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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Serve AND Protect?
May 22, 2013 1:39 pm
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That popular slogan reflects what citizens expect from their government: protection from harm and service to the common good. It appears on crests and cop cars... More
Syria: Several Options, all of them Lousy
May 14, 2013 7:03 am
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Humanitarian crises tug at the heartstrings. The pennies-a-day campaigns of CARE have been working on TV since Lassie was a pup. ASPCA cranks up the Sara MacLachlan... More
Respect your food, and know from whence it came
May 2, 2013 7:06 pm
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If you knew that other animals experience 'human' emotions, and that they act with what we call moral sense, would that knowledge change your view of how they ought... More
What have we learned (so far) from Boston?
Apr 22, 2013 11:50 am
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The nation can now catch its collective breath, in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing and speedy, live capture of at least one perp. We'll now enter a... More
Sustainability 2: Green Tyranny?
Apr 18, 2013 6:28 pm
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According to one popular philosopher, "Life moves pretty fast." But has the world really gone from 'Silent Spring' to 'Green Tyranny' in three generations? Some... More