Cody Gorman

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Free speech applies to everyone

Our First Amendment grants us four unalienable rights as Americans — the freedom of press, the freedom to public assembly, the freedom of religion and, ...

Burqa, niqab ban makes sense

Recently France put into effect a law that bans the public wearing of the niqab and burqa, two facial coverings used by conservative Muslim women, and ...

RUPA acted democratically

The Oxford dictionary defines democracy as "a system of government by the whole population or all eligible members of a state, typically through elected ...

GOP backs poor candidates

With the recent presidential announcements of Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump, it's quite possible that the Republican Party is quickly ...

Arab world desires freedom

The United States has been engaged in a multi-front war in Afghanistan and Iraq since Sept. 11, 2001, mainly to hunt down Osama bin Laden and exact retaliation ...

Understand before accusing

BAKA: Students United for Middle Eastern Justice held an event a week ago entitled "Never Again for Anyone," which planned to shed light on the injustices ...

Religious rhetoric divides all

Religion is and has been a polarizing force in American and international politics. It has served as a source of inspiration, a moral compass and a guide ...

Embrace Julian Assange as hero

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested yesterday morning. He has been refused bail for fear of fleeing the country and that his life will ...

Atheism does not define amorality

Religion, particularly the Christian religion, has been a long-standing American tradition. Christianity — along with apple pie, democracy, being white, ...


We cannot repeat voting errors

I am, among many things, a fairly liberal Democrat. I feel that anyone who has read one of my past columns would clearly be able to connect the dots and ...

Re-evaluate war on drugs

The war on drugs in the United States will celebrate its 39th birthday as a part of official political vernacular in less than a month. The ongoing prohibition ...

Tea party hides behind patriotism

The resurgence of political conservatism is no surprise in America. Since the dawn of the two-party system in America, the prominence of political parties ...

Learn true meanings of words

Words have power. Anyone who has been the victim of grade school or high school bullying can attest to that, cruel words of others can have a harsh, lasting ...

Respect religious freedom

Remember the "Little Albert" experiment notorious in psychology textbooks? It started in 1920 when John B. Watson, a researcher at Johns Hopkins began ...

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