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  • The Socialist’s Journal: Politics vs. Religion

    Apr 21, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *People who live in a certain school district are worried that their community is going to become overpopulated with folks who (in  their opinion) do not pay their fair share of taxes but sap resources from the federal state and local governments. So far it seems pretty cut and dry; wouldn’t we all be worried […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The Rice Doctrine

    Apr 14, 14 by Trevor Brookins 2 Comments


    *“When America steps back and there is a vacuum, trouble will fill that vacuum.” That remark from former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was a critique of President Obama’s (without explicitly naming him) foreign policy initiatives of withdrawing American troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. It was also a call to arms with regard to the […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The Presidential Takeover

    Apr 8, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *The expansion of presidential power is one of the issues that seems to change a person’s argument according to the party in the Oval Office. Democrats gripe when a Republican President exercises excess authority and vice versa. But most people are really upset not by the fact that Presidents have more power than they did […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: A Revolution at Northwestern

    Apr 1, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *The tide has turned. And not a second too soon. The National Labor Relations Board has concluded that college football players at Northwestern University qualify as workers and are therefore eligible to form a union. With that decision, and the label of labor, comes the ability to bargain for better wages. But more importantly for […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Athletic Scholarships

    Mar 25, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *Phil Everyguy* loved basketball. Throughout childhood he dreamed of playing in the NBA. Phil knew that he would have to go to college first so he worked hard to improve. Earning a scholarship became the most important thing in his life. Finally he was offered a scholarship. Phil was excited; he had made it to […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: On Collegiate Athletic Conferences

    Mar 17, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


     *I have gotten a number of emails from folks who believe I automatically jump to a conclusion based on race or ethnicity. Over the past few years I haven’t responded to any of these messages in my column. I only do so here to assert that I do think about an issue for a good […]