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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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How history should be taught: Connections to the present
Jan 16, 2016 1:41 am
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The admonition "Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeat it" (many variations) is ignored in the traditional teaching... More
Development Cap: Size, what to count, and why
Nov 1, 2015 4:09 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 2,394

On Monday, Council will be discussing the update of Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan to provide guidance to the Citizens Advisory Committee (... More
Housing Policy: It's community, not generational
Oct 20, 2015 6:36 pm
Comments: 24 | Views: 2,671

Although the debate on housing policy has recently been stated in terms of affordability for Millennials, it is actually one of different cultures, and of questions... More
Lessons in marketing yourself: "Making lemonade" from the Presidential campaigns
Oct 2, 2015 4:19 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,760

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
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