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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
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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: 3,056

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: 3,039

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
Who, exactly, is the clown here?
Jul 14, 2014 2:15 pm
Comments: 32 | Views: 3,030

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
” … and my friend here will have the kibble."
Aug 22, 2014 9:33 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 2,980

Sutter Brown strikes again. Hounded by pet lovers' dogged determination,... More
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