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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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"If You Can Keep It"
May 23, 2012 6:28 am
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This week's news brought an early glimpse into the inner workings of a novel species of political animal: the SuperPAC. These beasts were unleashed by the Supreme... More
What is The Problem? The GOP is The Problem.
May 9, 2012 10:35 pm
Comments: 31 | Views: 4,002

The first thing you need to know about Norm Ornstein and Thomas Mann is where they work – at the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution,... More
ObromneyCare, Part Deux: Estimation Boogaloo
May 3, 2012 9:50 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 1,963

Okay, where were we? After a description of the major features of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA for short, or ObromneyCare if you prefer),... More
Obromneycare, Part One: What is it, exactly?
Mar 22, 2012 10:59 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 3,338

The Affordable Care Act is (choose only one):

a. Socialized medicine

b. The moral equivalent of strapping grandma to an ice floe

c. The moral imperative... More
Inclusion or Extraction?
Mar 16, 2012 5:40 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 2,938

This week's column is late – for several reasons. (On) first, baseball intervened, and I spent four glorious days in the Arizona sun with my daughter. As... More
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