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  • n. A small, shallow draft water vessel used by the United States Navy for counterinsurgency (COIN) operations during the Vietnam War; Fast Patrol Craft (PCF).
  • v. to put forth sensational negative stories about a political figure as part of a smear campaign against them, especially regarding their military record


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  • See coffin broadsides for some historical context. Political campaigns did not get ugly just in the past few years. (For some real fun, check out the election of 1800.)

    October 11, 2008

  • phrasal verb

    February 3, 2007