The Associated Press' 2016 Election Guide is out, with reminders on familiar terms and the correct way to use them. For instance:
- democratic socialism Sen. Bernie Sanders' self-described political leaning, akin to European democratic socialism.
- first lady Not an official title, always lowercase.
- press secretary Seldom a formal title and thus lowercase.
- rank and file (n.), rank-and-file (adj.) Ordinary members of a political party.
- stalking horse Someone who enters a political race to lure voters away from rivals, then drops out and endorses another candidate.