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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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Syria: What Now?
Aug 31, 2013 11:15 am
Comments: 20 | Views: 3,794

Lots of folks out in bloggoland would like to see the incumbent Prez replaced – okay, here's Your chance to sit on the Hot Seat! There are reports, backed by... More
Power to the Patients?
Aug 26, 2013 11:20 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 4,121

Astute price-fixers and monopolists know that the enemy of their larcenous instincts is transparency. If folks know what an item ought to cost, or what its price... More
Midsummer Musings on Next Gen Careers
Aug 19, 2013 10:50 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 12,224

We're back from a summer respite in the mountains, where the tribulations of Egyptian democracy, American democracy and (gasp!) ARod's plunking seemed temporarily... More
The George Saunders Kindness Forum
Aug 5, 2013 12:17 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 430

This regular 'raucous caucus' column is nominally about politics, but the conversations it sometimes provokes relate to the values and priorities that animate political... More
Plan Bay Area: An Open Season Discussion
Jul 31, 2013 7:05 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 3,341

Plan Bay Area (PBA) was approved in July. By its terms, it seeks to coordinate efforts among Bay Area jurisdictions to plan for a year 2040, when an estimated 2... More
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Editorial: Pleasanton Police Department's unwarranted silence unacceptable
By Gina Channell-Allen | 17 comments | 1,288 views

The Cleric and the clerk*
By Tom Cushing | 12 comments | 406 views

The Arts and Critical Thinking
By Roz Rogoff | 7 comments | 281 views