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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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Dueling Nekkids
Nov 1, 2014 6:41 pm
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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
It’s Not Your Founding Fathers’ First Amendment
Jul 27, 2011 10:23 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 4,392


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: 4,270

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
The A’s Season Wrap-up: Baseball as Greek Tragedy
Oct 2, 2014 1:58 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 4,218

Billy Beane is Oedipus, the King.

In Sophocles' great play, the protagonist was a man of considerable ability. He had a noble soul -- exiling himself from... More
November Ballot Prop 2 – Devils or Angels in the Details?
Sep 27, 2014 10:35 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 4,150

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
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Primaries and Pivots
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Teaching The Arts
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