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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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A reprehensible political ad
Nov 2, 2014 1:35 pm
Comments: 32 | Views: 2,851

This is not so much about a particular set of lies at the core of one political ad, but more about Palo Alto's political environment. When very prominent people... More
A Self-inflicted Hardship: The City caves in yet again (Alma Village sign)
Dec 18, 2013 3:43 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 2,415

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
Die, Pedestrians, Die: The City's implicit response to major long-term safety problems
Feb 18, 2014 2:07 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 2,301

City Staff claims that pedestrian needs are an important part of bicycle projects (see ... More
In Defense of "Incivility"
Oct 14, 2014 2:45 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 2,245

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
LWV City Council Candidate Forum: Interesting Points
Oct 1, 2014 5:11 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 2,077

These are my observations about some of what I found interesting at the City Council Candidate Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters on Tuesday September... More
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