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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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The Details: Devils or Angels?
Jan 31, 2013 9:22 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 3,970

Last week, we learned that there is, indeed, now a fundamental right for individuals to keep and bear arms, supplied by the US Supreme Court in 2008 and 2010 (the... More
Mudbath, Redux?
Jan 16, 2013 8:47 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 3,947

Well, I was all set to write something about Executive Orders, and how there have been almost 14,000 of them -- hoping to comfort the nervous and/or trigger-happy.... More
Wealth, unions, the beleaguered middle class and the last cookie
Jul 12, 2011 6:29 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 3,943

As the story goes, a unionized public employee, a middle manager, and a Wall Street CEO are seated at a table, with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO takes 11 cookies,... More
Solving Medicare: Short and Long-term
Jan 9, 2013 11:35 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 3,909

On the assumption, perhaps dubious, that sanity may prevail and the House will take the debt-ceiling hostage gun from its own head, let's look forward to other matters.... More
Ike?s Farewell, Revisited
Jul 19, 2011 10:03 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 3,903

I recently came across President Eisenhower's Farewell Address to the nation, circa 1961, on a Great Speeches CD. It's impressive in its predictive power and in... More
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