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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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A Train to Nowhere?
Jan 10, 2012 3:24 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 1,823

I am generally a fan of massive public works projects. BART and the Golden Gate and Bay bridges locally, the space program and the interstate highway system are... More
Is Violence Falling Out of Fashion?
Dec 27, 2011 2:20 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 1,546

As the global village binds itself ever more closely, it's difficult to avoid media coverage of anything that "sells newspapers," in whatever form you actually now... More
Thoughts About Iraq: Is there a way to feel good about it?
Dec 20, 2011 11:35 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 1,635

Like most Americans, I saw footage of the last Americans loading out of Iraq with relief and pride in our troops' ability to fight a hostile enemy in a worse environment,... More
Does Race Still Matter in the 2012 Presidential Sweeps?
Dec 13, 2011 10:58 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 2,849

I predict that this week's epistle will cause a bit of a ruckus. I'm not sure, though, since I have been surprised on several occasions already over these twenty-some... More
It’s not your rich uncle’s 1%
Dec 6, 2011 11:23 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 5,025

What's the first image that pops into your head when you think of the super-rich? Is it a mustachioed Monopoly card personage, a Thomas Nast cartoon fat cat, Bernie... More
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