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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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A Train to Nowhere?
Jan 10, 2012 3:24 pm
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I am generally a fan of massive public works projects. BART and the Golden Gate and Bay bridges locally, the space program and the interstate highway system are... More
Solving Medicare: Short and Long-term
Jan 9, 2013 11:35 am
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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
Comedy or Tragedy?
Sep 7, 2012 7:27 am
Comments: 27 | Views: 6,429

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
Religion and Politics II, Domestic Policy
Aug 24, 2011 10:25 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 6,350

A high school acquaintance recently surfaced on my Facebook. He is currently the minister to a so-called 'subversive' Lutheran congregation in the east. When I... More
CIA?s Five Stages of Woe
Dec 11, 2014 12:31 pm
Comments: 34 | Views: 6,333

This hasn't been a proud week for most Americans. We will forever chase our ideals, of course ? aspiring to them is our cherished, shared bedrock value. We expect... More
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