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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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Candidate Kickoff Events: Public, not just for supporters
Aug 20, 2016 3:54 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 1,521

Kickoff events for the campaigns for the candidates for Palo Alto City Council and the School Board begin next week and extend into mid-September. While there will... More
Community, Extended-stay Hotel or ...? Part 2
Aug 9, 2016 1:42 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 864

What goes into creating and maintaining a community is covered in the ... More
Community, Extended-stay Hotel or ...? Part 1
Aug 4, 2016 12:35 am
Comments: 17 | Views: 1,340

The character of a city is a complex interplay between the people, its facilities--public and private--and its institutions, and it evolves over time. People are... More
Abusing the ADA & Compromising safety of others for the convenience of bicyclists
Jul 11, 2016 2:23 pm
Comments: 21 | Views: 2,076

False claims about ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)? Unsupported claims about bicycle safety problems? Merely City Hall's rationales for a dubious project that... More
Nonstarter killed after 2 decades
Jun 28, 2016 1:06 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 9,227

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
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