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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 (05/10/14)

Recommended Reading

Here are interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read.

Political speech wins in Wisconsin

"Prosecutors claim to be fighting the risk of corruption from 'dark money' in politics. But their enforcement attempts, done in secret and unrestrained by Constitutional guardrails, have become far more politically corrupting."

Rep. Trey Gowdy: Benghazi needs deeper scrutiny

"Benghazi matters because four of our fellow citizens were murdered under terrifying circumstances. Benghazi matters because a diplomatic facility emblematic and representative of our country was attacked and burned on the anniversary of 9/11. Benghazi matters because Americans deserve to know the truth from those entrusted to lead and govern."

End the TSA

"Air travel has become a frustrating and intrusive bore. In the May issue of Townhall Magazine, where this article originally appeared, Chris Edwards explains how we can put the fun back in flying by bringing freedom to the skies."

Changed life of the poor

"Is a family with a car in the driveway, a flat-screen television and a computer with an Internet connection poor?

"Indeed, despite improved living standards, the poor have fallen further behind the middle class and the affluent in both income and consumption. The same global economic trends that have helped drive down the price of most goods also have limited the well-paying industrial jobs once available to a huge swath of working Americans. And the cost of many services crucial to escaping poverty — including education, health care and child care — has soared."
ALSO: What choosing poverty looks like

Why parents like me are against Common Core

"My gut was to support Common Core. It makes sense. As someone who grew up overseas and moved back to the U.S. in high school, I see the benefit of common grade level standards. But I have a second grader who is being subjected to Common Core. And I see first hand that Common Core is deeply devastating and I now understand the rage of so many people."

Coming end to racial preferences

"The shame of the nation is that poor black children are trapped in terrible schools. But worse than that is that white liberals, black politicians and civil rights leaders, perhaps unwittingly, have taken steps to ensure that black children remain trapped."

So George W. Bush isn't a monster, after all

"A president leaves, and the partisan mob moves on to savaging (or defending) someone else's morality. And in contrast with the new president, or with the new breed of opposition trying to destroy him, the last guy never looks quite so monstrous anymore.

"And one morning we wake up to find that the things we once admired in a politician, even one whose policies we didn't like, are still what make him essentially human and worth our respect. Turns out George H.W. Bush is an honest man with a thoughtful view of the world."

The cops aren't coming to your fender-bender

“In some cities, police no longer respond to auto accidents, even when the property damage is serious.”

Restaurants - Someone's mother works here

"The majority of restaurant servers working on Sunday will be women, millions of them mothers. They will be earning a sub-minimum wage as low as $2.13 an hour (the federal rate since 1991); their take-home pay will be mostly tips, whatever they have leftover, in some cases, after tipping out bussers, hosts, and the rest of the restaurant’s tipped staff. Due to the instability of living off tips, these women are undoubtedly looking forward to Mother’s Day, even if it means not being with their own family, because serving a lot of customers usually increases what they can expect in tips."

Mom's the word

“Every Mother’s Day I love waking up to the sound of little voices whispering and feet scampering up and down the hall to peek in the bedroom to see if I am awake so they can bring me the gifts they have so carefully put together for me at daycare or school. I love watching their faces light up as they wait for my reaction!”


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