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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.

Recommended Reading (10/09/11)

Recommended Reading

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).

5 long-term trends working against the Democrat Party

The biggest change in the political landscape over the next few decades is likely to be America's shift to a majority minority population by 2050. This is a change that appears to benefit the Democratic Party since black Americans currently vote for them by a 9-to-1 clip and Hispanic Americans vote for them 2-to-1. The Republican Party will, of course, adjust to the situation and find ways to bring in more minority voters because it will have no other choice. However, there are other coming trends that don't bode as well for the Democratic Party.

Ignorance a root cause of rough economy

"It’s the country’s financial ignorance, though, from the average consumer to the veteran senator, that significantly contributed to the Great Recession and its hangover, experts said Tuesday at an informational hearing of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economy and Small Business

Getting the economy up and running could take some serious smarts.

This is what a mob looks like

"I am not the first to note the vast differences between the Wall Street protesters and the tea partiers. To name three: The tea partiers have jobs, showers and a point.

No one knows what the Wall Street protesters want – as is typical of mobs. They say they want Obama re-elected, but claim to hate 'Wall Street.' You know, the same Wall Street that gave its largest campaign donation in history to Obama, who, in turn, bailed out the banks and made Goldman Sachs the fourth branch of government.

This would be like opposing fattening, processed foods, but cheering Michael Moore – which the protesters also did this week."

Herman Cain vs. Occupy Wall Street

"Two seemingly unrelated phenomena speak volumes about the current state of today’s conservative and liberal movements. 

On the right, Herman Cain’s star shines brightly. 

On the left, the farcical 'Occupy Wall Street' protest has become the desperate darling of dejected liberals."

Milwaukee Union President Weeps for Lost Power

"So Peterson thinks more teachers should devote precious class time to indoctrinating students so they will one day defend the teachers unions. Is it any wonder that Jimmy and Jane can’t read?"

Open up high court to cameras

"There is no reason the public should be denied access to their consideration of and arguments about urgent questions — from global warming to health care — that affect us all. Cameras in the courtroom of the United States Supreme Court are long overdue."


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