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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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Syria: Several Options, all of them Lousy
May 14, 2013 7:03 am
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Humanitarian crises tug at the heartstrings. The pennies-a-day campaigns of CARE have been working on TV since Lassie was a pup. ASPCA cranks up the Sara MacLachlan... More
Who, exactly, is the clown here?
Jul 14, 2014 2:15 pm
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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
"If You Can Keep It"
May 23, 2012 6:28 am
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This week's news brought an early glimpse into the inner workings of a novel species of political animal: the SuperPAC. These beasts were unleashed by the Supreme... More
Religion and Politics III: Foreign Policy.
Aug 31, 2011 12:49 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 2,104

Well, this may be a mercifully brief edition, as I've been basking in the green Sierra. My overheated synapses were gloriously sanctified in the restorative waters... More
DiFi vs. Spy
Mar 12, 2014 10:23 am
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Sometimes, truth is stranger than Mad magazine. And SOMEtimes, circumstances can be weird enough to convert even our own Senator What, Me Worry... More
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