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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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Fifty Ways to Craze Your Donors
Jul 27, 2014 9:03 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 2,436

-- with apologies to Paul Simon; he deserves better

The problem's all over my inbox, it seems to me
I'm being deluged with funding crap from DNC
I'd like... More
Solving Medicare: Short and Long-term
Jan 9, 2013 11:35 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 2,421

On the assumption, perhaps dubious, that sanity may prevail and the House will take the debt-ceiling hostage gun from its own head, let's look forward to other matters.... More
Mudbath, Redux?
Jan 16, 2013 8:47 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 2,403

Well, I was all set to write something about Executive Orders, and how there have been almost 14,000 of them -- hoping to comfort the nervous and/or trigger-happy.... More
DiFi vs. Spy
Mar 12, 2014 10:23 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 2,399



Sometimes, truth is stranger than Mad magazine. And SOMEtimes, circumstances can be weird enough to convert even our own Senator What, Me Worry... More
Wealth, unions, the beleaguered middle class and the last cookie
Jul 12, 2011 6:29 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 2,395

As the story goes, a unionized public employee, a middle manager, and a Wall Street CEO are seated at a table, with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO takes 11 cookies,... More
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