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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
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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
Mr. Votes Goes to Washington (but not quite far enough)
Nov 23, 2013 3:32 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 7,629

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
Biggest Stories of 2014: Global and California
Jan 10, 2014 10:16 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 7,191

Earlier this week, we took a shot at identifying important national stories that may take further shape and dominate the news during the coming year. I haven't... More
A Pope that a Unitarian Can Love, Part Tres: the Economic Gospel
Dec 16, 2013 4:36 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 7,137

The first two editions of this trinity examined elements of Pope Francis' EVANGELII GAUDIUM -- the declaration of his papacy's emphases and direction -- looking... More
Longing to Breathe Free
Jun 26, 2012 7:10 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 7,105

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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The ‘Free’ Community College Forum
By Tom Cushing | 7 comments | 2,021 views

Mark Meuser is dropping out of the election
By Roz Rogoff | 8 comments | 1,279 views

New wrinkles in the race for 7th Senate
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 752 views