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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 Name Game
Jul 26, 2014 12:37 pm
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Before reading this blog, you may wish to read-through the recent D/SRX Town Square comments on banning single-use shopping bags. ... More
Tenures After (Vergara) Part 3: Tenure and Education Quality
Jul 14, 2014 7:48 am
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If there's one thing about which most Americans can agree, it's that our education system needs to get better.

Whether it's academic rankings that place other... More
The George Saunders Kindness Forum
Aug 5, 2013 12:17 pm
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This regular 'raucous caucus' column is nominally about politics, but the conversations it sometimes provokes relate to the values and priorities that animate political... More
“…and all I ask of dyin’, is to go naturally” *
Sep 20, 2014 7:44 am
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We don't die well in America -- treating it as a tragedy to be avoided, rather than as a natural inevitability that ought to make every healthy moment consciously... More
The Clipper Lip, and other Notable Notes on Prior Blogs
Apr 27, 2014 12:14 pm
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Would you work for Donald Sterling? As a player Or a girlfriend? The owner of the LA Clippers NBA team has made himself the shmuck heard 'round the world –... More
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“…and all I ask of dyin’, is to go naturally” *
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