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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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A Train to Nowhere?
Jan 10, 2012 3:24 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 2,198

I am generally a fan of massive public works projects. BART and the Golden Gate and Bay bridges locally, the space program and the interstate highway system are... More
Preserving Disorder
Aug 14, 2014 6:12 pm
Comments: 73 | Views: 2,183

Chicago's Mayor Malaprop, Richard Daley the Elder, earned a kind of fame in 1968 for announcing "…the policeman isn't... More
Wealth, unions, the beleaguered middle class and the last cookie
Jul 12, 2011 6:29 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 2,159

As the story goes, a unionized public employee, a middle manager, and a Wall Street CEO are seated at a table, with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO takes 11 cookies,... More
Who, exactly, is the clown here?
Jul 14, 2014 2:15 pm
Comments: 32 | Views: 2,156

Clowns are a sure-fire leed.

As an unabashed fan of Steven Sondheim,* I was drawn to the title of Maureen Dowd's recent column in the NYTimes: ... More
Mudbath, Redux?
Jan 16, 2013 8:47 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 2,154

Well, I was all set to write something about Executive Orders, and how there have been almost 14,000 of them -- hoping to comfort the nervous and/or trigger-happy.... More
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Jim Kohnen Post Office Signed into Law
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 1,044 views

Never Say Never -- the Perry Indictment
By Tom Cushing | 6 comments | 771 views

CPRA: Balancing privacy, public's right to know
By Gina Channell-Allen | 3 comments | 633 views

Patience and very deep pockets can pay off
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 547 views