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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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Support your local whistleblowers (inside social media companies)
Jul 3, 2019 4:28 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 2,644

The Declaration of Independence is the name of the document, but the war is commonly called the American Revolution because it was much more than a war for independence.... More
YouTube punishes publicizing of UK gangs sexually exploiting children
Jun 6, 2019 5:14 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 1,894

There is corporate PR and then there is reality. The New York Times reported ==I "^... More
Demonization: Single-family homeowners are deplorables, especially Palo Altans
May 26, 2019 6:01 am
Comments: 43 | Views: 3,523

I have been attempting to produce a summary of the positions and arguments on the collection of bills in the California State Legislature advertised as responses... More
State Legislature on Housing: Getting the Demos out of Democracy & with it, Accountability
Mar 15, 2019 9:42 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 3,161

The State Legislature is in the middle of its annual exercise of stripping political power from the citizenry (Demos in Greek = people) and putting it in the hands... More
Downtown Commercial Cap: Once more into the breach
Feb 10, 2019 5:12 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 2,575

Remember when City Council was opposing the conversion of the President Hotel building from affordable housing to a hotel? Seems like just yesterday, but it was... More
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