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"Too much political writing is done from strictly one dogmatic perspective or another.  I try to analyze issues and topics strictly from a common sense point of view."
Thursday, October 04, 2012 — Steven Kurlander

A political earthquake shook the presidential race Wednesday night when Mitt Romney out-debated President Obama and changed the narrative for the campaign’s remaining four weeks.
The Mitt Romney who appeared on stage in Denver was a brand new, electrifying candidate -- presidential in his knowledge and oratory, capturing and controlling the pulse of the debate.
For the entire 90 minutes, Romney was gregarious, animated and tough, shedding the stiff corporate aura that has...

Friday, September 28, 2012 — Steven Kurlander

With our nation in the middle of a contentious presidential campaign and our economy stuck in the doldrums, what is the sudden piece of good news that has Americans cheering?
A big drop in gas prices? Decreased unemployment? Teamwork in Congress?
Wrong! The National Football League’s lockout of referees is over.
That’s right. The immense suffering of overpaid professional football players and NFL fans has come to an end.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012 — Steven Kurlander

After dealing with a faulty O2 sensor on my car this week, I've developed a new appreciation for the debate about government over-regulation.

Specifically, I’m frustrated with the way that the Environmental Protection Agency and state governments regulate exhaust emissions on cars and trucks.

My story started...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 — Steven Kurlander

Consider the famous axiom about free speech handed down by the renowned American jurist, Oliver Wendell Holmes:
"The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic."
So what about a trailer for a movie that depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a philandering fraud who sanctioned rape and child sexual abuse?
Muslims consider any representation of the Prophet Mohammed insulting and...

Friday, September 07, 2012 — Steven Kurlander

It was the Democrats turn this week to try to mend some boo-boos about religious intolerance at their convention in Charlotte, N.C.
For although America’s forefathers tried to separate church from state more than two centuries ago, Democrats still haven't learned there’s absolutely no separating religion from politics.  

In American politics, you better trust in God -- or at least...

Friday, August 24, 2012 — Steven Kurlander

Last week, a federal judge in Palm Beach County sentenced an obese pharmacist who played a major role in a “pill mill” operation to house arrest after hearing testimony that because of his weight, the man was certain to die in prison.
Federal District Court Judge Kenneth Marra sentenced Steven Goodman, who weighs 524 pounds, to 2½ years of home confinement, followed by four years of probation, for supplying more than a million Oxycodone and other high-powered pain killers to illegal...

Friday, August 17, 2012 — Steven Kurlander

In overwhelming fashion, Miami-Dade voters decided Tuesday to continue to ban pit bulls from the county.
The results show common sense still rules strong.

The campaign over pit bulls generated as much raw passion as any race or referendum out there, yet voters reaffirmed the 23-year-old ban by a wide margin: 63-37 percent.
This, despite the well-publicized efforts...

Friday, August 10, 2012 — Steven Kurlander

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.
In a survey entitled Voices of 50+, Dreams and Challenges, AARP found 44 percent of older Floridians plan to delay retirement if the economy does not get better soon, and 28 percent expect to work until they die. 
The poll...

Wednesday, August 01, 2012 — Steven Kurlander

You know the gun-control debate sparked by the movie massacre in Aurora, Colorado. But have you heard the controversy over the “stop and frisk” policies being carried out in some major cities as a result of the shooting?
The same people who want to regulate gun ownership also want to promote the unfettered right of criminals to walk around with illegal guns. It doesn’t make sense.
The debate has taken center stage in one of the nation’s most progressive cities: San...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 — Steven Kurlander

As more states recognize same-sex marriage, Christian warriors are amping up their crusade to preserve what they define as traditional marriage between a man and a woman.
But there comes a point when such fervent disdain for same-sex marriage crosses a threshold of decency and begins to violate the basic civil rights of gay Americans.
Take the recent comments by Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy in the Baptist Press, in which he pleaded “guilty as charged” for his company’s...

by Dr. Radut.