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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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Ike?s Farewell, Revisited
Jul 19, 2011 10:03 pm
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I recently came across President Eisenhower's Farewell Address to the nation, circa 1961, on a Great Speeches CD. It's impressive in its predictive power and in... More
Mudbath, Redux?
Jan 16, 2013 8:47 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 4,629

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
Solving Medicare: Short and Long-term
Jan 9, 2013 11:35 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 4,619

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
Cuba libre?
Dec 21, 2014 11:31 am
Comments: 25 | Views: 4,584

Well, no ? not by a long shot. It will take years for the recent announcement of a thaw in the western hemisphere's deepest diplomatic freeze to take full hold.... More
Comedy or Tragedy?
Sep 7, 2012 7:27 am
Comments: 27 | Views: 4,565

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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