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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 45 and Health Insurance Rates
Oct 9, 2014 2:55 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 3,584

==I It's … E-lection time again – you will deceive me,
I can hear those nasty code words in your ads.
I can tell by the 'on' you 'shine' me, darlin',
That we... More
Lurching Toward Equity *
Oct 6, 2014 5:16 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 2,957


Today, the gay community stands somewhere between "Change Is Gonna Come" and Psalm 13 ('How long wilt thou forget... More
The A’s Season Wrap-up: Baseball as Greek Tragedy
Oct 2, 2014 1:58 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 3,703

Billy Beane is Oedipus, the King.

In Sophocles' great play, the protagonist was a man of considerable ability. He had a noble soul -- exiling himself from... More
November Ballot Prop 2 – Devils or Angels in the Details?
Sep 27, 2014 10:35 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 3,763

This year's Prop 2* is proof that there's no good, simple idea that can't be made complicated if you study it long enough. Former Speaker/Prop author Perez claimed... More
“…and all I ask of dyin’, is to go naturally” *
Sep 20, 2014 7:44 am
Comments: 16 | Views: 7,973

We don't die well in America -- treating it as a tragedy to be avoided, rather than as a natural inevitability that ought to make every healthy moment consciously... More
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