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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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Mudbath, Redux?
Jan 16, 2013 8:47 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 4,460

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: 4,423

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
Ike?s Farewell, Revisited
Jul 19, 2011 10:03 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 4,407

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
Comedy or Tragedy?
Sep 7, 2012 7:27 am
Comments: 27 | Views: 4,395

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
Cuba libre?
Dec 21, 2014 11:31 am
Comments: 25 | Views: 4,389

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
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