Cultural Loneliness

The following is a guest blog by Paul Gilk, a resident of Lincoln County in northern Wisconsin. “The successful middle class and those who aspired to emulate them were satisfied. Not so the laboring poor—in the nature of things the majority—whose traditional world and way of life the Industrial Revolution…

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A Message from UW System President Tommy Thompson (released before Sen Nass got stupid ideas in his head)

This video was sent out to students of UW Milwaukee on Wednesday July 28, 2021. It runs all of 34 seconds and talks about the scholarship incentives for students when their campus reaches a 70% vaccination rate. Not part of the video, but as published in other media, UW System…

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COVID-19: Lessons Learned: The US Economy Is Built From The Bottom Up And Is Pretty Local

During the Great Recession, the Bush Administration, Obama Administration, and the Federal Reserve Bank focused on saving the economy by saving the big banks and investors and the auto industry. Those were the big players who were on the brink of bankruptcy and failure and would in fact cause great…

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Former Contributor Folkbum Applies For New Job!

Former contributor and long time friend of Blogging Blue, Folkbum (aka Jay Bullock), is applying for a new gig: Hey, Jay! If you need a letter of recommendation let me know!

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Before The Biden Town Hall, I Didn’t Know

that there was a Biden School of Public Policy & Administration at the University of Delaware or a Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children. I think I pay attention but I totally missed these…sigh.

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Gov. Evers To Limit Capacity In Businesses…trigger State GOP in 5..4..3..2..1:

In the absence of a unified state plan while facing a surge in COVID-19 cases around nearly the entire state, Governor Tony Evers again took action to limit the capacity in state businesses: Gov. Tony Evers took action Tuesday to limit indoor gatherings including in bars and restaurants as coronavirus…

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Schools Fail Because We Ask Them To Do Too Much

The little quotation following comes from the weekly education column in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel written by Alan Borsuk. It is about the pros and cons of re-opening schools this fall and who may succeed and who may fail…at both the school level…and the student level. The article is here…

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Home Schooling Good vs. Home Schooling Bad!

It seems to me we are seeing a stark dichotomy here around home schooling. I am not weighing in on whether schools should re-open or not. I am going to defer to the local school officials and parents…they need to determine what is safe and when it is safe based…

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Science should not stand in the way

…of schools reopening, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany says. “The science should not stand in the way of this,” she added, saying it is “perfectly safe” to fully reopen all classrooms. I do understand the financial burden of keeping businesses closed. I do understand the issues surrounding opening schools….

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Tommy Thompson Sez: All UW Campuses Will Require Face Masks!

Face Masks Made Mandatory on All UW Campuses This Fall Face masks will be mandatory inside all University of Wisconsin campus buildings statewide under a policy adopted unanimously Thursday by the Board of Regents after interim President Tommy Thompson said there was no way to open safely amid the coronavirus…

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