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



A term from the horse-racing world, it refers to an idea critics say is so hopelessly flawed that it isn’t worth tackling.

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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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Coming Up


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015 -- Dave will speak at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government on "Party  Politics,  Negotiation & Conflict  Resolution In A Partisan Era."

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015 -- In suburban Maryland, Chuck and Dave will participate in the Gaithersburg Book Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S. Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD.

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015 - Dave will discuss Dog Whistles and related topics as part of University Synagogue's Distinguished Speaker's Series, in Irvine, Calif.

David Mark talks Dog Whistles on CSPAN - Watch the Interview


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