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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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The Cleric and the clerk*
Oct 5, 2015 7:00 am
Comments: 20 | Views: 3,310


One measure of Pope Francis' remarkable appeal is that everybody wants him on 'their side.' If we were making-up teams in gym class, he'd always be The Chosen... More
A few notes
Sep 22, 2015 12:06 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 2,309

There's a Lot going on at the moment, with Papal and Presidential visits, debates and ongoing crises that all deserve attention. There's also a lot happening on... More
Compositional Amenities, Fear-mongering, Fox and the Future
Sep 8, 2015 4:18 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 2,355


Are the so-called culture wars overblown ? trumped-up by media moguls and others who substitute ratings and attention for substance and meaning? I think they... More
Casino Manhattan
Aug 31, 2015 1:58 pm
Comments: 33 | Views: 1,867


I was interested yesterday to see pundit Ben Stein on the Sunday talkies, confirming one of my suspicions about last week's market gyrations. He may have burst... More
Call Alice ...
Aug 28, 2015 2:48 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 1,667


With apologies to Grace Slick:

==I One pill makes him larger, and
One pill lights your spark.
But the promises Big Pharma gives you,
Too-o-oo often... More
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