“Zinger” is one of many political words originating in the sports world. But by 1970, as political discourse became less civil and more confrontational, it turned into a catchy synonym for a barbed quip.
With all the divisive rhetoric, sensationalist journalism, and inflamed passions during this election cycle, schools can be one of our saving graces. Unfortunately, 40 percent of teachers are hesitant to teach about the election.
'My good friend' is routinely used on the House and Senate floors when one colleague addresses another. And with Congress back in town – albeit briefly – the exercise in decorum is now being heard all the time.
Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and American voters have repeatedly cried "rigged" during this election. But the accusation that so many state officials could collude to rig an election is not only unthinkable but has dangerous implications.