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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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Ukraine Get-It-Off-Your-Chest Forum
Mar 20, 2014 10:06 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 177,391

We have all had a few months to absorb the ongoing governance agonies of Ukraine. Many of us have formed opinions on the subject, some sooner than others, some... More
Sexual Assault and Military Justice: Competing Reform Proposals. Please weigh-in.
Nov 3, 2013 4:47 pm
Comments: 31 | Views: 39,208

This month we celebrate Veterans Day (every year on 11/11, as the Armistice ending World War One went into effect in the eleventh hour on that date, 1918). It is... More
The Gay Rights Movement Coming of Age
Apr 10, 2014 6:49 pm
Comments: 40 | Views: 38,242

(Note: In a rare triumph of propriety over punsmanship, I decided against calling this a 'Gay Rights Coming-out Party.' Don't get used to it.)

In its perpetual... More
Kudos to the GOP on New Voting Initiatives
Mar 31, 2014 11:04 pm
Comments: 23 | Views: 29,938

Fair-is-fair: at times, I have been critical of positions and tactics used by the Republicans – but when they do something that is an unconditionally Good Thing... More
The Dismal Science Comes to a Dismal Realization
Nov 20, 2013 11:30 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 25,694

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
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Prop 46: Two Bridges Too Far
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