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)
Bob Hugin: Pro-choice, but no late-term abortions unless maternal risk.
Robert Menendez: Yes affordable contraceptives; no unneeded restrictions.
Bob Hugin: Against late term abortions unless mother's life is at risk.
Rich Pezzullo: Opposes using tax dollars for abortions, wants regulations.
Jeff Bell: Apply 14th Amendment to the unborn.
Murray Sabrin: Human life begins at conception.
Cory Booker: Fix Hobby Lobby: it's not about religious freedom.
Jeff Bell: Hobby Lobby ruling protects religious freedom.
Cory Booker: Vigorously defend women's access to affordable birth control.
Cory Booker: No restrictions before viability; exceptions after viability.
Budget & Economy|
Rich Pezzullo: Balance your budget and provide affordable services.
Jeff Bell: Restore the gold standard.
Murray Sabrin: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
Jeff Bell: Fed's zero interest rate policy extends Great Recession.
Murray Sabrin: Federal Reserve is one big scam.
Cory Booker: We will not be able to cut our way out of the jobs crisis.
Jeff Bell: Return to gold-dollar convertibility now.
Bob Hugin: Supports gay marriage.
Robert Menendez: Supports gay marriage.
Bob Hugin: Regrets ban on women at 1970s Princeton eating clubs.
Bob Hugin: My kids taught me to be more tolerant of gays than in 1970s.
Jeff Bell: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Murray Sabrin: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Cory Booker: MLK's dream still demands work to do, after 50 years.
Robert Menendez: Keep CFPB Financial Protection; keep Consumer Advisory Board.
Bob Hugin: As a job creator he'll employ new policies to spur growth.
Rich Pezzullo: Government shouldn't bail out businesses that can't succeed.
Cory Booker: Lower corporate tax rate & close loopholes.
Jeff Bell: Low interest rates favor big businesses over small.
Cory Booker: Government procurement should promote women-owned business.
Ray Lesniak: Change culture of corrections: limit solitary confinement.
Cory Booker: Real solution to crime is addressing poverty and education.
Cory Booker: Incarceration isn't working; focus on preventing recidivism.
Cory Booker: Increase the number of police in all neighborhoods.
Cory Booker: Cut first responders due to economic downturn.
Cory Booker: Bipartisan solution to reduce recidivism.
Bob Hugin: Decriminalize pot in small amounts but not recreational use.
Robert Menendez: Give marijuana businesses access to banking services.
Cory Booker: The drug war is an abject failure.
Bob Hugin: Supports expanded charter schools.
Robert Menendez: Vouchers drain money from public schools.
Robert Menendez: Supports making 2 years of community college free.
Jeff Bell: End federal involvement in education.
Murray Sabrin: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
Cory Booker: Ensure that college tuition is not a long-term burden.
Cory Booker: Pre-school for 3-year-olds; more teacher empowerment.
Cory Booker: Fundamental right to high quality public education.
Cory Booker: Newark Workshops got $1.3M in Pell Grants.
Energy & Oil|
Bob Hugin: Climate change is human-caused, but Paris Accord is unfair.
Robert Menendez: World must cut greenhouse gas emissions, or reject science.
Bob Hugin: Energy independence: solar & wind, plus domestic oil & gas.
Rich Pezzullo: Keep energy costs low by opposing radical Green agenda.
Jeff Bell: No subsidies for wind and solar.
Murray Sabrin: No subsidies for wind and solar.
Cory Booker: Sustainability programs: slow growth of carbon footprint.
Cory Booker: Eliminate unfair subsidies for oil and ga.
Bob Hugin: Protect our environment in a way that's fair to businesses.
Robert Menendez: Don't let the EPA get undermined.
Bob Hugin: More work is needed for safe, clean environment.
Cory Booker: Green space; green housing; green jobs.
Bob Hugin: Supports Israel and recognizes Jerusalem as its capital.
Rich Pezzullo: As our ally, we must support Israel's right to defend itself.
Rich Pezzullo: Oppose all UN treaties that weaken our sovereignty.
Cory Booker: Where Israel's security is at stake, so is America's.
Cory Booker: Development funds via international organizations for Africa.
Cory Booker: Robust diplomacy and international development.
Cory Booker: No head in the sand; but no global police.
Bob Hugin: In the end, tariffs will get a better deal with China.
Robert Menendez: Tariffs on China drive allies into arms of our adversaries.
Cory Booker: African trade makes stable countries & good for our security.
Cory Booker: China cheats via currency manipulation & IP theft.
Jeff Bell: Act on bilateral agreements with Colombia and South Korea.
Robert Menendez: Citizens United rolled back decades of progress.
Robert Menendez: Do everything to protect all Americans' right to vote.
Jeff Bell: Photo ID for voting.
Murray Sabrin: Photo ID for voting.
Cory Booker: Founding principle: make laws open to public debate.
Cory Booker: Threat to voting rights in America remains very real.
Cory Booker: Campaign PAC money shouldn't speak louder than people.
Bob Hugin: Expanded background checks; bar people with mental illnesses.
Robert Menendez: Universal background checks & assault weapons ban.
Rich Pezzullo: Opposes new federal gun laws; high marks from NRA.
Rich Pezzullo: More conservative justices on federal bench.
Jeff Bell: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Murray Sabrin: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Cory Booker: Common sense gun reform on day one.
Cory Booker: More background checks & gun trace data.
Jeff Bell: Debated who's most supportive of gun rights.
Bob Hugin: Lobbied to block cheaper generic alternatives.
Bob Hugin: Repeal ObamaCare but keep preexisting conditions.
Robert Menendez: Repealing ObamaCare would hike premiums & hurt the disabled.
Bob Hugin: AdWatch: Raised drug prices in US while lowering them abroad.
Bob Hugin: As CEO, paid $280M drug settlement.
Bob Hugin: Will use his 20 years in healthcare to craft new reforms.
Rich Pezzullo: Repeal ObamaCare; it's a dangerous proposal.
Jeff Bell: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
Murray Sabrin: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
Cory Booker: ObamaCare is a vital step in the right direction.
Bob Hugin: Syrian airstrikes no "kabuki show" to our brave military.
Rich Pezzullo: Spying on citizens not needed against criminals & terrorists.
Jeff Bell: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
Murray Sabrin: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
Cory Booker: Maintain the strongest military force in the world.
Cory Booker: Irresponsible to spend on irrelevant weapon systems.
Cory Booker: Public oversight needed for NSA domestic spying.
Jeff Bell: Defense hawk and foreign-policy interventionist.
Bob Hugin: Path to citizenship for people building a productive life.
Robert Menendez: DREAMer kids have grown up as Americans.
Bob Hugin: Fully supports pathway to citizenship for innocent DREAMers.
Rich Pezzullo: Opposes pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
Jeff Bell: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Murray Sabrin: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Robert Menendez: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10/hour.
Cory Booker: $1,000 tax credit for job-training apprenticeships.
Cory Booker: Great Recession decreased hourly wages overall.
Cory Booker: Gender wage gap problematic; minority wage gap worse.
Cory Booker: 1/3 of all NJ development is in Newark, where only 3% live.
Principles & Values|
Robert Menendez: Severely admonished by Senate for political favors.
Robert Menendez: Admonished by Senate Ethics Committee for accepting gifts.
Jeff Bell: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
Murray Sabrin: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
Jeff Bell: 1982: ran for Senate; speechwriter for Ronald Reagan.
Jeff Bell: Wife wept upon hearing he would run for Senate.
Jeff Bell: Defeated incumbent Senator in GOP primary in 1978.
Cory Booker: First African-American senator from New Jersey.
Robert Menendez: Opposes privatization of Social Security.
Bob Hugin: Blasts opponent for voting to raise taxes on Social Security.
Cory Booker: Opposes raising retirement age; expand entitlements.
Bob Hugin: Trump tax cuts delivered real relief & job creation.
Robert Menendez: Trump tax cuts was giant hit job on middle class.
Bob Hugin: Opposes new $10K cap on deductions for state & local taxes.
Jeff Bell: Convinced Pres. Reagan to adopt radical tax-rate reductions.
Robert Menendez: Net Neutrality avoids higher prices.
Cory Booker: Fix crumbling rail & road with National Infrastructure Bank.
Cory Booker: Invest in Next-Gen air traffic; broadband, and smart grid.
Cory Booker: Protect critical infrastructure from cyberattack.
Cory Booker: Technology empowers individuals but creates diverse threats.
War & Peace|
Bob Hugin: Iran used nuclear deal to export terrorism.
Robert Menendez: Selling arms to Saudi Arabia makes crisis in Yemen.
Robert Menendez: Grave mistake to walk away from Iran nuke deal without plan.
Cory Booker: All options on the table with Iran, including military.
Welfare & Poverty|
Bob Hugin: Non-profit advocate for needs of homeless families.
Rich Pezzullo: Make major cuts in welfare "giveaway" programs.