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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 (05/17/14)

Recommended Reading

Here are interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read (even if, on occasion, I do not agree): 

Rove is Right

If we take Rove’s interview on Fox News the day after the Page Six item as the best explanation of his view, his basic points are unassailable — the state of (Hillary) Clinton’s health will play into her decision whether or not to run, she will have to be completely open about the 2012 episode and all of this will be filtered through the fact that she will be 69 if elected and 77 if she serves two terms.

Bring back the girls -- quietly

There is nothing wrong with taking action—when possible—that is contained, discrete, swift, targeted, humanitarian and, not least, can be carried through successfully. And then shutting up about it. That might remind the world—and ourselves—who we are. And it might have very helpful effects down the road. "If we do that, the Americans may come." Leave the monsters guessing.

DC Schools: $29,349 Per Pupil, 83% Not Proficient in Reading

These are the government schools in our nation's capital city — where for decades politicians of both parties have obstreperously pushed for more federal involvement in education and more federal spending on education. Government has manifestly failed the families who must send their children to these schools, and the children who must attend them.

Bibles not Allowed, Trashy Clothing Welcome: A Glimpse of Public Schools Today

The culture of downward aspirations just won a small victory in its ongoing battle with decency and professionalism. In Broward County, Florida, the School Board has decided not to enact a parental dress code.

Board member Rosalind Osgood attracted national attention when she suggested that parents should abide by a school dress code when dropping off or picking up children.

“This is about basic presentation — many parents pick their children up wearing curlers in their hair, sweatpants that fall down, and even pajamas. How can we teach our children to be serious about education if their parents don’t set the right tone?” Osgood asked.

Angry White Men -- aka Journalists

A poll released last week reported that 7 percent of American journalists say they are Republicans. The survey also found that the news force is aging, having a median age of 47. And 62 percent of journalists are men. A mere 8.5 percent of full-timers are minorities. Less than 1 in 4 are "very satisfied" with their job. In short, the profession that dubbed the Republican Party a refuge for "angry white men" is teeming with angry white men.

The Unbearable Whiteness of Liberal Media

If left-leaning publications value diversity, why don't they have any?

Liberal Guilt

In the push to abolish the capital punishment, opponents of the death penalty have made it less safe.

Feminists, please don't ruin baseball

At heart, feminism seems to be about helping people deal with their inability to accept the difficult reality of biology. Women are strong. It’s just that we have completely different types of strength than men. And what that really means is that comparing the possibility of females on MLB teams to Jackie Robinson is silly at best.

What It Really Feels Like to Ride in a Self-Driving Car

It isn't scary. In fact, it's so mundane that you forget it's amazing.

Local group makes quilts for active soldiers, veterans

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