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  • n  a political philosophy of avoiding the extremes of left and right by taking a moderate position or course of action

  • Centrism's institutional triumphs have been won mainly if not entirely within the Democratic Party.
  • But Obama's sudden social centrism would sound more convincing in a different context.
  • Some liberal Democrats in Connecticut have long been frustrated by Lieberman's centrism.
News & Articles

  • Kitzhaber announces bid for historic 4th term
    PORTLAND -- Citing a track record of centrism, John Kitzhaber said he would ask voters for 'one last term' as Governor, during a press conference Monday. If elected he would be the first person to ever hold the Oregon office four times. "Four years ago our state was a polarized state with an uncertain future," Kitzhaber said. "Our legislature was divided, facing high unemployment and a $3.5 ...
    Dec. 8, 2013 - KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland
Quotes

  • Bernard Sanders in Political Cortex
    Vermont's Senator-elect Bernie Sanders, officially an Independent, said: "There is one point I want to make clear because all too often I see this discussion of progressivism vs centrism as merely one of gaining tactical advantage in an election. I...
  • Sergey Lavrov in Hürriyet
    There are clear systemic defects and above all NATO-centrism, which in effect mitigate against creating a real, universal mechanism of collective security in the Euro-Atlantic area,Lavrov said in the address to students at an institute for...

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