportation and coastal infrastructure.
John Bel Edwards: Cut $7B in tax giveaways which cause unsafe roads & bridges.
War & Peace|
Clay Higgins: Iran is our enemy; revoke the Iran Deal.
Clay Higgins: ISIS must be hunted, identified, and killed.
Mike Johnson: Radical Islamic terrorism MUST be stopped.
Foster Campbell: No American intervention in Iraq & Syria beyond air support.
Thomas Clements: Help prevent genocide abroad, but not with U.S. lives.
David Vitter: Iran advances their nuclear program while playing the US.
David Vitter: Iran nuclear deal is non-binding and can be revoked.
David Vitter: Military force against ISIS if Arab ground troops involved.