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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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I Am Spartacus
Dec 1, 2013 5:59 pm
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"First, they came for my phone records, and I did nothing …"

While the media have obsessed about one particular, ultimately transitory untruth emanating from... More
Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in … maybe never?
Apr 28, 2014 10:20 am
Comments: 25 | Views: 28,453

Boomers tend to view the sustained prosperity of the mid-20th century as the way things are supposed to be. Back then, incomes rose across the board, growth was... More
"...On the Pavement, Thinkin' 'Bout the Government ..." Part One
Oct 15, 2013 9:34 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 28,231

Setting aside Dylan's badge-wearing man in a trench coat (laid-off in the government shutdown), I Have Been thinking about the government lately. So have others,... More
The Dismal Science Comes to a Dismal Realization
Nov 20, 2013 11:30 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 28,033

A consensus is emerging, at least among liberal economists, about what continues to ail the US economy. It's not a happy message, because it suggests that we're... More
Problems with the New Journalism, or Why I Miss Uncle Walter.
Oct 29, 2013 10:44 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 27,633

As a naturalized netizen, I grew up in a paper-and-pencil world with only three TV channels. We were actually a Huntley/Brinkley household, in the same way folks... More
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Primaries and Pivots
By Tom Cushing | 16 comments | 346 views

Teaching The Arts
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 285 views

Wrapping Up
By John A. Barry | 1 comment | 170 views