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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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Absolute, on the rocks
Jan 23, 2013 10:44 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 6,856

Wow – and I'm referring not to the privately paid-for Inaugural gown, which was stunning enough, but did anyone happen to catch the actual Inaugural speech... More
Mudbath, Redux?
Jan 16, 2013 8:47 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 3,933

Well, I was all set to write something about Executive Orders, and how there have been almost 14,000 of them -- hoping to comfort the nervous and/or trigger-happy.... More
Solving Medicare: Short and Long-term
Jan 9, 2013 11:35 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 3,889

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
2012: The Year in Verse
Jan 3, 2013 8:47 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 16,057

-- with apologies all around.

'Tis more or less New Year's, and all 'round the 'Ville,
You will now be subjected to bad dogger-el.
The year just completed... More
Horrific Toll. Simple Truth.
Dec 21, 2012 2:59 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 4,067

With the ancient Mayans now universally exposed as bad-at-math, it falls to me to write this week's column. It will be brief, but heart-felt, and, I suspect, not... More
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