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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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Power to the Patients?
Aug 26, 2013 11:20 am
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Astute price-fixers and monopolists know that the enemy of their larcenous instincts is transparency. If folks know what an item ought to cost, or what its price... More
Midsummer Musings on Next Gen Careers
Aug 19, 2013 10:50 am
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We're back from a summer respite in the mountains, where the tribulations of Egyptian democracy, American democracy and (gasp!) ARod's plunking seemed temporarily... More
The George Saunders Kindness Forum
Aug 5, 2013 12:17 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 430

This regular 'raucous caucus' column is nominally about politics, but the conversations it sometimes provokes relate to the values and priorities that animate political... More
Plan Bay Area: An Open Season Discussion
Jul 31, 2013 7:05 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 1,972

Plan Bay Area (PBA) was approved in July. By its terms, it seeks to coordinate efforts among Bay Area jurisdictions to plan for a year 2040, when an estimated 2... More
Nuclear Option Averted; Whirled Peas Reign
Jul 17, 2013 12:11 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 2,046

While America slept, our stalwart government has saved us from a fate worse than … gridlock? Perhaps? This week, our Senators worked tirelessly, 'til way past... More
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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
By Roz Rogoff | 30 comments | 2,098 views

Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 802 views

The Vranesh situation heads to court
By Tim Hunt | 6 comments | 608 views