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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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Longing to Breathe Free
Jun 26, 2012 7:10 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 6,601

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: 6,585

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
Vote for Pedro?
Jun 28, 2013 9:56 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 6,567

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
Squaring the Pentagon
Dec 7, 2012 5:23 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 6,450

I think we can all agree that the single most fundamental duty of government is to provide for the national defense, from which all else flows. It is a testament... More
Settling Dust, Unsettling Implications
Jul 7, 2013 11:51 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 6,395

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
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