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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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Solving Medicare: Short and Long-term
Jan 9, 2013 11:35 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 5,064

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
Duck!
Nov 23, 2014 9:40 am
Comments: 33 | Views: 5,060

Apparently all it took to animate our President was to officially confirm his Lame Duck status. After the drubbing he sat-out from a bit over one-half of one-third... More
A Train to Nowhere?
Jan 10, 2012 3:24 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 5,042

I am generally a fan of massive public works projects. BART and the Golden Gate and Bay bridges locally, the space program and the interstate highway system are... More
Pretending to resolve a make-believe crisis in a way that nobody can understand
Aug 2, 2011 7:41 pm
Comments: 25 | Views: 4,995

Is everybody happy now? Relieved anyway, because we dodged a bullet, forged a compromise and snatched victory from the jaws of default? Does it make any difference:

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Comedy or Tragedy?
Sep 7, 2012 7:27 am
Comments: 27 | Views: 4,993

Whew – if the recent flurry of activity here on the DX Board is any indication (and it is), this week's doings in Charlotte have heightened interest in the... More
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A Costco tempest in a tea pot
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