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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 Blogger’s Dilemma, and a few thoughts on the 'SOTU' speeches
Jan 31, 2014 1:55 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 7,672

Today's challenge – why bother to try writing a serious column when The current Most Popular article in the nation's sober newspaper-of-record dissects the waxing... More
Voting Initiatives, for Reals this Time
Apr 6, 2014 1:31 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 7,241

A commenter recently suggested that I'd lost interest in voting as a blog topic. Apparently I had not responded quickly or relevantly enough to suit his 'druthers.... More
Mr. Votes Goes to Washington (but not quite far enough)
Nov 23, 2013 3:32 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 7,182

Amidst typically strident DC hyperbole, the Senate this week took a significant step toward getting things done. It amended its filibuster rules to overcome their... More
Longing to Breathe Free
Jun 26, 2012 7:10 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 6,928

Americans are fond of asserting a "melting pot"ť image to explain the assimilation of successive waves of immigrants. That metaphor has never really appealed to... More
Son of Moneyball
Sep 13, 2012 10:07 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 6,884

Okay, so this week Mr. Obama got his bump, and Mr. Romney continues to demonstrate his proud amateur standing as a student of foreign affairs. It also looks like... More
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