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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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Budget Ceiling Reduxxx: What happens this time?
Sep 22, 2013 9:29 am
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Since we all did so well spinning the wheel of fortunes in the Syria chemical weapons crisis two weeks ago, let's now take a shot at predicting the outcome of the... More
Driving the Hippo
Sep 14, 2011 6:53 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 1,924

When I was a cub employee at a Fortune 50 company on the Other Coast, a mentor once told me: "Sprout, this company is like a huge hippopotamus, floating slowly down... More
Kicking cans, or kicking cans?
Nov 15, 2011 6:03 pm
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Observing political jargon is a fascinating business, as lawmakers struggle to find ways to frame issues their way, and appeal to their respective bases. Pithy... More
A Butterfly’s Hurricane?
Oct 11, 2011 10:58 pm
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As the saying goes, when a butterfly flaps its wings in Thailand, the wind blows in Michigan. In other words, everything is connected to everything else in the... More
Who, exactly, is the clown here?
Jul 14, 2014 2:15 pm
Comments: 32 | Views: 1,915

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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