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



An assertive, yet overused, catchphrase that younger candidates invoke to associate themselves with new ideas and fresh thinking.

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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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NOV. 1: Chuck will speak at Books & Brews, a monthly author talk sponsored by Pale Fire Brewing Co. and WMRA in Harrisonburg, Va., near James Madison University.

NOV. 5: Chuck will appear for the second year at the DC Author Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DC Public Library's Martin Luther King branch, 901 G St. NW.

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