Local Blogs

A Pragmatist's Take
A Pragmatist's Take

By Douglas Moran

E-mail Douglas Moran

About this blog: As a teenager (in the 1960s), I stumbled across the insight that real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. As a grad student, I belonged to an...  (More)

Sort by: Most Recent | Most Popular

Listen for Yourself: An index into "A Conversation on the Future of the City"
Dec 13, 2013 3:29 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 11,015

At the December 2nd City Council meeting, there was over 3.5 hours on zoning, planning, traffic, parking,... (f1) The general themes and specific items have presented... More
Can Palo Alto Afford the Vanity of its Ruling Elite? Part 1 of an infinite series: Intro and Fiber-to-the-Premises
Oct 31, 2013 12:54 am
Comments: 37 | Views: 8,581

"Ruling elite" in the title is meant to provoke thought about how far the priorities of the decision-makers diverge from those of the typical resident. One of the... More
Palo Alto's Culture War: Analytics vs. Aspirationals
Nov 10, 2013 3:43 am
Comments: 37 | Views: 7,956

Many assessments of why the debate on Measure D was so bitter and divisive incorrectly cast it as a series of individual, isolated mistakes. Instead much of it was... More
Yet another "Questionable" Staff Report/Survey
Dec 7, 2013 10:34 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 7,836

At Monday's Council meeting (12/9), the City Manager will present an Informational Report on a... More
Why the City doesn't hear residents' perspectives? It doesn't want to (part 1 of 3)
Dec 3, 2013 2:56 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 7,565

"Watch what we do, not what we say" was famously said by John Mitchell, as then-President Nixon's Attorney General and political strategist. I was watching... More
1 2 3 > >>
Page 1 of 3

ARCHIVES

Veggie Grill coming soon to Mountain View's San Antonio Center
By Elena Kadvany | 20 comments | 3,309 views

Is HBO's Silicon Valley Any Good?
By Anita Felicelli | 23 comments | 2,163 views

Finding mentors in would-be bosses
By Jessica T | 0 comments | 1,880 views

PAUSD Leadership Challenges
By Paul Losch | 23 comments | 1,659 views

A memorable Paly prom
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 1,065 views