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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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Debate 3: Horses and Tumult and Barnum – Oh My!
Oct 24, 2012 8:56 am
Comments: 36 | Views: 5,327

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
Midsummer Musings on Next Gen Careers
Aug 19, 2013 10:50 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 5,258

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
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
But For Grace …
Jan 18, 2014 3:35 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 5,042

What's your monthly budget? How much do you pay for food, gas/electric/water and cable, for your car, its insurance, gas and maintenance, your rent or mortgage?... More
It’s not your rich uncle’s 1%
Dec 6, 2011 11:23 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 5,041

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
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