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A Pragmatist's Take

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

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Affordable Housing: Complexities
Feb 21, 2017 1:22 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 1,487

The discussions of affordable housing policy have been impeded by mythology, misconceptions, magical thinking, posturing, empty slogans, ambiguous terminology, and... More
Negative/Attack Ad? Wrong Question
Oct 30, 2016 3:23 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 2,991

The definition of a negative or attack ad is ambiguous. To some, it is any ad that contains any negative information about a candidate. To others, the ad needs to... More
Disputing a Council Endorsement on Attitude toward residents
Oct 25, 2016 12:29 am
Comments: 24 | Views: 7,345

I strongly disagree with one of the Weekly's endorsements... More
Council Candidate Forums
Oct 18, 2016 1:55 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 7,189

Three City Council candidate forums is a lot to plow through. These are what I regard as the most notable remarks and my significant impressions of the candidates.... More
No on B, Faithlessness and Fecklessness
Oct 8, 2016 3:30 am
Comments: 28 | Views: 4,525

Measure B is the 30-year half-cent sales tax increase for VTA. The arguments for it focus on what is needed, what it could fund, and what has been ==B... More
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