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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.

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Photos of the Week (08/30/15)

Photos of the Week

1) WDBJ news morning anchor Kimberly McBroom gets a hug from visiting anchor Steve Grant as meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner reflects after their early morning newscast at the station on Aug. 27 in Roanoke, Va. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast the previous day, while on assignment in Moneta. Photo:  Steve Helber / AP

WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker and WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward. Both were killed when a gunman opened fire during during a live broadcast at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Va., on August 26, 2015. The suspect has been identified as Vester Flanagan, a 41-year-old former WDBJ reporter who went by the name Bryce Williams on air. (WDBJ7)

3) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after his rally at Ladd-Peeples Stadium in Mobile, Ala. on Aug. 21. The Trump campaign moved the rally to a larger stadium to accommodate demand. Photo: Mark Wallheiser / Getty Images

A man walks on the shore against strong winds backdropped by a rough sea as Tropical Storm Erika moves away from Guayama, Puerto Rico, on Aug. 28, 2015. The storm was expected to dump up to 8 inches of rain across the drought-stricken northern Caribbean as it carved a path toward the U.S. Photo: Ricardo Arduengo / AP

Palestinians scuffle with an Israeli soldier as they try to prevent him from detaining a boy during a protest against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah on Friday. Photo: Mohamad Torokman / Reuters

Hungarian police watch as Syrian migrants climb under a fence to enter Hungary at the Hungarian-Serbian border.  Photo: Laszlo Balogh / Reuters

7) Graffiti in Persian reading "Death to England" is seen above a picture of Britain's Queen Elizabeth at the British Embassy in Tehran, Iran August 23, 2015. Britain reopened its embassy in Tehran on Sunday, a historic step in the thawing of relations between the Islamic state and Western powers, a Reuters witness said. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond declared the embassy open and raised the Union Jack flag in the garden of the nineteenth-century residence in the Iranian capital that was stormed by protesters nearly four years ago. (REUTERS/Darren Staples)

8) A woman covers her nose as she passes by waste management workers as they collect a pile of garbage near the government building a day after a violent protests against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, on Aug. 24, 2015.  The "You Stink" campaign has mobilized against the government's failure to solve a garbage disposal crisis, bringing thousands of people onto the streets in protests that have threatened the survival of the cabinet. Photos: Hassan Ammar / AP and Mohamed Azakir / Reuters

9) Indian nuns from the Catholic Order of the Missionaries of Charity take part in a mass to commemorate the 105th birthday of Mother Teresa at the Indian Missionaries of Charity house in Kolkata on August 26, 2015.  Mother Teresa, a Nobel peace prize winner and Roman Catholic saint-in-waiting, was born on August 26, 1910 to Albanian parents in what is now Skopje in Macedonia. Photo: Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP - Getty Images

10) Former President George W. Bush poses for photos with students at Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, on Friday. Bush is in town to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which was Saturday. Photo: Gerald Herbert / AP

The carcass of a whale is lifted in the Navy Port in Hel, northern Poland, on Tuesday. The whale was found on early Saturday near the beach in Stegna and then transported to Hel. Scientists from the Marine Research Station will examine the carcass to learn why the animal died. Photo: Piotr Wittman / EPA

Officials hold confiscated elephant tusks before destroying the ivory at the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday. About two tonnes (2,155.17 kg) of ivory were crushed and incinerated during the ceremony as part of a campaign against poachers, traffickers and traders involved in the illicit trade in ivory, according to a Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation press release. Photo: Chaiwat Subprasom / Reuters

13) Green Bay Packer Jordy Nelson suffers a season-ending knee injury last Sunday in a preseason loss to Pittsburgh. Photo:

14) United States' Ashton Eaton reacts as he celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's decathlon in a world record points tally of 9,045 at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

15) Exhausted competitors fall on the track after the first 1500m race of the Decathlon event finished during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium, in Beijing on Aug. 29. Photo: Rolex Dela Pena / EPA

16) Two woman lie in a puddle of squashed tomatoes during the annual "tomatina" tomato fight fiesta, in the village of Bunol, 50 kilometers outside Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction. At the annual fiesta in Bunol on Wednesday, trucks dumped 150 tons of ripe tomatoes for some 22,000 participants, many from abroad to throw during the hour-long morning festivities. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

Recommended Reading (08/29/15)

Recommended Reading

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

The tired and opportunistic gun-control agenda

The Left’s reaction to the story was Pavlovian. These responses, which echoed across media, were typically thoughtless and knee-jerk. Usually, architects of public policy wait to hear which problem they are being asked to solve before proposing a solution. When it comes to the Second Amendment, they fire up the cookie-cutter.

The very real economic costs of birthright citizenship

The current interpretation of the 14th Amendment works as a magnet for at least some parents across the globe. But just how big a magnet is it?

Harsh immigration policy is NOT why Hispanics hate the GOP

After Mitt Romney's 2012 loss, the GOP put out a postmortem white paper. Its conclusion? Let's "outreach" to Hispanics. After all, they're the fastest-growing voting bloc, they perceive the GOP as anti-Hispanic, a more "accommodating" immigration policy will attract them, yada, blah, etc. Bull. I live in California. And I will tell you that Hispanics loathe Republicans for many reasons; the GOP's "hostile" attitude toward immigration is way down on the list of anti-Republican grievances.

2016: The coming train wreck

Can you imagine the geriatric Democratic field? Sanders and Biden at 74, maybe Kerry at 73, and the young sprite of the pack, Hillary Clinton at 69. Jesus wept!

Could you be a hero like those Americans on the French train?

If you stop to contemplate whether to act when the danger actually confronts you, you probably won't, the study suggests.

And the answer to the question "what were they thinking when they risked their lives?" is that they weren't thinking, at least not very much. They just did it. If you think about it too much, you won't.

Yale scholar David Rand called it the "danger of deliberation."

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