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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 Great American Shake-out
Nov 22, 2011 10:31 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 2,075

As the Congressional Super-Committee blunders toward stalemate, one has to wonder what this latest demonstration of the federal government's wretched inability to... More
China’s Other Hobby
Feb 21, 2013 5:04 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 2,072

News that the Chinese People's Liberation Army has been seeking to liberate data from all manner of American computing systems has dominated the high-tech news this... More
ObromneyCare, Part Deux: Estimation Boogaloo
May 3, 2012 9:50 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 2,049

Okay, where were we? After a description of the major features of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA for short, or ObromneyCare if you prefer),... More
Prop 46: Two Bridges Too Far
Oct 15, 2014 3:34 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 1,998

The insider's view of Prop writing must present a tantalizing panorama of options. There has to be a temptation to glom several, directionally-related concepts... More
Stats or Stories?
Feb 5, 2013 3:35 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 1,982

"Human beings," a famous paleontologist once said, "are the primates who tell stories." Indeed, as we learn more about tool use and moral behavior as practiced by... More
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