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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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Respect your food, and know from whence it came
May 2, 2013 7:06 pm
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If you knew that other animals experience 'human' emotions, and that they act with what we call moral sense, would that knowledge change your view of how they ought... More
Love in the Time of Culture War, Part 2: Hobby Lobby
Mar 3, 2014 7:30 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 1,595

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
Inclusion or Extraction?
Mar 16, 2012 5:40 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 1,577

This week's column is late – for several reasons. (On) first, baseball intervened, and I spent four glorious days in the Arizona sun with my daughter. As... More
The Great American Shake-out
Nov 22, 2011 10:31 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 1,572

As the Congressional Super-Committee blunders toward stalemate, one has to wonder what this latest demonstration of the federal government's wretched inability to... More
Voting Initiatives, for Reals this Time
Apr 6, 2014 1:31 pm
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A commenter recently suggested that I'd lost interest in voting as a blog topic. Apparently I had not responded quickly or relevantly enough to suit his 'druthers.... More
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