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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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Love in the Time of Culture War, Part 2: Hobby Lobby
Mar 3, 2014 7:30 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 2,998

Part 1 Synopsis: AZ's ill-starred SB1062 and the upcoming Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case before the US Supreme Court have much in common. Both are based... More
What's in a Pronoun?
Jul 23, 2012 11:35 am
Comments: 9 | Views: 2,980

There may be no more loaded word in the English language than "you."
It can be a fond term of endearment, as in, let's see, the phrase "I'm So-o in love with You"... More
Privacy Packs a One-Two Punch, Part One (Left Jab): the Metadata Decision
Dec 20, 2013 5:17 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 2,929

It's been a noisy week in the generally muted world of privacy protection (quietude is not necessarily a good thing, when wheels are turning that you cannot hear).... More
It’s Not Your Founding Fathers’ First Amendment
Jul 27, 2011 10:23 am
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I have always had profound respect for the First Amendment's genius, considering it the most fundamental expression of America's respect for individual freedom.... More
Tenures After (Vergara), Part 1
Jul 10, 2014 3:34 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 2,859

Hello again – I needed a break from all things bloggery, and am much refreshed.

Since I penned my latest ode to the A's, little seems to have changed in... More
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November Ballot Prop 2 – Devils or Angels in the Details?
By Tom Cushing | 3 comments | 1,199 views

Who wants to move to San Ramon?
By Roz Rogoff | 1 comment | 1,138 views

Any questions for Pleasanton mayoral, council candidates?
By Gina Channell-Allen | 5 comments | 317 views