Tag Archives: quick hits

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Quick Hits 2015 Part 1

    Mar 30, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *The fact that there is a coalition of countries from the Middle East preparing to deal with the situation in Yemen is the best news from that part of the world in quite a while. It is an indication that those countries are taking an interest in and responsibility for a situation that could directly […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Quick Hits 2014 Pt. 3

    Dec 29, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *I have been told Happy Holidays on numerous occasions over the past few weeks and it has always been a pleasant experience. Certainly there are more people in the United States that celebrate Christmas than any other holiday this time of year, but to take a more cautious approach and avoid the assumption that the […]

  • 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: Quick Hits 2014 Pt. 1

    Jul 7, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *I have to admit that my first reaction was surprise when I learned that someone was bringing a lawsuit based on comments on Twitter. Twitter is supposed to be something fun and frivolous. But then I thought about it a bit more and concluded that the plaintiff had a case. Although its origin may be […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Quick Hits 2013 Pt. 3

    Oct 22, 13 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *My grandpa is dying. He is my last grandparent (maternal grandfather) and I am strikingly ambivalent. I am proud of this fact. I remember going to the funeral of an aunt (I barely knew her and probably had been to her house less than five times) when I was a teenager and bawling uncontrollably. I’m […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Quick Hits 2013 Pt. 1

    Mar 26, 13 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *I don’t understand why every new building constructed doesn’t make use of some renewable energy source – solar and wind would be the most obvious examples. I don’t know how feasible this is logistically but wouldn’t it make sense to put a wind turbine on the roof of a new building or solar panels down […]