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Raucous Caucus

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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Stats or Stories?
Feb 5, 2013 3:35 pm
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"Human beings," a famous paleontologist once said, "are the primates who tell stories." Indeed, as we learn more about tool use and moral behavior as practiced by... More
Nuclear Option Averted; Whirled Peas Reign
Jul 17, 2013 12:11 pm
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While America slept, our stalwart government has saved us from a fate worse than … gridlock? Perhaps? This week, our Senators worked tirelessly, 'til way past... More
There's something happening here
Oct 4, 2011 11:32 pm
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With apologies to the Buffalo Springfield, what it is really Ain't exactly clear. What we know is that thousands of disaffected, mostly young people have descended... More
Where IS the beef?
Oct 19, 2011 10:45 am
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Wendy's hamburger chain is trying to revive its classic ad campaign, and it poses The inquiry we need to be making of our leaders.

The fundamental problem that... More
Serve AND Protect?
May 22, 2013 1:39 pm
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That popular slogan reflects what citizens expect from their government: protection from harm and service to the common good. It appears on crests and cop cars... More
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