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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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Disputing a Council Endorsement on Attitude toward residents
Oct 25, 2016 12:29 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 496

I strongly disagree with one of the Weekly's endorsements... More
Council Candidate Forums
Oct 18, 2016 1:55 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 6,521

Three City Council candidate forums is a lot to plow through. These are what I regard as the most notable remarks and my significant impressions of the candidates.... More
No on B, Faithlessness and Fecklessness
Oct 8, 2016 3:30 am
Comments: 28 | Views: 3,728

Measure B is the 30-year half-cent sales tax increase for VTA. The arguments for it focus on what is needed, what it could fund, and what has been ==B... More
Candidate Kickoffs: Part 2
Oct 3, 2016 3:39 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 5,510

You can often tell who a candidate aligns with as soon as you arrive. Also the speeches--introductions and the candidate's speech--have very different styles. The... More
The "You're despicable" style of politics
Sep 22, 2016 2:22 pm
Comments: 41 | Views: 11,539

No I am not talking about the presidential campaign. Nor about Congress. Rather about local politics, as practiced by certain elected and appointed officials, and... More
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