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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 A?s Season Wrap-up: Baseball as Greek Tragedy
Oct 2, 2014 1:58 pm
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Billy Beane is Oedipus, the King.

In Sophocles' great play, the protagonist was a man of considerable ability. He had a noble soul -- exiling himself from... More
Coming to grips with the contraception kerfuffle; and Colvin v. DSK
Feb 22, 2012 11:04 am
Comments: 29 | Views: 8,593

I have been trying to sort out the Great Contraception/Religious Liberties/Women' Health blemish that has erupted recently. That's not as easy a task as it ought... More
Halftime
Feb 8, 2012 10:49 am
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To paraphrase Clint Eastwood's raspy Super Bowl ad for an Italian car company: "It's halftime in California." As reported elsewhere hereabouts, the monumental struggle... More
Inclusion or Extraction?
Mar 16, 2012 5:40 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 8,454

This week's column is late – for several reasons. (On) first, baseball intervened, and I spent four glorious days in the Arizona sun with my daughter. As... More
Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
Oct 27, 2014 3:10 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 8,451

Prop 47 on criminal sentencing is a policy wonkboy's delight. It's complicated, dealing with legal arcana and impacts on several levels. It's obscure, having been... More
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