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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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"...On the Pavement, Thinkin' 'Bout the Government ..." Part One
Oct 15, 2013 9:34 am
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Setting aside Dylan's badge-wearing man in a trench coat (laid-off in the government shutdown), I Have Been thinking about the government lately. So have others,... More
Problems with the New Journalism, or Why I Miss Uncle Walter.
Oct 29, 2013 10:44 am
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As a naturalized netizen, I grew up in a paper-and-pencil world with only three TV channels. We were actually a Huntley/Brinkley household, in the same way folks... More
Thinking ‘Bout the Government, Part Two (Don’t Follow Leaders … or was it TeaPers?)
Oct 18, 2013 4:43 pm
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My foray into lyricizing this blog met with indifferent reception, at best. Those impulses will probably be restrained in composing this conclusion. I reserve... More
Taking Leave of GRAS
Nov 8, 2013 2:48 pm
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The FDA has proposed to ban trans-fat in food – is it overdue reform or the nanny state ruining our gustatory fun?

The Food and Drug Administration is the... More
On Iran: Miles to Go Before We Sleep
Nov 26, 2013 6:27 am
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The essential nature of a good deal is one in which both parties to it get more of what they really want, in exchange for something they want less. When I buy... More
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