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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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Moneyball, the Sequel: Billy Beane for President!
Apr 17, 2014 11:08 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 3,459

Postpone the primaries, cancel the caucuses, stop the presses – we've got the consensus candidate for the President in 2016. There's a ... More
David Brooks at his Best – and Worst
Apr 13, 2014 1:14 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 7,583

David Brooks writes wonderful stuff when he speaks from his heart – it's a very good heart. Unfortunately, he doesn't live there full-time, and too often in his... More
The Gay Rights Movement Coming of Age
Apr 10, 2014 6:49 pm
Comments: 40 | Views: 40,815

(Note: In a rare triumph of propriety over punsmanship, I decided against calling this a 'Gay Rights Coming-out Party.' Don't get used to it.)

In its perpetual... More
Voting Initiatives, for Reals this Time
Apr 6, 2014 1:31 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 6,792

A commenter recently suggested that I'd lost interest in voting as a blog topic. Apparently I had not responded quickly or relevantly enough to suit his 'druthers.... More
Kudos to the GOP on New Voting Initiatives
Mar 31, 2014 11:04 pm
Comments: 23 | Views: 31,717

Fair-is-fair: at times, I have been critical of positions and tactics used by the Republicans – but when they do something that is an unconditionally Good Thing... More
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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
By Roz Rogoff | 30 comments | 2,171 views

Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 867 views

The Vranesh situation heads to court
By Tim Hunt | 7 comments | 678 views