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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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Recall Election Reform: Forgetting that the talking points were only that
Sep 16, 2021 5:29 am
Comments: 16 | Views: 6,804

Campaign talking points that make no sense can take on a life of their own simply through repetition. Competent politicians interested in good government would know... More
Foothills Park Referendum: Considerations
Dec 9, 2020 5:55 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 6,679

My three previous blogs critiqued the lawsuit seeking to overturn the residents-only access policy for Foothills Park.(foot#1) Here I will explain various aspects... More
Plethora of propaganda provides media literacy lessons
Nov 12, 2020 1:53 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 2,781

"If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do, you are misinformed." (^... More
Lie down, Roll Over, Play Dead: City Attorney and Manager to Council - Unasked/Unanswered Questions
Nov 2, 2020 3:03 am
Comments: 9 | Views: 4,019

Tonight, City Council is being asked to settle a lawsuit on Foothills Park for which there are too many major unanswered questions for them to make such a decision.... More
Democracy loses again at City Hall: "Pig in a poke" lawsuit settlement
Oct 27, 2020 4:17 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 4,374

City Hall is again subverting the democratic process by settling a lawsuit filed by two Palo Alto residents and 8 others who are incensed that City Council did not... More
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