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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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Tenures After (Vergara) Part 2: the opinion
Jul 12, 2014 5:11 pm
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When a state trial court judge opens his Opinion by quoting from the momentous Brown v. Board of Education case, you know he must have big things on his mind.... More
The Name Game
Jul 26, 2014 12:37 pm
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Before reading this blog, you may wish to read-through the recent D/SRX Town Square comments on banning single-use shopping bags. ... 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
Tenures After (Vergara) Part 3: Tenure and Education Quality
Jul 14, 2014 7:48 am
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If there's one thing about which most Americans can agree, it's that our education system needs to get better.

Whether it's academic rankings that place other... More
The George Saunders Kindness Forum
Aug 5, 2013 12:17 pm
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This regular 'raucous caucus' column is nominally about politics, but the conversations it sometimes provokes relate to the values and priorities that animate political... More
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