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 interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read (even if, on occasion, I do not agree).
The Dirty Little Secret About The Difference Between White And Black Americans On Ferguson
If you say that we should have an "honest" discussion about what's going on in Ferguson, it makes people think that hard truths are going to be spoken and we're all going to deeply disagree.
But, what if the dirty little secret is that MOST people, black and white, liberal and conservative, are actually on pretty much the same page about the shooting of Mike Brown?
Death of Black Teen Michael Brown Incites Another Race War
“Unarmed” doesn’t mean doing “no harm.” A man can rape and assault a woman without being armed. A man can overpower an armed policeman and injure or kill him without being armed.
When a police officer or a white person kills an “unarmed black teen,” it doesn’t automatically mean that a police officer or a white person committed a hate crime. Yet ever since the race baiting mob led by Al Sharpton, rushed to judgment in Trayvon Martin’s death, even before charges or a trial ensued, it’s become de rigueur for the mainstream media to use the phrase “unarmed black teen” when black teens are killed by whites or police officers.
Big Government Equals Big Beatings
Big government is the primary cause of the psychological scars and emotional pain so deeply rooted within the African American community today. History is clear on this point.
Ben Carson: "It's politically incorrect to blame the wrong people"
"You say, Death to the police -- try living for 24 hours with no police. I think you'll really find out what a difficult situation is."
Yes, Hillary Clinton has a Mitt Romney problem
In many ways Hillary is the perfect embodiment of this liberal mindset. She’s committed to fighting poverty and income inequality one charity gala at a time, growing increasingly confident in her moral superiority over her ideological opponents. Her multiple mansions are her just reward for being a good person. She has earned the presidency.
I don't know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television — and even punishment is being meted out by CNN's showing the home and address of the policeman accused in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting.
Deliver us from wimpiness
This is the mighty, life-altering power of experience, and it’s something you can’t read, watch, or tweet. It has to be tangible and real—and whether it’s a sky dive, the birth of a child, or time spent in a war zone, it will change who you are. Unfortunately, it is also something that many urbanized, computerized, coffee-housed, social-networked-to-the-hilt Americans are missing.
The trouble with teacher tenure
“It provides no incentive for someone to improve their practice,” he told me last week. “It provides no accountability to actual student outcomes. It’s the classic driver of, ‘I taught it, they didn’t learn it, not my problem.’ It has a decimating impact on morale among staff, because some people can work hard, some can do nothing, and it doesn’t matter.”
When government teleworkers don't work from home
Teleworking is generally a good concept. Federal employees who work from home require less office space, which saves us taxpayers money.
Teleworkers don’t plug up the roadways during rush hour, and they save a fortune on gasoline and vehicle-maintenance costs.
Think The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Is Stupid? You're Wrong.
The Ice Bucket Challenge is awesome. Here are three reasons why.