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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1988
If President Reagan is labeling us poor Democrats with the "L word"--liberal, liberal, liberal, then it's certainly fitting that his brand of Republican be labeled with the "R word"--reactionary, reactionary, reactionary. NICK NEWTON Laguna Hills
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WORLD
February 4, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Vietnam on Monday sentenced the head of an organization accused of “smearing the current system” and trying to topple the government to life behind bars, state media reported. The official Vietnam News Agency reported that Phan Van Thu headed the “reactionary political organization” that planned to establish a new state “led by Thu and his accomplices,” writing documents that attacked state policies and tried to erode trust in the Communist Party of Vietnam. Twenty-one other people in Bia Son Council for Laws and Public Affairs were handed jail terms ranging from 10 years to 17 years, according to state media.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1992
Rosenberg's column can only be regarded as a typical, knee-jerk reaction of a totally panicked, humorless and mentally deficient left-wing reactionary! ROBERT J. HAGSTROM Northridge
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2012 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
Former President Clinton used a Tuesday night appearance in Irvine to rip Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and GOP congressional leaders for putting America's middle class, women's rights and the country's environmental health at risk, and urged Californians to send Democrats to Washington in next month's election. Clinton fired up the young, friendly crowd at UC Irvine during a campus rally for five Democrats locked in tight congressional races in Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1987
The Gallup Poll's finding (Part I, Aug. 9) that Americans favor by 41% U.S. Supreme Court decisions moving in a more conservative rather than liberal direction does not mean that Americans support the nomination of Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. Bork is not a conservative, but a reactionary. Conservatives respect precedent, like to preserve existing conditions and will agree to gradual change. Reactionaries like Bork want to turn back the clock on abortion and civil rights.
NEWS
July 27, 2004
Re "Winnin's, Fixin's and a Few Sayin's" (July 13): Two of the seven items were Kerry-bashing. Was this intended to send a whiff of true red, white and blue essence of reactionary woodsman? The consumers who purchase the gourmet gear you advertise aren't real cowboys. Most of them are latte-swilling, PBS-supporting, tree-hugging Michael Moore fans. And we are not pleased. Sharon Rudahl Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 1997
Do I have this right? Peter Sellars, who makes his base in Los Angeles, thinks Salzburg is racist and Gerard Mortier, who lauds California for being "open-minded," agrees ("Leading a Revolt in Mozart Country," Calendar, Sept. 3). I would remind both of them that Austria, in 1993, rejected its so-called "anti-immigrant initiative" by the right-radical populist "Freedom Party" on which I write regularly, while California has subsequently passed Propositions 187 and 209 by large margins.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1996
Your editorial "A Pro-Islamic Regime in Turkey" (July 14) hits the nail on the head. Turkey has proven time and again in the past half-century that it is a trustworthy ally of the West and a reliable friend in the troubled Middle East, the powder keg otherwise known as the Balkans and equally explosive Transcaucasia. Surrounded by religious zealots of Iran, the warlord Saddam Hussein of Iraq and ruthless dictator Hafez Assad of Syria, Turkey admirably managed to cultivate its democratic traditions and build its economy on free-market values.
OPINION
February 19, 1995
Your Feb. 5 editorial mildly chastising Sen. Larry Pressler (R-S.D.) for his "bizarre letter to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting" was a timid criticism inappropriate to his serious misconduct. Pressler demanded, under government authority, that CPB employees provide information on previous work experience to see who worked at "liberal" institutions. Based on your mild response, and the failure of our government institutions to strongly denounce his actions, the right-wing Pressler accomplished much of what he set out to accomplish.
OPINION
March 25, 2001
It is truly outrageous what President Bush and his "conservatives" are doing in regard to selection of judges (editorial, March 21). However, I must disagree on the use of the term "conservative" for these gentlemen. Since they don't seem to want to "conserve" anything we have now, let's call them what they truly are--"reactionaries." It seems to be back to the future with these reactionaries. STAN GORDON Canoga Park
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May 19, 2010 | By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times
Arizona sold its state Capitol, privatized prisons and closed some of its state parks, all to bridge a budget deficit that rivals California's. But on Tuesday, voters in this state that is famously averse to government spending decided enough was enough. Gov. Jan Brewer was able to persuade a conservative electorate to do what Californians would not do for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger — give the state more money. They voted 64% to 36% for a temporary sales tax increase to 6.6% from 5.6%.
WORLD
April 8, 2008 | Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to quell unrest, Communist Party officials are ordering Tibetans back to school. Buddhist monks, civil servants and public school students have been instructed to attend special classes in the virtues of Chinese rule and the evils of their exiled leader, the Dalai Lama. In these classes, the Tibetans read and recite from texts that denounce the Dalai Lama as a "political reactionary" and a "betrayer of the motherland."
OPINION
April 21, 2006
GOV. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER hasn't just abandoned his campaign promise to fight the special interests that dominate Sacramento politics. He has thrown it from his favorite Hummer and driven over it. His craven surrender to the tyrannical prison guards union is so complete that his aides have been subverting the authority of the state corrections chief by consulting union officials on her choices for warden positions and other jobs.
NEWS
July 27, 2004
Re "Winnin's, Fixin's and a Few Sayin's" (July 13): Two of the seven items were Kerry-bashing. Was this intended to send a whiff of true red, white and blue essence of reactionary woodsman? The consumers who purchase the gourmet gear you advertise aren't real cowboys. Most of them are latte-swilling, PBS-supporting, tree-hugging Michael Moore fans. And we are not pleased. Sharon Rudahl Los Angeles
OPINION
October 26, 2003 | Ann Louise Bardach, Ann Louise Bardach writes for Newsweek International and is a commentator on the Public Radio program "Marketplace." She is the author of "Cuba Confidential: Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana."
Earlier this month, President Bush gathered 100 Cuban Americans in the White House Rose Garden to outline his new Cuba policy. Sprinkling his speech with a few words of well-rehearsed Spanish, the president announced a new commission, co-chaired by Secretary of State Colin Powell and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez. Its mission: to draw up a transition-to-freedom plan for a post-Castro Cuba and to "identify ways to hasten the arrival of that day."
OPINION
August 9, 2002 | RAY TAKEYH, Ray Takeyh is a fellow in international security studies at Yale University.
In a reversal of a long-standing U.S. approach, President Bush has essentially given up on Iran's reform movement and on the prospects for gradual moderation of Iran's Islamic system. The administration is appealing directly to the Iranian people to actively change their government. Borrowing a page from President Reagan's "evil empire" strategy, the Bush team hopes to subvert the "axis of evil" by supporting dissidents against the regime.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 1985
Leonard Feather doesn't seem to know or care much about the welfare of the jazz guitar. Now that he's officially canonized Wunderkind Stanley Jordan as a "guitar revolutionary" and an "electronics wizard," some of us feel compelled to temper his hosannas with a bit of reality ("Stanley Jordan--Guitar Revolutionary," May 19). As per the "electronics wizard" label, Jordan's pyrotechnical--and mightily physical--fingers-hammered-on-the-fretboard approach is perhaps the least electronic of the jazz guitar idioms of the past two decades.
NEWS
March 13, 1990 | Reuters
China has closed a publishing company in western Sichuan province and sentenced its editor and director to suspended jail terms for publishing a "reactionary" book. The China Daily said Monday that Li Jiawei, director of the Sichuan Provincial Social Science Publishing House, was sentenced to three years in jail for publishing a book on underworld kingpin Du Yuesheng. Editor in Chief Zhang Li was sentenced to one year.
OPINION
March 25, 2001
It is truly outrageous what President Bush and his "conservatives" are doing in regard to selection of judges (editorial, March 21). However, I must disagree on the use of the term "conservative" for these gentlemen. Since they don't seem to want to "conserve" anything we have now, let's call them what they truly are--"reactionaries." It seems to be back to the future with these reactionaries. STAN GORDON Canoga Park
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1998 | GEORGE WEIGEL, George Weigel is a senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington
The caricature is now firmly established: Inside the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, formerly known as the Inquisition, sits the scourge of intellectual freedom, Joseph Ratzinger. For almost 17 years, the Bavarian Panzerkardinal has waged war against dissident theologians alongside Pope John Paul II, an aging authoritarian determined to leave the imprint of his reactionary Polish theological views on the Catholic Church of the 21st century.
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