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Jay Bullock's Articles
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Milwaukee Buzz - Dec. 17, 2014
Fact-checkers ignore biggest Grothman lie: the poor are lazy
A few Sundays ago, Congressman-elect Glenn Grothman told Milwaukee TV host Mike Gousha that welfare recipients "can easily get $35,000 a year in total benefits between the healthcare and the earned income credit and the FoodShare and the low-income housing and what have you." By zeroing on the number he spat out -- and, you know, $35,000 does seem like a lot of money -- the fact-checkers miss the chance to nail Grothman for the far worse implication of his statement: that the poor are lazy, and are paid by the government to stay lazy.
Milwaukee Buzz - Dec. 9, 2014
The right to freeload
Right to work? There is not, right now, in Wisconsin or any other state a prohibition on people working. The act ought to be called the "right to freeload" bill.
Milwaukee Buzz - Dec. 2, 2014
Remember all the wars this season
It's December, we're deep into this year's War on Christmas -- you have probably been Happy Holidays-ed repeatedly in the last week -- and it's easy, under fire like that, to forget about the many other ongoing wars and the casualties inflicted in them.
Milwaukee Buzz - Nov. 25, 2014
Things to be thankful for, 2014 edition
It's Thanksgiving week, and in the spirit of the holiday, I'd like to offer some things that we can all be thankful for this season in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and beyond.
Milwaukee Buzz - Nov. 18, 2014
This white Democrat agrees: we blew it
This year, though vote totals suggest Wisconsin turnout wasn't down for a mid-term election, my anecdata do: every election I give my students bonus credit for bringing in "I Voted" stickers. This month I collected fewer than I ever have from my overwhelmingly black and Latino students, suggesting they, their families, and their neighbors just didn't vote. Even in the "99 percent Obama" ward where Burke and the president appeared together, turnout was down from the last gubernatorial contest.
Milwaukee Buzz - Nov. 11, 2014
Narrative bias boosted Walker win last week
Regardless of whether the voters agreed with Scott Walker's actual policies on everything from the minimum wage to school funding, they voted for him anyway because of the story being told.
Kids & Family - Nov. 4, 2014
School board's Bonds erred in calling out education reporter
Watching the flap between Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Michael Bonds and the Milwaukee press last week was a little surreal for me.
Milwaukee Buzz - Oct. 21, 2014
Dear Sen. Johnson: here's my last will and testament
Dear Ron Johnson, senior U.S. Sen. from the great state of Wisconsin...
Milwaukee Buzz - Oct. 14, 2014
I didn't need to watch the Walker/Burke debate
I didn't watch the Walker-Burke debate last week. I'd like to say it's because I have an active social life and was out partying on a Friday night; in reality, I just didn't want to -- I didn't need to.
Kids & Family - Oct. 8, 2014
There be Dragons: Why Dr. Driver's sailing may not be so smooth
MPS Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver told OnMilwaukee that "now, a month in, we're smooth sailing," and if Jau Bullock were a coffee drinker he would have choked on it because that's just not what he's seeing here on the ground, to slightly mix metaphors.
Tagged with: MPS, Darienne Driver
Milwaukee Buzz - Sept. 30, 2014
Copy that: Burke plagiarism is a non-scandal
Is this plagiarism "scandal" evidence that Mary Burke is unqualified to be governor of Wisconsin? Hardly. It seems much more like evidence that the opposition has nothing of actual substance on which to campaign.
Milwaukee Buzz - Sept. 16, 2014
Deficit attention disorder
Walker, who claimed budget management skills as his primary qualification to be your governor, has run up a deficit more than double what Jim Doyle did during the Great Recession.
Living - Sept. 9, 2014
The iCloud hack and the kids these days
I was very excited the other day when I heard that celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Jill Scott, and Kate Upton had their iCloud accounts hacked and nude photographs of them were being posted all over the internet -- but not for the reason you might think.
Milwaukee Buzz - Sept. 2, 2014
Poll position: Somehow, Walker is more popular than his policies
Yeah, I know what you're thinking. "Oh, look, it's a day that ends in Y, so Bullock is slamming Scott Walker again." You bet! But this day, I have new results from the Marquette University Law School poll to talk about, and since the poll has been eerily accurate - nailing Gov. Walker's recall win in 2012, for example - the results are worth paying attention to.
Milwaukee Buzz - Aug. 26, 2014
Lessons in crowd control from Ferguson, Europe and the classroom
I was doing some errands the other day, catching up on podcasts in the car between them, when I heard this: "The behavior of crowds tends to be determined by what's happening outside the crowd." I could not help but draw the connection between what was being said about crowds and what is happening now in Ferguson and around the country.
Living - Aug. 19, 2014
We the living make deaths "senseless"
"Senseless death"-- and its companion, "senseless tragedy"-- is one of the tritest, emptiest phrases you hear. And, sadly, you're hearing it a lot these days, although it's hard to say that anyone's death is in any way sensible, other than perhaps the lucky few who die of very old age on their own terms with friends and family around all their affairs fully settled.
Milwaukee Buzz - Aug. 12, 2014
Jay Bullock heads to the mailbox
From time to time, I like to check under the bridge to see what my trolls are up to. Wait, did I just say that out loud? I mean, I like to dig into the comments to my columns, as well as the emails they precipitate, and share my responses with those correspondents and world.
Milwaukee Buzz - Aug. 5, 2014
Why Ron Johnson's lawsuit really hurts my brain
Good news, everybody! Wisconsin's senior Sen. (and man, is that a tough phrase to type) Ron Johnson, Republican, is appealing the dismissal of his lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act, so the hilarity can continue for the foreseeable future.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 30, 2014
100 things (give or take) Paul Ryan could have proposed to help end poverty but
Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) set forth another in his continuing series (like Harry Potter, but with more magical thinking) of budget committee plans designed to "help" the poor. I'd like to offer 100 things Paul Ryan could have proposed in this most recent version but didn't that might actually help the poor.
Kids & Family - July 21, 2014
Common Core is not the problem: testing, paranoia, and pandering are
Last week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker finally got off the fence and called for the state's lawmakers to "repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set by people in Wisconsin." Clearly an attempt to motivate his base, Walker's statement -- like most anti-Common Core sentiments -- missed the mark on what the real problems are and opened up an ugly can of worms.
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