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)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Sam Brownback: Need to permanently end tax funding for Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy|
Matt Bevin: Must rely on cutting spending to improve financial outlook.
Bill Walker: Strengthen budget savings plan.
Bill Walker: Natural resource royalties to be paid out in dividends.
Jerry Brown: Investment in infrastructure makes long term economic sense.
Nathan Deal: Mandated spending is shrinking discretionary budget.
Bill Walker: Modernize voter registration & vote online.
Jay Nixon: Combat employment & housing discrimination against LGBTs.
Andrew Cuomo: Implement a default voter registration system.
Mike Pence: Civil rights must be balanced with religious freedom.
Phil Bryant: Tax cuts for people before corporations.
Bill Walker: Increase certain business licensing fees to raise money.
Jack Markell: Reduce regulatory burdens on business.
Jack Markell: Ease restrictions on crowdfunding.
Andrew Cuomo: Cut taxes for small businesses to stimulate growth.
Andrew Cuomo: Current low minimum wage amounts to corporate welfare.
Earl Ray Tomblin: Saved businesses $548M on taxes and workers' comp.
Rick Scott: Do away with commercial lease tax.
Robert Bentley: Construct four new state-of-the-art prison facilities.
Matt Bevin: Imperative to address backlog of forensic tests.
Bill Walker: Restore 'Prison Industries' job skills to reduce recidivism.
Bill Walker: Need to reduce costs of prison system.
Jack Markell: Increase services for prisoners to reduce recidivism.
Jack Markell: Make it easier for felons to vote.
Susana Martinez: Do away with bail for dangerous criminals.
Susana Martinez: Beef up three strikes law, allow for curfews.
Earl Ray Tomblin: Take preventative approach to juvenile justice.
Chris Christie: De-criminalizing drug use has reduced prisoner population.
Dennis Daugaard: High rates of incarceration does not increase public safety.
Dennis Daugaard: Reforms reduced population on parole.
Terry Branstad: Rehabilitation over punishment to reduce recidivism.
Terry Branstad: Investigate wrongful convictions, especially for racial bias.
Doug Ducey: New legislation should require rape kits to be tested.
Doug Ducey: Move to community based corrections and counselling.
John Hickenlooper: Regulatory regime to marijuana needs to be strengthened.
Earl Ray Tomblin: Prioritize combating substance abuse from many angles.
Earl Ray Tomblin: Behavioral therapies MUST accompany anti-addiction meds.
Chris Christie: Addiction is an illness and should be treated as such.
Chris Christie: Search for innovative ways to address drug epidemic.
Mike Pence: Confront the growing epidemic of drug abuse.
Doug Ducey: Ramp up border patrol to end drug importation.
Peter Shumlin: Time to make marijuana well-regulated legal substance.
Peter Shumlin: Prioritize reducing opioid misuse.
Jay Inslee: Prioritize early childhood education.
Jay Inslee: Increase teacher salary to help recruit and retain.
Matt Bevin: Move to performance based funding for state universities.
Phil Bryant: Remove barriers to charter schools.
Phil Bryant: Loosen regulations around associate degrees.
Charlie Baker: Lift the cap on public charter schools.
Jack Markell: Support IT education in schools.
Jack Markell: Make university scholarships less restrictive.
Jack Markell: Increase teacher compensation.
Jerry Brown: Increase funding for schools and target tough students.
Jerry Brown: Reduce centralized control of local education.
Jay Nixon: Affordable tuition is highest priority.
Jay Nixon: Fund public schools, don't develop voucher schemes.
Nikki Haley: Incentivize teachers to work in rural districts.
Nikki Haley: Higher education system is flush with cash.
Scott Walker: Continue with tuition freezes.
Scott Walker: Multiple strategies to increase accessibility of college.
Susana Martinez: Prioritize reading in early education.
Susana Martinez: Change higher education system to boost graduation rates.
John Hickenlooper: Earn-and-learn programs to reduce attainment gap.
John Hickenlooper: Some standardized testing is necessary.
Andrew Cuomo: Parent participation essential for schools to function.
Andrew Cuomo: Turn failing schools into charter schools.
Andrew Cuomo: $200 tax break for teachers.
Earl Ray Tomblin: Create rewards program to educational innovation.
Nathan Deal: Grants for technical skills training will help employment.
Nathan Deal: Facilitate young adults learning about computer science.
Nathan Deal: Public schools have discretion in how to spend funds.
Nathan Deal: Schools should use testing sparingly but effectively.
Brian Bosma: Next Generation Scholarship: $7,500 for teachers' tuition.
Chris Christie: Program for at-risk youths to get them into college.
Chris Christie: Further de-regulate charter schools.
Dennis Daugaard: Increase teacher salaries to retain and attract hires.
Dennis Daugaard: Tuition freeze on college education.
Dennis Daugaard: Increase enrolment in technical institutes.
Mike Pence: Incentivize teaching as a career.
Mike Pence: Testing regime needs to be improved.
Sam Brownback: More education money should be going to instruction.
Butch Otter: Need to increase access to college education.
Butch Otter: Imperative that reading outcomes are improved.
Butch Otter: Career ladders will attract and retain school staff.
Butch Otter: $5M for professional development for teachers.
Butch Otter: Move to `mastery-based' learning from `seat time'.
Doug Ducey: Coordinate with banks to finance school expansion.
Doug Ducey: Reward high achievement and low income schools.
Doug Ducey: Partner with third sector in education.
Doug Ducey: Give foster kids a `fast pass' to best schools.
Peter Shumlin: Publicly fund a college savings plan for each child.
Peter Shumlin: Provide free college courses for low income people.
Energy & Oil|
Bill Walker: Expand exportation of LNG to Asian markets.
Bill Walker: Invest in renewables to diversify economy.
Charlie Baker: Develop hydropower--most cost effective renewable.
John Hickenlooper: Pursuing renewables; solar and wind.
Andrew Cuomo: Increase commitment to green energy: 50% by 2030.
Terry McAuliffe: Renewables an economic development opportunity.
Butch Otter: Clean energy leadership helps economic development.
Gary Herbert: Push refineries to produce cleaner fuel.
Gary Herbert: Utah must commit to protecting its natural resources.
Jerry Brown: CA out front in addressing climate change.
John Hickenlooper: Watershed cleanup shouldn't always meet fed. standards.
Andrew Cuomo: Training program to support green energy development.
Sam Brownback: Stewardship for water resources to lengthen useful life.
Peter Shumlin: VT should divest from coal and ExxonMobil.
Families & Children|
Jack Markell: Increase access to effective contraception for women.
Jay Nixon: We need childcare and parental leave.
Jay Nixon: Made insurance cover therapy for autism.
Susana Martinez: Each image of child porn should count as its own crime.
Terry Branstad: Judicial discretion in releasing individual juvenile records.
Doug Ducey: Publicly shame fathers behind on child support.
Robert Bentley: Sue federal government to reform Refugee Resettlement Act.
Bruce Rauner: Pursue devolution to control costs.
Bruce Rauner: Term limits need to be voted on.
Peter Ricketts: Government agencies should be user focused.
Sam Brownback: State Supreme Court justices should be elected not appointed.
Doug Ducey: Repeal laws to stimulate economic growth.
Jay Inslee: Gun violence is a public health crisis.
John Hickenlooper: Develop a program to reduce suicides by gun.
Mike Pence: Gun ownership increases public safety.
Gary Herbert: Healthcare best solved at the state level.
David Ige: Move management of public hospitals to private sector.
Jack Markell: Reduce costs by moving away from fee-for-service model.
Jerry Brown: ACA wholeheartedly embraced in CA.
Peter Ricketts: Cannot trust Medicaid federal matching grants.
Andrew Cuomo: Extra funding for breast cancer screenings.
Nathan Deal: Medicaid expansion costs too much.
Nathan Deal: Affordable Care Act is waste of money.
Sam Brownback: KanCare at state level better than ObamaCare.
Butch Otter: Incentivize health care professionals to come to Idaho.
Robert Bentley: Veteran-owned business stickers in small business windows.
Andrew Cuomo: Counterterrorism unit to be moved to NY state police.
Andrew Cuomo: State Police need more gear.
Sam Brownback: Arm additional security at National Guard facilities.
Sam Brownback: Halted Syrian refugees from being resettled in Kansas.
Susana Martinez: Stop giving drivers licenses to illegal immigrants.
Jay Inslee: Lower paid workers deserve to earn more.
Jay Inslee: State should actively work to reduce CEO-worker pay gap.
Bruce Rauner: Over-burdensome workers comp makes Illinois uncompetitive.
Bruce Rauner: Public officials do not deserve a raise.
Andrew Cuomo: Raise minimum wage to $15, for economic justice.
Andrew Cuomo: Require paid family leave, like 182 other countries.
Rick Scott: State should support early-stage businesses to create jobs.
Rick Snyder: $28M to deal with Flint water treatment crisis.
Principles & Values|
Gary Herbert: Governing through executive order is undemocratic.
Jack Markell: Religious tolerance is cornerstone of US value system.
Nikki Haley: Local government needs to be more accountable.
John Hickenlooper: Governance needs compromise to work.
Jerry Brown: Moral obligation to fund pension obligations.
Chris Christie: Do not prioritize pensions over other critical spending.
Bruce Rauner: Reduce property tax for homeowners & businesses.
Bill Walker: Proposes modest increase in income tax.
Bill Walker: Increase on alcohol and tobacco tax.
Jack Markell: Reduce corporate tax to increase competitiveness.
Jerry Brown: California needs a larger Rainy Day Fund.
Scott Walker: Reduce property, income and production tax burden.
Peter Ricketts: Provide tax relief through property tax regulations.
Andrew Cuomo: Tax cuts as part of strategy to create jobs.
Chris Christie: Abolish the estate tax to incentivize people to stay in NJ.
Rick Scott: End sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment.
Sam Brownback: Strengthen property tax lid.
David Ige: Broadband capacity integral to economic growth.
Scott Walker: Partner with private firms to install fiber network.
John Hickenlooper: Expand broadband connectivity.
Doug Ducey: Arizona needs to embrace new technology.
Welfare & Poverty|
Andrew Cuomo: $20B more for increasing homeless services.
Sam Brownback: Required work/training improves quality of life.
Doug Ducey: End `grandmother penalty' in foster care compensation.