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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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Just who IS this Obama guy, anyway?
Aug 9, 2011 10:00 pm
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It's tempting to begin this week's epistle with an inquiry about whether anybody feels better about last week's DC debacle, from an investor's vantage fully 15%... More
Pretending to resolve a make-believe crisis in a way that nobody can understand
Aug 2, 2011 7:41 pm
Comments: 25 | Views: 6,298

Is everybody happy now? Relieved anyway, because we dodged a bullet, forged a compromise and snatched victory from the jaws of default? Does it make any difference:

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It?s Not Your Founding Fathers? First Amendment
Jul 27, 2011 10:23 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 7,204


I have always had profound respect for the First Amendment's genius, considering it the most fundamental expression of America's respect for individual freedom.... More
Ike?s Farewell, Revisited
Jul 19, 2011 10:03 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 6,630

I recently came across President Eisenhower's Farewell Address to the nation, circa 1961, on a Great Speeches CD. It's impressive in its predictive power and in... More
Wealth, unions, the beleaguered middle class and the last cookie
Jul 12, 2011 6:29 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 6,605

As the story goes, a unionized public employee, a middle manager, and a Wall Street CEO are seated at a table, with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO takes 11 cookies,... More
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