Learn the Jargon

We’ve created the 21st century version of Safire's Political Dictionary – a scrupulously non-political guide to understanding what you hear on C-SPAN, the campaign trail and elsewhere.

The complete book contains hundreds of entries, but we’re sharing one definition each week with our web readers. Dive in...

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Our book contains hundreds of entries. Each week we share one with our online readers.

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Dog Whistles, Walk-backs, and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang, and Bluster of American Political Speech

“An extraordinarily accessible and informative book that belongs on the desk of any politically-minded reader. It’s my BS translator.”

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JARGON OF THE WEEK

Our book contains hundreds of entries. Each week we share one with our online readers.

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