Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates|
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Crippled America ,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
| American Dreams,|
by Marco Rubio (2015)
| Taking a Stand,|
by Rand Paul (2015)
by Scott Walker (2013)
| A Time for Truth,|
by Ted Cruz (2015)
| One Nation,|
by Ben Carson (2014)
| Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Living History ,|
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
| Between Hope and History ,|
by Bill Clinton (1996)
| In Harm’s Way ,|
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
| Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,|
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates|
| Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
| Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
(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)
Steven Driehaus: Prohibit partial-birth abortion; and illegalize all abortion.
Dan Mongiardo: For waiting periods & notification, against partial-birth.
Charles Djou: Waiting periods and notification OK; partial birth not OK.
Corey Stapleton: Prohibit public funding & partial-birth abortion.
Gabby Giffords: Abortions should always be legally available.
Jim Martin: I support Roe v. Wade.
Mike Bishop: Abortions should always be illegal.
Mike Bost: Abortions should be illegal except for rape & incest.
Scott Howell: Legal only for rape, incest, or maternal health.
Howard Mills: Pro-choice but no partial birth abortions.
Harry Browne: No gov’t funding of abortion, but no prohibitions either.
John Hagelin: No govt abortion funding; no litmus test.
Budget & Economy|
Alan Keyes: More $ for defense, NASA, parks; less for Ag, educ, arts.
Alan Keyes: Enforce spending limits to balance the budget.
Gary Bauer: More $ for defense & police; less $ for welfare & arts.
Gary Bauer: Support balanced budget spending limits.
Gary Bauer: Spend surplus on defense, debt, & Medicare; not education.
Harry Browne: Decrease defense & police $; eliminate everything else.
John Hagelin: More $ for environment; crime prevention; health care.
Orrin Hatch: More $ for defense, research, Ag, Education, police.
Orrin Hatch: Balance the budget; but high priority to all spending.
Steven Driehaus: No civil unions; no same-sex marriage.
Dan Mongiardo: No affirmative action in schools or government.
Dan Mongiardo: No civil unions, no same-sex marriage.
Andy Martin: Discontinue affirmative action programs.
Charles Djou: No affirmative action.
Corey Stapleton: No affirmative action in state hiring or colleges.
Corey Stapleton: No civil unions; no gay marriage.
Dennis Daugaard: Ban racial profiling; keep affirmative action for college.
Gabby Giffords: Civil unions ok; marriage definition not ok.
Jim Martin: Support affirmative action consistent with federal law.
Jim Martin: Civil unions ok; but not same-sex marriage.
Jon Bruning: No affirmative action in public employment or contracting.
Jon Bruning: No civil unions; no same-sex marriage.
Jon Corzine: Consider race & sex in government hiring decisions.
Joyce Beatty: Supports affirmative action in state hiring & college.
Mike Bishop: No affirmative action in colleges nor public employment.
Mike Bishop: No same-sex civil unions, nor marriage.
Mike Bost: Apply affirmative action to all state hiring & colleges.
Scott Howell: Continue affirmative action programs.
George Allen: Opposes requiring companies to hire more minorities.
George Allen: Opposes “Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws”.
Jon Corzine: Supports “Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws”.
Howard Mills: Reduce regulations on private sector.
Howard Mills: Include sexual orientation in discrimination & hate crimes.
Howard Mills: Restrict marriage to one man and one woman.
Jim Jeffords: Continue federal affirmative action programs.
Gary Bauer: End affirmative action; but offer family leave time.
Harry Browne: Racism is immoral; but end affirmative action.
Howard Phillips: End affirmative action.
John Hagelin: Hiring quotas foster race resentment.
John McCain: Allow, but not mandate, school prayer.
Orrin Hatch: Merit and outreach are the bases for helping minorities.
Steve Forbes: School prayer OK; civil rights are local issues.
Lincoln Chafee: Continue affirmative action programs.
Steven Driehaus: Moratorium on the death penalty.
Dan Mongiardo: Support death penalty; ban racial profiling.
Dan Mongiardo: No parole for repeat offenders.
Brian Bilbray: Impose truth in sentencing; build more prisons.
Charles Djou: More prisons; less parole; more penalties; less profiling.
Corey Stapleton: Support death penalty; private prisons; sex offense registry.
Dennis Daugaard: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Gabby Giffords: Support alternative sentencing; provide inmates job skills.
Jim Martin: Supports lethal injection as the method of execution.
Jim Martin: Supports alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders.
Jon Bruning: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Jon Bruning: Supports death penalty by lethal injection in Nebraska.
Jon Corzine: Impose “truth in sentencing” for violent criminals.
Joyce Beatty: Moratorium on the death penalty.
Joyce Beatty: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Mike Bishop: Supports death penalty; opposes parole for repeat offenders.
Mike Bost: Supports death penalty & more prisons.
Scott Howell: Truth in sentencing: serve full sentences with no parole.
Scott Howell: Broaden the use of the death penalty.
George Allen: Supports the death penalty.
Jon Corzine: Supports mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws.
Jon Corzine: Opposes the death penalty.
Howard Mills: Pro-death penalty; build more prisons.
Howard Mills: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
David McReynolds: Eliminate the death penalty.
Alan Keyes: Stricter penalties; truth in sentencing.
Gary Bauer: Stricter penalties; more prisons; less parole.
Harry Browne: No federal law enforcement; let states handle crime.
Howard Phillips: Stricter prosecutions for juveniles.
John Hagelin: More prison rehabilitation; address root causes of crime.
John McCain: More death penalty; stricter sentencing.
John McCain: More community policing; enough hate crime laws.
John McCain: Prosecute youths as adults, but separately; explore sources.
Orrin Hatch: Strict penalties; more prisons; status quo on death penalty.
Steve Forbes: Stricter penalties, more prisons, longer sentences.
Lincoln Chafee: Focus on inmate skills & treatment.
Steven Driehaus: Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.
Andy Martin: Decriminalize medicinal marijuana; end War on Drugs.
Charles Djou: Prohibit the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Jon Corzine: Increase penalties for selling illegal drugs.
Joyce Beatty: Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes.
Mike Bost: Strengthen drug-related penalties, but consider alternatives.
Scott Howell: Decriminalize medical marijuana.
Jon Corzine: Neutral on “Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it”.
Howard Mills: Stiffer penalties for drug-related crimes.
Jim Jeffords: Decriminalize medical marijuana.
Alan Keyes: Stricter drug penalties; more border security.
Gary Bauer: Stricter penalties; more border security.
Harry Browne: Decriminalize pot; end the war on drugs.
Howard Phillips: More border security needed.
John Hagelin: Legalize medical marijuana; educate for prevention.
John McCain: Public/private partnerships for drug treatment.
Orrin Hatch: Stricter sentencing; death penalty for drug traffickers.
Dan Mongiardo: Encourage private investment in public schools.
Dan Mongiardo: Post the Ten Commandments in public schools.
Andy Martin: Supports vouchers for public, private or religious schools.
Corrogan Vaughn: Support affirmative action in public college admissions.
Jon Bruning: Vouchers for public, private, & religious schools.
Jon Corzine: Support charter schools.
Joyce Beatty: Adequately fund Ohio public schools.
Mike Bishop: Supports charter schools; support corporate investment.
Mike Bishop: Supports Ten Commandments & voluntary prayer in schools.
Mike Bost: Supports charters, corporate investment, and merit pay.
Scott Howell: More funding for teachers & classrooms & charters.
Scott Howell: More resources for teachers, kindergarten, and technology.
George Allen: Supports parents choosing schools via vouchers.
David McReynolds: More funding for public schools.
David McReynolds: More tax incentives & more affirmative action for college.
David McReynolds: No religious groups on public school property.
Alan Keyes: Pro-voucher; gov’t out of K-12 education.
Harry Browne: Separate school and state.
Howard Phillips: End federal funding of education.
John Hagelin: Focus education on developing consciousness of students.
John Hagelin: Supports vouchers, charter schools, & block grants.
Orrin Hatch: More block grants; more student loans; school prayer OK.
Orrin Hatch: More vouchers; more charter schools.
Steve Forbes: Supports teacher testing and merit pay.
Steve Forbes: More charters; vouchers at private & parochial schools.
Lincoln Chafee: Supports vouchers & charters, plus more public funding.
Energy & Oil|
Joyce Beatty: Develop alternative fuels.
Mike Bost: Develop and use of alternative fuels.
Scott Howell: Develop and use alternative fuels.
Alan Keyes: Against Kyoto Treaty; for market-based solutions.
Howard Phillips: No to Kyoto.
John Hagelin: Promote sustainability; tax cost of fossil fuels.
John McCain: Strength Clean Air & Water Acts; but not Kyoto.
Dan Mongiardo: No unfunded environmental mandates.
Corey Stapleton: Stricter environmental regulations with federal flexibility.
Mike Bishop: Suspend federally-mandated environmental protection.
Mike Bost: Supports recycling but also cost/benefit analysis.
Alan Keyes: Supports marketable pollution credits; against regulations.
Harry Browne: Solve enviro problems via private property rights.
John Hagelin: Strengthen Clean Water & Air Acts & other enviro regs.
Families & Children|
Scott Howell: Restrict minors' access to TV, movies, and Internet.
David McReynolds: No moral and ethical decline since 1960s.
Gary Bauer: Pro-marriage & virtue; anti-porn & Hollywood promiscuity.
John Hagelin: Better education & development to reduce juvenile crime.
Steve Forbes: Celebrate marriage; support it via tax cuts & other policy.
Corrogan Vaughn: Full diplomatic relations with Taiwan, but not China.
George Allen: Opposes linking Human Rights to trade with China.
George Allen: Supports continuing Foreign Aid to Russia, Israel, & others.
David McReynolds: Eliminate most foreign aid; it’s only for disasters.
Harry Browne: End foreign aid to individual countries as well as agencies.
Harry Browne: Mideast: End meddling with embargoes & peace negotiations.
Harry Browne: Exit UN; extend diplomatic relations to all countries.
Howard Phillips: Foreign aid is unconstitutional.
Howard Phillips: Reduce federal foreign policy role.
John Hagelin: Shift foreign aid from military basis to know-how basis.
John Hagelin: Pay debt to UN; diplomacy with Cuba.
John Hagelin: Full diplomatic relations with China, but not with Taiwan.
Orrin Hatch: Relations with China; limited with Taiwan.
Andy Martin: Opposes NAFTA, GATT, and WTO.
Corrogan Vaughn: Supports retaliatory tarriffs; opposes Fast Track.
Jon Corzine: Supports NAFTA, GAT, & WTO.
Jon Corzine: Supports retaliatorytarrifs; opposes Fast Track.
Scott Howell: Supports NAFTA, GATT,WTO, and fast-track.
George Allen: Supports expanding Free Trade.
David McReynolds: Opposes NAFTA, GATT, WTO, Fast Track.
David McReynolds: No China in WTO; but don’t link human rights to trade.
Alan Keyes: Separate naturalization (legal) from border patrols.
Harry Browne: Let in the huddled masses.
Harry Browne: Open trade policy without NAFTA or WTO.
John Hagelin: For anti-dumping & counter-tariffs; not NAFTA & Fast Track.
Orrin Hatch: Supports NAFTA, GATT, WTO, Fast-Track.
Andy Martin: State campaign funding for complying with spending limits.
Brian Bilbray: Increase individual limits for campaign donations.
Brian Bilbray: Term limits for members of Congress.
Corey Stapleton: Limit political contributions; plus full disclosure.
Corrogan Vaughn: Support on-line voter registration & on-line voting.
Corrogan Vaughn: No term limits for members of Congress.
Dennis Daugaard: No campaign spending limits; no state campaign funding.
Gabby Giffords: Supports public funding for political campaigns.
Jon Bruning: No campaign donation limits; but full disclosure.
Jon Corzine: No Constitutional Amendment forTerm Limits.
Joyce Beatty: Limit campaign contributions & campaigm spending.
Lindsey Graham: Increase campaign contribution limits; but no foreigners.
Mike Bishop: Limit campaign contributions; but no state funding.
Mike Bost: No political contributions from the gambling industry.
Scott Howell: Taxpayer funding for Congressional candidates.
Alan Keyes: “Dollar vote” only if you can “ballot vote”.
Harry Browne: Remove both campaign spending limits and donation limits.
Harry Browne: Reducing government promotes personal responsibility.
John Hagelin: Campaign finance: Public funding; ban PACs & soft money.
Steven Driehaus: More enforcement; more safety locks; more background checks.
Dan Mongiardo: Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.
Dennis Daugaard: Require background checks at gun shows.
Gabby Giffords: Ban semi-automatics; but allow concealed carry.
Mike Bishop: Ease restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
Mike Bost: More enforcement on laws on purchase and possession of guns.
Scott Howell: Background checks, but concealed carry ok.
George Allen: Opposes absolute right to gun ownership.
Harry Browne: Gun restrictions are unconstitutional.
Howard Phillips: Repeal gun restrictions; concealed carry OK.
John Hagelin: More restrictions on purchase, possession, & use of guns.
Steve Forbes: Concealed carry OK; gun issues are local.
Dan Mongiardo: Ensure access to basic health care.
Corey Stapleton: Government not responsible for medical care.
Mike Bishop: Guaranteed medical care is not a government responsibility.
Mike Bost: Guaranteed medical care is not a government responsibility.
Scott Howell: Patient's Bill of Rights; Medicare opt-in at age 55.
Howard Mills: Ensure access to basic health care.
Harry Browne: Get government out of health care & costs will plummet.
Howard Phillips: Federal govt out of health care.
John Hagelin: More prevention, more patient rights, less malpractice.
John Hagelin: Cut costs via prevention; allow more Medicare choice.
Steve Forbes: Give small-business employees same options as others.
Mark Udall: No missile defense until proven technically & politically.
Scott Howell: Increase funding for military hardware & personnel.
Jon Corzine: Opposes spending on Missile Defense (“Star Wars”).
Harry Browne: Fund SDI, pay, & readiness; cut CIA & everything else.
Harry Browne: Deploy SDI; no need to fight spread of nukes.
John Hagelin: Maintain nuclear non-proliferation and maintain ABM Treaty.
Orrin Hatch: Increase defense spending greatly.
Steve Forbes: Act unilaterally, without UN command or involvement.
Lincoln Chafee: Decrease funding for missile defense.
Andy Martin: Support official English; decrease immigration numbers.
Brian Bilbray: Reimburse states for providing services to illegal aliens.
Corrogan Vaughn: No citizenship for children of illegals.
Jon Corzine: Maintain human services to children of immigrants.
Scott Howell: Increase immigration quota & state aid for immigants.
George Allen: Opposes “Immigration helps our economy”.
Jon Corzine: Supports “Immigration helps our economy-encourage it”.
Jim Jeffords: More visas & social programs for immigrants.
David McReynolds: More federal & state aid to immigrants.
Gary Bauer: Enforce laws against illegal immigration.
Howard Phillips: Tighten borders and subsidies to illegal immigrants.
John Hagelin: More high-tech immigrants; more control at state level.
Lincoln Chafee: More programs for legal immigrants.
Brian Bilbray: Increase the minimum wage.
Jim Jeffords: More employer flexibility; raise minimum wage.
Gary Bauer: For grazing & ethanol; against Kyoto treaty.
Lincoln Chafee: Increase the minimum wage.
Principles & Values|
Harry Browne: Priorities: End income tax, drug war, & commercial meddling.
Howard Phillips: Stick to biblical & constitutional standards.
John Hagelin: Decline of moral standards follow from breaking natural law.
John Hagelin: Priorities: health prevention; criminal rehabilitation.
Steve Forbes: ‘New birth of freedom’ applies to all policies.
Andy Martin: Allow individual investment of payroll tax.
Brian Bilbray: Allow investing portion of payroll tax in private accounts.
Corrogan Vaughn: Allow investing payroll tax in private accounts.
Mark Udall: Lock box measure for Social Security & Medicare surpluses.
Scott Howell: Allow self-investing payroll tax in private accounts.
George Allen: Supports privatizing Social Security.
Jim Jeffords: Raise FICA on rich; support lock-box.
David McReynolds: Supports raising payroll tax; plus Lockbox.
Alan Keyes: Supports privatization & Lock-box.
Gary Bauer: Preserve system, but allow personal investment.
Harry Browne: End the government Social Security system.
Howard Phillips: Keep Congress out of Social Security’s pocket.
John Hagelin: More funds for Soc. Sec; invest in stocks; supports Lockbox.
Corey Stapleton: No flat tax; no super-majority; yes to sales tax.
Gabby Giffords: No flat tax; no rebate of budget surplus.
Mike Bishop: Supports flat tax; opposes internet sales tax.
Mike Bost: Flat tax structure for state income taxes.
Scott Howell: Increase tax on high earners; decrease tax on low earners.
David McReynolds: Keep progressive income tax; drop marriage penalty.
Harry Browne: Eliminate most fees & taxes, including income tax.
Harry Browne: No flat tax nor sales tax; super-majority to raise taxes.
John Hagelin: 18% flat tax, falling to 10% by 2006.
Brian Bilbray: Mandate less violent and sexual content on television.
Corrogan Vaughn: Supports strong Internet privacy laws.
Scott Howell: Promote innovation, entrepreneurship & high-tech development.
David McReynolds: Supports Internet deregulation and privacy.
Gary Bauer: Stricter Internet laws against hacking & porn; for privacy.
Harry Browne: Keep government out of the Internet.
Howard Phillips: The internet doesn’t need govt regulations.
John Hagelin: Limit violence & sex in media, but maintain privacy.
War & Peace|
Brian Bilbray: Military action in Iraq only as part of international effort.
Scott Howell: US into Iraq only as part of international effort.
Gary Bauer: Withdraw ground troops; insist on US command.
Harry Browne: US should not be involved in Kosovo at all.
Howard Phillips: US out of Kosovo.
John Hagelin: Ease off Iraq; maintain Israeli peace process.
John Hagelin: Ground troops out of Kosovo.
Welfare & Poverty|
Steven Driehaus: Fund faith-based and community-based private organizations.
Dan Mongiardo: Encourage faith-based organizations to provide welfare.
Brian Bilbray: Provide welfare through non-profit & religious organizations.
Corrogan Vaughn: Direct federal poverty aid through religious organizations.
Jim Martin: Supports workfare, but expand TANF for state services.
Jon Bruning: Fund welfare via faith-based organizations.
Jon Corzine: Supplement poverty aid via religious organizations.
Joyce Beatty: Expand state services to include the working poor.
Lindsey Graham: Fund welfare via religious & community-based NPOs.
Mike Bishop: Require able-bodied welfare recipients to work.
Mike Bost: Welfare funding to faith-based & private organizations.
Scott Howell: Direct poverty aid through religious & community groups.
David McReynolds: Housing, food, & health benefits for welfare recipients.
Gary Bauer: Pro-block grants; require teen moms to live with parents.
Gary Bauer: Allow religious organizations to provide welfare services.
Harry Browne: End unemployment programs; feds out of employment biz.
Harry Browne: Religious & community-based charities should handle welfare.
Howard Phillips: Federally subsidized welfare should be ended.
John Hagelin: Supports tax credits for job creation & empowerment zones.
John Hagelin: Welfare via block grants; focus on job creation.
John McCain: Supports block grants, welfare-to-work, state control.
John McCain: Anti-poverty shared by gov’t & faith-based orgs.