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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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The Place for Markets: every place?
May 31, 2012 12:06 pm
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As a young lobbyist for a big east coast company and a college Econ major, your scribe was once assigned to cover a public meeting in which the possibility of consolidating... More
Serve AND Protect?
May 22, 2013 1:39 pm
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That popular slogan reflects what citizens expect from their government: protection from harm and service to the common good. It appears on crests and cop cars... More
Plan Bay Area: An Open Season Discussion
Jul 31, 2013 7:05 pm
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Plan Bay Area (PBA) was approved in July. By its terms, it seeks to coordinate efforts among Bay Area jurisdictions to plan for a year 2040, when an estimated 2... More
November Ballot Prop 2 – Devils or Angels in the Details?
Sep 27, 2014 10:35 am
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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
Take me out to the ballgame – in San Jose
Jun 21, 2013 1:39 pm
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I worship in Annie Savoy's Church of Baseball – attend services regularly in Oakland, sit in a designated pew, sing lustily in the seventh inning choir and... More
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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
By Roz Rogoff | 30 comments | 2,105 views

Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 812 views

The Vranesh situation heads to court
By Tim Hunt | 6 comments | 619 views