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Raucous Caucus

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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Getting to Yes in Syria?
Sep 11, 2013 3:14 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 1,713

The Syria serial continues, with this episode focused on a proposal to transcend current posturing at the brink of US military action, which carries twin risks of... More
Prop 46: Two Bridges Too Far
Oct 15, 2014 3:34 pm
Comments: 21 | Views: 1,694

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
The A’s Season Wrap-up: Baseball as Greek Tragedy
Oct 2, 2014 1:58 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 1,562

Billy Beane is Oedipus, the King.

In Sophocles' great play, the protagonist was a man of considerable ability. He had a noble soul -- exiling himself from... More
Prop 45 and Health Insurance Rates
Oct 9, 2014 2:55 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 1,560

==I It's … E-lection time again – you will deceive me,
I can hear those nasty code words in your ads.
I can tell by the 'on' you 'shine' me, darlin',
That we... More
Never Say Never -- the Perry Indictment
Aug 19, 2014 5:38 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 1,508

I'm not sure I've ever expressed it aloud, but I can say with certainty that I never thought I'd write a blog in support of Texas' all-star all-hat/no-cattle... More
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Prop 46: Two Bridges Too Far
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The valley loses a distinguished and humble leader
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