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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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Syria: Several Options, all of them Lousy
May 14, 2013 7:03 am
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Humanitarian crises tug at the heartstrings. The pennies-a-day campaigns of CARE have been working on TV since Lassie was a pup. ASPCA cranks up the Sara MacLachlan... More
Obromneycare, Part One: What is it, exactly?
Mar 22, 2012 10:59 am
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The Affordable Care Act is (choose only one):

a. Socialized medicine

b. The moral equivalent of strapping grandma to an ice floe

c. The moral imperative... More
Now that we?re all agreed, here?s a chance to create your own year 2050!
Feb 8, 2015 3:01 pm
Comments: 25 | Views: 5,971


Campaign issues are beginning to round into shape for 2016. The economy, healthcare and terror are 21st century perennials, but poverty, the middle class/income... More
Moneyball, the Sequel: Billy Beane for President!
Apr 17, 2014 11:08 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 5,956

Postpone the primaries, cancel the caucuses, stop the presses – we've got the consensus candidate for the President in 2016. There's a ... More
November Ballot Prop 2 ? Devils or Angels in the Details?
Sep 27, 2014 10:35 am
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This year's Prop 2* is proof that there's no good, simple idea that can't be made complicated if you study it long enough. Former Speaker/Prop author Perez claimed... More
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