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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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Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in ? maybe never?
Apr 28, 2014 10:20 am
Comments: 25 | Views: 31,640

Boomers tend to view the sustained prosperity of the mid-20th century as the way things are supposed to be. Back then, incomes rose across the board, growth was... More
I Am Spartacus
Dec 1, 2013 5:59 pm
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"First, they came for my phone records, and I did nothing ?"

While the media have obsessed about one particular, ultimately transitory untruth emanating from... More
Problems with the New Journalism, or Why I Miss Uncle Walter.
Oct 29, 2013 10:44 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 30,028

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
"...On the Pavement, Thinkin' 'Bout the Government ..." Part One
Oct 15, 2013 9:34 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 29,352

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
The Dismal Science Comes to a Dismal Realization
Nov 20, 2013 11:30 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 29,255

A consensus is emerging, at least among liberal economists, about what continues to ail the US economy. It's not a happy message, because it suggests that we're... More
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