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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Pretending to resolve a make-believe crisis in a way that nobody can understand

Is everybody happy now? Relieved anyway, because we dodged a bullet, forged a compromise and snatched victory from the jaws of default? Does it make any difference: -...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jun 4, 2017 at 12:59 pm | 26 comments | 8766 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Torches and Pitchforks 52 ? Rule of Law 47

By what passes for standards in today's Senate, Thurgood Marshall would be a pariah. Born into modest circumstances and barred by his race from admission to the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by Youseff, on Mar 24, 2014 at 11:01 am | 26 comments | 22344 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Lurching Toward Equity *

Today, the gay community stands somewhere between "Change Is Gonna Come" and Psalm 13 ('How long wilt thou forget...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 6, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Oct 13, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 26 comments | 7548 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

“See you in Court?”

What would You do with the immigration order? After yesterday’s unanimous federal appellate ruling that extended last week’s trial...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Mar 8, 2017 at 9:00 am | 26 comments | 5745 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Keeping Our Brothers, on Thanksgiving

“They were fleeing down the road with only the shirts on their backs – many were carrying their children or the family pet.” So...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 12, 2018
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Dec 12, 2018 at 10:29 pm | 26 comments | 2398 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

No Longer Ready for Some Football

The Miami Dolphins are playing on Monday Night Football this evening ? I won't be watching. Football has lost me, and not just because of the current bullying...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by William, on Nov 22, 2013 at 8:36 am | 25 comments | 41493 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The State of the State of the State

It was a pleasure to read brother blogger Tim Hunt's reluctant review...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by Essay Writing Help Service, on Sep 4, 2016 at 11:19 pm | 25 comments | 11736 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in ? maybe never?

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...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 5, 2014 at 6:50 am | 25 comments | 36165 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Cuba libre?

Well, no ? not by a long shot. It will take years for the recent announcement of a thaw in the western hemisphere's deepest diplomatic freeze to take full hold....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 21, 2014
Last comment by Ben, on Dec 28, 2014 at 11:25 pm | 25 comments | 8845 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Now that we?re all agreed, here?s a chance to create your own year 2050!

Campaign issues are beginning to round into shape for 2016. The economy, healthcare and terror are 21st century perennials, but poverty, the middle class/income...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by Bill, on Feb 17, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 25 comments | 10034 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Hastert: The ?Whys? Have It

Questions abound around the indictment of Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois ? some are prurient, and others relate to policy. Leaving the inglorious...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 13, 2015 at 6:15 pm | 25 comments | 6967 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

A Brussels forum

There are an awful lot of people feeling an awful lot of awful over yesterday’s terror attack in the Belgian capital. So I thought I’d open the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 30, 2016 at 10:09 am | 25 comments | 8928 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

VEEPstakes 2: Democratic Boogaloo

So, now that the GOP, meaning its candidate, has settled on/for Governor Pence after a thorough deliberation of several minutes (no wait!), we may turn our...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by Sheri J, on Jul 25, 2016 at 8:45 pm | 25 comments | 6505 Views

TIM TALK

News and notes

Were you surprised that the Dept. of the Interior and the National Park Service released a survey results that touted the economic benefits of the national...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Apr 2, 2014 at 8:48 am | 24 comments | 11407 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Dismal Science Comes to a Dismal Realization

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...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 28, 2017 at 5:06 am | 24 comments | 34776 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Senators? Democracy Primer: for whom the pen toils.

Energized by their recent calisthenics led in chambers by Israeli PM Netanyahu, numerous Republican Senators have breathlessly signed

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Mar 19, 2015 at 1:53 pm |
24 comments | 7147 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

McCain to Prez: How do you like me Now?

Back in a happier time – before the days of locker rooms and anatomically questionable metaphors, the candidate Mr. Trump followed-up a now-tepid insult...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 28, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 10:47 am | 24 comments | 3583 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Sound and Fury over “Fire and Fury”

This drama of potentially Shakespearean scope is moving pretty fast, but here’s where we seem to stand as of this writing: o A sensational book that...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 11, 2018 at 8:58 am | 24 comments | 2933 Views

TIM TALK

State Medi-Cal plans rarely work for patients

While Senate Republicans wrestle to find a way to “repeal and replace” ObamaCare, Covered California officials are assuring the public their system works fine. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 27, 2017
Last comment by Covered, on Aug 2, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 23 comments | 4242 Views

TIM TALK

"Unplanned" delivers a powerful message

When we walked into the cinema Monday afternoon, the gentleman checking our tickets remarked, “it’s a powerful message.” He was right. “Unplanned”...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 4, 2019
Last comment by Woman, on Apr 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm | 23 comments | 3581 Views
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