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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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Externalities, The Commons and the Lizards’ Lullaby
Dec 1, 2015 5:51 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 1,999


The Paris Conference on climate change appears off to an optimistic start, with pledges from some 180 countries to progressively limit greenhouse gas emissions.... More
Huddled Masses 2015
Nov 22, 2015 6:49 pm
Comments: 63 | Views: 2,769


In France, they call the loss of 129 lives to gunfire a national tragedy. Around here, such a toll is just known as any Friday night. Indeed, on a typical... More
White Lives Matter
Nov 13, 2015 12:35 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 3,621



That may be especially true of middle-aged Caucasians with limited educations. Their plight deserves social and political attention, because they are dying... More
Better Days for Some East Bay Companion Animals
Nov 9, 2015 6:16 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 2,104


Good news reported recently for local animals in parts of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties - shelter reform has taken hold in the former - and it now has a... More
Shooting at the messengers – and the horses they ride in on.
Nov 2, 2015 11:15 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 2,484

Partisans, neutrals, networks, and even the families of the candidates can all agree on one thing: last week’s GOP gathering in Boulder was a disaster. We... More
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