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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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Animal House
Nov 11, 2014 11:56 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 6,607

Show of hands ? who knows that your Town or City underwrites the operation of the County Animal Services Department (ASD) shelter in Martinez?

It's true ? state... More
November Ballot Prop 2 ? Devils or Angels in the Details?
Sep 27, 2014 10:35 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 6,533

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
Three Speeches in One
May 29, 2013 8:42 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 6,506

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
What Are Your National Stories of the Year, 2014?
Jan 7, 2014 7:15 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 6,500

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
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: 6,476

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
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Prop 56: Tax ‘em if you smoke ‘em
By Tom Cushing | 15 comments | 1,723 views

Crazy Election
By Roz Rogoff | 88 comments | 1,157 views

Remembering Alameda County's fallen heroes
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 746 views