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, 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).
Oh, to be a teacher in Wisconsin
"The showdown in
The chart that tells you everything you need to know about whether public workers are over-compensated
"Every labor economist, right or left, will agree that higher “quit rates” are much more likely in sectors that are underpaid and lower levels are much more likely in sectors where compensation is generous. Not surprisingly, this data shows state and local bureaucrats are living on Easy Street."
Meet the GOP's Newst Rising Star
* NOTE THE LIBERAL SOURCE OF THIS PIECE *
"Barely a month after his inauguration, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker already has prospective presidential candidates stampeding to help him. In today's turbocharged political climate, fueled by constant chatter on cable television and the Internet, can talk of a vice presidential bid be far behind for the man who two months ago was a little-known county executive?"
A Governor for President in 2012
"Governors make better Presidents. They have actually run big unwieldy bureaucracies and suffered the political impacts of tough decisions. OK—except Jimmy Carter."
Union fails pension math
"My mother worked as a public employee when she was a teacher’s aide in
The media on Wisconsin? A bad joke
"The battle in
Wisconsin unions vs. the Tea Party
"A story-by-story analysis by the
Results of idiotic choice of words by a Republican and Democrat
(This past week) "We had dueling idiocy from both Parties..."
President's Day: Losing our heroes one day at a time
"Washington and Lincoln? That “and” takes on a life of its own. Remember that old Saturday Night Live routine advertising a product that was both “a floor wax and a dessert topping”? Part of what made that ad funny was its rich critique of the American tendency to combine things that shouldn’t be combined to achieve a short-sighted notion of convenience."
Does winning an Oscar extend your life?
"It’s got to be one of the most cocktail-party-worthy scientific studies ever: a 2001 article in the Annals of Internal Medicine that showed actors and actresses who won Academy Awards lived four years longer than mere nominees…
But it may not be true."