The Phoenix veers into national politics? Barely. Let’s just say this: what we THINK as citizens matters much less than what we KNOW. We won’t weigh in on the secret healthcare bill, an alleged terrorist act at Flint Airport, or any of the other crazy sh*+ that’s been going on this week. BUT, we have provided a few useful vocabulary terms that may or may not be related to recent events. Love them, hate them? Donkey? Elephant? No matter. These things exist, and you should know about ’em. The more we know, the less dumb we’re likely to act, right? Right.