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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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The George Saunders Kindness Forum
Aug 5, 2013 12:17 pm
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This regular 'raucous caucus' column is nominally about politics, but the conversations it sometimes provokes relate to the values and priorities that animate political... More
Plan Bay Area: An Open Season Discussion
Jul 31, 2013 7:05 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 3,087

Plan Bay Area (PBA) was approved in July. By its terms, it seeks to coordinate efforts among Bay Area jurisdictions to plan for a year 2040, when an estimated 2... More
Nuclear Option Averted; Whirled Peas Reign
Jul 17, 2013 12:11 pm
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While America slept, our stalwart government has saved us from a fate worse than … gridlock? Perhaps? This week, our Senators worked tirelessly, 'til way past... More
Settling Dust, Unsettling Implications
Jul 7, 2013 11:51 am
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The US Supreme Court's two recent gay marriage rulings, more political than principled, left a significant gap in the CA initiative process. The strong language... More
Vote for Pedro?
Jun 28, 2013 9:56 am
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Now that the Supreme Court has timidly deputized local trial Judge Vaughn Walker to speak for it on Prop 8; and setting aside the stunning arrival on the national... More
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