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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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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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But he remained a supporter, albeit a critical one, of the Cuban regime, and he did not sever his ties with the left.
Meanwhile, he attacks anyone on the left who disagreed with his take on Nicaragua--even where the actual disagreement is hard to discern.
One gets the impression that Radosh didn't merely want people on the left to attack the Sandinistas; he wanted them to adopt his own critique, including his support for the contras.
A vote for a third party of the left ignores the short-run concerns of the average citizens who believe that their lives are at least a little better on one or another seemingly small issue when the Democrats are in power," he writes.
He notes, especially, that young people may be left nonplussed.
5- This dogleg-left par-4 on the Sylmar executive course is just 389 yards but has OB left and trees, fronted by bunker, directly between tee and green.
Now, it takes two big hits to reach the green in regulation, preferably down the right side of a wide fairway flanked left by tee-to-green OB.