A Pragmatist's Take | Douglas Moran | Palo Alto Online |

Local Blogs

A Pragmatist's Take
A Pragmatist's Take

By Douglas Moran

E-mail Douglas Moran | Follow this Blog

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)

Sort by: Most Recent | Most Popular

Is Palo Alto prepared for a Coronavirus outbreak?
Jan 30, 2020 1:36 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 5,287

No. I can confidently say this based upon earlier outbreaks -- they have repeatedly demonstrated that various failures by decision-makers and others are part of... More
Expert witnesses are more than experts. Plus my 7 fundamental impeachment questions
Dec 7, 2019 2:32 am
Comments: 43 | Views: 5,885

Articles and books bemoaning the public's distrust of "experts" have been appearing for many years. One near constant is the author's refusal to... More
Anonymous Sources: Facebook and YouTube suppressing important questions and discussion
Nov 12, 2019 3:17 am
Comments: 29 | Views: 3,636

On Friday night (11/8), Facebook and YouTube announced that they would suppress any postings that included the name of the person widely believed to be the ==I "whistleblower&q... More
Skeptical of the "skeptics" but not the advocates?
Sep 22, 2019 5:21 am
Comments: 37 | Views: 5,399

In another blog on this site "^Skeptics, Dupes and Paranoids^" about the... More
Moral Panic, again on guns
Aug 22, 2019 5:32 am
Comments: 21 | Views: 4,446

A moral panic involves masses of people becoming irrational about a problem, both over-estimating how widespread and serious it is and demanding immediate action... More
<< < 2 3 4 5 6 > >>
Page 4 of 31

ARCHIVES


Get fact-based reporting on the COVID-19 crisis sent to your inbox daily.

Fresh from the water: Popular local fishing boat starts selling seafood at Port of Redwood City
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 6,280 views

Constantly coping with the virus: We need a total lockdown now
By Diana Diamond | 45 comments | 3,637 views

Did a hedge fund just steal your EV rebate?
By Sherry Listgarten | 2 comments | 2,138 views

Easing Back to School Anxiety
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 800 views

I’ve Been Diagnosed with Essential Tremor (ET)
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 682 views

 

Who is your local hero?

Whether they're grocery shopping for a neighbor or volunteering for a nonprofit, you can spread the joy and support our journalism efforts by giving them a shout-out.

Learn More