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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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PG&E: How does the piper pay?
Apr 22, 2014 5:08 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 13,722

Corporations are people, except when they're not. Four years after a natural gas inferno immolated eight people in their San Bruno homes, the Pacific Gas & Electric... More
Moneyball, the Sequel: Billy Beane for President!
Apr 17, 2014 11:08 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 5,199

Postpone the primaries, cancel the caucuses, stop the presses – we've got the consensus candidate for the President in 2016. There's a ... More
David Brooks at his Best ? and Worst
Apr 13, 2014 1:14 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 10,114

David Brooks writes wonderful stuff when he speaks from his heart ? it's a very good heart. Unfortunately, he doesn't live there full-time, and too often in his... More
The Gay Rights Movement Coming of Age
Apr 10, 2014 6:49 pm
Comments: 40 | Views: 49,742

(Note: In a rare triumph of propriety over punsmanship, I decided against calling this a 'Gay Rights Coming-out Party.' Don't get used to it.)

In its perpetual... More
Voting Initiatives, for Reals this Time
Apr 6, 2014 1:31 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 11,441

A commenter recently suggested that I'd lost interest in voting as a blog topic. Apparently I had not responded quickly or relevantly enough to suit his 'druthers.... More
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The Cleric and the clerk*
By Tom Cushing | 19 comments | 711 views

The Arts and Critical Thinking
By Roz Rogoff | 7 comments | 512 views

Prosperity problems in the Bay Area
By Tim Hunt | 7 comments | 496 views