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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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Solving Medicare: Short and Long-term
Jan 9, 2013 11:35 am
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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
Power to the Patients?
Aug 26, 2013 11:20 am
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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
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
Religion and Politics II, Domestic Policy
Aug 24, 2011 10:25 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 3,657

A high school acquaintance recently surfaced on my Facebook. He is currently the minister to a so-called 'subversive' Lutheran congregation in the east. When I... More
"If You Can Keep It"
May 23, 2012 6:28 am
Comments: 20 | Views: 3,645

This week's news brought an early glimpse into the inner workings of a novel species of political animal: the SuperPAC. These beasts were unleashed by the Supreme... More
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