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Jay Bullock's Articles
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Buzz - Dec. 7, 2016
My last Trump column: On the president-elect's ignorant mediocrity
For Jay's final Trump column (until It Becomes Real), he dives into some armchair psychology, claiming Donald Trump is perhaps this century's single best example of Dunning-Kruger Effect. Take that, Michael Scott from "The Office."
#RaiseMKE - Nov. 30, 2016
Face criticism? WILL won't
Last week, the internet served up a notification that WILL had responded to my complaints. I started reading their post wondering if I might need to lay down a new gauntlet; as it turns out, my old gauntlet is still down, untouched.
Buzz - Nov. 24, 2016
"Identity liberalism" isn't the problem; white nostalgia is
A number of election postmortems from The Professional Left have one thing in common: complaints that Democrats lost because we did not adequately kowtow to white men. But that view is part of the problem, not anything to do with the solution.
Buzz - Nov. 14, 2016
On rigged races, the media and Trump's America: Some final election thoughts
In two short months, Donald Trump will be taking the oath of office, his tiny left hand resting (I assume) atop a copy of "The Art of the Deal." Here are three final takeaways from what happened last Tuesday.
Kids & Family - Nov. 9, 2016
MPS' Driver comes into her own with bold schools plan
Last week, MPS unveiled a multifaceted reform plan that, if implemented, would upend two decades of anti-public school sentiment among Wisconsin legislators - and it shows that Dr. Darienne Driver is not just any old MPS superintendent.
Buzz - Nov. 2, 2016
Latest Clinton email story proves how broken America is
The false equivocation, that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are somehow equally bad in a number of ways, baffles me this election season - and nowhere is it more obvious and baffling than in the reignited Clinton email outrage.
Kids & Family - Oct. 18, 2016
It's time for anti-MPS lawmakers to acknowledge reality
The change in designation for MPS suggests two things. One, we now have better evidence that the disdain toward MPS is clearly undeserved. Two, lawmakers would better serve our children by working with MPS on its internal reforms rather than against it.
Buzz - Oct. 12, 2016
GOP can't distance themselves from Trump; he's who they are and will be
The GOP may try to claim Trump is no true Republican. But their problem is that he, and all the men who have been elected to or nominated for the presidency under the GOP banner in living memory, are the Republican Party - and the party is Trump.
Buzz - Oct. 10, 2016
A conspiracy theorist's case for Hillary Clinton
When it comes to conspiracy theorists, I'm not going to try to change your mind with so-called "facts" but rather with reasons why your beliefs actually make Hillary Clinton the better choice - or at least a plausible choice - for your vote.
Buzz - Sept. 27, 2016
Pro-pot Johnson a bad choice for pro-pot millennials
Gary Johnson may have said some mock-worthy things this past week about space colonization. As it turns out, though, Gary Johnson is pretty serious - maybe not about the science fiction, but in terms of consequences for this election.
Buzz - Sept. 20, 2016
Leaked John Doe docs reveal what pay-to-play really looks like
The fallout for Gov. Walker and those tangled in the John Doe web may well continue because all of the prosecution's documents in the case are now available for all to see. They provide a remarkable picture of what a true political pay-to-play scheme looks like.
Kids & Family - Sept. 13, 2016
WILL argues we should destroy MPS to save it
Last week, WILL's Will Flanders posted the third and final installment of this series of policy proposals, in which he argues that the state must destroy MPS in order to save it. His weapon of choice is immediate full-scale implementation of the OSPP.
Buzz - Sept. 6, 2016
The missing JS archives and the digital age's great failure
Last month, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel made headlines across the country when its archives disappeared from Google Newspapers - as good a time as any to remind the world that our digital present, and especially our digital past, is fragile and transitory.
Kids & Family - Aug. 30, 2016
Fact vs. fiction: back-to-school edition
Later this week, Wisconsin's children start back to school. In honor of that, Jay Bullock uses his column to take a look at some recent school-related fictions and attempt to explain the actual facts.
Buzz - Aug. 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 - Aug. 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 - Aug. 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.
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