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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 Pope that a Unitarian Can Love ? Part One of a Series
Dec 8, 2013 11:53 am
Comments: 40 | Views: 21,711

I just finished reading Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation ... More
I Am Spartacus
Dec 1, 2013 5:59 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 29,376

"First, they came for my phone records, and I did nothing ?"

While the media have obsessed about one particular, ultimately transitory untruth emanating from... More
On Iran: Miles to Go Before We Sleep
Nov 26, 2013 6:27 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 17,806

The essential nature of a good deal is one in which both parties to it get more of what they really want, in exchange for something they want less. When I buy... More
Mr. Votes Goes to Washington (but not quite far enough)
Nov 23, 2013 3:32 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 9,592

Amidst typically strident DC hyperbole, the Senate this week took a significant step toward getting things done. It amended its filibuster rules to overcome their... More
The Dismal Science Comes to a Dismal Realization
Nov 20, 2013 11:30 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 28,227

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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The Cleric and the clerk*
By Tom Cushing | 17 comments | 662 views

The Arts and Critical Thinking
By Roz Rogoff | 7 comments | 472 views

Wondering why
By Tim Hunt | 5 comments | 379 views