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A Pragmatist's Take

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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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Missile hitting Poland: Almost certainly Ukrainian, not Russian. Creating false memories with slow release of details
Nov 16, 2022 12:49 am
Comments: 26 | Views: 6,079

Does the corporate media understand that it is fueling demand for escalations that could result in nuclear war? Do they care in the slightest? Do they see themselves... More
Considerations on City Council Candidates
Oct 11, 2022 8:31 am
Comments: 61 | Views: 5,543

Complaints about difficulties differentiating this group of candidates have become common. Blogger Diana Diamond discussed this in her September 15 ^... More
Primary for local Congressional seat might not be uninteresting + Uncomfortable with Weekly's endorsement
May 28, 2022 12:02 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 4,174

Anna Eshoo has been the Congresswoman for this area since 1993 and has won primary and general elections by margins in the range of 20-40% of the vote. In 2020,... More
Recall Election Reform: Forgetting that the talking points were only that
Sep 16, 2021 5:29 am
Comments: 16 | Views: 8,362

Campaign talking points that make no sense can take on a life of their own simply through repetition. Competent politicians interested in good government would know... More
Foothills Park Referendum: Considerations
Dec 9, 2020 5:55 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 8,110

My three previous blogs critiqued the lawsuit seeking to overturn the residents-only access policy for Foothills Park.(foot#1) Here I will explain various aspects... More
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