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)
Benjamin Cardin: Expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
Tony Campbell: Every life matters: against abortion and assisted suicide.
Arvin Vohra: Government has no business being involved in abortion.
Kathy Szeliga: Valuing life begins with the unborn.
Donna Edwards: Fought for abortion rights in community AND in Congress.
Dan Bongino: Opposes federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
Benjamin Cardin: Support the expansion of embryonic stem cell research.
Benjamin Cardin: Make sure there is no human cloning.
Benjamin Cardin: Parents should be notified on abortion choices in most cases.
Michael Steele: Support stem cell research that involves no embryonic cells.
Michael Steele: See embryonic stem cells as lives.
Michael Steele: Set up adoptions for unwanted embryos.
Michael Steele: Roe v. Wade should remain in place.
Budget & Economy|
Tony Campbell: Mandate a balanced national budget and lower taxes.
Arvin Vohra: Free market and real growth is the answer.
Arvin Vohra: Remove legal tender laws & stimulate the economy.
Chelsea Manning: Entire economy needs overhaul; human labor obsolete.
Sam Faddis: Liberate the free enterprise system & economy will flourish.
Margaret Flowers: Federal Reserve is over-leveraged, like in 2008 crash.
Arvin Vohra: Same-sex marriage ok; or any number of consenting adults.
Chelsea Manning: No more asking for rights, we need to fight for them.
Arvin Vohra: Child molesting morally indistinguishable from homosexuality.
Libertarian Party: Right to intimacy for consenting adults regardless of gender.
Arvin Vohra: Abolish Patriot Act and redundant spy agencies.
Chris Van Hollen: Straight, but fought discrimination against gay workers.
Benjamin Cardin: Support affirmative action and programs that help minorities.
Michael Steele: Support affirmative action and its improvements.
Kathy Szeliga: Policy makers care more about Wall Street than Main Street.
Margaret Flowers: Wealth divide makes capitalism dangerous to the 99%.
Margaret Flowers: Break up big banks & criminally prosecute their CEOs.
Dan Bongino: Lessen the tax burden on residents and businesses.
Dan Bongino: Predictable tax code benefits economy more than revenue loss.
Arvin Vohra: Drug crime is fake crime; abolish the DEA.
Chelsea Manning: If you live in wrong neighborhood you are in a police state.
Margaret Flowers: Racial justice: end disparities in incarceration.
Tony Campbell: States should make their own decisions on marijuana legality.
Arvin Vohra: Drugs should be as legal as tomatoes.
Arvin Vohra: Stop the war on drugs; end black market profits.
Benjamin Cardin: $3M for Baltimore STEM education grants.
Arvin Vohra: Vouchers are just food stamps for education.
Arvin Vohra: Stop the one-size-fits-none education programs.
Kathy Szeliga: One-size-fits-all approach is failing our children.
Margaret Flowers: No tuition from pre-school through graduate school.
Sam Faddis: Education system needs fixing to meet new job requirements.
Dan Bongino: Schools must inspire next generation of engineers & doctors.
Michael Steele: Oppose the No Child Left Behind Act.
Energy & Oil|
Arvin Vohra: Green energy has advantages; but let market handle it.
Margaret Flowers: Transition to a carbon-free, nuclear-free energy economy.
Sam Faddis: Develop domestic coal, gas and oil.
Benjamin Cardin: End special breaks to oil industries.
Arvin Vohra: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
Arvin Vohra: Our biggest polluter is the American Government.
Margaret Flowers: Environmental justice: Corporations responsible for damage.
Sam Faddis: Protect environment without miring businesses in red tape.
Families & Children|
Kathy Szeliga: Encourage flexibility so employees can be good parents.
Sam Faddis: Disappearing middle class families struggle to survive.
Tony Campbell: Secure our foreign interests but don't police the world.
Arvin Vohra: America should be the greatest country on earth.
Kathy Szeliga: Cutting deals with our enemy puts America at risk.
Margaret Flowers: ISIS is a symptom of the failure of "War on Terror".
Rob Sobhani: Focus on bringing foreign investment to Maryland.
Dan Bongino: Base Israel borders on 1967 lines, with Jerusalem as capital.
Arvin Vohra: Eliminate all tariffs, sanctions, & trade restrictions.
Sam Faddis: Let's revise our trade deals and bring our jobs back home.
Kathy Szeliga: Support TPP to expand free trade with Pacific nations.
Margaret Flowers: Movement against corporate rigged trade agreements like TPP.
Chris Van Hollen: I oppose TPP; but look at each trade deal individually.
Arvin Vohra: Make voter registration easier for Libertarians.
Chelsea Manning: Government is not helping us; we need to help ourselves.
Sam Faddis: Stop passing the buck, take responsibility for our problems.
Chris Van Hollen: Do everything we can to make it easier to vote.
Tony Campbell: Strong supporter of 2nd Amendment; no reform needed.
Arvin Vohra: Purpose of guns are to keep government as our servant.
Arvin Vohra: Remove all gun ownership restrictions.
Margaret Flowers: More background checks; more ammo limits; more regulations.
Kathy Szeliga: I believe in the right to bear arms.
Chris Van Hollen: Common sense measures like universal background checks.
Benjamin Cardin: Invest in prevention and early detection.
Benjamin Cardin: Questions costs of new Army Futures Command.
Arvin Vohra: Lower medical costs come from price competition.
Arvin Vohra: Wants to eliminate the FDA and Medicare part D.
Sam Faddis: More than 50% of Marylanders are on brink of losing coverage.
Chelsea Manning: Expand healthcare to include prisoners & transgenders.
Margaret Flowers: Full-time advocate for single payer health care system.
Benjamin Cardin: We need to move forward, not repeal ObamaCare.
Dan Bongino: ObamaCare places too much power in the hands of bureaucrats.
Rob Sobhani: Build on ObamaCare so it's not all government controlled.
Dan Bongino: Health research is the solution, but not by gov't.
Benjamin Cardin: More research into causes of combat-related illnesses.
Tony Campbell: Veterans should receive all the care they need and deserve.
Arvin Vohra: Shut down foreign military bases & withdraw from NATO.
Arvin Vohra: Cut military spending by 60% or more.
Chelsea Manning: Stop sending soldiers overseas for nationalist fairy tales.
Chelsea Manning: Became whistleblower for patriotic opposition to wars.
Kathy Szeliga: The V.A. fails our veterans with mountains of red-tape.
Dan Bongino: Veterans deserve effective and dependable health care.
Michael Steele: Rumsfeld wouldn’t be my secretary of defense.
Tony Campbell: Against sanctuary cities and pathway to citizenship.
Arvin Vohra: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Chelsea Manning: Believes all immigrants should be allowed into the U.S.
Arvin Vohra: End restrictions on immigration; open our borders.
Arvin Vohra: Eliminate all affirmative action laws & racial quotas.
Arvin Vohra: Eliminate the minimum wage entirely.
Chelsea Manning: Figure out what to do when jobs are replaced by robots.
Kathy Szeliga: Look to improve wages for all, not how low wages should be.
Donna Edwards: We need a woman's voice in the discussion on equal pay.
Principles & Values|
Arvin Vohra: Government out of matters of conscience & God.
Rob Sobhani: Ran in Republican Senate primary in 1992 and 2002.
Rob Sobhani: OpEd: Major-party candidates afraid of debating Sobhani.
Benjamin Cardin: Would have voted against the Alito nomination.
Michael Steele: Proud to be a Republican and not running away from the party.
Arvin Vohra: Supports privatizing Social Security.
Arvin Vohra: Wants to shut down the Social Security system.
Kathy Szeliga: Adapt the way Social Security is currently managed.
Chris Van Hollen: Keep a more generous cost-of-living formula.
Donna Edwards: Fought privatization in community AND in Congress.
Tony Campbell: Supports GOP tax cuts; they increases consumer take-home pay.
Arvin Vohra: End welfare & other programs, and then abolish income tax.
Sam Faddis: Lower taxes and be pro-business.
Kathy Szeliga: I believe in lower taxes and smaller government.
Benjamin Cardin: Regulate nanotechnology in products; develop best practices.
Tony Campbell: Secure America's infrastructure against foreign actors.
Chelsea Manning: Business is collecting data on us, creating a life pattern.
Dan Bongino: Return the United States to being a center of innovation.
War & Peace|
Arvin Vohra: Stop creating enemies; withdraw from foreign entanglements.
Chris Van Hollen: End 2002 Iraq War authority; no ground troops in Mideast.
Kathy Szeliga: ISIS presents a serious threat and must be destroyed.
Margaret Flowers: Iran nuke deal is first step towards normalizing relations.
Kathy Szeliga: Iran backroom nuclear deal just kicks the can down the road.
Dan Bongino: Too late to act if Iran gets even just a few nukes.
Benjamin Cardin: Withdraw troops plus diplomatic solution, but no timetable.
Benjamin Cardin: Never turn our back on our troops.
Benjamin Cardin: Redeploy our troops and focus on the war on terror.
Michael Steele: We need a clear strategy, and to pressure Iraq gov’t.
Michael Steele: Iraq war worth it, to establish beachhead of democracy.
Michael Steele: Would still vote for the Iraq war even there were no weapons.
Michael Steele: Withdrawal is on the table if Iraqis want a civil war.
Michael Steele: Make sure we leave behind in Iraq is an ally.
Welfare & Poverty|
Margaret Flowers: Guaranteed basic income of $1,000 per month per person.