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  1. left-leaning

    Left-wing politics describes the range of political ideologies that support and seek to achieve social equality and egalitarianism, often in opposition to social hierarchy. Left-wing politics typically involve a concern for those in society whom its adherents perceive as disadvantaged relative to others as well as a belief that there are unjustified inequalities that need to be reduced or abolished. Left-wing politics are also associated with popular or state control of major political and economic institutions. According to emeritus professor of economics Barry Clark, left-wing supporters "claim that human development flourishes when individuals engage in cooperative, mutually respectful relations that can thrive only when excessive differences in status, power, and wealth are eliminated."Within the left–right political spectrum, Left and Right were coined during the French Revolution, referring to the seating arrangement in the French Estates General. Those who sat on the left generally opposed the Ancien Régime and the Bourbon monarchy and supported the French Revolution, the creation of a democratic republic and the secularisation of society while those on the right were supportive of the traditional institutions of the Ancien Régime. Usage of the term Left became more prominent after the restoration of the French monarchy in 1815, when it was applied to the Independents. The word wing was first appended to Left and Right in the late 19th century, usually with disparaging intent, and left-wing was applied to those who were unorthodox in their religious or political views. Ideologies considered to be left-wing vary greatly depending on the placement of the Overton window along the political spectrum in a given time and place. At the end of the 18th century, upon the founding of the first liberal democracies, the term Left was used to describe liberalism in the United States and republicanism in France, supporting a lesser degree of hierarchical decision-making than the right-wing politics of the traditional conservatives and monarchists. In modern politics, the term Left typically applies to ideologies and movements to the left of classical liberalism, supporting some degree of democracy in the economic sphere. Today, ideologies such as social liberalism and social democracy are considered to be centre-left, while the Left is typically reserved for movements more critical of capitalism, including anarchism, communism, Marxism and syndicalism, each of which rose to prominence in the 19th and 20th centuries.In addition, the term left-wing has also been applied to a broad range of culturally liberal social movements, including the civil rights movement, the use of body piercings and tattoos, hair coloring, voluntary childlessness, antinatalism, individualism, feminist movement, men's rights movement, LGBT rights movement, interracial marriage, reproductive rights, abortion-rights movements, multiculturalism, immigration, anti-war movement and environmental movement as well as a wide range of political parties.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of left-leaning in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of left-leaning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Peter Layton:

    I assume there’s a deeper political message to show that the new left-leaning government … is keen on defense spending.

  2. Brad Wenstrup:

    We know from his social media posts that he hated Republicans and he hated President Trump, he loved Bernie Sanders and held left-leaning beliefs.

  3. Kay Sellous:

    Left-leaning people are very pro-humanity and they are very active in talking about human rights violations, it's just [that] up to this point that conversation has excluded unborn people.

  4. Madeline Malisa:

    They label themselves as nonpartisan, but if you look at who is working for them, including quite a few old Obama staffers, it’s a partisan organization, left-leaning progressive, a private third party should not be making decisions on which jurisdictions should get money and how much they get.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    Yeah, let me tell you the difference, secretary Kerry, I guess in order to reassure the left-leaning members of his own party, said it would sort be like a pinprick. You know, it really would not be of any great consequence. I don't know whether he had in mind knocking out a couple of camels or what. But this was a strike that was well-planned, well-executed, went right to the heart of the matter, which is using chemical weapons. So had I seen that kind of approach by President Obama, I'm sure I would've signed up.

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