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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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First Debate Recap: Christmas in October
Oct 5, 2012 10:59 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 5,510

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
Much Ado About "Duty"
Jan 13, 2014 6:27 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 5,494

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
Prop 45 and Health Insurance Rates
Oct 9, 2014 2:55 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 5,428

==I It's ? E-lection time again ? you will deceive me,
I can hear those nasty code words in your ads.
I can tell by the 'on' you 'shine' me, darlin',
That we... More
Reflections in California Chrome
May 5, 2014 9:59 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 5,351

West coast represent! I'm not sure why, really, but I was pleased to see that a "locally" bred horse won this year's Kentucky Derby, in convincing fashion. He... More
The Genghis Chron: a Tribute in Three Parts
Jan 7, 2015 3:53 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 5,345

The strapping young Border Collie at her front door made it clear to me: I would not pass. He'd only been resident with my former wife for a week (albeit long enough... More
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