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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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The Cleric and the clerk*
Oct 5, 2015 7:00 am
Comments: 12 | Views: 422

One measure of Pope Francis' remarkable appeal is that everybody wants him on 'their side.' If we were making-up teams in gym class, he'd always be The Chosen... More
A few notes
Sep 22, 2015 12:06 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 1,545

There's a Lot going on at the moment, with Papal and Presidential visits, debates and ongoing crises that all deserve attention. There's also a lot happening on... More
Compositional Amenities, Fear-mongering, Fox and the Future
Sep 8, 2015 4:18 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 1,810

Are the so-called culture wars overblown ? trumped-up by media moguls and others who substitute ratings and attention for substance and meaning? I think they... More
Casino Manhattan
Aug 31, 2015 1:58 pm
Comments: 33 | Views: 1,347

I was interested yesterday to see pundit Ben Stein on the Sunday talkies, confirming one of my suspicions about last week's market gyrations. He may have burst... More
Call Alice ...
Aug 28, 2015 2:48 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 1,139

With apologies to Grace Slick:

==I One pill makes him larger, and
One pill lights your spark.
But the promises Big Pharma gives you,
Too-o-oo often... More
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Editorial: Pleasanton Police Department's unwarranted silence unacceptable
By Gina Channell-Allen | 17 comments | 1,300 views

Doubling Dublin
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 572 views

The Cleric and the clerk*
By Tom Cushing | 12 comments | 422 views

The Arts and Critical Thinking
By Roz Rogoff | 7 comments | 295 views