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in politics, the more radically progressive wing in any legislative body or party. The designation apparently originated in the French National Assembly of 1789, where the radicals were seated to the left of the presiding officer.
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left

the supporters or advocates of varying degrees of social, political, or economic change, reform, or revolution designed to promote the greater freedom, power, welfare, or comfort of the common people
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Or so are the messages from many of new ministers of the leftish cabinet.
In spite of my leftish, liberal bent, there are still some things I am very conservative about.
Leftish thinking, and socialism for that matter, hadn't considered these issues, much less understood their importance.
The author's researches show Castlereagh to have been better educated and more widely read than the leftish trendies of his day, e.g, Byron, thought.
Stephen Pound called Bill Hicks, an American stand-up comic who died of cancer at the age of 32 in 1994, "one of the few people [worthy] of inclusion with Lenny Bruce in any list of unflinching and painfully honest political philosophers." Judging by American: The Bill Hicks Story, a 2010 documentary available on DVD, Hicks had at least this much in common with Bruce: His "truth telling" was not all that funny, sacrificing humor for the sake of leftish social commentary.
The second phase began, as Hayward seems to agree, with the unfair rejection of the "Moynihan Report," not (as Pat himself seemed to believe) by "liberals," but by a small coterie of Leftish liberals, some of them with elite backgrounds or credentials.
Amidst a fog of vitriol from the left decrying the crosshairs on the Palin site (which have since disappeared), more vitriol has flowed from the right toward the liberal web site Daily Kos which up until shortly after the shooting, had included a post from a "BoyBlue" claiming that Gabrielle Giffords was "dead to me" because her votes were not leftish enough to suit him.
Here he pits himself against some of the leftish enthusiasts for psychoanalysis who then attempt to find in the framework an implicit warrant for some form of 'democratic' vision of society.
Those talks involve Simon Hughes, the Lib-Dems' leftish deputy leader, who also chairs the party's backbench committee watching over local government policy.
Canada's best leftish think tank is the Centre for Policy Alternatives.
To be sure, the challenges are not always to the Leftish world view but also some well established views of the Right as well.