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Stories by Joseph_F_Cotto

Joseph Cotto is a nationally syndicated columnist. He hails from central Florida, writing about political, economic, and social issues of the day. In the past, he wrote for The Washington Times Communities and Blogcritics Magazine, among other publications.

Is gay marriage good or bad for America?

OCALA, Fla., October 18, 2014 — Same-sex marriage is legal in 31 states now. Many of today’s adolescents are growing up in a culture where gay marriage is either accepted as the latest phase of the Civil Rights Movement or well-established law not worth taking a second glance at. It is difficult to imagine that for ...

Michael Brown’s supporters prove why “Hip Hop Conservatism” is a loser

OCALA, Fla., August 22, 2014 — Ever since the black eighteen-year-old was shot by Darren Wilson, a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, mindlessness has ruled the day. This has dragged on for nearly two weeks now! Of course, it’s worth noting that Brown was unarmed when killed, as well as ...

Michael Brown and “A Clockwork Orange” America

OCALA, Fla., August 21, 2014 — Over forty years ago, Stanley Kubrick made a film that was so controversial he chose to pull it from release in the United Kingdom. This is not only where the story was set, but the movie itself made. As most have probably deduced, this film is A Clockwork Orange. ...