centrist centrist  /ˈsɛn trɪst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who takes a position in the political center
  2. (adj) supporting or pursuing a course of action that is neither liberal nor conservative

Usage(s):

  1. He hired centrist economist Jason Furman, known for defending the benefits of globalization and private Social Security accounts, to the displeasure of liberal economists.
  2. Whats even worse than being a centrist,.
  3. Iran's new parliament looks likely to produce a centrist coalition that will challenge the President's reelection hopes.

News

  1. A Sole Moderate Vies for the Presidency in Iran

    During Iran's presidential election Friday, one centrist is battling a field of conservatives and a current of voter apathy
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Time Magazine

  2. Are College and Career Skills Really the Same?

    The Common Core curriculum standards don't prepare students for the workforce, says Robert Lerman. Still from PBS NewsHour footage. Paul Solman: Centrist economist Robert Lerman of the Urban Institute and American University is back on this page with a timely concern: Is America's new push for a "common core curriculum" seriously at odds with the country's pressing economic needs? Lerman's first ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Online NewsHour

  3. Iran pro-reform candidate Mohammad Reza Aref withdraws from election to boost centrist's campaign

    Mohammad Reza Aref throws supports behind the only centrist candidate in presidential race, who will face-off against 5 conservatives
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS News

Quotes

  1. Obama said he is "no doubt progressive," and that "the notion that somehow that's me trying to look like I'm more centered - more centrist - is just not true."
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  2. Biden said Americans view a terrorist attack in Europe "as an attack on the United States. That is not hyperbole ...... So please understand that this is not a US-centrist view that only if America is attacked is there a terrorist threat."
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Joe Biden Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Ken Salazar has been an extremely effective US senator for Colorado these past four years, particularly as a moderate and as a centrist," Ritter said. "But if a nomination to join the Obama administration comes to pass, Sen. Salazar would...
    on Dec 16, 2008 By: Bill Ritter Source: Los Angeles Times

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