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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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Sad Commentaries
Mar 10, 2014 11:53 am
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What's happening to us? That's the depressing question that looms large for me after reading two sad articles in tandem, one local and another about life in Attalissa,... More
First Debate Drinking Game
Oct 3, 2012 10:44 am
Comments: 18 | Views: 5,813

Okay politifans, we now know from the respective debate camps that neither candidate can conjugate a verb – or communicate with more sophistication than grunts,... More
House built on a sand foundation
Aug 31, 2012 9:35 am
Comments: 33 | Views: 5,768

Political campaigns are not famous for hewing to any line of ethical rectitude. The First Amendment that honors free expression is never stronger than when the... More
Preserving Disorder
Aug 14, 2014 6:12 pm
Comments: 73 | Views: 5,760

Chicago's Mayor Malaprop, Richard Daley the Elder, earned a kind of fame in 1968 for announcing "?the policeman isn't... More
Razing Cain?
Nov 30, 2011 12:03 am
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The misbehaviors of politicians are the most predictable entertainments since the invention of comedy. Although the venal instincts of our would-be ruling class... More
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Huddled Masses 2015
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