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  • The Socialist’s Journal: Immigration Reform

    Sep 10, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    As a college undergraduate in an introductory ethics course I was introduced to the classic lifeboat dilemma. What do you do when those around you are in a desperate situation and in need of help but your resources limit the amount of help you can give? This thought experiment is important because it mirrors one […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Quick Hits 2014 Pt. 2

    Sep 1, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *Why I hate politics, exhibit A: surely there are more important things than the president’s suit color. There are many legitimate reasons to dislike his policies but his choice of suit is not pertinent. Stop getting on Roger Goodell (alone) for the comparative lengths of Josh Gordon and Ray Rice suspensions. One was bargained and […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The Chicken and the Egg

    Aug 25, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *The situation regarding the geographic territory surrounding Jerusalem will not be settled until three basic issues are overcome. The parties involved need to be led by a spirit of reunion and liberalism (unlikely). The parties involved need to agree on the historical facts (very unlikely) or decide that the historical facts are unimportant (very very […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Here We Go Again

    Aug 18, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *We have been here before – and more times than I care to count. I as in a black male, we as in the African American community, and more universally we as in American society, have seen this movie (where the black guy dies at the hands of one or more white men) and we […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The New Rules for the Bowl Subdivision’s Super Subdivision

    Aug 11, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *I love tradition. But at some point you have to take a good look at a tradition and see if it still makes sense. College football operates by the assumption that traditions should be maintained – often despite all evidence pointing toward devising a new structure and process. The latest consequence of this philosophy is […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The Ray Rice Episode

    Jul 28, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *Ray Rice has been issued a two game suspension by the NFL for his assault of his then-fiance-now-wife (TFNW). While many have expressed outrage at the apparent leniency, I look at the suspension as appropriate and to be expected. There are two reasons for my conclusion: money and privacy. When the setting of an incident […]