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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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Since When are Competition and Lower Medical Costs a Bad Thing?
Feb 7, 2014 10:07 am
Comments: 38 | Views: 26,846

I am writing in response to brother blogger Tim's recent description of developments in the East Bay health care market. I'll admit to some uncertainty about the... More
Thinking ?Bout the Government, Part Two (Don?t Follow Leaders ? or was it TeaPers?)
Oct 18, 2013 4:43 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 23,712

My foray into lyricizing this blog met with indifferent reception, at best. Those impulses will probably be restrained in composing this conclusion. I reserve... More
Taking Leave of GRAS
Nov 8, 2013 2:48 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 23,450

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
Buffett: Changes in Attitude?
May 1, 2014 6:13 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 22,517

The name 'Buffett' means a lot in the rarified realms of high finance and corporate policy (Warren, not so much Jimmy). In attaining his stature as the world's... More
A Pope that a Unitarian Can Love ? Part One of a Series
Dec 8, 2013 11:53 am
Comments: 40 | Views: 21,686

I just finished reading Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation ... More
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Editorial: Pleasanton Police Department's unwarranted silence unacceptable
By Gina Channell-Allen | 18 comments | 1,439 views

The Cleric and the clerk*
By Tom Cushing | 14 comments | 572 views

The Arts and Critical Thinking
By Roz Rogoff | 7 comments | 421 views