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  • The Socialist’s Journal: Advanced Placement (AP) History

    Feb 24, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *I like the idea of local control of education. Each school district is a great deal more familiar about their student population than anyone else. So they should be the deciding factor in questions of curriculum. However if we are going to move forward together as a country there must be standards that we can […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Shutting Up

    Feb 9, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *Being a professional athlete (or collegiate athlete in certain cases) seems like a great deal. You play a sport you love and on top of that you gain prestige and wealth. You can enjoy all of the benefits of your career as long as you follow the cardinal rule: shut up. The bottom line is […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Churchill’s Perspective

    Feb 2, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *Show me a young Conservative and I’ll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I’ll show you someone with no brains. -Winston Churchill Winston Churchill’s quote is meant to disparage liberals because the implication is that as a person gets older they get wiser and conclude that conservative policies make […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Teacher Reform

    Jan 27, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *Andrew Cuomo, the governor of my state, recently gave the state of the state address in which he proposed reform to the public education system. A major portion of his vision is holding teachers accountable for helping their students achieve and eventually terminating them if a teacher displays incompetence. On the other hand Cuomo would […]

  • 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 […]