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

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A buzzword with a dual political meaning: A comprehensive change in campaign strategy, as well as the practice of ducking uncomfortable issues or questions by emphasizing something favorable.

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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 was co-author of National Journal’s Almanac of American Politics 2012 and 2014, and co-editor of Congressional Quarterly’s Politics in America 2010.
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MAY 21: In suburban Maryland, Dave will interview Washington Post columnist EJ Dionne about his book Why the Right Went Wrong, at the Gaithersburg Book Festival. The event will take place at 2:15 p.m. Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S. Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

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