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.
Here are, in my view, interesting, noteworthy columns and articles from the past week that I highly recommend (You will note that on occasion, I do not endorse the opinions of the author and may point that out. Despite my disagreements, I still feel the piece is worth a read).
A Fairness Quiz for the President
"President Obama has frequently justified his policies—and judged their outcomes—in terms of equity, justice and fairness. That raises an obvious question: How does our existing system—and his own policy record—stack up according to those criteria?
Is it fair that the richest 1% of Americans pay nearly 40% of all federal income taxes, and the richest 10% pay two-thirds of the tax?
Is it fair that the richest 10% of Americans shoulder a higher share of their country's income-tax burden than do the richest 10% in every other industrialized nation, including socialist Sweden?"
Obama Says He Deserves a Second Term
"Well, let's see..."
Clint Eastwood's Political Super Bowl Commercial Was Insulting
“Seriously? We all ‘came together’ to bailout failing auto companies? I don’t remember that. I remember politicians in
The Media's Abortion Blinders
"If you’ve followed the media frenzy surrounding the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation’s decision — which it backpedaled from, with an apology, after a wave of frankly brutal coverage — to discontinue about $700,000 in funding for Planned Parenthood, you would think all these millions of anti-abortion Americans simply do not exist."
Holder v. Racist Photo ID Cards
“As a black man, I say, ‘Power to (Attorney General)Holder!’ I just hope this brave public servant can find the time to fight all the racists who are imposing on blacks, and everyone else, the extreme indignity of showing ID cards.”
5 Things Conservatives Can Learn From Liberals
"There are a lot of things NOT to like about liberals, but you have to give them some credit. These are people who are badly, dangerously, and devastatingly wrong on almost every issue of consequence and yet, year after year, they hang in there at a rough parity with conservatives. So, they may do a lot wrong, but there are things we can learn from the Left."
A Nation of Moochers
“Therein lies the danger of government dependence. It reduces the incentive to seek employment and sets up a tension between those who pay taxes and those who receive benefits. The fiscal balance also worsens as politicians boost the freebies, hoping grateful recipients will deliver votes to keep them in office.”
Why the World Needs America
“Foreign-policy pundits increasingly argue that democracy and free markets could thrive without
How Clinging to Mommy and Daddy is Ruining a Generation
“As children grow up and venture out into the world, the transition from a bustling household to an empty one can be difficult – so, why not skip it all together? That’s what millions of families are doing, not just in the
'Conservative' Movies Make More Money
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A pie chart breaking down reasons why people want to be liberal