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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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America held hostage ... by Congressional Democrats (COVID-19)
Apr 9, 2020 10:53 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 3,837

If you can't accept that criticism of one political party isn't necessarily advocacy for another, this blog is not for you.

Unemployment claims this week were... More
Profiteering off medical equipment and its export unimpeded (COVID-19)
Apr 3, 2020 4:40 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 4,385

Medical equipment shortages have been in the national headlines for weeks, but a significant part of the problem has been profiteers sending it overseas. Bet most... More
Remember the failures for when it's time for fixes: COVID-19
Mar 27, 2020 1:23 am
Comments: 20 | Views: 3,964

I likely have COVID-19, but mine is so mild that I wouldn't have noticed if I were keeping a normal sleep schedule. But like so, so many others, I will never show... More
COVID-19: Critiquing News Releases: What's missing + teachable opportunities
Mar 19, 2020 1:28 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 2,838

"Updated Guidance ... Hosting ... Community Events ... : Ensure ... urge attendees to wash hands often ... If ... not available ... hand sanitizer ..."... More
Preparing for COVID-19: An epidemic is not a hurricane. Panic buying harmful
Mar 3, 2020 12:03 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 4,421

Emergency preparedness advice in the US is strongly oriented toward hurricanes. No surprise, because hurricanes are the most common major disaster in terms of people... More
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