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By Tom Cushing

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About this blog: The Raucous Caucus shares the southpaw perspectives of this Boomer on the state of the nation, the world, and, sometimes, other stuff. I enjoy crafting it to keep current, and occasionally to rant on some issue I care about deeply...  (More)

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Cuba libre?
Dec 21, 2014 11:31 am
Comments: 25 | Views: 2,184

Well, no – not by a long shot. It will take years for the recent announcement of a thaw in the western hemisphere's deepest diplomatic freeze to take full hold.... More
Martin Litton, force of nature. An appreciation.
Dec 17, 2014 1:15 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 1,876

Obscured within a mother lode of trivia that makes up the daily data deluge, I almost missed the fact that the earth lost one of its giants recently. Ironically,... More
CIA’s Five Stages of Woe
Dec 11, 2014 12:31 pm
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This hasn't been a proud week for most Americans. We will forever chase our ideals, of course – aspiring to them is our cherished, shared bedrock value. We expect... More
Two Views of Race in America: where you stand depends on where you sit
Dec 8, 2014 4:17 pm
Comments: 28 | Views: 2,056

Two articles bearing on race caught my eye this past week – even before the deluge of mostly righteous anger that has followed the Garner killing non-indictment.... More
Pork Politics
Dec 1, 2014 1:58 pm
Comments: 34 | Views: 3,475

Save the Jersey 9,000! No, those victims of unspeakably cruel imprisonment are not of our species, nor are they even Jersey cows. They are, however, animals as... More
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The House of Representatives performs history’s first repeat hara-kiri
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Net Neutrality?
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Net Neutrality a win or loss for open Internet and First Amendment?
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Swalwell tapped for key Democrat Party position
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