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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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Biggest Stories of 2014: Global and California
Jan 10, 2014 10:16 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 6,040

Earlier this week, we took a shot at identifying important national stories that may take further shape and dominate the news during the coming year. I haven't... More
What Are Your National Stories of the Year, 2014?
Jan 7, 2014 7:15 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 3,285

Now that the weirdly long, drawn-out Holiday season is past, do we dare we look into the murky new year's crystal ball? Of course we do! Which tales will be the... More
The State of Things Quiz, 2013
Jan 4, 2014 12:53 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 4,293

A recent news article depicted what its author thought were pithy observations about the current state of us all, illustrated by charts. He may be right. Some... More
His Day in Court?
Dec 31, 2013 9:24 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 4,126

Twenty-eight year-old "Jimmy" (not his real name), who lacks the mental capacity of an 'average' adult human being, has been kept in solitary confinement, inside... More
The Night Before Christmas, II
Dec 27, 2013 1:40 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 4,295

T'was the night before Christmas, in the Senate and House,
But no deals would be struck – they rate lower than 'louse.'
Stocks soared up the chimney – the Pope... More
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