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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 Genghis Chron, Part 2 of 3: Choices
Jan 11, 2015 9:01 am
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As Genghis collie was reasonably comfortable, coping with his leg injury in the short run, we did not avail ourselves of unfamiliar emergency vet services that weekend.... More
Wealth, unions, the beleaguered middle class and the last cookie
Jul 12, 2011 6:29 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 3,858

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
Mudbath, Redux?
Jan 16, 2013 8:47 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 3,856

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
Ike’s Farewell, Revisited
Jul 19, 2011 10:03 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 3,824

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
Comedy or Tragedy?
Sep 7, 2012 7:27 am
Comments: 27 | Views: 3,818

Whew – if the recent flurry of activity here on the DX Board is any indication (and it is), this week's doings in Charlotte have heightened interest in the... More
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