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Jay Bullock is a high school English teacher in Milwaukee, columnist for the Bay View Compass, singer-songwriter and occasional improv comedian.


Recent Articles
 
 Buzz - August 23, 2016
 Trump's appeal to African-Americans is both clumsy and ahistorical
 Whether or not the party's current standard-bearer is a true believer, it's still just flatly false that Republican leadership would be better for African-Americans. The GOP has had its chance to help black voters, and they have chosen not to do so.
 
 #RaiseMKE - August 16, 2016
 WILL diagnoses correct symptoms but prescribes solutions to wrong problem
 What WILL diagnoses here as the symptom - that poor, minority urban students routinely achieve well below their wealthier, whiter suburban counterparts in Milwaukee - is accurate. But they prescribe a solution for a completely different problem.
 
 Buzz - August 2, 2016
 Trump's rise is about racial resentment, not anti-establishment sentiment
 I have no argument with Robert Reich when he writes that this election is "between the anti-establishment and the establishment." But Reich's argument that Clinton doesn't "get" what this election is about mistakes his own differences with Clinton for reality.
 
 Buzz - July 26, 2016
 America, you want a president, not an "outsider"
 Everyone always says that what they want in an elected official - mayor, senator, student council treasurer, POTUS - is an "outsider." However, if the 2016 election is good for nothing else, it has shown us the fallacy inherent in such a belief.
 
 Buzz - July 19, 2016
 Here's a test Newt Gingrich can give Muslims
 Last week, Newt Gingrich said we should test every person of Muslim background here and deport them if they believe in Sharia law. Well, OnMilwaukee's resident school teacher Jay Bullock decided to get to work on writing up that test for him.
 
 #RaiseMKE - July 12, 2016
 Let's have some empathy, please
 Author Chinua Achebe's words have been on my mind for the last week, for reasons I hope are obvious. I firmly believe that what the United States needs at this moment is more empathy, a greater sense of shared purpose and shared experience.
 
 #RaiseMKE - July 6, 2016
 The blame for the OSPP's failure lies mostly with GOP and allies in WILL
 Within 24 hours of Demond Means' resignation, GOP leaders threatened MPS with everything from breaking it up to choking off state funds. However, these Republicans should get their own house in order first before coming after MPS and Milwaukee's children.
 
 #RaiseMKE - June 30, 2016
 After Means' resignation, OSPP is now a five-alarm dumpster fire
 Demond Means resigned Wednesday as the commissioner of the OSPP. I don't want to make this about me, because it isn't. However, I warned you people that something like this would happen. And now we have on our hands a five-alarm dumpster fire.
 
 Buzz - June 28, 2016
 Exit stage left: Brexit, Obama, George Will and what they all mean
 Between the Brexit vote, George Will and seemingly President Barack Obama, a lot of people and places prepared the way for big exits this past week. And they all share a lot in common, important lessons we should take come November.
 
 Buzz - June 21, 2016
 Hot take: Climate change is the ultimate 2016 presidential campaign issue
 You can name any of 100 issues that divide Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but if I had to choose one that is most representative of the difference between the two, both as people and as candidates, climate change would be at the top of the list.
 


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