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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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Razing Cain?
Nov 30, 2011 12:03 am
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The misbehaviors of politicians are the most predictable entertainments since the invention of comedy. Although the venal instincts of our would-be ruling class... More
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
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
Power to the Patients?
Aug 26, 2013 11:20 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 1,809

Astute price-fixers and monopolists know that the enemy of their larcenous instincts is transparency. If folks know what an item ought to cost, or what its price... More
Thoughts About Iraq: Is there a way to feel good about it?
Dec 20, 2011 11:35 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 1,793

Like most Americans, I saw footage of the last Americans loading out of Iraq with relief and pride in our troops' ability to fight a hostile enemy in a worse environment,... More
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