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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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Driverless self-driving car testbed issues
Mar 29, 2017 12:30 am
Comments: 16 | Views: 7,733

In 1993 there were widespread reports of traffic inexplicably coming to a crawl where there previously had not even been hints of problems. An investigation found... More
Disputing a Council Endorsement on Attitude toward residents
Oct 25, 2016 12:29 am
Comments: 24 | Views: 7,646

I strongly disagree with one of the Weekly's endorsements... More
I blame soccer (teamwork)
Mar 28, 2015 3:48 am
Comments: 26 | Views: 7,563

A society's values can be seen in the games its children play (to a lesser extent for adults). Games embody values?what skills and knowledge are important?and make... More
Measure D (Maybell Rezoning): Cutting through the noise
Oct 11, 2013 1:15 am
Comments: 12 | Views: 7,530

This is not yet-another posting about how you should vote on Measure D. Instead, I will try to help undecided voters better understand the arguments being... More
A reprehensible political ad
Nov 2, 2014 1:35 pm
Comments: 32 | Views: 7,522

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
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