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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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College: the best seven years of your life?
Feb 29, 2012 1:27 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 2,425

Among the various incendiary claims that ignited a particularly conflagratory week on the campaign trail, was one that bears upon post-secondary education in these... More
Pretending to resolve a make-believe crisis in a way that nobody can understand
Aug 2, 2011 7:41 pm
Comments: 25 | Views: 2,392

Is everybody happy now? Relieved anyway, because we dodged a bullet, forged a compromise and snatched victory from the jaws of default? Does it make any difference:

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Three Speeches in One
May 29, 2013 8:42 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 2,382

Contrary to press reports, The President gave three foreign policy speeches last week. Granted, they were integrated into one appearance before the National Defense... More
Silicon Valley’s Very Own 'Reserve Clause'
Mar 30, 2014 11:57 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 2,336

"Play Ball!" will be the cry heard 'round Major League Baseball this week, as teams contest the first games of the new season. Silicon Valley being forever ahead... More
Kicking cans, or kicking cans?
Nov 15, 2011 6:03 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 2,312

Observing political jargon is a fascinating business, as lawmakers struggle to find ways to frame issues their way, and appeal to their respective bases. Pithy... More
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