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)
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The Democratic Platform for America: Strong at Home, Respected in the World, the Party Platform of the Democratic National Committee, approved July 2004
Click here for 58 full quotes from Democratic Party in the book The Democratic Platform for America.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Pursue embryonic stem cell research.
Support right to choose even if mother cannot pay.
Budget & Economy|
Cut the deficit in half over the next four years.
Strengthen some parts of Patriot Act and change other parts.
Support affirmative action to redress discrimination.
Racial and religious profiling is wrong.
Keep marriage at state level; no federal gay marriage ban.
Tax credits and investment support for small business.
Transparency in corporate accounting.
End corporate welfare as we know.
Crack down on gangs and drugs.
Bring to justice those bringing drugs to America.
Support lifelong learning and Distance Learning.
Bush broke promise of NCLB by not funding it.
Standardized tests to advance learning, not bureaucracy.
Charter schools OK, vouchers not.
Energy & Oil|
Energy independence to avoid dealing with repressive regimes.
Develop renewable energy and efficient vehicles.
We cannot drill our way to energy independence.
Reject choice of healthy economy vs. healthy environment.
Honor hunting & fishing heritage via more conservation lands.
Families & Children|
Family is the center of American life.
Bush bullies when he should instead persuade.
US leadership in Africa for economic & humanitarian goals.
Commit to “One China” policy but support Taiwan.
Asia: Enhance relations with Japan, S.Korea, India, Pakistan.
Community of the Americas for US-Latin American relations.
End Castro regime, but allow travel.
Russia: work on nukes, human rights, and democracy.
Knock down barriers to free, fair and balanced trade.
Review all trade agreements; investigate China rights abuses.
Line-item veto to root out pork-barrel spending.
Ensure accessible, independently auditable, accurate voting.
Reauthorize assault weapons ban, close gun show loophole.
Bush’s Medicare Rx program helps companies more than seniors.
Expand coverage and cut healthcare costs.
We respect and honor our veterans.
3 challenges: War on Terror; WMDs, stable world democracy.
Reform intelligence community internationally and locally.
Safeguard nuclear material and stop creating new material.
Add 40,000 new soldiers and keep military all-volunteer.
Focus on cargo containers and border security.
Path for undocumented aliens to earn citizenship.
A strong America begins with good jobs that support families.
Change tax system to not encourage shipping jobs overseas.
Principles & Values|
New vision for America: strong at home, respected abroad.
Bar practice of keeping retirement funds in company stock.
Oppose privatization and oppose raising retirement age.
Cut taxes for middle class, not the wealthy.
Put science ahead of ideology in research and policymaking.
Vigorous federal highway and transit initiatives.
War & Peace|
“Name and shame” terrorist sponsors, tough on Saudi Arabia.
Focus on Afghanistan to avoid renewing terrorist haven.
Focus on preventing terrorism by education in Muslim world.
Need a plan to “win the peace” in Iraq.
Internationalize Iraqi military and political presence.
Committed to Israel but support Palestinian state.
Welfare & Poverty|
Raise EITC & minimum wage to $7 & expand middle class.
The above quotations are from The Democratic Platform for America: Strong at Home, Respected in the World, the Party Platform of the Democratic National Committee, approved July 2004.