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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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The Genghis Chron: a Tribute in Three Parts
Jan 7, 2015 3:53 pm
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The strapping young Border Collie at her front door made it clear to me: I would not pass. He'd only been resident with my former wife for a week (albeit long enough... More
‘Twas the Night: once again, the year in review
Dec 27, 2014 1:17 pm
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'Tis two days after Christmas, I've waited this year,
To bring you these tidings of news in arrears.
For 'twasn't quite clear that the Day would survive,
With... More
Cuba libre?
Dec 21, 2014 11:31 am
Comments: 25 | Views: 3,374

Well, no – not by a long shot. It will take years for the recent announcement of a thaw in the western hemisphere's deepest diplomatic freeze to take full hold.... More
Martin Litton, force of nature. An appreciation.
Dec 17, 2014 1:15 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 3,185

Obscured within a mother lode of trivia that makes up the daily data deluge, I almost missed the fact that the earth lost one of its giants recently. Ironically,... More
CIA’s Five Stages of Woe
Dec 11, 2014 12:31 pm
Comments: 34 | Views: 3,549

This hasn't been a proud week for most Americans. We will forever chase our ideals, of course – aspiring to them is our cherished, shared bedrock value. We expect... More
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Primaries and Pivots
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