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.
EVERY SUNDAY I REVIEW THE MOST COVETED EDITORIAL PAGES OF THE WEEK BY OPINION-MAKERS AS WELL AS THE MOST WIDELY-READ, THE SUNDAY “CROSSROADS” SECTION OF THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. I WILL KEEP TRACK OF THE CONSERVATIVE AND LIBERAL PIECES CONTRIBUTED BY NON-JOURNAL SENTINEL WRITERS AND KEEP A RUNNING SCORE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
TODAY’S LIBERAL PIECES:
The Obama odyssey
I had the pleasure of meeting David Maraniss when he was the featured speaker at a Milwaukee Press Club event I was the master of ceremonies. I have great admiration for him and his work. He's a phenomenal writer.
Maraniss’ lengthy front page piece is a glowing look at Barack Obama’s road to the White House. Don’t get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with that, but the entry lacks any critical notes about the new President. Therefore, for purposes of this exercise, it gets dropped into the “L” category.
Wisconsin is missing its share
This column endorses Governor Jim Doyle’s proposed hospital tax.
Jay Bullock: To fix MPS, fix city's problems
Jay Bullock is a liberal blogger. His desire for an improved MPS system is admirable, but he trots out the same, tired old excuses for MPS's failures, refusing to affix any blame upon MPS administrators, teachers, students, and parents. It is also insulting to suggest poor children are incapable of learning because they're poor.
TODAY’S CONSERVATIVE PIECES:
Visiting author and expert on Afghan affairs, Neamat Nojumi writes a scholarly piece: Neamat Nojumi: Time for a new start on Afghanistan policy
Nojumi believes stability in Afghanistan is critical to U.S. interests. In my view, his piece cannot be labeled liberal or conservative.
TODAY: Liberal-3, Conservative-0
YEAR TO DATE: Liberal-7, Conservative-4