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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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Fifty Ways to Craze Your Donors
Jul 27, 2014 9:03 am
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-- with apologies to Paul Simon; he deserves better

The problem's all over my inbox, it seems to me
I'm being deluged with funding crap from DNC
I'd like... More
The Name Game
Jul 26, 2014 12:37 pm
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Before reading this blog, you may wish to read-through the recent D/SRX Town Square comments on banning single-use shopping bags. ... More
‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
Jul 23, 2014 12:46 pm
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My grandfather, the Accountant, had little use for law or lawyers. In his orderly view of the world (and quite apart from his dismay about the romantic attachments... More
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
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