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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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November Ballot Prop 2 ? Devils or Angels in the Details?
Sep 27, 2014 10:35 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 5,055

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
Is Violence Falling Out of Fashion?
Dec 27, 2011 2:20 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 5,021

As the global village binds itself ever more closely, it's difficult to avoid media coverage of anything that "sells newspapers," in whatever form you actually now... More
Sustainability 2: Green Tyranny?
Apr 18, 2013 6:28 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 5,012

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
First Debate Recap: Christmas in October
Oct 5, 2012 10:59 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 4,995

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
Dueling Nekkids
Nov 1, 2014 6:41 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 4,939

As a man of a certain age, I'm fascinated with the implications of technologies that just weren't readily available to us Boomers in our stupider, better-looking... More
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