February 27, 2016 -- Book blogger Deborah Kalb featured an interview with Chuck and Dave about Doubletalk.

March 10, 2015 -- Chuck gave a speech about political language to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists at its annual Washington conference.

Feb. 26, 2015 -- Christian Science Monitor article, "Note to politicians: 'Gotcha questions' are ever with us, but not always fatal"

Feb. 23, 2015 -- David spoke at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government on "Party  Politics,  Negotiation  &  Conflict  Resolution In A Partisan Era."

Jan. 21, 2015 -- Christian Science Monitor article, "Republicans call President Obama's tax proposal 'non-starter': What do they mean?"

Jan. 16, 2015 -- Christian Science Monitor article: "Why 'bridge builder' is IN for 2016 (but may be OUT for Chris Christie)"

Jan. 9, 2015 -- Christian Science Monitor article: "New Congress: Are Republicans honing their inner 'institutionalist'?"

Dec. 31, 2014 -- Christian Science Monitor article: "Why a 'manufactured story' is often in the eye of the beholder"

Dec. 29, 2014 -- Virginia Public Radio profiled Dog Whistles in an interview with Chuck after the Richmond, Va., book signing.

Dec. 26, 2014 -- Christian Science Monitor article: "Why the 'donor class' matters, especially in the GOP presidential scrum"

Dec. 18, 2014 -- Christian Science Monitor article: "Jeb Bush says he wants 'conversations with citizens.' Does he mean it?"

Dec. 13, 2014 -- Chuck signed books at the Barnes & Noble in Richmond, Va.

Dec. 11, 2014 -- Christian Science Monitor article: "Congress’s real reason for passing a budget? The smell of 'jet fumes.'"

Dec. 5, 2014 -- Christian Science Monitor article: "Landrieu Battle Cry - 'The Only Poll That Matters is on Election Day.'"

Dec. 3, 2014 -- Chuck and Dave appeared at the University Club Meet The Authors Night And Book Fair, in Washington, D.C.

Nov. 24, 2014 -- Christian Science Monitor article: "'Grubered' - How did MIT economist become buzzword for Obamacare woes?"

Nov. 24, 2014 -- Roll Call article: "Word of the Week - Bold"

Nov. 23, 2014 -- Dave discussed Dog Whistles and his career on C-SPAN's Q&A, the network's flagship interview show.

Nov. 23, 2014 -- Chuck discussed Dog Whistles at the Oak Park Public Library.

Nov. 21, 2014 -- Christian Science Monitor article "'Elections have consequences': Does Obama regret saying that now?"

Nov. 19, 2014 -- Roll Call profiled Dog Whistles in Decoding the Sometimes Mystifying Vocabulary of Politics.

Nov. 19, 2014 -- Chuck and Dave will talk about their book at the Washington, D.C. Public Library's Northeast branch.

Nov. 18, 2014 -- Chuck and Dave will be signed copies of Dog Whistles at the National Press Club's Book Fair.

Nov. 14, 2014 -- Christian Science Monitor article "Politics ain't beanbag."

Oct. 27, 2014 -- Dave discussed terms and concepts from Dog Whistles on WCCO radio in Minneapolis, Minn.

Oct. 26, 2014 -- LibraryThing Early Reviewers praised Dog Whistles as "a nice mix of definition and real life examples of the phrases in action."

Oct. 20, 2014 -- Dave visited "AirTalk with Larry Mantle" on KPCC radio (NPR in Southern California) to discuss Dog Whistles.

Oct. 20, 2014 -- Dave spoke about Dog Whistles at Vroman's bookstore in Pasadena, Calif.

Oct. 19, 2014 -- Dave was interviewed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation about terms and concepts from Dog Whistles.

Oct. 17, 2014 -- Andrew Sullivan's The Dish praised Dog Whistles in "Spoken Like A True Leader."

Oct. 14, 2014 -- On the Armstrong & Getty radio show, Dave discussed the Politico Magazine piece and various other terms and concepts from Dog Whistles.

Oct. 13, 2014 -- Politico Magazine published the piece by Chuck and Dave How To Talk Like A Politician.

Oct. 8, 2014 -- Chuck and Dave discussed Dog Whistles on the nationally-syndicated Dennis Prager Show.

Oct. 8, 2014 -- Wall Street Journal language writer Ben Zimmer posted an excerpt of Dog Whistles on his sites, on and

Oct. 7, 2014 -- The Capitol Hill monthly publication Hill Rag reviewed Dog Whistles in "Hacking Through Newsspeak."

Oct. 6, 2014 -- Dog Whistles was referenced in a Bloomberg View article, "American Political Jargon."

Oct. 4, 2014 -- Chuck spoke with Sirius XM's Jared Rizzi about Dog Whistles.

Sept. 30, 2014 -- David participated in a panel discussion at the European Union's Washington office, discussing Dog Whistles.

Sept. 28, 2014 -- At the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College, David spoke with students about contents and concepts in Dog Whistles.

Sept. 24, 2014 -- On KKSF radio's "The Gil Gross Show" - in San Francisco - Dave and Chuck discussed contents and concepts in Dog Whistles.

Sept. 21, 2014 -- David appeared on LI News Radio's "The Christopher Hahn Show" to discuss concepts and content in Dog Whistles.

Sept. 20, 2014 – Chuck and Dave signed copies of Dog Whistles at the Barnes & Noble in Arlington, Va. Later they appeared at the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association. Hyatt Regency Crystal City.

Sept. 18 -- Chuck and Dave spoke to the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative's annual meeting, in Washington, D.C.

Sept. 18, 2014 -- David joined C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb for a video class with Purdue University students.

Sept. 18, 2014 -- The political webcast The202 interviewed Chuck and Dave about Dog Whistles and their backgrounds as journalists.

Sept. 17, 2014 – Washingtonian magazine online profiled Dog Whistles.

Sept. 13, 2014 – Chuck and Dave officially launched Dog Whistles at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C., at an event in which books sold out.

Sept. 11, 2014 -- David appeared on KQED's "Forum" with Michael Krasny, in an hour-long discussion of Dog Whistles.

Sept. 10, 2014 -- David appeared on Hugh Hewitt's nationally-syndicated radio show, discussing Dog Whistles.

Sept. 10, 2014 -- David discussed Dog Whistles at Kol Emeth synagogue in Palo Alto, Calif., at the weekly Men's Club meeting.

Sept. 10, 2014 -- Political Wire ran a discussion with the Dog Whistles authors, "Podcast: Conversation with Chuck McCutcheon and David Mark"

Sept. 9, 2014 -- The Washington Post's Express ran a quiz based on terms from the book.

Sept. 9, 2014 -- Chuck and Dave appeared on host Mike Rosen's show on KOA radio in Denver, in an hour-long segment discussing Dog Whistles.

Sept. 8, 2014 -- On Leslie Marshall's nationally-syndicated show, Dave discussed ideas and terms in Dog Whistles.

Sept. 7, 2014 -- The Santa Fe New Mexican ran a review of Dog Whistles, "Roundhouse Roundup: Inside the weasel words of politics"

Sept. 4, 2014 -- On Wisconsin Public Radio "The Kathleen Dunn Show," Dave and Chuck discussed terms in Dog Whistles, and current political topics.

Sept. 4, 2014 -- The Wall Street Journal reviewed Dog Whistles: "A kind of cheat sheet to what the insiders already know." (subscription required)

Sept. 3, 2014 -- On, Dave published the article "How Ron and Rand Paul’s campaigns have changed our political language."

Sept. 2, 2014 -- Mike Allen's must-read Politico email newsletter featured the launch of Dog Whistles.

Sept. 2, 2014 -- For the official release of Dog Whistles, Chuck and Dave were guests on KCUR-FM's "Up to Date" in Kansas City. The book also was excerpted in Real Clear Politics and National Journal.

August 27, 2014 -- Washington journalist Deborah Kalb features Dog Whistles on her books blog.

August 10, 2014 -- Chuck appeared on to discuss Dog Whistles.

July 16, 2014 - Dave appeared on the Australia Broadcasting Corporation program Late Night to discuss Dog Whistles and other aspects of political marketing.

June 21, 2014 – Taegan Goddard's Political Wire, a premier site for politics-related news and information, called Dog Whistles a "must read."

May 30, 2014 – Publisher's Weekly wrote about UPNE's new line of popular political books, ForeEdge, citing Dog Whistles as one of its top titles.


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