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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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Candidate Kickoff Events: Public, not just for supporters
Aug 22, 2014 5:01 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 1,305

Kick-off events for the campaigns for the candidates for Palo Alto City Council and the School Board begin this Saturday and extend into mid-September. While there... More
Candidate Slates for City Council: Time to reconsider?
Jan 18, 2014 1:02 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 1,236

Slates of candidates for City Council could address two major problems with Council elections: It could allow a broader range of candidates to compete, and it would... More
Supporting a candidate for Council: Not too early to start
Jan 6, 2014 1:16 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 1,198

There has been much talk about having Council members from outside the political establishment, and the policies and attitudes that that group represents. Although... More
"Flawed" process is normal
Sep 5, 2014 3:30 am
Comments: 12 | Views: 900

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
Early Campaign Notes: City Council
Sep 18, 2014 11:26 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 562

I attended all the announced kick-off events for City Council... More
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