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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 kickoffs: First weekend
Aug 30, 2016 1:30 am
Comments: 12 | Views: 7,961

There were five candidate kickoff events this weekend and I attended four--the one I missed was Greg Tanaka's because it conflicted with two of the others. The events... More
Candidate Kickoff Events: Public, not just for supporters
Aug 20, 2016 3:54 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 2,850

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: 1,222

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: 1,718

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: 2,491

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
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