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.
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.
It should also be noted that this exercise is a categorization. Most, if not all of these articles submitted to, or solicited by the Crossroads staff are well-written, thoughtful, and provocative. I enjoy reading them as I have every Sunday for as long as I can remember. This weekly compilation is an ideological scorecard, not a writing critique.
TODAY'S LIBERAL PIECES
Jim Price: Just slashing staff won't help MPS
Classic liberal stuff. It criticizes a critique of MPS spending with this closing line that includes the code word for more spending, investment:
“If we help her to make that investment now, we will realize savings and success sooner. If we simply slash her budget and staff, we will guarantee loss and failure.”
Nope, can’t cut the budget. Can’t make any cuts in personnel.
TODAY’S CONSERVATIVE PIECES:
Jim Sensenbrenner: 'Cap-and-tax' means costs will go up for everyone
Another View: Public safety should be a state priority
George Will: Withering of Russia is the reality
Leonard Pitts: Sometimes, evil is the only answer
How true. Sometimes it’s just a matter of evil people doing evil things, not because they had a bad mother and no father, went to ineffective schools, were poor, or there weren’t enough jobs or social programs.
NEITHER LIBERAL NOR CONSERVATIVE
Derrick Krenke: Bukosky death shows need for stiff penalties
Walt Ferguson: Lessons from Detroit's failure
TODAY: Liberal-1, Conservative-4
YEAR TO DATE: Liberal-33, Conservative-31
Of course that's ridiculous and won't happen. However, this is not the way Brewer fans envisioned the 2009 season would begin.
A recent InterCHANGE exchange on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10:
Kevin Fischer: "The Brewers are simply not as good as they were last year."
Joel Mcnally: "No, they're better."
Yes, it's very early, but after that explosive season last year, their 4-8 record out of the box is extremely disappointing.
From the NY Times report on Saturday's victory by the Mets over the Brewers, 1-0:
"The Brewers became the first team this season not to have an at-bat with a runner in scoring position, and only the fifth since 2007, according to Stats, LLC."
Cleveland Indians 22
New York Yankees 4
From the NY Daily News:
"There are people who inexplicably pay $2,600 a pop to watch the Cleveland Indians play baseball in the Bronx. And for those crazies who didn't reach their cushioned Legends seats yesterday until the bottom of the second inning (when Cleveland scored 14 runs), the Yankees offer no refunds."