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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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Midsummer Musings on Next Gen Careers
Aug 19, 2013 10:50 am
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We're back from a summer respite in the mountains, where the tribulations of Egyptian democracy, American democracy and (gasp!) ARod's plunking seemed temporarily... More
Debate 3: Horses and Tumult and Barnum – Oh My!
Oct 24, 2012 8:56 am
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The "miscellaneous impressions" format worked so well last week in promoting a searching policy conversation -- let's try it again.

1 -- The overriding theme... More
Chickens
Sep 30, 2013 8:47 pm
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I've been thinking about chickens, that most fowl of foodstuffs, this past week. Those birds hold a significant place in our lives – we consume 8 billion of... More
It’s not your rich uncle’s 1%
Dec 6, 2011 11:23 pm
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What's the first image that pops into your head when you think of the super-rich? Is it a mustachioed Monopoly card personage, a Thomas Nast cartoon fat cat, Bernie... More
2012: The Year in Verse
Jan 3, 2013 8:47 am
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-- with apologies all around.

'Tis more or less New Year's, and all 'round the 'Ville,
You will now be subjected to bad dogger-el.
The year just completed... More
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