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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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Halftime
Feb 8, 2012 10:49 am
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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: 4,004

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
What have we learned (so far) from Boston?
Apr 22, 2013 11:50 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 3,941

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
Preserving Disorder
Aug 14, 2014 6:12 pm
Comments: 73 | Views: 3,910

Chicago's Mayor Malaprop, Richard Daley the Elder, earned a kind of fame in 1968 for announcing "…the policeman isn't... More
Animal House
Nov 11, 2014 11:56 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 3,870

Show of hands – who knows that your Town or City underwrites the operation of the County Animal Services Department (ASD) shelter in Martinez?

It's true – state... More
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Selma Soliloquy
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Mark Meuser is dropping out of the election
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