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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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A Butterfly’s Hurricane?
Oct 11, 2011 10:58 pm
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As the saying goes, when a butterfly flaps its wings in Thailand, the wind blows in Michigan. In other words, everything is connected to everything else in the... More
There's something happening here
Oct 4, 2011 11:32 pm
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With apologies to the Buffalo Springfield, what it is really Ain't exactly clear. What we know is that thousands of disaffected, mostly young people have descended... More
The Berkeley Bake-sale Blues
Sep 26, 2011 5:45 pm
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The world needs a Berkeley. From the Free Speech Movement (FSM) days of Mario Savio and many others, this Bay Area burg has been synonymous with Progressive politics.... More
Bringing up Bibi
Sep 20, 2011 11:39 pm
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I recall the foreboding I felt in 1967, at the prospect of a war between tiny Israel and its Arab neighbors. It seemed impossible for these latter-day Davids to... More
Driving the Hippo
Sep 14, 2011 6:53 am
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When I was a cub employee at a Fortune 50 company on the Other Coast, a mentor once told me: "Sprout, this company is like a huge hippopotamus, floating slowly down... More
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