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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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Mr. Votes Goes to Washington (but not quite far enough)
Nov 23, 2013 3:32 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 9,772

Amidst typically strident DC hyperbole, the Senate this week took a significant step toward getting things done. It amended its filibuster rules to overcome their... More
The Dismal Science Comes to a Dismal Realization
Nov 20, 2013 11:30 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 28,360

A consensus is emerging, at least among liberal economists, about what continues to ail the US economy. It's not a happy message, because it suggests that we're... More
How much is enough?
Nov 16, 2013 2:40 pm
Comments: 20 | Views: 12,330

I ran into a friend I hadn't seen in a few years this week on BART. He's about my age, a career professional and marathoner, a programmer who worked for a global... More
No Longer Ready for Some Football
Nov 11, 2013 9:34 am
Comments: 25 | Views: 33,467

The Miami Dolphins are playing on Monday Night Football this evening ? I won't be watching.

Football has lost me, and not just because of the current bullying... More
Taking Leave of GRAS
Nov 8, 2013 2:48 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 23,635

The FDA has proposed to ban trans-fat in food – is it overdue reform or the nanny state ruining our gustatory fun?

The Food and Drug Administration is the... More
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Thanksgiving Dinner
By Roz Rogoff | 3 comments | 413 views