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).
A real State of the Union
"We've heard another State of the Union speech, and my president said grand things like:
'Think about ... a future where we're in control of our own energy ... I will not cede the wind or solar or battery industry to China ... I will not back down from protecting our kids from mercury poisoning ...'
"Actually, he said that in 2012. I write before this year's speech, but he says basically the same thing every year: With more spending, government can fix everything.
"But I have this dream — one where my president walks to the podium, and he instead says this..."
Why our gun debate is off target
"Believe it or not, what's missing from the current shout-fest over guns and gun control is the voice of gun owners...
"Our guns affect everybody, and the non-gun-owning public has a right to expect things to improve. More than ever, after the transformative horror of Sandy Hook, the old defensive crouch is inadequate. If gun culture is to survive, gun guys need to get in the game. If we want to hold on to our guns, we need to be part of the solution."
Why Dr. Ben Carson is my hero…it’s not what you think
“Dr. Ben Carson is my hero.
“But not because of his controversial speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in front of President Obama.
“Conservative, mostly white Republican critics of the president are praising Dr. Carson because they are ecstatic to see a black man express conservative ideas to the face of a liberal, Democrat and black president’s face.
“But that is not why I consider Dr. Carson a hero."
15 things that are not okay for liberals to do
"All the talk about compassion, tolerance and niceness on the Left is actually a mask to hide the vitriolic and hateful disposition that undergirds modern liberalism. So, while everything you're about to read applies just as much to libertarians, conservatives and moderates as it does to the Left, it's the liberals who need to hear it because they're the only mainstream ideology that habitually engages in such uncivilized behavior.
"It's not okay to..."
We will convert people to pro-life by being right, not loud
"When you go around with megaphones and signs screaming, 'HEY EVERYBODY LOOK AT ALL THIS ABORTION!' nobody cares what you have to say, the same way nobody cares if you go around saying, 'I’M GONNA TALK ABOUT JESUS REALLY LOUD RIGHT NOW!' You’re just some jerk with a megaphone and some signs."