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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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What Are Your National Stories of the Year, 2014?
Jan 7, 2014 7:15 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 4,418

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: 5,987

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: 5,506

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: 5,279

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
Privacy Packs a One-Two Punch, Part Two (a grazing right cross): The Privacy Panel Recommendations
Dec 23, 2013 4:01 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 6,854

This is the second of two columns on significant events last week in the privacy realm: the Metadata decision was the first subject; this column reports on the recommendations... More
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