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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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Election recounts an illusion?
Dec 2, 2014 12:40 am
Comments: 12 | Views: 3,747

If you have a process for recounting the votes in an election, but the costs are so astronomical that it is implausible that it could be utilized, can you really... More
Early Campaign Notes: City Council
Sep 18, 2014 11:26 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 3,604

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: 3,261

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: 3,203

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
A Self-inflicted Hardship: The City caves in yet again (Alma Village sign)
Dec 18, 2013 3:43 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 2,819

The City Council's approval of an over-sized sign for the grocery store at Alma Village--formerly Alma Plaza--is but the latest sordid chapter in the Council's mismanagement... More
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