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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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I blame soccer (teamwork)
Mar 28, 2015 3:48 am
Comments: 26 | Views: 4,200

A society's values can be seen in the games its children play (to a lesser extent for adults). Games embody values—what skills and knowledge are important—and make... More
Follow the money: Coverage for the next campaign
Nov 9, 2014 12:50 am
Comments: 17 | Views: 4,009

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
Early Campaign Notes: City Council
Sep 18, 2014 11:26 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 3,960

I attended all the announced kick-off events for City Council... More
In Defense of "Incivility"
Oct 14, 2014 2:45 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 3,860

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
Why is Palo Alto politics so stubbornly pre-Internet?
Jan 7, 2015 4:31 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 3,788

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
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