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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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Longing to Breathe Free
Jun 26, 2012 7:10 pm
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Americans are fond of asserting a "melting pot"ť image to explain the assimilation of successive waves of immigrants. That metaphor has never really appealed to... More
Clear as Mud
Jun 21, 2012 11:29 am
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If there is any principle upon which most members of the electorate can agree, at least part of the time, it's that governmental funding and decisions ought, with... More
The Rise of the Drones
Jun 13, 2012 11:05 am
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If you had reliable intelligence on the location of an Al Qaeda lieutenant in remote Pakistan, and a Hellfire-equipped drone handy, would you kill him with it? ... More
Prop 29 Fails to Cure Cancer, does not ensure World Peace!
Jun 4, 2012 6:19 pm
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Having recently tried to update a woefully stale TV viewing habit (I gave up after the untimely demise of Deadwood), I tried to get interested in Mad Men, starting... More
The Place for Markets: every place?
May 31, 2012 12:06 pm
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As a young lobbyist for a big east coast company and a college Econ major, your scribe was once assigned to cover a public meeting in which the possibility of consolidating... More
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Public Ivy Schools for 2015--Going By the ‘Virginia Rule’
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Me and Ashley, sittin’ in a tweet …
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Exchange Club Meeting on First Amendment
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