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)
Chris Murphy: I'm more pro-choice than opponent; but no late-term abortion.
Linda McMahon: I'm a pro-choice woman; not part of anti-woman agenda.
Jodi Rell: CT leads in bioscience revolution & stem cell research.
Jodi Rell: Leave abortion decision to a woman & her doctor.
Jodi Rell: $100M for stem cell research.
Budget & Economy|
Bob Stefanowski: Remove excess bloat from the budget and keep the necessities.
Prasad Srinivasan: Connecticut regulations are choking growth.
David Walker: Revise and respect the Constitutional spending cap.
Susan Bysiewicz: Tax securities transactions $150B to fund mortgage relief.
Christopher Shays: OpEd: Spent $200M on "Bridge to Nowhere".
Christopher Shays: OpEd: Voted to raise the debt ceiling 8 times.
Jodi Rell: Financial crisis came from unbridled greed & lax oversight.
Linda McMahon: I'm proud of WWE history; it's not a "war on women".
Jodi Rell: Comprehensive state job searches should ignore demographics.
Bob Stefanowski: Wants to have the DMV managed by the private sector.
Bob Stefanowski: Phase out corporate tax; end estate tax immediately.
Prasad Srinivasan: Financial assessment of new regulations on small businesses.
Joe Visconti: Remove red tape and over-regulation of small business.
David Walker: Less regulation to promote more company expansion.
Linda McMahon: We need more business people like me in Washington.
Susan Bysiewicz: Close Wall Street's hedge fund loophole.
Susan Bysiewicz: Hold Wall Street accountable and end corporate welfare.
Susan Bysiewicz: Too few politicians fail to take on Wall Street.
Chris Murphy: OpEd: Campaign coffers overflow with Wall Street donations.
Chris Murphy: Keep preferential tax for hedge funds; costs too much to cut.
Susan Bysiewicz: End preferential tax treatment for hedge fund gains.
Susan Bysiewicz: Use fees on selling securities to help under-water mortgages.
Linda McMahon: Businesses need regulatory certainty to risk hiring workers.
Richard Blumenthal: Defend small businesses against wrongdoing, & defend record.
Prasad Srinivasan: Increase penalties for human trafficking and animal abuse.
Jodi Rell: Supports the death penalty.
Jodi Rell: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Prasad Srinivasan: Expand medical marijuana eligibility.
Prasad Srinivasan: Combat the state's opioid crisis.
Chris Murphy: Admits past marijuana usage.
Susan Bysiewicz: Never smoked marijuana.
Linda McMahon: 1989: WWE exonerated unanimously of steroid doctor misdeeds.
Jodi Rell: Restrict sale of products used to make methamphetamine.
Bob Stefanowski: Well-educated, high-earning graduates are leaving the state.
Joe Visconti: Oppose Common Core testing and curriculum.
Joe Visconti: 4-year state income tax break for grads who stay in CT.
David Walker: More K-12 parental involvement and choice.
Susan Bysiewicz: Hold colleges accountable for rising tuition.
Susan Bysiewicz: Tie federal aid to schools' efforts to control tuition costs.
Chris Murphy: Keep student loan rates at 3.4% instead of 6%.
Jodi Rell: Supports Head Start & early childhood education.
Energy & Oil|
Joe Visconti: Sensible energy efficiency and high-speed electric rail.
David Walker: Reduce energy costs while protecting the environment.
Chris Murphy: Cap oil prices; let market decide green technology.
Susan Bysiewicz: Require energy buybacks from solar panels and windmills.
Chris Murphy: Energy reform is my holy grail.
Chris Murphy: End oil speculation to drive down gas prices.
Susan Bysiewicz: Security transactional tax to invest in green technology.
Linda McMahon: Cap-and-trade is an energy tax.
Richard Blumenthal: Cap-and-trade OK; fuel cells & clean energy better.
Jodi Rell: Energy and heating assistance for families in need.
Families & Children|
Richard Blumenthal: McMahon's WWE is adult entertainment marketed to children.
Susan Bysiewicz: Two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Chris Murphy: US support of Israel is in our national security interest.
Linda McMahon: Sustainable 2-state solution in Israel; no settlement freeze.
Richard Blumenthal: 2-state solution in Israel after Palestine stops terrorism.
Susan Bysiewicz: Make changes to NAFTA; close loopholes to send jobs overseas.
Chris Murphy: Buy American Act for government purchasing.
Susan Bysiewicz: Renegotiate NAFTA; it cost 1 million manufacturing jobs.
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.
Susan Bysiewicz: Repeal Citizens United; end loopholes for special interests.
Susan Bysiewicz: Public financing for federal elections.
Joe Visconti: No Sandy Hook well-intentioned but reactionary legislation.
Chris Murphy: NRA has more control over Congress than any other group.
Prasad Srinivasan: Stop bureaucrats looking over doctor's shoulders.
Prasad Srinivasan: Stop treating hospitals like piggy banks to close budget gap.
Joe Visconti: Common sense tort reform to retain doctors in CT.
David Walker: ObamaCare promised too much and costs too much.
Christopher Shays: ObamaCare takes away $500 billion from Medicare.
Chris Murphy: I'm a huge supporter of the public option.
Susan Bysiewicz: Many are just one bad medical test away from losing all.
Linda McMahon: ObamaCare will increase costs; repeal it.
Richard Blumenthal: ObamaCare is a start to national reform.
Matthew Corey: Defense is vital to our state's economy.
Chris Murphy: Concerned about Patriot Act's impact on citizens' rights.
Chris Murphy: Impose a war tax to give citizens a stake in battle.
Susan Bysiewicz: If we had a draft, Iraq & Afghan wars would be shorter.
Chris Murphy: US aid to Israel had nothing to do with 9/11.
Chris Murphy: Keep Groton submarine base open.
Susan Bysiewicz: Close bases overseas and bring troops home.
Richard Blumenthal: Apologizes again for having said he served in Vietnam.
Linda McMahon: Terrorists only need to succeed once; we must succeed always.
Christopher Shays: Issue "blue cards" for undocumented workers.
Christopher Shays: Blue card: let illegals work & pay taxes but no citizenship.
Linda McMahon: No amnesty, but expand visas for temporary workers.
Linda McMahon: More merit-based system for green card & citizenship.
Linda McMahon: No amnesty; enforce immigration laws.
Richard Blumenthal: Enact comprehensive solution; piecemeal approach fails.
Dan Malloy: Provide services without questioning immigration status.
Bob Stefanowski: Taxes must be lowered to attract businesses and create jobs.
Prasad Srinivasan: Renegotiate our union contracts with state employees.
David Walker: Reform public employee collective bargaining to avoid abuse.
David Walker: Emphasize approaches that help people help themselves.
Christopher Shays: I was part of the solution in Congress on creating jobs.
Linda McMahon: Six-point jobs growth plan; cut taxes for the middle class.
Linda McMahon: We need to send job-creators to Washington.
Linda McMahon: Minimum wage increases harm small businesses.
Richard Blumenthal: More job training and more R&D tax credits.
Linda McMahon: WWE has created 20 jobs annually for 28 years.
Richard Blumenthal: Contractors without health insurance aren't good jobs.
David Walker: Comprehensive plan of action for large cities.
Principles & Values|
Linda McMahon: OpEd: Spent $50M of her own money on 2010 Senate race.
Linda McMahon: WWE was provocative, but provided 700 jobs & work ethic.
Linda McMahon: Blumenthal insults millions of WWE viewers by dismissing WWE.
Richard Blumenthal: Seven of McMahon's WWE wrestlers have died this year.
Richard Blumenthal: I have spent my life helping people build their futures.
Joe Visconti: Means-tested aid for utilities for fixed income seniors.
David Walker: Restructure retiree pensions to be equitable & sustainable.
Chris Murphy: To do nothing about entitlements is irresponsible.
Chris Murphy: Earnings cap for Soc.Sec.; and means-testing for Medicare.
Linda McMahon: Can't offer specifics or I'll be ''demagogued'' by press.
Linda McMahon: Debate & analyze entitlement reform, but no budget cuts.
Chris Murphy: Raise debt ceiling instead of privatizing Social Security.
Bob Stefanowski: Supermajority to enact any tax or fee increase.
Prasad Srinivasan: Opposed tax increases; shrink size of government.
Prasad Srinivasan: We must control taxes and spending.
Joe Visconti: Phase out sales tax, then tackle income and corporate tax.
Joe Visconti: Phase out the estate tax for individuals.
David Walker: No retroactive tax increases; reduce relative tax burdens.
Linda McMahon: Economy is fragile; don't raise taxes in a recession.
Linda McMahon: Don't raise taxes on anyone, including middle class.
Richard Blumenthal: Nation's wealthiest don't need extension of Bush tax breaks.
Richard Blumenthal: Don't hold middle-income tax cut hostage to wealthiest 2%.
Linda McMahon: Make Bush tax cuts permanent or CT loses 8.500 jobs.
Richard Blumenthal: Extending Bush tax cuts for wealthiest 2% is wrong.
Bob Stefanowski: Modernize infrastructure using public-private partnerships.
David Walker: CT is last nationally in roads & critical infrastructure.
David Walker: Create comprehensive integrated state data system.
Chris Murphy: Invest in local infrastructure & stronger Buy American laws.
Chris Murphy: Massive infrastructure spending; great deals now.
Richard Blumenthal: Engage private sector to gather intel for homeland security.
War & Peace|
Matthew Corey: Destroy ISIS; disallow North Korean & Iranian nukes.
Chris Murphy: Economic sanctions as main tactic against Iran.
Susan Bysiewicz: War only as a last resort against Iran.
Chris Murphy: Stark differences with Lieberman about the Iraq War.
Susan Bysiewicz: We should get troops out of Afghanistan yesterday.
Chris Murphy: Ending Iraq & Afghan wars saves $2B per week.
Linda McMahon: Support sanctions on Iran; keep all options on table.
Richard Blumenthal: Strengthen sanctions on Iran, adding an arms embargo.
Welfare & Poverty|
Joe Visconti: Entitlements trap people by penalizing them for success.