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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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Your Hopes for the Pope?
Mar 23, 2013 10:35 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 5,212

"May God forgive you!" were the first words spoken by Pope Francis, to the conclave of Cardinals that had just elected him Pontiff. Although that may not have been... More
Brill’s Pill, Distilled
Mar 15, 2013 6:29 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 2,103

I've admired Steven Brill since our much shaggier days; his early, spot-on exposee of the Teamsters was an act of journalistic courage. He has recently faced an... More
W(h)ither Voting Rights?
Mar 5, 2013 11:56 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 4,828

Human nature being competitive and ethically flexible, if voting was essential to the invention of democracy, could vote-rigging have been far behind? Nope. There... More
China’s Other Hobby
Feb 21, 2013 5:04 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 1,968

News that the Chinese People's Liberation Army has been seeking to liberate data from all manner of American computing systems has dominated the high-tech news this... More
Valentine’s week: spit and vinegar?
Feb 15, 2013 11:45 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 10,572

Romantic that I am during this week devoted to love -- set between the birthday celebrations of our two greatest statesmen -- I was hoping for a thaw in the chilly... More
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