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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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Prop 29 Fails to Cure Cancer, does not ensure World Peace!
Jun 4, 2012 6:19 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 6,371

Having recently tried to update a woefully stale TV viewing habit (I gave up after the untimely demise of Deadwood), I tried to get interested in Mad Men, starting... More
A Butterfly?s Hurricane?
Oct 11, 2011 10:58 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 6,345

As the saying goes, when a butterfly flaps its wings in Thailand, the wind blows in Michigan. In other words, everything is connected to everything else in the... More
Sustainability 2: Green Tyranny?
Apr 18, 2013 6:28 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 6,331

According to one popular philosopher, "Life moves pretty fast." But has the world really gone from 'Silent Spring' to 'Green Tyranny' in three generations? Some... More
Much Ado About "Duty"
Jan 13, 2014 6:27 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 6,301

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
First Debate Recap: Christmas in October
Oct 5, 2012 10:59 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 6,282

As much as I regret the necessity, I suppose it's time to climb down off my American League West Division Champion Oakland Athletics-induced euphoria and comment... More
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Prop 56: Tax ‘em if you smoke ‘em
By Tom Cushing | 7 comments | 1,063 views

Crazy Election
By Roz Rogoff | 86 comments | 971 views