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  • The Socialist’s Journal: Religious Fundamentalism

    Jan 19, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *A little while ago I wrote that the freedom of religion is the most important civil liberty protected by the 1st Amendment. Below is the dark side of that freedom.. The freedom of speech (which I argued is second to religion) is important because it helps to defuse the powder keg that is the freedom […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Stuart Scott

    Jan 13, 15 by Trevor Brookins 3 Comments


    *When Stuart Scott died last week I didn’t appreciate his legacy. When I first started watching ESPN Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann were the headliners of Sportscenter. It seemed like every anchor had some sort of signature catchphrase. In that context Scott didn’t seem so unique. But upon further review Scott’s appearance on ESPN was […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Quick Hits 2014 Pt. 3

    Dec 29, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *I have been told Happy Holidays on numerous occasions over the past few weeks and it has always been a pleasant experience. Certainly there are more people in the United States that celebrate Christmas than any other holiday this time of year, but to take a more cautious approach and avoid the assumption that the […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Jameis Winston

    Dec 23, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *Ray Rice and Jameis Winston have both been accused of violence against women albeit in very different ways. Winston’s alleged victim was simply a young woman who made a poor decision and was allegedly sexually assaulted as a result. To be clear, I have no information regarding this case that isn’t already known. But from […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The Acquittal of Darren Wilson

    Dec 2, 14 by Trevor Brookins 1 Comment


    *The above title is misleading because the criminal justice system of Ferguson, Missouri raised the ante. Instead of finding Officer Darren Wilson not guilty of any crime associated with killing Michael Brown – a result that most African-Americans would have expected, a grand jury decided that Brown’s death didn’t even warrant a trial. The incident […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Taylor Lianne Chandler

    Nov 24, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *Taylor Lianne Chandler recently came out as having been born intersex and as Michael Phelps’ girlfriend. And while neither of these statements by itself is particularly interesting, together they become gossip fodder. The fact that it becomes a story when a decorated Olympian (allegedly) has a girlfriend who doesn’t fall neatly into one of the […]