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.
1) Troops in unmarked uniforms stand guard in Balaklava on the outskirts of Sevastopol, Ukraine, Saturday, March 1, 2014. An emblem on one of the vehicles and their number plates identify them as belonging to the Russian military. Ukrainian officials have accused Russia of sending new troops into Crimea, a strategic Russia-speaking region that hosts a major Russian navy base. The Kremlin hasn't responded to the accusations, but Russian lawmakers urged President Putin to act to protect Russians in Crimea. (AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov)
2) Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at the podium during the Tea Party Patriots Fifth Anniversary gathering on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 27, 2014. With the midterm races this year and the 2016 presidential elections on the horizon, the biggest question for the few hundred people at the event is how to ensure that internal divisions will not consume them. (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)
3) Ohio Gov. John Kasich, from left, introduces Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight during his State of the State address at the Performing Arts Center Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Medina, Ohio. The three women, who survived a decades-long captivity in Cleveland before being rescued in May when Berry pushed her way through a door to freedom, received the Governor's Courage Award. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
4) April DeBoer (left) and her partner, Jayne Rowse, stand outside Federal Court in Detroit during a break in a trial that could overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage. Lawyers delivered opening statements in the trial that targets a 2004 state constitutional amendment that recognizes marriage only between a man and a woman. Two Detroit-area nurses, DeBoer and Rowse, claim the amendment violates their rights under the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Photo: Detroit Free Press
5) Tayakorn Yos-ubon, the father of two children killed in last Sunday's bomb attack on an anti-government protest site, is embraced by his family as he breaks down during a ceremony at a hospital when he collects their bodies, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Bangkok, Thailand. Two young siblings, 6-year-old girl Patcharakorn and her 4-year-old brother Korawit, along with another woman were killed in an apparent grenade attack against anti-government protesters occupying an upscale shopping area of Thailand's capital on Sunday, the latest violence in a months-long political crisis that is growing bloodier by the day. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
6) People mourn at a makeshift memorial for those killed in recent violence in Kiev, Ukraine. The parliament voted on Tuesday to send fugitive President Viktor Yanukovich to be tried for 'serious crimes' by the International Criminal Court once he has been captured. Photo: Reuters
7) The potholes on E. North Ave. near Humboldt in Milwaukee have traffic moving around them. Journal Sentinel photo: Michael Sears
8) An arrangement of furniture placed anonymously on the frozen surface of Lake Mendota draws the interest of a passerby walking along the lake's shoreline on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)
9) Arleigh Barto, 5, walks her puppy "Roosevelt" in Collegedale, Tenn., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Chattanooga Times Free Press, Dan Henry)
10) Performers recreate the fifth Olympic ring that didn't open in the opening ceremony during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )
11) The Sochi Olympic mascots perform with a cast equipped with lights during the Closing Ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
12) A general view as "See You In PyeongChang" is projected during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
13) Ice climbers make their way up Frankenstein Cliff in Hart's Location, N.H. on Saturday, March 1, 2014. A deep freeze is crossing through New England, keeping the ice in good condition for the sport. Photos: Jim Cole/AP
14) Campbell’s Chunky soup Mamas Boy, Green Bay Packer Clay Matthews, and his mom, Leslie, deliver a soup donation of 5,000 cans to the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition to wrap up his Sacks for Soup campaign in Los Angeles. Campbell’s Chunky introduced three new soups inspired from a classic sports pub menu this soup season. Photo: AP Images for Campbell's Chunky Soup
15) Priscilla Presley stands in the '60 years of Elvis' exhibit at Graceland, which features jumpsuits worn by Presley, an organ played in his California home, a copy of the original “That’s All Right” record and other Elvis items. Photo: AP
16) The Oscars will be presented at the Dolby Theater on March 2, 2014, and organizers are preparing for rain. Photo: JOE KLAMAR / AFP - Getty Image
17) Members of the Dragoes da Real samba school perform during the first night of the Sao Paulo's Carnival parade at the Sambodromo on Feb. 28, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Ricardo Bufolin / Getty Images
18) Carnival revellers parade through the streets during the traditional Schuttig jump in Elzach, Germany, on March 2, 2014. The Schuttig is the traditional carnival figure of Elzach and wears a red suit and a big straw hat with snail shells attached to it. Photo: Patrick Seeger / AP
19) Bell ringers, or "Zvoncari," walk during a parade in the village of Marcelji, Croatia on March 2. According to traditional customs, the bell ringers would walk through different villages and create huge amounts of noise to scare away evil spirits of winter and welcome spring. Their costumes consist of white trousers and striped shirts, including a sheepskin thrown over their shoulders and a big bell tied around their waist. Photo: Antonio Bronic / Reuters
20) A float rider in the Krewe of Endymion Parade hands a glow stick to a member of the crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana, on March 1. The city's Mardi Gras celebration will continue through the weekend and cullminates with Fat Tuesday. Photo: Dan Anderson / EPA
21) Celebrants cover themselves in oil and soot, carrying bull horns on their heads and cowbells on their belts to represent the devil, while participating in carnival festivities in the small village of Luzon, Spain, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Preserved records from the 14th century document Luzon's carnival, but the real origin of the tradition could have begun much earlier. Carnival festivals are celebrated in their own way around hundreds of villages in Spain. Photos: Andres Kudacki / AP
22) A model presents a creation as part of French designer Jean Paul Gaultier's ready-to-wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris, Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
Here are interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read:
ObamaCare and My Mother's Cancer Medicine
“The news was dumbfounding. She used to have a policy that covered the drug that kept her alive. Now she's on her own.”
America and the Aggressive Left
"Half the country feels—and is—beset by government. That's not progress. The constant mischief of the progressive left is hurting the nation's morale. There are few areas of national life left in which they are not busy, and few in which they're not making it worse. There are always more regulations, fees and fiats, always more cultural pressure and insistence."
5 Reasons Christian Businesses Shouldn't Be Legally Forced To Support Gay Weddings
"Although some Americans would like gay marriage to be legal everywhere and others, like myself, would like it to be illegal everywhere, there's something to be said for leaving the matter to each state. This is still not enough for many liberals who've insisted on going further and actually persecuting Christian businesses who oppose gay marriage. Christians who don't want to sanction gay marriage are being sued, prosecuted and driven out of business for doing nothing more than living up to their Christian beliefs, which are incompatible with condoning gay marriage."
Ted Nugent Apologized -- When Will Spike Lee?
"No apology from Lee for accusing Bush of mass murder?"
A force more powerful than Oscar
"How can we ensure that our young people are being influenced positively through media? The answer is simple: Watch; comment; pray and invite; and fight."
Oscar Voter Reveals Brutally Honest Ballot
“One cranky member of the Academy's directors branch talks through his picks: 'Gravity'? I've seen better things at planetariums,’ while Julia Roberts ‘was horrendous’ and Meryl Streep gave ‘a bottom-drawer performance’ in ‘August: Osage County’."
Surviving a Conference Call
"The conference call is one of the most familiar rituals of office life—and one of the most hated. Abuses are rife. People on the line interrupt others, zone out or multitask, forgetting to hit 'mute' while talking to kids or slurping drinks."
Social Media Is Making You Stupid
"It’s not just that all those hours clicking crops in Farmville and the like simply represents time that could be spent, say, reading a book and actually learning something. The greater problem seems to be the human tendency to copy others."
AND FINALLY...YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK: