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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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Brill’s Pill, Distilled
Mar 15, 2013 6:29 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 2,226

I've admired Steven Brill since our much shaggier days; his early, spot-on exposee of the Teamsters was an act of journalistic courage. He has recently faced an... More
The Berkeley Bake-sale Blues
Sep 26, 2011 5:45 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 2,206

The world needs a Berkeley. From the Free Speech Movement (FSM) days of Mario Savio and many others, this Bay Area burg has been synonymous with Progressive politics.... More
Power to the Patients?
Aug 26, 2013 11:20 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 2,201

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
Budget Ceiling Reduxxx: What happens this time?
Sep 22, 2013 9:29 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 2,180

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
The ACA passes muster (pass the mustard!)
Jul 5, 2012 11:54 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 2,154

July 4th week is great timing for a shout-out to a leader who may have put country before partisanship. Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote in the... More
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