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  • The Socialist’s Journal: Derek Luke

    Jul 28, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    This column by Trevor Brookins was inspired by our story about actor Derek Luke: ‘Derek Luke Slams Instagram Trolls; Defends Interracial Marriage.” *I happen to be happily married but… If I wasn’t married I’m not sure where I’d go to find a date. On the one hand I’d like to say I would find happiness […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Caitlyn Jenner

    Jul 21, 15 by Trevor Brookins 4 Comments

    *Since the ESPYs last Wednesday and the decision to give Caitlyn Jenner a courage award I’ve contributed to three conversations centered around her worthiness for the award. And all of the conversations were happening because some people cannot accept that there can be more than one thing in a category. For instance a banana and […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: NBA Free Agency

    Jul 14, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *The facts are simple. DeAndre Jordan agreed to a free agent contract with the Dallas Mavericks before he could; DeAndre Jordan second guessed his decision; DeAndre Jordan reneged on his agreement with the Mavericks and signed a contract with his original team the Los Angeles Clippers. According to the current NBA modus operandi, there is […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The Peril of Being Hillary Clinton

    Jul 7, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *If you had never heard of Donald Trump and his oversized ego, you might think it possible that he is playing a role to help the more viable Republican Presidential nominees look more palatable. The thing about Trump’s shortsighted (if we are being kind, ignorant if we are being truthful) comments about Mexican immigrants (yes […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Quick Hits Part 2

    Jun 30, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *There are plenty of reasons not to like Hillary Clinton as a potential president; plenty of reasons not to vote for her. You might disagree with any one of her political stances from abortion rights to the importance of labor unions. But how she handles her email should not be on the list. As president […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Supremacists

    Jun 23, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *Chris Rock has a bit in one of his comedy specials about how it’s okay if fat women talk about skinny women, or how short men can talk about tall men. But the reverse is not acceptable; it’s just mean. The underlying concept is that it is understood that society values skinny women and tall […]