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 worth a read:
The biggest threat to US growth is in the classroom
"The United States is facing its greatest threat — the lack of a talented workforce pipeline ready to compete in today’s global economy. Nowhere is this more evident and alarming than in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)."
The Obama Administration presents Spanglish.gov
"This morning we were greeted with the news that, the White House having evidently decided that the rollout of HealthCare.gov was such rollicking good fun, we will now get to do it all again — this time in another language. As the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein observes, the Spanish-language version of HealthCare.gov is experiencing some familiar problems.
“When you get into the details of the plans, it’s not all written in Spanish. It’s written in Spanglish, so we end up having to translate it for them,” Adrian Madriz, a Miami-based Obamacare “navigator” frustratedly told the AP.
From liberal site TPM: Young, healthy, and scraping by
"I'm a 32 year-old healthy male that wants, but can't afford, Obamacare. I think the law is a step in the right direction, it just doesn't go far enough to capture my peers in large numbers. Let me offer my situation..."
7 lies liberals tell young Americans
"Saying that life is hard is kind of like saying the sun is hot, water is wet, or noting that politicians lie a lot. It's so obvious that anyone who's paying attention already knows that it's true. That being said, life's even harder when you're working under false assumptions that have been drilled into you by your teachers, college professors, Hollywood, and politicians in D.C. Much of what liberalism drums into the young skulls full of mush simply isn't true and millions of lives have been ruined by people finding it out the hard way. The good news is that the truth is out there if you're willing to look for it and not accept the easy answers that make you feel good."
Why do we have 'Bridgegate' but not 'Gatesgate'?
"The media quickly came up with a term for the apparently politically orchestrated George Washington Bridge traffic jam: 'Bridgegate.' Now what catchy term do the media attach to the explosive new book castigating the incumbent wartime commander in chief? 'Gatesgate'? Hardly.
"Has a former secretary of defense ever leveled this kind of criticism against an incumbent wartime president? Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward called it 'one of the more serious charges that a defense secretary could make against a commander in chief’.”
"The media still isn’t interested in asking about the most closely guarded secret in the world, the activities of Barack Obama on the night of September 11, 2012. You would think an inquisitive media would push hard to uncover that information, and make a big deal about the stubborn refusal of the White House to provide it. But no, they’re quite happy to be blown off, because they very obviously don’t want to know the answer. Imagine how they’d react if Chris Christie brusquely refused to discuss what he was doing while the bridge scandal unfolded."
On Benghazi, Obama Administration has some explaining to do
"After Benghazi on 9/11/2012, the Obama administration tried very hard to discourage Fox News Channel from reporting on it. The effort was obstruction – pure and simple.
"They tried to prevent the truth from coming out and the Administration tried just about everything to discourage Fox from investigating and reporting.
"So let’s take a little walk in history…just a sample of how the Obama Administration tried to shut Fox News Channel’s reporting down."
MSNBC host says job creation is an "ineffective anti-poverty program"
"A firm grasp of the obvious is clearly not a prerequisite for obtaining employment with MSNBC as a host or commentator. In fact, it seems that the possession of a certain creative ignorance – not generally found among individuals with shreds of common sense – is highly praised at the left wing 'news' network."
Police officers explain why millennials make terrible cops
“I got this kid who wants to be in law enforcement. He wants to go get his degree, but he wants to meet me first. “So he comes to my office; and as he walks in the door, this shadow is right behind him – his mom. (the room laughs). He was about to get into the law profession. He’s a freshman in college and he wanted to come meet us – with his manager.”