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)
Ian Schlakman: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right.
Ben Jealous: Supports legislation protecting Planned Parenthood funding.
Larry Hogan: 1980: Bar all abortions in county hospitals.
Richard Madaleno: 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland.
Shawn Quinn: Oppose late term abortions; support others.
Maya Cummings: Emily's List endorsement.
Richard Madaleno: Supported Planned Parenthood when Feds tried to cut.
Larry Hogan: 1980s: ban abortions; 1992: don't overturn pro-choice laws.
Larry Hogan: Personally opposed but no effect since it's legally settled.
Budget & Economy|
Ian Schlakman: Stimulus better than market-led recovery.
Ben Jealous: Rebuild economy that doesn't leave anyone behind.
Richard Madaleno: Tax credits to companies offering 50% over minimum wage.
Shawn Quinn: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
Ben Jealous: Protect and expand protections for LGBTQ Marylanders.
Ben Jealous: Experience as Civil Rights leader will move state forward.
Richard Madaleno: Equality for gender identity; end same-sex discrimination.
Shawn Quinn: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
Richard Madaleno: Committed to fighting for marriage equality & LGBTQ rights.
Larry Hogan: Respect state law on same-sex marriage (even if not my view).
Larry Hogan: I evolved and will not repeal same-sex marriage law.
Larry Hogan: Opposes a transgender rights bill.
Richard Madaleno: Support smaller businesses as job creators.
Ian Schlakman: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
Ben Jealous: Smart-on-crime policies that create a just system for all.
Richard Madaleno: Require data collection on race-based traffic stops.
Shawn Quinn: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
Alec Ross: Education key to addressing crime.
Ian Schlakman: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
Ben Jealous: Recognizes the suffering caused from the opioid epidemic.
Richard Madaleno: Allow petitioning for expunging marijuana arrest record.
Shawn Quinn: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
Richard Madaleno: Opioid epidemic is health issue, not criminal one.
Alec Ross: Let's see response to medical marijuana.
Richard Madaleno: Co-sponsored marijuana legalization bill.
Larry Hogan: New tools to pursue criminal organizations in drug trade.
Martin O`Malley: Baltimore recovered from open-air drug markets.
Ian Schlakman: Opposes vouchers for school choice.
Ben Jealous: Raise school spending with gambling revenue & legalized pot.
Richard Madaleno: Free community college tuition.
Shawn Quinn: Vouchers for public and private school choice.
Maya Cummings: Public education should be path to success.
Richard Madaleno: Public schools are the key to our future.
Alec Ross: One Economy: Internet & content to low-income schools.
Energy & Oil|
Ian Schlakman: Prioritize green energy.
Ben Jealous: Will set deadline to change to 100% clean, renewable energy.
Richard Madaleno: Supports Paris Climate Agreement & regulating greenhouse gas.
Shawn Quinn: Oppose prioritizing green energy.
Richard Madaleno: Maryland should lead way on renewable energy.
Ian Schlakman: Supports EPA regulation.
Ben Jealous: Protecting environment will give back economic opportunities.
Richard Madaleno: Increase funding for Chesapeake Bay Trust.
Shawn Quinn: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
Maya Cummings: Environmental protection a priority.
Alec Ross: Ready to confront major polluters.
Families & Children|
Ian Schlakman: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
Richard Madaleno: Stricter regulations on BPA, concussions, & child seats.
Maya Cummings: Support family security in workplace.
Arvin Vohra: Marriage isn't magic but skills can be learned.
Ian Schlakman: Oppose American Exceptionalism.
Richard Madaleno: No state contracts if connected to Iran.
Shawn Quinn: No opinion on American Exceptionalism.
Martin O`Malley: Respect my right to shy away from foreign policy.
Martin O`Malley: Israeli separation barrier might be called "peace wall".
Ian Schlakman: Don't expand free trade.
Richard Madaleno: Preference for American-made goods in state procurement.
Shawn Quinn: Support & expand free trade.
Ian Schlakman: Make voter registration easier.
Richard Madaleno: Same-day voter registration & automatic registration at MVA.
Shawn Quinn: Make voter registration easier.
Larry Hogan: Vetoed restoring voting rights to 40,000 ex-offenders.
Larry Hogan: Undo restored voting rights to ex-felons.
Ian Schlakman: No absolute right to gun ownership.
Larry Hogan: Ban bump stocks and other rapid-trigger devices.
Larry Hogan: Increase age of unsupervised access from 16 to 18.
Richard Madaleno: Ban assault weapons; ban bump stocks.
Shawn Quinn: Absolute right to gun ownership.
Ben Jealous: Wants governor to join multi-state coalition on gun control.
Maya Cummings: Focus on gun violence.
Richard Madaleno: Sponsored ban on guns on campus.
Larry Hogan: Instant background checks tied to the federal system.
Ian Schlakman: Supports National Improved Medicare for All.
Ben Jealous: Medicare-for-all is the answer to make healthcare affordable.
Richard Madaleno: Prohibit price gouging for generic drugs.
Shawn Quinn: Oppose ObamaCare.
Maya Cummings: Universal health care is the goal.
Richard Madaleno: Single-payer would be ideal outcome.
Alec Ross: Favors public option over single payer.
Ian Schlakman: Don't expand the military.
Ben Jealous: Advocate for veterans; honor the Buffalo Soldiers.
Shawn Quinn: Neutral on expanding the military.
Ian Schlakman: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Ben Jealous: Stand up to Trump's Muslim ban.
Ben Jealous: For society to be healthy all members need to be embraced.
Richard Madaleno: Allow Syrian refugees into US and Maryland.
Shawn Quinn: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Larry Hogan: Feed & clothe illegal immigrant kids; then deport them.
Martin O`Malley: Feed & clothe illegal immigrant kids; then find foster homes.
Ian Schlakman: Legally require hiring more women/minorities.
Ben Jealous: Knows firsthand the benefits of working union jobs.
Ben Jealous: Fight to raise minimum wage to $15/hr.
Richard Madaleno: Require state contractors to support apprenticeships.
Shawn Quinn: Oppose affirmative action but no discriminatory hiring.
Maya Cummings: Boost income for low-paid workers.
Richard Madaleno: Raise minimum wage to $15 to boost economy.
Richard Madaleno: Fund regional transit authorities & the cancelled Red Line.
Principles & Values|
Ian Schlakman: Opposes keeping God in the public sphere.
Ben Jealous: Background rooted in civil rights and social justice.
Richard Madaleno: Social justice for all people.
Shawn Quinn: Opposes God in the public sphere.
Ian Schlakman: Don't privatize Social Security.
Shawn Quinn: Neutral on privatizing Social Security.
Ian Schlakman: Higher taxes on the wealthy.
Ben Jealous: Tax the top 1% earners by 1% to pay for free college.
Richard Madaleno: Raise estate tax at state level since feds won't.
Shawn Quinn: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
Ben Jealous: Make investment in infrastructure a must-have priority.
Richard Madaleno: Investment for all transportation, not partisan slush fund.
Alec Ross: Obama/Clinton advisor on internet freedom & technology.
War & Peace|
Ian Schlakman: Avoid foreign entanglements.
Shawn Quinn: Avoid foreign entanglements.
Welfare & Poverty|
Richard Madaleno: Supports affordable housing & community development projects.