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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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‘Twas the Night: once again, the year in review
Dec 27, 2014 1:17 pm
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'Tis two days after Christmas, I've waited this year,
To bring you these tidings of news in arrears.
For 'twasn't quite clear that the Day would survive,
With... More
Cuba libre?
Dec 21, 2014 11:31 am
Comments: 25 | Views: 3,474

Well, no – not by a long shot. It will take years for the recent announcement of a thaw in the western hemisphere's deepest diplomatic freeze to take full hold.... More
Martin Litton, force of nature. An appreciation.
Dec 17, 2014 1:15 pm
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Obscured within a mother lode of trivia that makes up the daily data deluge, I almost missed the fact that the earth lost one of its giants recently. Ironically,... More
CIA’s Five Stages of Woe
Dec 11, 2014 12:31 pm
Comments: 34 | Views: 3,668

This hasn't been a proud week for most Americans. We will forever chase our ideals, of course – aspiring to them is our cherished, shared bedrock value. We expect... More
Two Views of Race in America: where you stand depends on where you sit
Dec 8, 2014 4:17 pm
Comments: 28 | Views: 3,263

Two articles bearing on race caught my eye this past week – even before the deluge of mostly righteous anger that has followed the Garner killing non-indictment.... More
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