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populist

pop yuh luhst

  • n  an advocate of democratic principles

  • Joe Klein on Howard Dean and the populist temptation.
  • For several years now, the most powerful and mysterious force in American politics has been a free-floating populist rage.
  • The nicest thing anyone can say about a Democratic presidential candidate this year is to call him a populist.
News & Articles

  • Moderate cleric carries hopes of reformists in Iran vote
    By Marcus George DUBAI (Reuters) - A moderate cleric best known for his conciliatory nuclear talks with world powers has emerged as the sole beacon of hope for reformists in the campaign for Iran's presidential election on Friday. Hassan Rohani is someone world powers might prefer to replace hardline populist incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and pursue peaceful ways out of an increasingly tense ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Sole cleric in Iran presidential vote poses moderate challenge
    By Marcus George DUBAI (Reuters) - A moderate cleric best known for his conciliatory nuclear talks with world powers has emerged as the sole beacon of hope for reformists in the campaign for Iran's presidential election on Friday. Hassan Rohani is someone world powers might prefer to replace hardline populist incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and pursue peaceful ways out of an increasingly tense ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Gouge away
    Gasoline price spikes in Oklahoma and some other states indicate that illegal price gouging is going on. Profits reported by property and casualty insurance firms indicate that premium hikes are unwarranted. Those are the populist outcries. Now for the reality: read more
    June 12, 2013 - The Times Record
Quotes

  • Bobby Rush in San Jose Mercury News
    Let me just say, I do resent the elitists, the cynics and cultural critics who dismiss this issue as a populist spectacle,Rush said in his opening remarks. "I believe that we can"
  • Barack Obama in CNN International
    He's suddenly a hard-charging populist,Obama said. "And that's all well and good, but I sure wish he was talking the same way over a year ago, when I introduced a bill that would've helped stop the multimillion-dollar bonus packages that...
  • Richard Lambert in BusinessWeek
    Her comments were echoed by the Confederation of British Industry, whose director general Richard Lambert said: "A headline-grabbing tax on bankers' bonuses may have populist appeal, but the Government needs to take care not to put the UK's...

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