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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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"Mr. Boehnachev: Tear Down This Stall!"
Oct 3, 2013 4:51 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 7,157

I've couched my plea in Reaganesque terms, in the hope of promoting bi-partisan appeal. The power to end this tiresome, needless and risky delay tactic resides... More
College-level Math 1, Electoral edition
Sep 26, 2012 11:29 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 6,746

As the campaigns take shape in late September and the so-called "low-interest" voters (who may decide the outcome – what a comfort that is!) finally tune-in... More
Mr. Votes Goes to Washington (but not quite far enough)
Nov 23, 2013 3:32 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 6,611

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
The Rise of the Drones
Jun 13, 2012 11:05 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 6,577

If you had reliable intelligence on the location of an Al Qaeda lieutenant in remote Pakistan, and a Hellfire-equipped drone handy, would you kill him with it? ... More
Longing to Breathe Free
Jun 26, 2012 7:10 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 6,558

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
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Prop 46: Two Bridges Too Far
By Tom Cushing | 21 comments | 1,814 views

The valley loses a distinguished and humble leader
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My secret identity is revealed!
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