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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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Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
Oct 27, 2014 3:10 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 8,555

Prop 47 on criminal sentencing is a policy wonkboy's delight. It's complicated, dealing with legal arcana and impacts on several levels. It's obscure, having been... More
Prop 46: Two Bridges Too Far
Oct 15, 2014 3:34 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 8,390

The insider's view of Prop writing must present a tantalizing panorama of options. There has to be a temptation to glom several, directionally-related concepts... More
Prop 45 and Health Insurance Rates
Oct 9, 2014 2:55 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 7,483

==I It's ? E-lection time again ? you will deceive me,
I can hear those nasty code words in your ads.
I can tell by the 'on' you 'shine' me, darlin',
That we... More
Lurching Toward Equity *
Oct 6, 2014 5:16 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 5,757


Today, the gay community stands somewhere between "Change Is Gonna Come" and Psalm 13 ('How long wilt thou forget... More
The A?s Season Wrap-up: Baseball as Greek Tragedy
Oct 2, 2014 1:58 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 8,816

Billy Beane is Oedipus, the King.

In Sophocles' great play, the protagonist was a man of considerable ability. He had a noble soul -- exiling himself from... More
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