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A Pragmatist's Take

By Douglas Moran

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About this blog: As a teenager (in the 1960s), I stumbled across the insight that real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. As a grad student, I belonged to an...  (More)

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LWV City Council Candidate Forum: Interesting Points
Oct 1, 2014 5:11 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 263

These are my observations about some of what I found interesting at the City Council Candidate Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters on Tuesday September... More
Campaign Lawn Signs: What you can learn from them
Sep 30, 2014 3:09 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 374

To people who haven't worked in a political campaign, lawn signs may seem to be little more than visual clutter. But once you know what to look for, they can tell... More
Reducing Council Size? Against
Sep 25, 2014 2:52 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 1,162

This is my second time through this issue, the first being in 2005.(foot#1) I am opposing reducing Council size because its advocates have failed to make even a... More
Early Campaign Notes: City Council
Sep 18, 2014 11:26 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 2,483

I attended all the announced kick-off events for City Council... More
"Flawed" process is normal
Sep 5, 2014 3:30 am
Comments: 12 | Views: 1,002

It is misleading for City Hall to label as "flawed" its action on the 27 University Avenue project (Arrillaga towers) and the attempted sale of 7.7 acres of... More
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