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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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Who, exactly, is the clown here?
Jul 14, 2014 2:15 pm
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Clowns are a sure-fire leed.

As an unabashed fan of Steven Sondheim,* I was drawn to the title of Maureen Dowd's recent column in the NYTimes: ... More
Tenures After (Vergara) Part 3: Tenure and Education Quality
Jul 14, 2014 7:48 am
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If there's one thing about which most Americans can agree, it's that our education system needs to get better.

Whether it's academic rankings that place other... More
Tenures After (Vergara) Part 2: the opinion
Jul 12, 2014 5:11 pm
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When a state trial court judge opens his Opinion by quoting from the momentous Brown v. Board of Education case, you know he must have big things on his mind.... More
Tenures After (Vergara), Part 1
Jul 10, 2014 3:34 pm
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Hello again – I needed a break from all things bloggery, and am much refreshed.

Since I penned my latest ode to the A's, little seems to have changed in... More
Tin Cup Moment
Jun 12, 2014 12:23 pm
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Somebody named Collin Cowgill hit a 14th inning walk-off homerun for the Anaheim Disneys Tuesday evening, handing our Athletics a fairly rare defeat in the process.... More
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