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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: 6,560

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
Sustainability 2: Green Tyranny?
Apr 18, 2013 6:28 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 6,558

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
A Butterfly?s Hurricane?
Oct 11, 2011 10:58 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 6,548

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
Much Ado About "Duty"
Jan 13, 2014 6:27 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 6,532

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: 6,501

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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