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  • 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 […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Gay Blood

    Nov 17, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *Throughout the history of the United States being homosexual has not been an easy task. Let me qualify that statement. You could have a completely normal existence as a homosexual person so long as you were willing to pretend you weren’t gay and you conformed to gender norms. The problems came when gay people attempted […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Midterm Elections

    Nov 10, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *One of the things I learned as an advertising executive is how many ways companies package the same product and service to people with different bells and whistles. Bonuses, special offers, sales, throw-ins, and the like are frequently just another way of giving you things that were already part of the thing you bought but […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Sears Closings

    Oct 27, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *Sears recently announced that it would be closing somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 Sears and Kmart retail locations. This is the perfect example of the dark side of capitalism. Sears has made poor strategic decisions over a number of years so in a sense this was inevitable. If the people who are in charge […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The Next Wave of NBA Coaches?

    Oct 20, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *Most of the time sports are just about having fun. On any random Saturday there are a million basketball games, baseball games, soccer matches, races, etc. between friends and acquaintances that contribute absolutely nothing to society. But sometimes sports mean everything. Sometimes sports are an ethnic group being allowed to participate at the professional level […]