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.