Decoding the Jargon, Slang, and Bluster
of American Political Speech

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"MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION OF OUR LIFETIME"

A cliché that partisans from both sides trot out before each presidential election, warning ominously of the impacts if the other side were to win.

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“A guide through the thicket, a machete with which to cut your way through the jungle of rhetoric… This volume may prove a life saver.” –Jeff Greenfield

Chuck McCutcheon is co-author of National Journal’s Almanac of American Politics, and was co-editor of Congressional Quarterly’s Politics in America 2010.
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 - Chuck and Dave will be signing copies of Dog Whistles at the National Press Club's Book Fair. The event is at the Club's headquarters, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 - Chuck and Dave will talk about their book at 7 p.m. at the DC Public Library's Northeast branch.  The library is located at 330 7th St. NE.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 - Chuck will be in Oak Park, Ill., to discuss Dog Whistles at the Oak Park Public Library. The event will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will be at the main library, 834 Lake St.

JARGON OF THE WEEK

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