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A Pragmatist's Take

By Douglas Moran

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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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Follow the money: Coverage for the next campaign
Nov 9, 2014 12:50 am
Comments: 17 | Views: 3,905

This is the first of a potential series of discussions about what news coverage residents would find useful about future local elections. Now is the time to have... More
I blame soccer (teamwork)
Mar 28, 2015 3:48 am
Comments: 26 | Views: 3,862

A society's values can be seen in the games its children play (adults to a lesser extent). Games embody values—what skills and knowledge are important—and make learning... More
Early Campaign Notes: City Council
Sep 18, 2014 11:26 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 3,815

I attended all the announced kick-off events for City Council... More
Why is Palo Alto politics so stubbornly pre-Internet?
Jan 7, 2015 4:31 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 3,617

Most meetings I attend are insignificantly different from similar ones in the 1970s and 1980s, both meetings conducted by City Hall and those by various civic group.... More
In Defense of "Incivility"
Oct 14, 2014 2:45 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 3,577

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
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