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



The British term for the punctuation mark at the end of a sentence, it’s increasingly used in American politics – along with the rest of popular culture -- to declare an end to any doubts whatsoever about something.

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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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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24: Chuck will speak at 3 p.m. at the DC Author Festival at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW.

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