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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)

Book Reviews

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Jacobin Magazine
Socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture

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    Articles in Jacobin magazine:
  • 2023 Presidential primary: "Populist? RFK Jr Doesn't Even Support Medicare for All," by Ben Burgis, Jun 9, 2023, (Link)
  • On Confirmation Hearings: "It Pays to Be Rahm Emanuel," by David Sirota, Walker Bragman, 08.24.2021
  • "Rahm Emanuel Wants Big Carve-Outs to a $15 Minimum Wage," by Andrew Perez and Julia Rock, 04.02.2021
  • (On 2021 Virginia Governor race): "Socialist Lee Carter Wants to Be Virginia's Next Governor," by Indigo Olivier, January 2021
  • "Who Will Xavier Becerra Serve as Joe Biden's HHS Secretary?," by David Sirota & Andrew Perez, 12.7.20
  • On Biden Cabinet: "Biden's Possible HHS Pick Shielded Nursing Homes From Liability for COVID Spreads," by Julia Rock & Andrew Perez, 12.02.20
  • Biden Cabinet, "Joe Biden Just Appointed His Climate Movement Liaison. It's a Fossil-Fuel Industry Ally," by David Sirota, Julia Rock, & Andrew Perez, 11.17.20
  • Democratic primary: "Elizabeth Warren's Public Education Problem," by Eric Blanc, 9.25.19
  • "The Task Ahead Is Enormous, and There Is Not Much Time," Noam Chomsky interview by Harrison Samphir, 07.12.2019
  • "Stick With Bernie," by Carl Beijer, May 3, 2019
  • "Mike Gravel Should Be on the 2020 Debate Stage," by Branko Marcetic, May 2019
  • "Julian Castro's Early, Neoliberal Years," by Branko Marcetic, 2/15/2019
  • "Howard Schultz's #MeToo Problem at Starbucks," by Liza Featherstone, Feb. 2019
  • "Socialism and Progressives," 1/8/2019
  • "Biden on Mass Incarceration," 8/9/18
  • "Joe Biden, Neoliberal Democrat," 8/7/18
  • "Joe Biden: Military Hawk," 8/2/18
  • "How Boston Kicked Out the Olympics," by Queen Arsem-O'Malley, 07.30.2015

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Kamala Harris: Prosecuted fewer foreclosure fraud cases than smaller states.
Civil Rights
    Howard Schultz: Starbucks did little to stop sexual harassment of employees.
    Julian Castro: Protections for GLBTQ; benefits to same-sex partners.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Against gay marriage but no government morality.
    Elizabeth Warren: Proposes new federal limits for corporations.
    Julian Castro: Supported tax breaks to lure corporations.
    Kamala Harris: Tough stance on mortgage lenders fell short.
    Kamala Harris: Focus on helping non-violent young offenders.
    Kamala Harris: Defied pressure for death penalty for cop killer.
    Joe Biden: 1989: Bush didn't go far enough in War on Drugs.
    Joe Biden: Proud of backing tough drug laws & penalties.
    Joe Biden: 1981: Militarized domestic police against drugs.
    Elizabeth Warren: Invest in education, but focus on results.
    Elizabeth Warren: Supported all-voucher system for public schools in 2003 book.
    Julian Castro: Extended Pre-K education for needy kids.
Energy & Oil
    Cedric Richmond: Supported fracking, 76% Conservation Voters lifetime rating.
    Julian Castro: Green Jobs Leadership Council: more solar; less coal.
    Julian Castro: Supported both fossil fuel and green energy.
    Noam Chomsky: Limited time on climate change; US going in wrong direction.
    Noam Chomsky: Market can't solve climate change, structural changes needed.
    Noam Chomsky: Task ahead enormous & there is not much time.
    Kamala Harris: Prosecuted polluters for illegal dumping and air pollution.
Families & Children
    Kamala Harris: Punish parents of chronically truant kids.
Foreign Policy
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Opposes boycotts of businesses in Israel.
    Noam Chomsky: Israel relies on support from reactionary fundamentalists.
    Noam Chomsky: Establish a nuclear weapons free zone in Middle East.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Skeptical of Iran nuclear deal.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Supports Egyptian dictator in fight against terrorism.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Against criticizing India's treatment of Muslims.
Health Care
    Beto O`Rourke: Supports Medicare for America as public option.
    Gina Raimondo: COVID: civil liability immunity for hospitals, nursing homes.
    Gina Raimondo: Privatized & cut budgets for Medicaid.
    Jerry Brown: How would we pay for single-payer?
    Kamala Harris: Require pharmaceutical companies to allow generics.
    John Hickenlooper: Too soon to make changes in Obamacare.
    Michael Bennet: Single payer would lead to massive tax increase.
    Nancy Pelosi: Single payer plans better handled by states.
    Rahm Emanuel: Wrote op-ed "Medicare-for-All is a Pipe Dream".
    Xavier Becerra: 2016: rescind patents for government funded medicine.
    Barack Obama: 2009: preferred single-payer if were starting from scratch.
    Gavin Newsom: Public option is not the right thing.
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Public option not right thing, unless part of single-payer.
Homeland Security
    Joe Biden: 1991: Favors government "back doors" into encryption.
    Julian Castro: Supported military expansion into cybersecurity.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: 2007 SAVE Act: beef up border; oppose sanctuary cities.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: 2010: moratorium on government immigration raids.
    Tulsi Gabbard: 2015: Favor Christian over Islamic refugees.
    Julian Castro: Opposed unionizing city employees.
    Rahm Emanuel: Raise minimum wage to $15/hour but allow states to opt out.
Principles & Values
    Bernie Sanders: 2019 OpEd: Bernie is best chance to beat Biden.
    Marty Walsh: Put an end to Boston's bid for summer Olympics.
    Lee Carter: I'm a socialist, "democratic socialist" is redundant.
Social Security
    Joe Biden: Freeze entitlements; don't favor special interests.
Tax Reform
    Julian Castro: Senior/disabled property tax freeze favored wealthy.
War & Peace
    Mike Gravel: Filibustered to end the military draft.
    Noam Chomsky: No-nuke zone in Middle East would end military aid to Israel.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Use military to fight terrorists, not for regime change.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Opposes fighting in Afghanistan & Syria; end arms to Saudis.

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