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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 (08/02/14)

Recommended Reading

Here are, in my view, interesting, noteworthy columns and articles from the past week that I highly recommend:

A friendly chat about voter ID

First, approach your white friend slowly, making no sudden movements to scare him or her. Sit down at your favorite bar or coffee house, order him a chai latte and calmly mention something interesting you found while digging around in the bowels of this May's Marquette University Law School poll. Tell him you thought it was interesting that 58.5% of white poll respondents favored imposing a photo ID requirement. But that it was even more interesting that 67.2% of African-American respondents supported photo ID, and you noticed that this number tracks with a lot of national polls.

When you resume the voter ID discussion, your friend will use terms such as "poll tax" and will say, as Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson wrote in a dissent, that voter ID moves us closer to the Jim Crow era. You may remark at how amazing it is that nearly 70% of the state's African-Americans want to return to the era when they were systematically denied the right to vote.

Porn-surfing feds blame boredom, lack of work for misbehavior

Employees rarely face criminal prosecution for time and attendance fraud.

Living the Wage? Try Living the Small Business.

The latest salvo in the minimum wage wars is a gimmick cooked up by the progressives at Americans United for Change called “Living the Wage.” The group, which is pushing Congress to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10, challenged policymakers to try and live for one week on just $77, which is what they claim a current full-time minimum wage earner has left over after paying for housing and taxes.

Teens not working doesn't work for America

Fewer teens are willing to flip burgers or work manual labor during their summer vacation.

Why the GOP's class of 2016 hopefuls may be the best in generations

Now the Republican candidates are not only seeking to distinguish themselves from each other with the quality and originality of their ideas, but they are making the case that unless the party promotes new ideas, it will not prevail. The class of candidates for 2016 has the potential to be the most robust in almost 40 years--perhaps in modern Republican history.

Here's one we missed a few weeks ago: 20 examples of what liberalism REALLY is

Liberalism is college professors and documentary filmmakers accumulating vast fortunes in a capitalistic system by decrying the evils of capitalism.

'Brutally honest' cover letter leads to job

For fresh-faced college graduates looking to land that first job, standing out from the crowd is never easy. Matthew Ross did just that.

The five strangest rules in baseball

But for all its love of new legislation, MLB has shown little inclination to delete rules that have long ceased being relevant. As a result, the rule book has become baseball's version of the tax code, dotted with obscurities and oddities whose existence are unknown even to many players and managers.



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