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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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Lessons in marketing yourself: "Making lemonade" from the Presidential campaigns
Oct 2, 2015 4:19 am
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Continuing a temporary sojourn from local political issues.

In learning to write effective resumes and similar sections on college applications, one of the problems... More
Guy Fawkes: Historical vs Misappropriated
Sep 28, 2015 3:43 am
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A Guy Fawkes mask figured prominently as a symbol in the recent... More
Bad question, useless answers: Traffic policy GIGO
Sep 17, 2015 1:31 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 1,771

City Hall is currently requesting citizen input on fundamental policy related to traffic and transportation issues. The ... More
A profoundly un-influential speech, 40th anniversary
Sep 9, 2015 12:08 am
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We are approaching the 40th Anniversary of a speech that should have had substantial impact on American politics, but didn't. It is interesting to re-read this speech... More
Brown Act Inhibits Open Government
Sep 3, 2015 12:32 am
Comments: 18 | Views: 2,037

**Update: Better title: "Brown Act being Misused to Inhibit Open Government" **
Open Government has two basic parts: Preventing the public from... More
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