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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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Minimum Wage Follies, Part 2 – what can we expect?
Apr 5, 2016 9:21 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 2,064

As the LA Times reports, the minimum wage law signed Monday by Governor Brown... More
Will Rogers and Mark Twain meet the minimum wage
Mar 30, 2016 9:29 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 1,544

Item: California plans to raise its minimum wage in stages, reaching $15/hour statewide by 2022.

It’s not clear who first offered up the following... More
A Brussels forum
Mar 23, 2016 1:43 pm
Comments: 25 | Views: 4,464

There are an awful lot of people feeling an awful lot of awful over yesterday’s terror attack in the Belgian capital. So I thought I’d open the... More
Nowhere to Hide
Mar 16, 2016 12:19 pm
Comments: 41 | Views: 2,796

In his own words, by nominating Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court, President Obama has “played it straight.” So doing, he has also skillfully... More
Deciphering the Short-fingered Vulgarian *
Mar 7, 2016 11:31 am
Comments: 29 | Views: 2,443

I understand Donald Trump. I’m not sure I’m happy or proud about it, and I’m a little ashamed that it took me this long. The entire punditocracy,... More
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Prop 56: Tax ‘em if you smoke ‘em
By Tom Cushing | 15 comments | 1,621 views

Crazy Election
By Roz Rogoff | 88 comments | 1,145 views

Remembering Alameda County's fallen heroes
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 707 views