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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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Much Ado About "Duty"
Jan 13, 2014 6:27 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 3,145

For a book that's not yet available for purchase, "Duty," former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' memoir about his service under eight Presidents, has caused quite... More
Love in the Time of Culture War, Part 2: Hobby Lobby
Mar 3, 2014 7:30 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 3,049

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: 3,021

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: 2,963

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
Who, exactly, is the clown here?
Jul 14, 2014 2:15 pm
Comments: 32 | Views: 2,961

Clowns are a sure-fire leed.

As an unabashed fan of Steven Sondheim,* I was drawn to the title of Maureen Dowd's recent column in the NYTimes: ... More
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