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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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Subverting open, fair and honest debate (Measure D)
Oct 26, 2014 10:39 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 539

Perhaps the most instructive piece about the current election can be found in a one-paragraph aside in the ... More
Why not "constructive engagement" with City Hall?
Oct 23, 2014 1:47 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 1,021

It has been suggested to me by community members that I make these blog posts more positive, less critical. And that I should engage in ==I "... More
Politics: Empty appeals to "innovation"
Oct 19, 2014 7:35 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 1,693

The word "innovation" is widely bounced around in this campaign, both for Council and the School Board. Anyone actually involved in innovation knows that most... More
In Defense of "Incivility"
Oct 14, 2014 2:45 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 1,836

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. — Yogi Berra

Civility is one of those things that in theory you... More
City Council Candidate Forums: Not worth watching
Oct 7, 2014 4:50 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 1,417

People interested in learning about the City Council candidates have asked me if watching re-broadcasts or... More
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