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)
John Chiang: Longtime ally for reproductive rights.
Gavin Newsom: Opposes defunding Planned Parenthood.
Travis Allen: Skipped vote on resolution for abortion rights.
Neel Kashkari: Supports abortion rights.
Neel Kashkari: Government out of our lives on abortion.
Antonio Villaraigosa: GOP rejects abortion in case of rape & incest.
Budget & Economy|
Delaine Eastin: Build an economy that works for everyone.
Gavin Newsom: Government has role in economic growth.
Jerry Brown: Ping-pong budgeting makes no sense.
Neel Kashkari: Ran program to bail out the nation's largest banks.
Jerry Brown: $27B budget gap then; multibillion-dollar surplus now.
Jerry Brown: Proposes balanced budget and $12.5 billion in cuts.
Gavin Newsom: Supports affirmative action.
John Chiang: Outspoken in support of gay rights.
Delaine Eastin: Protect equal rights for all.
Steve Farley: Race should be a consideration, not only one.
Gavin Newsom: Early supporter for gay marriage.
John Chiang: Supports affirmative action.
Neel Kashkari: Supports gay marriage.
Antonio Villaraigosa: LA's diversity program is "absolutely insufficient".
Delaine Eastin: Change corporate tax structure to fund education.
Gloria La Riva: Corporations, banks and the Pentagon dominate society.
Travis Allen: Private business should take over public rest stops.
Neel Kashkari: Corporate rate complexity encourages investment abroad.
Doug Ose: Everywhere I see uncontrolled homelessness & nagging crime.
Delaine Eastin: Manage crime with improved education.
Travis Allen: Protect victims, not criminals.
Gavin Newsom: Criminal justice reform is crucial; repeal death penalty.
John Chiang: Education & anti-poverty to fight crime.
Neel Kashkari: Don't release dangerous people onto the streets.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Reduced violent crime by 50%; increased size of LAPD.
John Chiang: Set up state bank for pot industry.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports marijuana legalization.
Delaine Eastin: Supports legalization, but would tax more.
Gavin Newsom: Let California legalization continue.
Steve Farley: Making marijuana business legitimate.
Travis Allen: Opposed pot law barring state cooperation with Feds.
Ed Perlmutter: Sponsored bill for pot business bank access.
Gavin Newsom: Pushed Proposition 64, legalizing adult use of marijuana.
Gavin Newsom: I'm not pro-pot, but anti-prohibition; opposed 2010 Prop 19.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Pro-legalization with safeguards.
Jerry Brown: How many people can get stoned and still have a great state?
Rob Astorino: War on drugs has disproportionately hurt minorities.
Neel Kashkari: When you legalize something, you send a signal you approve.
Jerry Brown: Vetoed prosecutor discretion on drugs; keep it a felony.
Travis Allen: Parental control, not bureaucrats.
Steve Farley: Need to rebuild educational system.
Delaine Eastin: Parental choice but no vouchers.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Stop making excuses for lack of success in schools.
Delaine Eastin: In 1960s we invested in community colleges.
Delaine Eastin: Expand "First 5" to include mandatory kindergarten.
Neel Kashkari: Side with poor kids, not union bosses.
Jerry Brown: No government-imposed standards for public schools.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Mayoral control of 22 poorly performing schools.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Police in the schools, every day, but not all day.
Jerry Brown: Vetoed considering demographics in college admissions.
Energy & Oil|
Delaine Eastin: Fight climate change, protect natural resources.
Gavin Newsom: California leads the way on green energy.
Steve Farley: Coal is the fuel of the past.
Rob Astorino: Open the Monterey Shale to fracking for shale oil.
Neel Kashkari: Climate change compelling, but do fracking & Monterey shale.
Delaine Eastin: Don't give up on a clean environment; not on my watch.
John Cox: Environmental regs crush business.
Gavin Newsom: Pro-active on energy and resource management.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Modernize CEQA to allow new construction projects.
Jerry Brown: $25B for water-shortage farmland.
Rob Astorino: I love our natural beauty, but we need to find balance.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Added 669 acres of open space & 1,549 miles of bikeways.
Jerry Brown: Banned shark fin harvesting to protect sharks and ocean.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Increase voter turnout among Latinos & all demographics.
Gavin Newsom: Campaigned to boost student registration.
John Cox: Smaller districts better against special interests.
Travis Allen: Sponsored voter ID law.
Gavin Newsom: Supports background checks.
Travis Allen: Gun laws hurt the innocent.
Jerry Brown: Include semiautomatic pistols in unsafe handgun law.
Neel Kashkari: Require background checks before all firearms sales.
Jerry Brown: Ban hunting with lead bullets; but detachable magazines OK.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports Life Act: restrict ammunition, licenses, & weapons.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Ban sales of assault weapons and Saturday night specials.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Delaine Eastin: Provide universal healthcare for all.
Gavin Newsom: Supports HealthySF: available to all uninsured residents.
John Chiang: Fix Obamacare instead of repeal.
Neel Kashkari: Fix ObamaCare's fundamental flaws, or replace it completely.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Healthcare.gov problems caused loss of confidence in Feds.
Jerry Brown: Insurance companies must cover maternity leave & services.
Gavin Newsom: Don't gut programs to pay for military buildup.
Jerry Brown: Governor's Military Council: avoid DOD budget cuts.
Gavin Newsom: Border wall is just rhetoric; celebrate diversity.
John Cox: Border wall needs to be built, to keep out MS-13.
John Cox: Sanctuary State law puts our families at risk.
Delaine Eastin: Supports Dreamers against deportation.
Travis Allen: Sanctuary cities protect criminals.
Gavin Newsom: Sanctuary cities build trust.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Latino heritage is part of our American heritage.
John Chiang: Muslim immigration ban forsakes American values.
John Chiang: Chinese Exclusion Act wrong then; Muslim exclusion wrong now.
Neel Kashkari: Sensible immigration reform needed, but not open borders.
Hilda Solis: Supports "Fast for Families" in favor of immigration reform.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Immigration reform is an economic and moral imperative.
Neel Kashkari: Expand visa programs for highly skilled workers.
Jerry Brown: Supports state aid to illegals' children and DREAM Act.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Union organizer but disagrees with teachers unions.
Jerry Brown: Extend unemployment benefits federally.
Principles & Values|
David Hadley: Social moderate and fiscal conservative.
Zoltan Istvan: I'm pro-choice, pro-small business, and secular.
Gavin Newsom: Strict separation of church and state.
Jerry Brown: Proclaim May 2 as California "Day of Prayer".
Antonio Villaraigosa: Safeguard the hard-earned pensions of employees.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Entitlement reform must be part of reining in debt.
Jerry Brown: Cap benefits & increase retirement age.
Neel Kashkari: Index for inflation; increase retirement age; means-testing.
Neel Kashkari: We must cut entitlements, to avoid national insolvency.
John Cox: Roll back tide of tax increases & job killing regulations.
John Cox: California is over-taxed and over-regulated.
Travis Allen: California must cut taxes.
Gavin Newsom: Supports tax hikes for public good.
John Chiang: More private money for high-speed rail project.
John Cox: High-speed rail project is corrupt; ax it.
Travis Allen: High-speed rail project is corrupt; ax it.
Kevin de Leon: Preserve net neutrality in California, if Feds won't.
Travis Allen: Fix roads with existing funds, not new taxes.
Neel Kashkari: Day one, high-speed rail train is dead.
Jerry Brown: 32-year quest to build nation's first high-speed rail line.
Jerry Brown: Pay for high-speed rail project with cap-and-trade revenue.
Jerry Brown: Supports high speed rail in CA to create jobs, ease traffic.
War & Peace|
Antonio Villaraigosa: End wars & spend in US in stead of Baghdad and Kandahar.
Jerry Brown: World assured of America's resolve in combating terrorism.
Welfare & Poverty|
Jerry Brown: 1977: Visited tenement & prison to see 1st-hand.
Neel Kashkari: With $40 & no job, economy hasn't improved since 2011.