Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Here are, in my view, interesting, noteworthy columns and articles from the past week that I highly recommend (You will note that on occasion, I do not endorse the opinions of the author and may point that out. Despite my disagreements, I still feel the piece is worth a read).
Wisconsin Lawmaker Warns of Escalating Violence
“Somebody is seriously going to get hurt…or killed.”
Stupid in America
"School spending has gone through the roof and test scores are flat. While most every other service in life has gotten faster, better, and cheaper, one of the most important things we buy ---education --- has remained completely stagnant, unchanged since we started measuring it in 1970. Why no improvement? Because K-12 education is a government monopoly and monopolies don't improve."
Make September 11 a National Holiday
"September 11th was an attack on all Americans and that’s why a fitting commemoration of our mutual resolve to never forget those who gave their lives that day would be to preserve September 11th on our calendar as a national holiday."
The Luckiest - How 9/11 Saved My Life
"(On 9/111) I brought my daughter home for the first time. I sat alone with her in a recliner in my apartment, when she began to cry. Her father was truly petrified, as nothing was putting this baby at ease. I knew that I had to do something.
Just then, a frightened man with a wretched voice began to sing. The song was The Luckiest, by Ben Folds, and it meant the world to this little girl. If the song stopped for even an instant, she would begin to cry again. She needed me to sing that song for her in that moment. She needed me to embrace her, but nowhere near as much as her father needed the same. The ‘culture of life’ had found us both. And on that day, I had become – The Luckiest."
Five Reasons Black Americans Should Give Up On The Democratic Party
"Americans should have given up on the Democratic Party a long time ago.
1) Black Americans have been voting for the Democrats en masse for almost 40 years. What do they have to show for it economically?"
I agree with the people who yelled "yes," we should let him die at the debate
"One of the dirty little secrets of health care in this country is that a lot of the people who don't buy insurance can afford it, but choose not to do so."
Should faking a name on Facebook be a felony?
"Imagine that President Obama could order the arrest of anyone who broke a promise on the Internet. So you could be jailed for lying about your age or weight on an Internet dating site. Or you could be sent to federal prison if your boss told you to work but you used the company's computer to check sports scores online. Imagine that Eric Holder's Justice Department urged Congress to raise penalties for violations, making them felonies allowing three years in jail for each broken promise. Fanciful, right?
Think again. Congress is now poised to grant the Obama administration's wishes in the name of 'cybersecurity'."
Hero Irish cleric calls for end to holy celibacy
''I think priests should have the freedom to marry if they wish. I'm worried about the decreasing number of priests and the number of older priests