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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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Sustainability 2: Green Tyranny?
Apr 18, 2013 6:28 pm
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According to one popular philosopher, "Life moves pretty fast." But has the world really gone from 'Silent Spring' to 'Green Tyranny' in three generations? Some... More
Sustainability 1: The Commons
Apr 4, 2013 12:37 pm
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Picture in your mind's eye a thriving medieval farm village. Each household owns its personal plot of land for tilling, and there's a large common area – The... More
Supremes should play the Prop 8 case 'straight'
Mar 27, 2013 6:31 pm
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The cause of gay rights is a generational thing. That is, if you're over 60, your synapses may have ossified to the point where you can't get past the unfamiliarity... More
Your Hopes for the Pope?
Mar 23, 2013 10:35 pm
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"May God forgive you!" were the first words spoken by Pope Francis, to the conclave of Cardinals that had just elected him Pontiff. Although that may not have been... More
Brill?s Pill, Distilled
Mar 15, 2013 6:29 pm
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I've admired Steven Brill since our much shaggier days; his early, spot-on exposee of the Teamsters was an act of journalistic courage. He has recently faced an... More
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