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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.

Recommended Reading (02/26/12)

Recommended Reading


Better than the Sunday paper!


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).


Braun decision unsatisfactory

"It is the first step in restoring my good name and reputation," Braun said in a prepared statement. "We were able to get through this because I am innocent."

Or really lucky. Or that it helps to be an MVP who happens to play for the Milwaukee Brewers? Which happens to be the team Bud Selig owned before being chosen as commissioner. Yes, the problem with glaring conflicts of interest is that, in a crisis, people suspect something fishy is going on. Arbitrators have ruled against every player until Selig's team's superstar comes along? Really?”


Aren't high gas prices what Democrats want?

"If Democrats had their way, after all, we would be enjoying the economic results of cap-and-trade policy these days — a program designed to increase the cost of energy by creating false demand in a fabricated market. As the theory goes, if you inflate the price of fossil fuels, the barbarians might finally start putting thought into how peat moss might be able to power a toaster."


America's baby boomers entering into new era of 'work till you drop'

"Like 78 million other U.S. Baby Boomers, Symons and her husband had the misfortune of approaching retirement age at a time when stock market crashes diminished their 401(k) nest eggs, companies began eliminating defined benefit pensions in record numbers and previously unimagined technical advances all but eliminated entire job descriptions from travel agent to telephone operator.

At the same time, companies began moving other jobs overseas, to be filled by people willing to work for far less and still able to connect to the U.S. market in real time."


I tried to open a lemonade stand

“…kids trying their first experiment with entrepreneurship are being shut down all over America. Officials in Hazelwood, Missouri ordered little girls to stop selling Girl Scout cookies. It made me want to try to jump through the legal hoops required to open a simple lemonade stand in New York City. Here's some of what one has to do”

"It’s happening again now. The age-adjusted death rate in the U.S. declined by 2 percent from 2007 to 2010, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a result, projected life expectancy at birth rose to 78.7 years in 2010 from 77.9 years in 2007, an increase of 0.8 year. In contrast, from 2004 to 2007, when the economy was much stronger, life expectancy rose by only 0.4 year.

How could this be?"


If you're ever murdered

"An easy way to let murder victims speak from beyond the grave. In order to make this as clear as possible, here is my proposal: Americans should be able to declare what they want the state to do on their behalf if they are murdered."


Why are the people in charge of teaching our children so stupid?

"Send your kid to college and he may be taught by real live, terrorists, Communists, and other worthless degenerates. And that’s after he’s already gone to high school, where no one in charge seems to have any common sense whatsoever…”


Department of Education: Catholic schools beat public schools

"When two schools meet in a basketball game, the winner is indisputable. One team outscores the other. The same is true in certain types of academic competition. When students take standardized national tests, students from some schools outscore students from others.

In the most recent round of National Assessment of Educational Progress tests, which are administered by the U.S. Department of Education, the winners were indeed indisputable. Catholic schools thrashed public schools.

It wasn't close."


Act of Valor trumps Hollywood's asinine squalor

"Finally, a 21st century movie that doesn’t portray our military as corrupt, stupid, confused torturers who murder innocent babies."







10 things the Oscars won't say

"Our backstage pass to Hollywood's biggest night of the year."

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