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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 ACA passes muster (pass the mustard!)
Jul 5, 2012 11:54 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 2,131

July 4th week is great timing for a shout-out to a leader who may have put country before partisanship. Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote in the... More
Longing to Breathe Free
Jun 26, 2012 7:10 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 6,558

Americans are fond of asserting a "melting pot"¯ image to explain the assimilation of successive waves of immigrants. That metaphor has never really appealed to... More
Clear as Mud
Jun 21, 2012 11:29 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 4,574

If there is any principle upon which most members of the electorate can agree, at least part of the time, it's that governmental funding and decisions ought, with... More
The Rise of the Drones
Jun 13, 2012 11:05 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 6,576

If you had reliable intelligence on the location of an Al Qaeda lieutenant in remote Pakistan, and a Hellfire-equipped drone handy, would you kill him with it? ... More
Prop 29 Fails to Cure Cancer, does not ensure World Peace!
Jun 4, 2012 6:19 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 3,643

Having recently tried to update a woefully stale TV viewing habit (I gave up after the untimely demise of Deadwood), I tried to get interested in Mad Men, starting... More
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Prop 46: Two Bridges Too Far
By Tom Cushing | 21 comments | 1,813 views

The valley loses a distinguished and humble leader
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 1,243 views

My secret identity is revealed!
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 1,062 views