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A Pragmatist's Take

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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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Examining Candidates' Donations: Palo Alto City Council
Sep 29, 2020 3:31 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 328

Scanning who is contributing to which candidates can provide insight into what each candidate has done, what can be expected of them, and how they are regarded.... More
Vote-by-Mail concerns: Integrity, Accuracy, Credibility
Sep 8, 2020 10:06 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 1,470

The article here "Mail-in voting has no partisan... More
Palo Alto's Woke proto-Authoritarians
Aug 18, 2020 7:42 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 2,510

"You don't put civil rights to a vote." That was Mayor Adrian Fine after his position on access to Foothills Park was defeated. I was surprised not... More
Foothills Park: City does NOT want to hear from most of you
Jul 27, 2020 6:16 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 3,376

Palo Alto's Parks & Recreation Commission (PRC) has scheduled a special meeting to have a two-hour panel discussion on "Foothills Park Access",... More
Foothills Park controversy back to Council yet-again on Tuesday: Why, oh, why?
Jun 21, 2020 4:45 am
Comments: 24 | Views: 3,779

((Update 2020-06-23: This has been removed from the current agenda on a motion by Councilmember Lydia Kou supported by Vice Mayor Tom DuBois (... More
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