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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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What Are Your National Stories of the Year, 2014?
Jan 7, 2014 7:15 am
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Now that the weirdly long, drawn-out Holiday season is past, do we dare we look into the murky new year's crystal ball? Of course we do! Which tales will be the... More
Three Speeches in One
May 29, 2013 8:42 pm
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Contrary to press reports, The President gave three foreign policy speeches last week. Granted, they were integrated into one appearance before the National Defense... More
Preserving Disorder
Aug 14, 2014 6:12 pm
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Chicago's Mayor Malaprop, Richard Daley the Elder, earned a kind of fame in 1968 for announcing "…the policeman isn't... More
Of Downers and Coddled Cattle
Jan 24, 2012 5:22 pm
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Lost behind yesterday's sexier headlines about the Supreme Court's unanimous privacy ruling on warrantless electronic surveillance, was the setback they dealt California's... More
Much Ado About "Duty"
Jan 13, 2014 6:27 pm
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For a book that's not yet available for purchase, "Duty," former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' memoir about his service under eight Presidents, has caused quite... More
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CIA’s Five Stages of Woe
By Tom Cushing | 30 comments | 1,570 views

Las Positas Foundation CEO Ted Kaye announces his retirement
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Where's the wind?
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