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)
Dennis Daugaard: Human life begins at conception.
Gordon Howie: Life is a child's right; this led me into politics.
Gordon Howie: Leader for life both in and out of the political arena.
Budget & Economy|
Dennis Daugaard: Free enterprise is key to national prosperity.
Gordon Howie: Market should be primary vehicle for economic recovery.
Joel Dykstra: Johnson was asleep at the wheel on Banking Committee.
Joel Dykstra: Figure out where system failed in order to prevent a repeat.
Scyller Borglum: Not a revenue problem; a spending problem.
Tim Johnson: Called for banking oversight, but opposed by Bush & GOP.
Dennis Daugaard: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Gordon Howie: Government imposed quotas are wrong.
Gordon Howie: Marriage is a religious institution between a man & a woman.
Joel Dykstra: No same-sex civil unions.
Joel Dykstra: No affirmative action in government decisions.
Tim Johnson: Don't subsidize bloated compensation of failing firms' CEOs.
Gordon Howie: Stricter punishment reduces crime.
Joel Dykstra: Supports the death penalty.
Joel Dykstra: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Marty Jackley: Joint federal-state cooperation to reduce violent crime.
Gordon Howie: Never legalize marijuana, except supervised medical use.
Joel Dykstra: Restrict products used to make methamphetamine.
Dennis Daugaard: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
Dennis Daugaard: Support nationwide Common Core standards.
Gordon Howie: Advocate for parental rights and school choice.
Gordon Howie: Freedom to choose will improve quality.
Jay Williams: Every South Dakotan deserves an excellent education.
Joel Dykstra: Support voluntary prayer in public schools.
Kristi Noem: Scholarships for foster kids includes private school tuition.
Energy & Oil|
Brian Bengs: Energy independence through clean energy not fossil fuels.
Gordon Howie: Opposes prioritizing green energy.
Gordon Howie: Human needs are always paramount.
Marty Jackley: Protect agricultural communities from the EPA's overreach.
Families & Children|
Jay Williams: Raise kids with values of hard work & education.
Marty Jackley: Save children from sexual exploitation and trafficking.
Kristi Noem: Expand family leave benefits to 100% of salary for 12 weeks.
Gordon Howie: Maintain US sovereignty from UN.
Kristi Noem: Chinese Communist Party is our greatest external challenge.
Kristi Noem: Can't allow Chinese interests to purchase South Dakota land.
Gordon Howie: Support & expand free trade.
Dennis Daugaard: Photo ID for voting.
Gordon Howie: Freely give to political campaigns, but with full disclosure.
Joel Dykstra: Limit individual & PAC donations; require disclosure.
Dennis Daugaard: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Gordon Howie: Absolute right to gun ownership.
Brian Bengs: Opposes Republican plans to kill off Affordable Care Act.
Gordon Howie: ObamaCare degrades system's effectiveness & hurts liberties.
Marty Jackley: States stopped ObamaCare's forced Medicaid expansion.
Scyller Borglum: Against Medicare for all & other socialist plans.
Kristi Noem: Vaccine mandates stand in the way of business expansion.
Kristi Noem: $1.1M for pregnancy/postpartum care for Medicaid recipients.
Brian Bengs: VA closings might make it more responsive to veterans.
Dennis Daugaard: Support our troops because they protect our freedoms.
Gordon Howie: Expand the military.
Jay Williams: Served in the US Navy and then the Peace Corps.
Gordon Howie: No pathway to citizenship until border is secure.
Jay Williams: Welcome Syrian refugees fleeing religious intolerance.
Scyller Borglum: Strong borders and safe, legal procedures.
Rick Weiland: Raise the minimum wage; fight against special interests.
Principles & Values|
Gordon Howie: Strongly supports keeping God in the public sphere.
John Thune: Running for 4th Senate term: breaking the "Curse of Karl"?
Kristi Noem: South Dakotans build the American Dream by working hard.
Kristi Noem: I believe South Dakota is the freest state in the nation.
Kristi Noem: We're in the greatest nation in the history of the world.
Gordon Howie: Expand options to include private protected savings.
Mike Rounds: Entitlements insolvent but no changes for current recipients.
Gordon Howie: Higher taxes demotivate economic growth.
Mike Rounds: Tax code too complex; broaden base and lower rates.
Kristi Noem: What to do with surplus? My answer is simple: cut taxes.
Jay Williams: Degree in Computer Science; founded high-tech company.
War & Peace|
Gordon Howie: Stay out of Iran until there are no alternatives.
Welfare & Poverty|
Dusty Johnson: Making welfare recipients accountable can help them.
Joel Dykstra: Promote marriage for welfare recipients.