Brands of Federalism

September 1, 2023 USGOPO 0

Many ways to define national and state powers. Trying to understand and recall all the different terms that define the flow of federal money that […]

Dark Horse Candidate

July 4, 2023 USGOPO 0

More horse-race campaign jargon. “A┬ácandidate nominated after multiple ballots at a political party’s nominating convention. During the first few ballots at the 1844 convention a […]

Civil Liberties Terms List

July 4, 2023 USGOPO 0

Words and concepts that protect freedoms. selective incorporation doctrine procedural due process substantive due process Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) search and seizure exclusionary rule Roe […]

Sister Souljah Moment

May 16, 2023 USGOPO 0

The controversy that coined the term. —From Taegan Goddard’s Political Dictionary Currently: Do you know of, or can you find any such “Sister Souljah” moments […]


May 2, 2023 USGOPO 0

The Risk in Public Campaigning. Gaffe: “An unintentional comment that causes a politician embarrassment.┬áThe term often refers to a politician inadvertently saying something publicly that […]