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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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Election recounts an illusion?
Dec 2, 2014 12:40 am
Comments: 12 | Views: 5,823

If you have a process for recounting the votes in an election, but the costs are so astronomical that it is implausible that it could be utilized, can you really... More
Campaign Endorsements: Behind the Curtain
Nov 22, 2014 1:35 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 2,253

The ordinary voter's perception of endorsements is very different from what is seen from inside a campaign, as evidenced by the surprise voiced by those new to the... More
Follow the money: Coverage for the next campaign
Nov 9, 2014 12:50 am
Comments: 17 | Views: 4,225

This is the first of a potential series of discussions about what news coverage residents would find useful about future local elections. Now is the time to have... More
A reprehensible political ad
Nov 2, 2014 1:35 pm
Comments: 32 | Views: 5,000

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
Subverting open, fair and honest debate (Measure D)
Oct 26, 2014 10:39 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 2,884

Perhaps the most instructive piece about the current election can be found in a one-paragraph aside in the ... More
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