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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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Son of Moneyball
Sep 13, 2012 10:07 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 6,318

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
David Brooks at his Best – and Worst
Apr 13, 2014 1:14 pm
Comments: 15 | Views: 6,288

David Brooks writes wonderful stuff when he speaks from his heart – it's a very good heart. Unfortunately, he doesn't live there full-time, and too often in his... More
Settling Dust, Unsettling Implications
Jul 7, 2013 11:51 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 6,277

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: 6,241

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
The Blogger’s Dilemma, and a few thoughts on the 'SOTU' speeches
Jan 31, 2014 1:55 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 6,185

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
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November Ballot Prop 2 – Devils or Angels in the Details?
By Tom Cushing | 3 comments | 1,152 views

Good news for downtown Livermore and the performing arts
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 1,147 views

Who wants to move to San Ramon?
By Roz Rogoff | 1 comment | 1,102 views

Any questions for Pleasanton mayoral, council candidates?
By Gina Channell-Allen | 5 comments | 262 views