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 Harmís 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)
Survey of 2014 Gubernatorial campaign websites
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| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Peter Ricketts: Life begins at conception.
Kay Ivey: Signed amicus brief to stop abortions after 20 weeks.
Doug Ducey: Defend the most fundamental right--the right to life.
Frank Riggs: Conscience clause for businesses: don't mandate abortion.
Frank Riggs: I believe in the sanctity of life.
Gary King: Helped defeat ballot measure attacking women's health.
Tom Wolf: Government should not tell women what choices to make.
Don Berwick: Fight for full access to basic reproductive health services.
Eliot Cutler: Unequivocally pro-choice; allow abortions via MaineCare.
Budget & Economy|
Larry Hogan: Job #1: get government off our backs and out of our pockets.
Kay Ivey: Reduce red tape to improve \business climate.
Doug Ducey: Balance budget without raising taxes.
David Walker: Revise and respect the Constitutional spending cap.
Frank Riggs: No one-time gimmicks; we need truth in budgeting.
Joe Dorman: Prosperity requires more than making irresponsible cuts.
Rob Astorino: N.Y. is most regulated, least business friendly state.
Gary King: Less government and less regulation has meant less growth.
Bob Beauprez: Decrease government's power over the economy.
Charles Djou: Runaway federal spending threatens our economy & job growth.
Gina Raimondo: Fight for pay equity for working women.
Peter Ricketts: Marriage is the union of one woman and one man.
Katie McGinty: Morally wrong to fire gays simply because of who they are.
Katie McGinty: Marriage equality so all can marry the person they love.
Frank Riggs: Ok for private businesses to decline services to gays.
Neel Kashkari: Race-based quotas perpetuate existing inequality.
Gary King: Jobs and economic growth to rural tribal members.
Gary King: Supports same-sex marriage equality.
Tom Wolf: Don't tell two people that love each other they can't marry.
Tom Wolf: Fight salary discrimination based on gender.
Jason Carter: Look out for all the people, not just some of the people.
Don Berwick: Equity regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Don Berwick: Women should have same opportunities and pay as men.
Eliot Cutler: Early and vocal supporter of Maine's marriage equality.
Gina Raimondo: Rhode Island Innovation Institute: bring back manufacturing.
Larry Hogan: Reduce the burden on job creators.
Joe Visconti: Remove red tape and over-regulation of small business.
Kay Ivey: Tax relief to job creators and small businesses.
Andrew Hunt: Eliminate employment penalty taxes.
David Walker: Less regulation to promote more company expansion.
Fred DuVal: Competitiveness Impact Statement before any new laws.
Zephyr Teachout: Level playing field between family stores and big business.
Gary King: Corporate tax cuts mean families must pay more.
Jason Carter: Incentives will attract businesses searching for a new home.
Tom Wolf: Make Commonwealth an engine for economic development.
Mark Schauer: Build economy that works for everyone--not just the wealthy.
Bill Walker: More resources to protect against child abuse.
Gina Raimondo: Tackle human trafficking and strip clubs.
Greg Abbott: 2003 Fugitive unit resulted in 4,400 more arrests.
Eliot Cutler: Assure support services for victims of domestic violence.
John Hickenlooper: Longer minimum prison sentences do not reduce crime.
Rob Astorino: Block publication of gun owner names and addresses.
Rob Astorino: Address root causes of student violence like mental illness.
Andrew Hunt: Community rehab programs instead of incarceration.
Karyn Polito: Leading advocate for the passage of "Jessica's Law".
Doug Ducey: Appoint judges who understand impact their decisions have.
Zephyr Teachout: Disenfranchising due to criminal convictions is undemocratic.
Zephyr Teachout: We have a long way to go on criminal justice reform.
Zephyr Teachout: Give minorities opportunity, not criminal justice system.
Zephyr Teachout: Raise age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18.
Gary King: Eradicate human trafficking and crimes against children.
Don Berwick: Invest in prevention and rehabilitation.
Mark Schauer: Restore funding for police & fire.
Bill Walker: Misuse of alcohol and drugs contribute to child abuse.
Andrew Hunt: Fines instead of imprisonment for non-violent drug offenses.
Zephyr Teachout: Marijuana decriminalization, on the path to legalization.
Duke Aiona: Primary architect of state's Drug Court's.
Don Berwick: Substance abuse treatment instead of incarceration.
Bill Walker: Our public schools must be adequately funded.
Bruce Rauner: Let families choose traditional, charter, or private schools.
Gina Raimondo: Treat teachers as professionals; rebuild school classrooms.
Peter Ricketts: Oppose the implementation of Common Core.
Joe Visconti: Oppose Common Core testing and curriculum.
Joe Visconti: 4-year state income tax break for grads who stay in CT.
Katie McGinty: Strong Schools; Bright Futures:restore $1B in education cuts.
Kay Ivey: Remove bad teachers; let students leave failing schools.
Andrew Hunt: Increase both public and private school choices.
Doug Ducey: Option to get kids out of failing schools.
David Ige: Quality public education necessary for a strong economy.
David Ige: Implement early education through DOE, not private schools.
David Walker: More K-12 parental involvement and choice.
Fred DuVal: Invest early in education; start with all-day kindergarten.
Joe Dorman: I will continue to be a champion for public education.
Neel Kashkari: Give freedom & flexibility to teachers, principals & parents.
Rob Astorino: Common Core has been a disaster; replace with local control.
Zephyr Teachout: Public education is the foundation of democracy.
Gary King: End privatization of our public education system.
Duke Aiona: Substitute teacher in Hawai'i's public schools.
Jack Hatch: Put quality public education at top of investment list.
Jason Carter: Restore billions slashed from public education.
Tom Wolf: Support our state's public education system.
Tom Wolf: Charters ok, but no mass expansion.
Don Berwick: Increase "in-district" charter schools; but not for-profit.
Don Berwick: Absolutely universal access to the best schooling.
Bob Beauprez: Opt out of Common Core; more choice at local level.
Eliot Cutler: Earlier schooling; longer school year; more school funding.
Eliot Cutler: Pay it Forward, Pay it Back: tuition-free college.
Charles Djou: Empower parental involvement in schools over bureaucracy.
Steve Grossman: More funding for K-12 & public higher education.
Energy & Oil|
Bill Walker: Develop local alternative energy sources, plus a new gasline.
Gina Raimondo: Make R.I. a model for climate change preparedness.
Gina Raimondo: Create state "Green Bank" for clean energy financing.
Peter Ricketts: Don't reduce the ethanol Renewable Fuels Standard.
Joe Visconti: Sensible energy efficiency and high-speed electric rail.
Katie McGinty: Make Pennsylvania a leader in wind and solar once again.
Scott Milne: Stop subsidizing expensive energy like wind & solar.
David Ige: Reduce fossil fuel use; increase renewable energy.
Andrew Cuomo: Led multi-state effort to lower carbon emissions by 45%.
David Walker: Reduce energy costs while protecting the environment.
Fred DuVal: Capitalize on the growth of solar energy.
Neel Kashkari: Develop the Monterey Shale formation.
Rob Astorino: Tap into New York's vast energy resources.
Zephyr Teachout: Reduce carbon emissions& adopt clean sources of energy.
Zephyr Teachout: Ban fracking; it contaminates our groundwater.
Tom Wolf: Take advantage of Marcellus Shale.
Don Berwick: Double down on efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.
Eliot Cutler: Burning fossil fuels is more and more problematic.
Steve Grossman: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.
Bill Walker: Fisheries: science-based policy & input from stakeholders.
Gina Raimondo: Coordinated marketing effort to promote R.I. tourism.
Greg Abbott: EPA is a runaway federal agency that must be reined in.
Doug Ducey: Keep decisions in hands of Arizonans, not EPA bureaucrats.
David Ige: Push Congress to spend more on Hawaii tourism.
David Ige: Increase funding for watersheds & against invasive species.
Andrew Cuomo: Commit to a greener future for our children & grandchildren.
Frank Riggs: Oppose job-killing EPA regulatory mandates.
Fred DuVal: Preserve and promote state parks.
Gary King: Stand up for environment; polluters already have clout.
Jack Hatch: Keep our top soil rich and productive for 100 years.
Tom Wolf: Marcellus Shale tax for Dept. of Environmental Protection.
Don Berwick: Clean our water & air, and push other states also.
Bob Beauprez: Take public lands back from the federal government.
Eliot Cutler: Helped Senator Ed Muskie craft the Clean Air Act.
Steve Grossman: Grossman company uses sustainable energy, paper, & ink.
Families & Children|
Fred DuVal: Close "Age Loophole": hard time for soliciting a minor.
Duke Aiona: Married 33 years; four children and one grandchild.
Jack Hatch: Partner with faith-based agencies for kids services.
Eliot Cutler: Empower women to succeed at home and at work.
Charles Djou: Deeper appreciation of role faith plays in American families.
Phil Scott: Buying local isn't just for hippies anymore.
Fred DuVal: More export trade with Mexico; border is a strategic asset.
Neel Kashkari: Work with Washington to pass free trade bills.
Bruce Rauner: Reduce lobbyist influence; push for term limits.
Greg Abbott: Voter fraud is real; voter ID is nondiscriminatory.
Larry Hogan: More transparency, more truthfulness, and tougher ethics.
Katie McGinty: Make it easier for people to participate in our elections.
Kay Ivey: Reduce legislators' salary; remove ability to set own salary.
Kay Ivey: 5,000 fewer state employees than three years ago.
Andrew Hunt: Erase laws instead of creating new ones.
Andrew Hunt: Ensure easy access to voting, including electronic.
David Ige: Run government with open & public two-way communication.
David Walker: Constitution State should call for Constitutional Convention.
David Walker: Lifetime ban from government if guilty of public corruption.
David Walker: Support local non-profits to take over social services.
David Walker: Eliminate egregious loopholes in state campaign finance law.
Fred DuVal: Ban on legislator gifts from lobbyists or companies.
Fred DuVal: Toll-free phone number to report unnecessary regulations.
Zephyr Teachout: Public financing for all statewide and legislative elections.
Gary King: Created Accountability Division to fight public corruption.
Jack Hatch: Eliminate duplication and secrecy in government agencies.
Jason Carter: Caps on gifts from lobbyists & more ethics reforms.
Tom Wolf: Ban "no-bid" contracts; increase transparency.
Bill Walker: 2nd Amendment establishes an individual right.
Gina Raimondo: Enact common-sense gun control measures.
Greg Abbott: Individual right to keep and bear arms was settled in 1791.
Peter Ricketts: Supports Nebraska's concealed carry law.
Joe Visconti: No Sandy Hook well-intentioned but reactionary legislation.
Kay Ivey: Do everything we can to preserve right to bear arms.
Doug Ducey: Gun tragedies would not be averted with stricter gun laws.
Bob Beauprez: Repeal unworkable laws that curtail Second Amendment.
Eliot Cutler: Restrict access to firearms via universal background checks.
Bill Walker: Expand Medicaid as long as federal funds continue.
Greg Abbott: ObamaCare was a bad law from the beginning.
Peter Ricketts: Oppose ObamaCare and oppose Medicaid expansion.
Joe Visconti: Common sense tort reform to retain doctors in CT.
Katie McGinty: Expand Medicaid; embrace ObamaCare.
Tom Wolf: Expanding health care is good for economy & creates jobs.
Andrew Hunt: Georgia can do better than ObamaCare.
Doug Ducey: ObamaCare is a monumental failure.
David Ige: Supports employer-mandated health care insurance law.
David Walker: ObamaCare promised too much and costs too much.
Frank Riggs: Stop the "Obamanization" of Arizona.
Joe Dorman: Drop the partisan games & Invest in rural telemedicine.
Jack Hatch: Integrated delivery system: Make Iowa the healthiest state.
Don Berwick: 2011: #4 on list of most influential health care leaders.
Don Berwick: 2010: Ran Medicare/Medicaid agencies, with budget of $800B.
Bob Beauprez: Healthcare between patients and doctors-not government.
Eliot Cutler: Universal access to essential health care services.
Bill Walker: Friend & strong advocate for our veterans & their families.
Gina Raimondo: Honor and support our veteran population, including housing.
Kay Ivey: 1,000-foot perimeter at military funerals to enforce respect.
Tom Wolf: More services for veterans: education, jobs, & housing.
Fred DuVal: Incent veterans' businesses in competitive bidding process.
Chet Culver: More funding for veteran's jobs, homes, and education.
Mark Schauer: Ensure veterans have access to the benefits they've earned.
Steve Grossman: Unwavering advocate for veterans and their families.
Steve Grossman: Welcome Home Bonus Program: financial support for veterans.
Charlie Baker: Adopt Secure Communities and REAL ID standards.
Peter Ricketts: No state services for illegal immigrants.
Tom Wolf: Support a Pennsylvania DREAM Act.
Frank Riggs: No "parole in place" amnesty.
Fred DuVal: Comprehensive immigration reform will benefit economy.
Zephyr Teachout: Immigrants are a pillar of our economy.
Bruce Rauner: Create Right-to-Work zones; reform workers' comp.
Gina Raimondo: Pair CCRI with local businesses for job training.
Katie McGinty: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 per hour.
Tom Foley: Raise minimum wage nationally, but focus on jobs in CT.
Andrew Hunt: Job Powerhouse plan instead of crony capitalism.
Andrew Hunt: Reduce payroll tax when paying over $11/hour.
David Walker: Reform public employee collective bargaining to avoid abuse.
David Walker: Emphasize approaches that help people help themselves.
Gary King: End rampant outsourcing of New Mexico jobs.
Tom Wolf: Company strategy: source its own American-made products.
Steve Grossman: Proudly supports raising minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2016.
David Walker: Comprehensive plan of action for large cities.
Don Berwick: Opposes casino gambling; costs are too high.
Eliot Cutler: Prepare Eastport for opportunity of Northern Passage.
Principles & Values|
Greg Abbott: Defend "One Nation, Under God" in our Pledge of Allegiance.
Duke Aiona: Law degree rfom U. Hawaii; prosecutor & then judge.
Don Berwick: Basic values: justice; equity; fairness; respect; compassion.
Bob Beauprez: Veto legislation that infringes on religious freedoms.
Bruce Rauner: Move state pensions towards a defined contribution system.
Joe Visconti: Means-tested aid for utilities for fixed income seniors.
David Ige: Double the governor's request for Kupuna Care.
Paul LePage: Keep our promise; don't tax Social Security.
David Walker: Restructure retiree pensions to be equitable & sustainable.
Tom Wolf: Ensure our seniors dignity in the twilight of their lives.
Charles Djou: Never renege on our promises & commitment to our seniors.
Bruce Rauner: Reduce anti-competitive corporate tax & income tax.
Larry Hogan: Roll back taxes by cutting $1.75B in waste, fraud, & abuse.
Peter Ricketts: Protect taxpayers from bureaucracy & burdensome regulations.
Joe Visconti: Phase out sales tax, then tackle income and corporate tax.
Joe Visconti: Phase out the estate tax for individuals.
Doug Ducey: Push income tax rates as close to zero as possible.
David Ige: State must operate within its means instead of raising taxes.
Tom Wolf: Schools need sustainable funding source, not cigarette tax.
David Walker: No retroactive tax increases; reduce relative tax burdens.
Joe Dorman: End tax giveaways to those who really don't need a tax break.
Neel Kashkari: High individual income tax rates have not reduced poverty.
Zephyr Teachout: No tax breaks for those earning $500,000 to $2 million.
Jack Hatch: Middle-class tax cut averaging $1,013 for all below $200K.
Jack Hatch: Retain progressive tax system with higher filing threshold.
Gina Raimondo: Sustainable funds for RIPTA; revolving funds for roads.
Katie McGinty: Pennsylvania should drive renaissance of manufacturing in US.
Kay Ivey: $1 billion invested in Alabama's road and bridges.
Andrew Hunt: Apply lessons of nanotech to colleges; stop importing talent.
David Walker: CT is last nationally in roads & critical infrastructure.
David Walker: Create comprehensive integrated state data system.
Joe Dorman: Build storm shelters via local school district funding.
Neel Kashkari: Cancel the Crazy Train high-speed rail.
Zephyr Teachout: Open universal broadband: 21st Century Internet.
Duke Aiona: Member of the Aerospace States Association.
Tom Wolf: Invest in a 21st Century transportation system.
Eliot Cutler: Invest capital in our backbone infrastructure.
Charles Djou: Consistently opposes Honolulu rail project.
Mark Schauer: Restore tax incentives for high-tech businesses.
Welfare & Poverty|
Joe Visconti: Entitlements trap people by penalizing them for success.
Tom Foley: New urban enterprise zones and urban renewal initiatives.
Frank Riggs: Entitlement society encourages dependency on government.
Don Berwick: Implement "best practices" to end homelessness.
Eliot Cutler: Never abandon citizens who are unemployed, ill, or hungry.
The above quotations are from Survey of 2014 Gubernatorial campaign websites.
2014 Governors' book excerpts:
- Power Lines, by Gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter (D,GA)
- Dialogues, by Governor Jerry Brown (D,CA)
- A Return to Values:, by Gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez (R,CO)
- The Party's Over, by Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist (D,FL)
- A State of Opportunity, by Gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler (I,ME)
- Scorpions for Breakfast, by Gov. Jan Brewer (R,AZ)
- In Mortal Danger, by 2014 gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo (R,CO)
- From Power to Purpose, by Gov. Sam Brownback (R,KS)
- Leadership and Crisis, by Gov. Bobby Jindal (R,LA)
- A Reason to Believe, by Gov. Deval Patrick (D,MA)
- Governor`s Travels, by Gov. Angus King (I,ME)
- Crossroads, by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D,NY)
- Stand For Something, by Gov. John Kasich (R,OH)
- Against the Tide, by Gov. Linc Chafee (I,RI)
- Fed Up!, by Gov. Rick Perry (R,TX)
- What A Party!, by 2013 gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D,VA)
- Last Line of Defense, by 2013 gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli (R,VA)