Dark Horse Candidate

July 4, 2022 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, 2022 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, 2022 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, 2022 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 […]

Acts of Congress

April 25, 2022 USGOPO 0

Notable laws worth knowing. The House and Senate together pass between 150 and 500 laws per two-year congressional term. Which laws will be on the […]