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"The L Word Lives: Is it Safe to Say "Liberal" Again? "

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For more than twenty years, the word 'liberal' seemed to have disappeared from the political world. But President Obama's speech appears to have revived it--even though the word did not appear in his inaugural address. In the aftermath of his speech, 'liberal' was suddenly everywhere--by the right (with derision) and by the left (with relief). Most interestingly, the word appeared prominently in the mainstream news outlets that have typically avoided using a term that had evolved from being a basic political descriptor to a loaded piece of jargon used as an epithet by Republicans as avoided as a liability by Democrats. 'OBAMA OFFERS LIBERAL VISION,' a New York Times banner headline blared. 'For His Second Term, a Sweeping Liberal Vision,' said the Los Angeles Times. 'A Speech That Embraced Liberalism,' added Politico.

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