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
Leo Brideau: There is a huge cost in doing nothing
Rates on where you live or how you drive? | Tim Carpenter: Determining auto insurance rates by ZIP code is unfair
State Senator Tim Carpenter makes a valid argument:
"Auto insurance premiums should be based on a driver's record, experience, miles driven each year, not by arbitrary ZIP code boundaries."
However, see below.
TODAY'S CONSERVATIVE PIECES
Rates on where you live or how you drive? | Andrew Franken: ZIP codes are important in determining drivers' risk factors
Franken writes, "Some lawmakers want to continue to 'fix' the automobile insurance marketplace in Wisconsin, when we never had a problem here to begin with."
THAT is what liberals do.
NEITHER LIBERAL NOR CONSERVATIVE
Gary S. Marshall: The greatest risk is in not vaccinating kids
John A. Bernaden: Put the public back in public TV
Indira Mital: A frugal mantra for hard times
This piece, though, does have some conservative themes.
TODAY: Liberal-2, Conservative-1
YEAR TO DATE: Liberal-98, Conservative-75
The following would have been an appropriate candidate for MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY in Saturday’s Week-ends blog.
Seems a well-known politico thinks the frail elderly should just wander off and die. It is NOT an evil Republican.
HT: Patrick McIlheran
The Detroit Lions and their not very fearless defense.