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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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Where IS the beef?
Oct 19, 2011 10:45 am
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Wendy's hamburger chain is trying to revive its classic ad campaign, and it poses The inquiry we need to be making of our leaders.

The fundamental problem that... More
Nuclear Option Averted; Whirled Peas Reign
Jul 17, 2013 12:11 pm
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While America slept, our stalwart government has saved us from a fate worse than … gridlock? Perhaps? This week, our Senators worked tirelessly, 'til way past... More
Serve AND Protect?
May 22, 2013 1:39 pm
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That popular slogan reflects what citizens expect from their government: protection from harm and service to the common good. It appears on crests and cop cars... More
The Place for Markets: every place?
May 31, 2012 12:06 pm
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As a young lobbyist for a big east coast company and a college Econ major, your scribe was once assigned to cover a public meeting in which the possibility of consolidating... More
Plan Bay Area: An Open Season Discussion
Jul 31, 2013 7:05 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 1,869

Plan Bay Area (PBA) was approved in July. By its terms, it seeks to coordinate efforts among Bay Area jurisdictions to plan for a year 2040, when an estimated 2... More
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November Ballot Prop 2 – Devils or Angels in the Details?
By Tom Cushing | 4 comments | 1,245 views

Who wants to move to San Ramon?
By Roz Rogoff | 1 comment | 1,163 views

Any questions for Pleasanton mayoral, council candidates?
By Gina Channell-Allen | 5 comments | 367 views