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).
The Olympics: Calm before the storm?
"The locals promise rain is inevitable here. The idyllic setting we’ve enjoyed in the days leading up to Friday night’s opening ceremony will be disturbed by the reality of London’s relentless summer drizzle, the locals swear. The world’s tumult is relentless here, too. It is, perhaps, just as inevitable that these Olympic Games will be touched by terrorism. London is not isolated. You can fly from the Middle East to Heathrow Airport in less than five hours. London’s great strength, its diversity, makes it easy for extremists to hide in the open."
Gun rights in Aurora's aftermath
"William S Burroughs once made a statement now being quoted all over the net. 'After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it.' It’s true."
Yes, guns kill, but how often are they used in self-defense?
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What's on the DNC homepage?
"A review of the DNC’s homepage shows a majority of ads mocking Romney...But a visitor will have to dig through the site to find Obama’s signature accomplishments."
10 most dangerous liberals
“We have seen what rampant liberalism can do after these three-and-a-half years of misery. The left pushes an agenda that punishes success in order to spread the wealth around. It is important to know how some on the left operates…”
Why kids today have it worse than their parents
"...when the latest recession hit, most of the Baby Boomers’ peak career-building years were already behind them. That doesn’t mean they were immune from the economic shock; millions of middle-aged workers lost their jobs in the recession, and they’ve had a particularly hard time getting back into the workforce. But young people are facing far higher levels of unemployment and under-employment."
5 values we don't teach the way we should in America
"The values a society imparts to children while it's civilizing them have a great deal to do with how functional that society will be when those kids grow up. Over time, standards change. Some values are emphasized more, while others are emphasized less. Some values we place a great deal of emphasis on and others, we teach sparingly. As children absorb the "proper" way to behave from their parents, friends, schools, churches, music and television, and now, the Internet and social networks, the generational differences can be enormous. Here are five important values that are no longer being accentuated enough."
Want a job on Wall Street? ‘Let me sleep with your girlfriend’
"Wall Street is rude, it’s crude and it will eat you alive. So interviewing for a job on Wall Street is no different. It’s not a meet-and-greet tell-me-about this job or that experience. It’s more like a punch in the face. They’ll ask you hard questions, maybe inappropriate questions — all to see if you’re going to be able to run with the big dogs — or if you need to get your behind back on the porch."
Liberal values 101
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