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Entries by Steven Kurlander from 08/2012

The Chick-fil-A Controversy: Decision to Boycott Should Be Strictly a Personal Decision

| Posted 08.10.2012 | Gay Voices

Boycotting is supposed to be a private matter of ostracizing a person or group. Normally, participating in a boycott is a decision by an individual to join others in a protest movement to abstain from patronizing or supporting another person, group or business.

Americans Need an Election Period, Not an Election Day

| Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

The Ohio lawsuit is the latest reminder that we need to permanently transform our outdated tradition of voting on a single Election Day and instead hold an Election Week, or even an Election Month.

Retirement Becoming Impossible Dream For Those In 50s In Florida

| Posted 08.14.2012 | Fifty

A recent survey of middle-aged Floridians found more and more of us don't hold out much hope for retiring as well off as our parents -- or even at all.

Choice of Moderators Shows Need for Upgrade of Presidential Debate Programming

| Posted 08.20.2012 | Media

What about an official Facebook presidential debate page, where each of them answers 20 to 25 short questions on various topics submitted from an array of bloggers across the political spectrum? Or why not just pick some new, diverse political pundits to ask questions at these upcoming debates?

Christie in Keynote Can Seize the Moment to Set a New Course for GOP -- and Country

| Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

Traditionally, a keynote speech at a political convention is a message that outlines a vision of its presidential candidate and sets the tone for the party's agenda during an election year. But in 2012, Christie can, and should, do more.

With Focus on New Orleans, Isaac's Devastation in South Florida Worse Than People Realize

| Posted 08.31.2012 | Miami

I'm one of thousands of South Florida victims of a storm named Isaac that didn't qualify as a hurricane with a category number, but nevertheless qualified as a "5" in terms of the havoc and devastation its destructive rains left behind.