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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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Prop 56: Tax ‘em if you smoke ‘em
Oct 16, 2016 11:52 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 3,206


Proposition 56 would raise the state excise tax on tobacco products by $2.00/pack of cigarettes or its equivalent, and include e-cigarettes in the measure. ... More
Prop 61: A Placebo Endorsement
Oct 15, 2016 10:21 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,638


In wading through the $100 million spent for disinformation on Prop 61, the temptation is to yell: “a pox on both your houses!” and change the channel.... More
Voter Info: it’s finally here, folks!
Oct 11, 2016 4:52 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 1,655


I’m sure we can all agree on one thing: this is an extraordinarily consequential election, and after this brutal campaign, voting will not only be... More
Props 67 and 65 – The Bag Man Hereby Scams Twice
Oct 11, 2016 1:54 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 3,239


In a cynical election year for ballot propositions and many candidates, Props 67 and 65 in combination bag the prize for most despicable attempts to mislead... More
Corporations to California town: Drop Dead (of thirst).
Oct 2, 2016 3:07 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 3,050


One of the great books of the 20th century, according to others, was Marc Reiser’s “Cadillac... More
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