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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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"Flawed" process is normal
Sep 5, 2014 3:30 am
Comments: 12 | Views: 12,491

It is misleading for City Hall to label as "flawed" its action on the 27 University Avenue project (Arrillaga towers) and the attempted sale of 7.7... More
Nonstarter killed after 2 decades
Jun 28, 2016 1:06 am
Comments: 21 | Views: 12,460

The Matadero Creek Bikeway proposal is an example of why it is so hard to get things done in Palo Alto. It was proposed in the early 1990s as part of the Comprehensive... More
Candidate Kickoff Events: Public, not just for supporters
Aug 22, 2014 5:01 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 12,437

Kick-off events for the campaigns for the candidates for Palo Alto City Council and the School Board begin this Saturday and extend into mid-September. While there... More
Enough with Boycotts & "We don't want your type around here"
Mar 31, 2018 3:55 am
Comments: 41 | Views: 12,434

Santa Clara County is planning a ban that I regard as equivalent--morally if not legally--to those states that effectively ban abortions by imposing regulations... More
Affordable Housing: Complexities
Feb 21, 2017 1:22 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 12,383

The discussions of affordable housing policy have been impeded by mythology, misconceptions, magical thinking, posturing, empty slogans, ambiguous terminology, and... More
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