Joseph F. Cotto is a scholar and columnist from central Florida. Most often writing about political affairs, he is a member of the all-but-extinct Rockefeller wing of the Republican Party, taking conservative stances on fiscal and national security issues while being a staunch centrist on social matters. In the past, he was an accredited reporter for Wikinews, Wikipedia's news subsidiary. There, he covered major stories such as the 2008 presidential election and interviewed personalities ranging from former U.S. senators to filmmakers. He is currently at work on a book about American politics.
Do you believe that America's greatest problem is social, economic, or political in nature? If so, think again.
With some calling America a Christian nation and others proclaiming it to be stridently secular, where does the truth lie?
Affirmative action was initiated to level the field for women and minorities. Has it honestly lived up to its purpose?
From the Federal Reserve Act to the Smoot-Hawley Tariff, the economic system that brought America to prosperity was destroyed.
From the days of Abraham Lincoln to William McKinley, the American system defined first-world nationhood.
From Alexander Hamilton to Henry Clay, the American School got off to an astounding start.
Both the Austrian and Keynesian schools have flunked the American economy. Is there a better way for the future?
Ayn Rand is many things to many people, but can be universally recognized as a daring and pioneering thinker.
By addressing the Trayvon Martin shooting with a racial tone, the real problem is being overlooked.
An overlooked perspective on Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and the spirit of a struggling city.