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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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ObromneyCare, Part Deux: Estimation Boogaloo
May 3, 2012 9:50 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 1,705

Okay, where were we? After a description of the major features of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA for short, or ObromneyCare if you prefer),... More
Obromneycare, Part One: What is it, exactly?
Mar 22, 2012 10:59 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 2,007

The Affordable Care Act is (choose only one):

a. Socialized medicine

b. The moral equivalent of strapping grandma to an ice floe

c. The moral imperative... More
Inclusion or Extraction?
Mar 16, 2012 5:40 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 1,589

This week's column is late – for several reasons. (On) first, baseball intervened, and I spent four glorious days in the Arizona sun with my daughter. As... More
The Power of Appropriate Apology
Mar 6, 2012 5:19 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 3,539

There's an old story that I've heard often enough that it may be true -- it concerns a law student who had to bring her 8 year-old son to contracts class one morning.... More
College: the best seven years of your life?
Feb 29, 2012 1:27 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 1,750

Among the various incendiary claims that ignited a particularly conflagratory week on the campaign trail, was one that bears upon post-secondary education in these... More
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