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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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Democracy loses again at City Hall: "Pig in a poke" lawsuit settlement
Oct 27, 2020 4:17 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 4,751

City Hall is again subverting the democratic process by settling a lawsuit filed by two Palo Alto residents and 8 others who are incensed that City Council did not... More
Foothills Park Pseudo-Lawsuit: Is the City going to cave-in & defame its residents as "racists"?
Oct 12, 2020 6:15 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 7,426

At the September 28 City Council meeting, there was a closed session to discuss a lawsuit against the City seeking to open Foothills Nature Preserve (previously... More
Tanaka resurfaces false 2016 accusation against Burt: PA City Council election
Oct 5, 2020 2:14 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 3,942

Toward the end of the City Council Candidate Forum hosted by Palo Alto Neighborhoods, candidates were asked to direct a question to another candidate. Greg Tanaka's... More
The most important question, and biggest lie, of the Presidential Debate & relevance to Palo Alto
Oct 1, 2020 1:18 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 7,055

Moderator Chris Wallace was responsible for the biggest lie in the portions of the Presidential Debate that I could listen to. He asked of Trump ==I "This month,... More
Examining Candidates' Donations: Palo Alto City Council
Sep 29, 2020 3:31 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 3,853

Scanning who is contributing to which candidates can provide insight into what each candidate has done, what can be expected of them, and how they are regarded.... More
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