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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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First Debate Drinking Game
Oct 3, 2012 10:44 am
Comments: 18 | Views: 5,702

Okay politifans, we now know from the respective debate camps that neither candidate can conjugate a verb – or communicate with more sophistication than grunts,... More
House built on a sand foundation
Aug 31, 2012 9:35 am
Comments: 33 | Views: 5,662

Political campaigns are not famous for hewing to any line of ethical rectitude. The First Amendment that honors free expression is never stronger than when the... More
Preserving Disorder
Aug 14, 2014 6:12 pm
Comments: 73 | Views: 5,577

Chicago's Mayor Malaprop, Richard Daley the Elder, earned a kind of fame in 1968 for announcing "?the policeman isn't... More
Razing Cain?
Nov 30, 2011 12:03 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 5,467

The misbehaviors of politicians are the most predictable entertainments since the invention of comedy. Although the venal instincts of our would-be ruling class... More
Prop 46: Two Bridges Too Far
Oct 15, 2014 3:34 pm
Comments: 21 | Views: 5,456

The insider's view of Prop writing must present a tantalizing panorama of options. There has to be a temptation to glom several, directionally-related concepts... More
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Editorial: Pleasanton Police Department's unwarranted silence unacceptable
By Gina Channell-Allen | 17 comments | 1,202 views

The Cleric and the clerk*
By Tom Cushing | 7 comments | 316 views

The Arts and Critical Thinking
By Roz Rogoff | 6 comments | 210 views