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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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I Am Spartacus
Dec 1, 2013 5:59 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 31,617

"First, they came for my phone records, and I did nothing ?"

While the media have obsessed about one particular, ultimately transitory untruth emanating from... More
On Iran: Miles to Go Before We Sleep
Nov 26, 2013 6:27 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 19,579

The essential nature of a good deal is one in which both parties to it get more of what they really want, in exchange for something they want less. When I buy... More
Mr. Votes Goes to Washington (but not quite far enough)
Nov 23, 2013 3:32 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 11,152

Amidst typically strident DC hyperbole, the Senate this week took a significant step toward getting things done. It amended its filibuster rules to overcome their... More
The Dismal Science Comes to a Dismal Realization
Nov 20, 2013 11:30 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 29,875

A consensus is emerging, at least among liberal economists, about what continues to ail the US economy. It's not a happy message, because it suggests that we're... More
How much is enough?
Nov 16, 2013 2:40 pm
Comments: 20 | Views: 13,780

I ran into a friend I hadn't seen in a few years this week on BART. He's about my age, a career professional and marathoner, a programmer who worked for a global... More
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Prop 56: Tax ‘em if you smoke ‘em
By Tom Cushing | 15 comments | 1,589 views

Crazy Election
By Roz Rogoff | 88 comments | 1,134 views

Remembering Alameda County's fallen heroes
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 685 views