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. They’re all compelling, but I especially recommend the piece on Chicago police.
Read Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s ‘Annual Letter’ to the IRS
"That I & most Americans have no idea whether our taxes are accurate tells us something."
Democrats’ ideas hurt the people they’re supposed to help
"The news is filled with bleak reports that continue to cast a pall of gloom over the many Americans who say life for them is a daily struggle. Two deeply troubling stories appearing in the papers this week were typical of the growing problems that afflict so many Americans in a still-weak, job-deficient, low-paying economy."
The war within the GOP
"The internal debate within the GOP is showing up in commentaries among its pundits. It reflects to some degree the fears of its establishment elites who have managed to serve up John McCain and Mitt Romney, both of whom lost because they waged campaigns devoid of any serious criticism or confrontation with liberalism. The Party has lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections."
Wisconsin GOP is not seceding from reality
“...in March, Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District GOP passed a resolution asserting the state's right to secede from the U.S. government. As caucus chairman Dan Feyen later pointed out, the resolution was the last one passed after three hours of debate on other resolutions and after most of the tired delegates had gone home. The 6th District GOP has 822 delegates, yet because of the thinned crowd, the resolution passed with only 25 delegates in support.”
Erasing the race card
"Do some Americans dislike Holder and/or Obama because they’re African American? Undoubtedly. Does this explain why the president and the attorney general have been criticized? No. Could it have something to do with dissatisfaction in the direction they’re taking the country? Most certainly."
11 reasons the Left has not won the Culture War
"Moreover, we live in a culture that will never again (or at least in the foreseeable future) spit on the American Serviceman or get weak-kneed on crime. Those are seismic wins for the political Right. Young people might find this hard to believe, but forty years ago the Left was all about coddling violent criminals and denigrating our fighting men as 'baby killers'."
The truth about Chicago's crime rates
“Chicago conducted a 12-month examination of the Chicago Police Department’s crime statistics going back several years, poring through public and internal police records and interviewing crime victims, criminologists, and police sources of various ranks. We identified 10 people who were beaten, burned, suffocated, or shot to death in 2013 and whose cases were reclassified as death investigations, downgraded to more minor crimes, or even closed as noncriminal incidents—all for illogical or, at best, unclear reasons.
“This troubling practice goes far beyond murders, documents and interviews reveal. Chicago found dozens of other crimes, including serious felonies such as robberies, burglaries, and assaults, that were misclassified, downgraded to wrist-slap offenses, or made to vanish altogether.”
My resignation letter
"As unique as my personal situation might be, I know I am not the only teacher feeling this way. Instead of weeding out the 'bad' teachers, this evaluation system will continue to frustrate the teachers who are doing everything they can to ensure their students are graduating with the skills necessary to become civic minded individuals. We feel defeated and helpless: If we speak out, we are reprimanded for not being team players; if we do as we are told, we are supporting a broken system."
Boston Marathon bombing survivor: My best days are the ones normal people take for granted
"A year ago, Jeff Bauman was gravely injured, and lost both legs. Now, he treasures life's simple pleasures."