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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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Thoughts About Iraq: Is there a way to feel good about it?
Dec 20, 2011 11:35 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 1,821

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: 3,180

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: 5,303

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
Razing Cain?
Nov 30, 2011 12:03 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 1,891

The misbehaviors of politicians are the most predictable entertainments since the invention of comedy. Although the venal instincts of our would-be ruling class... More
The Great American Shake-out
Nov 22, 2011 10:31 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 1,900

As the Congressional Super-Committee blunders toward stalemate, one has to wonder what this latest demonstration of the federal government's wretched inability to... More
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