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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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Prop 29 Fails to Cure Cancer, does not ensure World Peace!
Jun 4, 2012 6:19 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 4,288

Having recently tried to update a woefully stale TV viewing habit (I gave up after the untimely demise of Deadwood), I tried to get interested in Mad Men, starting... More
Halftime
Feb 8, 2012 10:49 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 4,273

To paraphrase Clint Eastwood's raspy Super Bowl ad for an Italian car company: "It's halftime in California." As reported elsewhere hereabouts, the monumental struggle... More
Prop 46: Two Bridges Too Far
Oct 15, 2014 3:34 pm
Comments: 21 | Views: 4,271

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
Preserving Disorder
Aug 14, 2014 6:12 pm
Comments: 73 | Views: 4,178

Chicago's Mayor Malaprop, Richard Daley the Elder, earned a kind of fame in 1968 for announcing "…the policeman isn't... More
What have we learned (so far) from Boston?
Apr 22, 2013 11:50 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 4,119

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
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Steve Glazer for State Senate
By Roz Rogoff | 3 comments | 1,774 views

Pleasanton resident will have his hands full trying to keep the Oakland teams
By Tim Hunt | 1 comment | 973 views

The House of Representatives performs history’s first repeat hara-kiri
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 477 views