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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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Torches and Pitchforks 52 – Rule of Law 47
Mar 6, 2014 1:14 pm
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By what passes for standards in today's Senate, Thurgood Marshall would be a pariah. Born into modest circumstances and barred by his race from admission to the... More
Vote for Pedro?
Jun 28, 2013 9:56 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 6,091

Now that the Supreme Court has timidly deputized local trial Judge Vaughn Walker to speak for it on Prop 8; and setting aside the stunning arrival on the national... More
PG&E: How does the piper pay?
Apr 22, 2014 5:08 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 5,956

Corporations are people, except when they're not. Four years after a natural gas inferno immolated eight people in their San Bruno homes, the Pacific Gas & Electric... More
Settling Dust, Unsettling Implications
Jul 7, 2013 11:51 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 5,954

The US Supreme Court's two recent gay marriage rulings, more political than principled, left a significant gap in the CA initiative process. The strong language... More
Overtime Overhaul: Toward Fair Labor Standards
Mar 26, 2014 6:49 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 5,938

Americans generally look 'up' more than they do 'sideways,' focusing on the heavens in preference to the landscape. We have always considered ourselves more Tomorrow's... More
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