Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
| Fire and Fury,|
by Michael Wolff (2018)
| Trump Revealed,|
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
| 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)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
|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)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| 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)
Holly Grange: Pro-life; fought to eliminate infanticide.
Sandy Smith: The right to life is the most important right.
Paul Wright: End this American nightmare after 43 years.
Alma Adams: A free woman must own and control her own body.
Elizabeth Dole: Existing embryonic stem cell research ok, but no new lines.
Budget & Economy|
Holly Grange: Cut red tape; pass tort reform.
Sandy Smith: We're $22 trillion in debt with no end in sight.
Pat McCrory: Tax & unemployment overhaul helped economic crisis recovery.
David Rouzer: Fight to cut federal spending & size of government.
Elaine Marshall: Can't cut our way out of deficit; must grow our way out.
Elaine Marshall: Send back the same people and we won't get out of this mess.
Richard Burr: Stop spending or we'll end up like Greece.
Elaine Marshall: Cuts plus appropriate investments.
Richard Burr: The answer is: Let's stop spending.
Roy Cooper: Fund infrastructure, start-ups, and job re-training.
Eliot Glassheim: Empower women with equal pay for equal work.
Paul Wright: Supreme Court allowing gay marriage causes cultural damage.
Alma Adams: Do more to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work.
Alma Adams: Do more for civil rights including the LGBT community.
Thom Tillis: NC's "traditional population" stable while minorities grow.
Elizabeth Dole: Discontinue affirmative action programs.
Robert Pittenger: No affirmative action in state hiring decisions.
Pat McCrory: NC Competes: promote long-term job growth in global market.
David Rouzer: Let businesses effectively compete in global economy.
Pat McCrory: Eliminate cumbersome and duplicative regulations.
Elaine Marshall: When capitalism takes over, we get economic collapse.
Sandy Smith: Maximum penalty for horrible crimes like murder and rape.
Pat McCrory: Celebrate police who come back stronger after getting shot.
Elizabeth Dole: Supports use of federal death penalty.
Robert Pittenger: Support the death penalty.
Robert Pittenger: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Sean Haugh: Moratorium on death penalty; plus alternative sentencing.
Sandy Smith: Let doctors prescribe marijuana, at state level.
Pat McCrory: Let's Talk It Out: campaign to stop underage drinking.
Robert Pittenger: Strengthen penalties for drug-related crime.
Sandy Smith: Vouchers for school choice, at state level.
Deborah Ross: Ensure every child has access to quality education.
David Rouzer: Put control of education in the hands of local parents.
Thom Tillis: FactCheck: Passed school budget of $23.1B, but no cuts.
Alma Adams: Fight against vouchers & reckless cuts to public education.
Pat McCrory: Virtual education choice and charter schools choice.
Pat McCrory: Partner colleges with business to focus on marketable skills.
Robert Pittenger: Endorses voluntary prayer in public schools.
Robert Pittenger: Vouchers for public, private or religious schools.
Sean Haugh: Vouchers for public, private or religious schools.
Sean Haugh: Voluntary prayer in public schools.
Energy & Oil|
Sandy Smith: Let the free market work on green energy.
Pat McCrory: Develop offshore resources, plus natural gas exploration.
Elaine Marshall: Big Oil polluted the Gulf, & polluted the politics around it.
Elaine Marshall: Opposes drilling off coast due to disastrous risks.
Richard Burr: Ending offshore drilling leads to economic disaster.
Kay Hagan: Opposed offshore drilling until August compromise.
Elizabeth Dole: Release 1/3 of the nationís strategic petroleum reserve.
Kay Hagan: No tax breaks for big oil companies that give us $4 gas.
Sandy Smith: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
Paul Wright: Require package labeling to let their citizens know of GMO.
Thom Tillis: AdWatch: Allowed toxic coal ash pollution on Dan River.
Alma Adams: Protect our environment for future generations.
Sean Haugh: Reduce environmental regulations.
Roy Cooper: Toughen environmental permitting & quality mandates.
Families & Children|
Sandy Smith: Supreme Court overstepped by redefining marriage.
Sandy Smith: Support American Exceptionalism.
Paul Wright: Our government action broke post-Cold War peace with Russia.
David Rouzer: Never cede power that usurps our national sovereignty.
Bev Perdue: International dialogue will lead to a more peaceful world.
Sandy Smith: Expand free trade, but treat U.S. fairly.
Paul Wright: TPP appears to be ObamaCare for jobs and trade.
Alma Adams: Oppose unfair trade deals that give away jobs overseas.
Pat McCrory: ExportNC: public-private partnership to promote exports.
Sandy Smith: Protect against fraud, waste, & abuse of our voting system.
Deborah Ross: State House leader on ethics reform and election law.
Alma Adams: Rework Voting Rights Act to address voter suppression.
Walter Beaman Jones: Citizens United one of the worst decisions in my lifetime.
Pat McCrory: Appoint people who understand the private sector.
Richard Burr: Government should regulate. with no bigger role.
Kay Hagan: Washington experience means putting special interests first.
Elizabeth Dole: Contributing to campaigns is free speech.
Robert Pittenger: No campaign donation limits nor spending limits.
Sean Haugh: No limits on campaign contributions, including PACs.
Roy Cooper: Limit campaign contributions from PACs and corporations.
Sandy Smith: Absolute right to gun ownership.
Paul Wright: Right to bear arms is an ancient right.
Alma Adams: Start by having some common sense gun laws.
Thom Tillis: Concealed carry permits for state parking lots.
Roy Cooper: Allow concealed carry; but also maintain gun restrictions.
Sandy Smith: Strongly oppose ObamaCare.
Paul Wright: Defund ObamaCare; return freedom to choose doctors.
Pat McCrory: Healthy NC reform: controls costs & incentivizes providers.
Pat McCrory: Reform Medicaid based on NC plan, not DC plan.
David Rouzer: Even before ObamaCare, too much intervention in healthcare.
Alma Adams: ObamaCare has moved us further in the right direction.
Sean Haugh: Guaranteeing medical care is not a government responsibility.
Sandy Smith: Obama drastically weakened our great military.
Paul Wright: Trillions wasted on war after war.
Paul Wright: End illegal spying on American citizens.
Pat McCrory: Establish state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
David Rouzer: Government needs to cut spending--but not for veterans.
Holly Grange: Border is a national security issue.
Sandy Smith: Merit-based immigration; protect American workers first.
Paul Wright: Enforce our already existing immigration laws.
David Rouzer: Pledge to secure the border by a date-certain.
Elizabeth Dole: Help sheriffs identify illegal immigrants among suspects.
Kay Hagan: IDíing illegal immigrants is an unfunded federal mandate.
Elizabeth Dole: Crackdown on illegal immigrants who commit crimes.
Kay Hagan: Supports increased border security and opposes amnesty.
Elizabeth Dole: Link local sheriffs to federal immigration tools.
Kay Hagan: Deportation program is an unfunded federal mandate.
Kay Hagan: Lack of immigration system is why we have unsecured border.
Sandy Smith: Free-market capitalism instead of affirmative action.
Paul Wright: End outsourcing of our middle class jobs overseas.
Richard Burr: I voted to extend unemployment three times; that's enough.
Principles & Values|
Garland Tucker: Letter announcing decision not to run for Senate.
Sandy Smith: Keep God in the public sphere.
Paul Wright: Halt the de-Christianization of America.
Pat McCrory: Fix our broken economy with new vision and leadership.
Richard Burr: Washington has to change; Congress deserves low regard.
Elizabeth Dole: Has spent time in all 100 counties while Senator.
Kay Hagan: North Carolina needs a work horse, not a show horse.
Elizabeth Dole: Broad experience in Washington & major-league clout.
Sandy Smith: Privatize Social Security, with protections.
Ken Spaulding: Keep your hands off of our social security.
Alma Adams: Protect and fund Social Security and Medicare.
Sandy Smith: Tax all Americans fairly at the same rate.
Paul Wright: Flat tax of 13%-- instead of current oppressive tax system.
David Rouzer: Great civilizations have low taxes & high revenues.
Thom Tillis: FactCheck: Kept sales tax at 3% on yachts & jet owners.
Thom Tillis: Repeal estate tax, except real estate & residents.
Pat McCrory: Cut individual and corporate income taxes.
Pat McCrory: Fight unnecessary & burdensome federal taxes & regulations.
Elizabeth Dole: Sales tax, income tax, food tax, liquor tax: itís too much.
Deborah Ross: Grow economy by rebuilding key infrastructure & mass transit.
Pat McCrory: Establish cabinet-level Department of Information Technology.
Pat McCrory: Stop delaying critical infrastructure maintenance.
Bev Perdue: Building infrastructure is a top priority to create jobs.
War & Peace|
Holly Grange: Protect veterans and first responders.
Sandy Smith: Avoid foreign entanglements; peace through strength.
Paul Wright: Strong defense ok, but no war with Russia.
David Rouzer: Keep military as dominant force for freedom in this world.
Thom Tillis: Don't negotiate with Iran, a state sponsor of terror.
Elizabeth Dole: Precipitous Iraq withdrawal leads to further instability.
Kay Hagan: End the war in Iraq with a diplomatic surge.
Elizabeth Dole: Mistakes were made, but no precipitous withdrawal from Iraq.
Kay Hagan: The Iraq war had not made the U.S. safer.
Welfare & Poverty|
Alma Adams: Don't cut food stamps: a hand up, not a hand out.
Robert Pittenger: Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations.