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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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Huddled Masses 2015
Nov 22, 2015 6:49 pm
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In France, they call the loss of 129 lives to gunfire a national tragedy. Around here, such a toll is just known as any Friday night. Indeed, on a typical... More
White Lives Matter
Nov 13, 2015 12:35 pm
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That may be especially true of middle-aged Caucasians with limited educations. Their plight deserves social and political attention, because they are dying... More
Better Days for Some East Bay Companion Animals
Nov 9, 2015 6:16 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 1,776


Good news reported recently for local animals in parts of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties - shelter reform has taken hold in the former - and it now has a... More
Shooting at the messengers – and the horses they ride in on.
Nov 2, 2015 11:15 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 2,087

Partisans, neutrals, networks, and even the families of the candidates can all agree on one thing: last week’s GOP gathering in Boulder was a disaster. We... More
Look for the Socialist Label?
Oct 26, 2015 6:15 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 1,543


Last time, we considered just what kind of a socialist Bernie Sanders really is. We concluded that he’s a pretty tepid comrade in those arms.

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