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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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Valentine’s week: spit and vinegar?
Feb 15, 2013 11:45 am
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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
Problems with the New Journalism, or Why I Miss Uncle Walter.
Oct 29, 2013 10:44 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 8,315

As a naturalized netizen, I grew up in a paper-and-pencil world with only three TV channels. We were actually a Huntley/Brinkley household, in the same way folks... More
Belly Button Lint
Nov 20, 2012 6:59 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 8,135

It's navel gazing season again, as it is in the wake of every general election. Both sides are analyzing the results of this month's electoral festivities, from... More
On Iran: Miles to Go Before We Sleep
Nov 26, 2013 6:27 am
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The essential nature of a good deal is one in which both parties to it get more of what they really want, in exchange for something they want less. When I buy... More
Taking Leave of GRAS
Nov 8, 2013 2:48 pm
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The FDA has proposed to ban trans-fat in food – is it overdue reform or the nanny state ruining our gustatory fun?

The Food and Drug Administration is the... More
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