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 young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
We're posting earlier this week because we've got a bunch of really good stuff. Here are interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read:
Wake Me When Someone 'Comes Out' -- As a Black Republican
"Michael Sam appears to be a fine young man. But, no, he isn’t the first openly gay male U.S. athlete to play in a major sport. And 'brave'? Can we please dispense with the absurd Jackie Robinson comparisons? Wake me when a black collegiate pro prospect 'comes out' as a Republican."
Why do progressives want the Boston Bomber to live?
"How is executing Tsarnaev 'discriminatory and arbitrary?' Against whom? Muslims? Males? Chechens? How is it 'inherently cruel?'
"Why isn’t life in prison from the age of 19, which may include time in solitary confinement, inherently cruel?"
An Obamacare Report Card
"The grades are bad so far—and likely to get worse."
The party of less work
"The Congressional Budget Office released a new analysis of the economic effects of the health care law that estimates that it will reduce the number of workers, in effect, by 2.5 million in 2024.
"This unleashed a torrent of arguments from the Democrats implicitly denigrating the value of work. Perhaps not since Southern fire-eaters attacked Northern 'wage slavery' in the mid-19th century has a good honest day’s work been talked about so dismissively. It turns out that discouraging work is just another one of the wonders of Obamacare."
Obamacare and work ethic
“I was thinking of not doing a column this week.
“Now that the White House has told us we shouldn’t have to keep a full-time job because of health care, I thought I’d do just one column a month.
“I want to cut back my work hours so I can qualify for some of those federal subsidies that’ll help me pay for ObamaCare.
“Better yet, I think I’ll quit working altogether and spend more time with my kids.”
If I were the devil
"If I were the devil, I would not rest until I had undermined the foundation of -- and extinguished freedom's flame from -- America, the nation referred to as the world's last great hope – that shining city on a hill to which other nations of the world aspire.
"I would accomplish my goal slowly using a government that offered New Deals and newer deals by way of handouts rather than hand-ups until the citizens willingly gave up their independence in favor of government dependence."
Why I'm getting sick of defending Obamacare
"It's getting difficult and slinking toward impossible to defend the Affordable Care Act. The latest blow to Democratic candidates, liberal activists, and naïve columnists like me came Monday from the White House, which announced yet another delay in the Obamacare implementation."
Is Hillary too old to run?
"Entering a presidential race is effectively a nine-year commitment: one year to run, another eight if she runs for reelection and wins."
Fake blood and blanks: Schools stage active shooter drills
"They’ll see 'bad guys with AR-15s' shooting blanks during a simulated 'passing period'—the moments when one class ends and the other begins. PVC pipes will be dropped on the floor to approximate IEDs. Crystal Lanham, a baby-faced freshman with long, gently-crimped brown hair, receives the dubious honor of being chosen as one of the gunmen’s hostages. She’s thrilled."
Smart home hubs: A brain for your house
"Dear house: When I wake up, please turn on the lights, crank up the heat, play some tunes and brew my coffee.
"Who hasn't dreamt of a house that can take orders?"
Why I can't date a liberal
“Ah, Valentine's Day. For many singles, it’s time for well-meaning loved ones to pester singles about dating. Time to suppress aching feelings when walking past Tiffany’s. Time to slurp pink punch and stumble home alone.
“As a rather happily single New Yorker, those things don’t worry me. You see, I’ve become pickier about men. Surrounded by liberals here in the home of hipster Brooklyn and Occupy Wall Street, as a conservative with years of dating lefties, I’m unabashedly declaring my freedom.”
A little Valentine's Day straight talk
"Another Valentine's Day. Another night spent ordering in sushi for one and mooning over 'Downton Abbey' reruns. Smarten up, ladies.Despite all of the focus on professional advancement, for most of you the cornerstone of your future happiness will be the man you marry. But chances are that you haven't been investing nearly as much energy in planning for your personal happiness as you are planning for your next promotion at work. What are you waiting for?"
Guys, tell your mom before it's too late
"I've shared many of these sentiments with you in the past. But not enough. I know you are aware that your whole family loves you dearly, but don't think you've ever totally accepted and internalized the depth of feelings all that surround you hold."
There's too much crying in the Winter Olympics
"It seems like somebody's always crying about something in Sochi."