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:
10 things the President got right
"His presidency was far more successful than not. And there's an aspect of his decision-making that merits special recognition: his courage"
10 Bush mistakes
"As he heads to Texas, Bush should reflect on these 10 more important mistakes that shaped his presidency.."
What went right for Bush
"Obama is likely to engage in some powerful symbolic gestures while keeping much of his predecessor's policies in substance. Obama is even keeping some of Bush's key personnel, most remarkably Defence Secretary Robert Gates, and some key Bush administration figures in the National Security Council. Obama acknowledges the success of the Bush troop surge in Iraq and wants to imitate it in Afghanistan. In truth, there is no greater compliment in political life than for a political opponent to adopt his predecessor's policies once he gains office."
The Bush legacy
"We can only hope that it will not take the sight of an American city lying in radioactive ruins to wake people up to the dangers that George W. Bush protected us against, despite an unending chorus of carping."
Media mudballs unlikely for Obama inaugural
"While most presidents do start with a media honeymoon, a review of the past 20 years finds reporters are more celebratory when Democrats are taking over the White House, while coverage of GOP inaugurals has included a fair number of anti-conservative stinkbombs.."
A Modest Proposal: Ensure that New Public Works Projects Employ American Workers
"If we are going to spend billions, perhaps even trillions, of borrowed dollars to create public works jobs, an absolute prerequisite must be an insurance policy that the beneficiaries of the program are U.S. workers."
Cellphone bans? Hang up
"This is, plain and simple, an anti-business initiative, whether intended or not."