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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's in a Pronoun?
Jul 23, 2012 11:35 am
Comments: 9 | Views: 3,624

There may be no more loaded word in the English language than "you."
It can be a fond term of endearment, as in, let's see, the phrase "I'm So-o in love with You"... More
A few thoughts on restoring the middle class
Oct 26, 2011 11:25 am
Comments: 9 | Views: 3,525

Last week, I complained that none of the candidates for the highest office in the land are talking about what really ails the country – the steady decline of... More
It’s Not Your Founding Fathers’ First Amendment
Jul 27, 2011 10:23 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 3,508


I have always had profound respect for the First Amendment's genius, considering it the most fundamental expression of America's respect for individual freedom.... More
Privacy Packs a One-Two Punch, Part One (Left Jab): the Metadata Decision
Dec 20, 2013 5:17 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 3,441

It's been a noisy week in the generally muted world of privacy protection (quietude is not necessarily a good thing, when wheels are turning that you cannot hear).... More
Pork Politics
Dec 1, 2014 1:58 pm
Comments: 34 | Views: 3,424

Save the Jersey 9,000! No, those victims of unspeakably cruel imprisonment are not of our species, nor are they even Jersey cows. They are, however, animals as... More
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