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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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Behind contentious local politics: Failed and toxic leadership
May 30, 2017 3:44 am
Comments: 33 | Views: 3,565

The crucial threshold was crossed 4 years ago when the demonization of people with other perspectives became a deliberate tactic. This tactic, and related divisive... More
Why contentious local politics? More examples from ADU at Council
Apr 18, 2017 12:15 am
Comments: 50 | Views: 4,167

Observations from the Council discussion on ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Unit aka granny units).

----Advertising contempt for those that disagree----

If... More
Driverless self-driving car testbed issues
Mar 29, 2017 12:30 am
Comments: 16 | Views: 10,055

In 1993 there were widespread reports of traffic inexplicably coming to a crawl where there previously had not even been hints of problems. An investigation found... More
Computer Science in PAUSD
Mar 13, 2017 4:36 am
Comments: 12 | Views: 3,730

As a former teacher of Computer Science, I am concerned about the developing curriculum for PAUSD. This was triggered by a quote from the co-chair of the committee... More
RPP + ADUs: Winners and losers
Mar 4, 2017 2:35 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 2,453

One of the classic mistakes in politics is to become overly focused on the details of official actions at the expense of asking whether those actions support the... More
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