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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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CIA’s Five Stages of Woe
Dec 11, 2014 12:31 pm
Comments: 34 | Views: 3,699

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: 3,305

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
Pork Politics
Dec 1, 2014 1:58 pm
Comments: 34 | Views: 5,680

Save the Jersey 9,000! No, those victims of unspeakably cruel imprisonment are not of our species, nor are they even Jersey cows. They are, however, animals as... More
Duck!
Nov 23, 2014 9:40 am
Comments: 33 | Views: 3,728

Apparently all it took to animate our President was to officially confirm his Lame Duck status. After the drubbing he sat-out from a bit over one-half of one-third... More
Animal House
Nov 11, 2014 11:56 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 5,189

Show of hands – who knows that your Town or City underwrites the operation of the County Animal Services Department (ASD) shelter in Martinez?

It's true – state... More
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