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.
Here are interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read (even if, on occasion, I do not agree with the author).
The tired and opportunistic gun-control agenda
The Left’s reaction to the story was Pavlovian. These responses, which echoed across media, were typically thoughtless and knee-jerk. Usually, architects of public policy wait to hear which problem they are being asked to solve before proposing a solution. When it comes to the Second Amendment, they fire up the cookie-cutter.
The very real economic costs of birthright citizenship
The current interpretation of the 14th Amendment works as a magnet for at least some parents across the globe. But just how big a magnet is it?
Harsh immigration policy is NOT why Hispanics hate the GOP
After Mitt Romney's 2012 loss, the GOP put out a postmortem white paper. Its conclusion? Let's "outreach" to Hispanics. After all, they're the fastest-growing voting bloc, they perceive the GOP as anti-Hispanic, a more "accommodating" immigration policy will attract them, yada, blah, etc. Bull. I live in California. And I will tell you that Hispanics loathe Republicans for many reasons; the GOP's "hostile" attitude toward immigration is way down on the list of anti-Republican grievances.
2016: The coming train wreck
Can you imagine the geriatric Democratic field? Sanders and Biden at 74, maybe Kerry at 73, and the young sprite of the pack, Hillary Clinton at 69. Jesus wept!
Could you be a hero like those Americans on the French train?
If you stop to contemplate whether to act when the danger actually confronts you, you probably won't, the study suggests.
And the answer to the question "what were they thinking when they risked their lives?" is that they weren't thinking, at least not very much. They just did it. If you think about it too much, you won't.
Yale scholar David Rand called it the "danger of deliberation."
10 things you didn't know were racist
Each week during this year’s high school football season as I have in previous years, I’m giving out a weekly POO Award to the Wisconsin high school football team that committed the most egregious act of poor sportsmanship by trying to humiliate its opponent.
My goal is to try to build awareness of the importance of sportsmanship.
POO stands for Piling On Offensively (Or if you prefer, Pouring it On Offensively)
For new readers, this is why we do the POO.
Muskego 74, Milwaukee Bradley Tech 8
Hartford Union 71, Milwaukee Hamilton 6
Gillett 67, White Lake/Elcho 0