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Buzz - Jan. 30, 2017
This American Carnage
For this week's column, Jay Bullock takes over transcribing duties for "This American Carnage," which takes a look at the current political climate and "the forgotten men and women of our country."
Buzz - Jan. 17, 2017
Why would a man with Obamacare celebrate the end of the ACA?
Cognitive dissonance is what happens when you have conflicting information streams mingling in your brain. It's also a part of the reason why people with ACA coverage are excited for the repeal of Obamacare and other conflicting political opinions.
Buzz - Jan. 10, 2017
In defense of governing
There's an old political cliché: Republicans campaign claiming government doesn't work and then prove it once elected. I'm pretty sure 2017 will see that cliché proven true over and over again, to the detriment of everyone.
Buzz - Dec. 20, 2016
On calendar change, it's time for Milwaukee to stand with MPS
Last week, a committee of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors voted to make a seismic change to the way it approaches high schools and middle schools. The rest of Milwaukee needs to get behind this effort with vocal (not to mention monetary) support.
Buzz - Dec. 14, 2016
Politicians' letters to Santa
Through a surprise "reply all" error, we here at OnMilwaukee were accidentally emailed a trove of letters to Santa Claus. We have sorted through them, like WikiLeaks, and have selected several to publish. Consider it our present to you, readers!
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.
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