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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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It?s Not Your Founding Fathers? First Amendment
Jul 27, 2011 10:23 am
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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
What's in a Pronoun?
Jul 23, 2012 11:35 am
Comments: 9 | Views: 4,902

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
Privacy Packs a One-Two Punch, Part One (Left Jab): the Metadata Decision
Dec 20, 2013 5:17 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 4,698

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
Power to the Patients?
Aug 26, 2013 11:20 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 4,676

Astute price-fixers and monopolists know that the enemy of their larcenous instincts is transparency. If folks know what an item ought to cost, or what its price... More
The Genghis Chron, Part 2 of 3: Choices
Jan 11, 2015 9:01 am
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As Genghis collie was reasonably comfortable, coping with his leg injury in the short run, we did not avail ourselves of unfamiliar emergency vet services that weekend.... More
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