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  • The Socialist’s Journal: The Duggar Scandal

    May 26, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *I’m not quite sure why TLC is cancelling the Duggar show. Or even if it is in fact getting cancelled. But here is the crux of the matter: some unsavory incidents in the distant past of one of the Duggar sons, and in the recent past of some of their acquaintances, has spooked network execs […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The Fourth Major Sport

    May 19, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *As a native of New York City this spring marks the third time in the past few years that I have gotten interested in hockey. Of course my interest has gone along with the playoff runs of the New York Rangers. And then when October comes back around I tell myself that this will be […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Draft Day

    May 12, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *Bear with me because this should have been written a few weeks ago. The NFL draft is the biggest non-event in professional sports but somehow the NFL has figured out a way to get people to pay for it. Really the idea of any draft being publicized is a sham designed to get fans excited […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Teenage Sexting

    May 5, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *What do you do if a group of teenage boys share a bunch of sexts sent to them by a bunch of teenage girls? If you are a high school in Liberty Missouri you suspend the boys and wag your finger at the girls. Problem 1: By punishing the boys and not the girls you […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Opting Out – Common Core

    Apr 28, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *For the past two weeks, parents throughout New York have been keeping their kids out of school in protest of the new Common Core exams. The actions of these parents is a bad idea based on the wrong perspective. The Common Core is an educational philosophy that all students in the country should get the […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: NBA Playoffs

    Apr 14, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *I generally define conservatism as wanting to keep things the same or trying to get things back to how they once were. By contrast liberalism is an openness to new ways of doing things. If these definitions sound like value judgments let me assure you that, while I am generally liberal, I don’t not think […]