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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.

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Culinary no-no #466

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AFTER MARCH 31 THE COMMUNITY BLOGS ARE BEING REMOVED  FROM THE NOW SITES. THIS IS A MANAGEMENT DECISION. THE FOLLOWING IS THE FINAL CULINARY NO-NO ON FRANKLINNOW.


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Here are interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read (even if, on occasion, I do not agree with the author).

Could non-citizens decide the U.S. presidential election?

One elections expert said that is a distinct possibility.


How easy do we have to make it to vote?

President Obama told SXSW it is “much easier to order pizza or a trip” than to vote. That is objectively not true.


3 Charts Show Why Trump Isn’t Nearly as Close to ‘Inevitable’ GOP Nomination as the Media Says

Trump still needs nearly 500 more delegates to clinch the nomination, and a slew of new data suggests his battle will be tougher than expected.


3 problems with media's coverage of attacks on Heidi Cruz

Donald Trump gets the media to dance to his tune every single time he says anything and this was yet another great example of the complete control he has over them.


The GOP race serves as a useful distraction from how bad things are for Clinton

Despite the air of inevitability that continues to surround Clinton, her fundraising is weak, Democratic turnout and enthusiasm is low, her poll numbers are lousy, the investigation into her emails is smoldering and voters don’t see her as honest or authentic. Yet in spite of it all, Clinton continues her limp toward the nomination.


Bill Clinton couldn't get elected in 2016

If former President Bill Clinton were seeking the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 2016, he would have about the same chance as success as Jim Webb, the former Virginia senator and early-exiting presidential hopeful.

That is to say, zero.

Don’t believe me? Just look at Bill on the issues.


Here’s What Grade School Teachers Said Their Students Think About the Presidential Candidates

Independent Journal Review asked five teachers in different states what their students thought of the 2016 presidential candidates.

Most of the students were too young to remember the last election. They read more chapter books than news sites, and they’re not old enough to vote yet, but they hear things. It’s actually surprising what some of them have picked up on..


Obama's legacy will be marked by his silence on rights in Cuba

It is now clear that there is nothing that the Cuban regime can do to draw Obama’s criticism.



Obama's idealogical holiday in Havana


Obama could have done without the baseball. What kind of message does it send to be yukking it up with Raúl even as Belgian authorities are picking body parts off the floor of the Brussels airport?


Sex is etched in our DNA, but race is all in our heads

American society is awash with race-based quotas, check-offs, preferences, and diversity policies. In countless settings — from college admissions to workplace hiring, from government contracts to legislative redistricting — opportunities and benefits are tied to racial percentages.


Why millennials are 'the anxious generation'

Numerous recent studies have shown that millennials suffer from anxiety at a much higher rate than generations that preceded them. What’s wrong with kids these days?


Why the world's greenest bathroom is also the dirtiest

The far more unpleasant moment was seeing propaganda from the porta-potty company telling me that I was doing a good thing for the environment by going through this ordeal.


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