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 I’d like to share.
The Park Police
"The conduct of the National Park Service over the last week might be the biggest scandal of the Obama administration. This is an expansive claim, of course. Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS, the NSA, the HHS mandate—this is an administration that has not lacked for appalling abuses of power. And we still have three years to go."
Thanks goodness it's only a government shutdown
"Politics isn’t our civic religion. Football is. If Obama wanted Americans to care about the government shutdown, he should have first nationalized the NFL. We prefer wideouts to bailouts, kick returns to tax returns, Andy Reid to Harry Reid."
Obamacare winners and losers
"Cindy Vinson and Tom Waschura are big believers in the Affordable Care Act. They vote independent and are proud to say they helped elect and re-elect President Barack Obama. Yet, like many other Bay Area residents who pay for their own medical insurance, they were floored last week when they opened their bills."
US adults fare poorly in a study of skills
"In the United States, young adults in particular fare poorly compared with their international competitors of the same ages — not just in math and technology, but also in literacy. More surprisingly, even middle-aged Americans — who, on paper, are among the best-educated people of their generation anywhere in the world — are barely better than middle of the pack in skills.”
About that new $100 bill...
"The C-note just got a colorful makeover — and a heftier price tag."
How often do you check your phone?
"We can’t stop obsessively checking our phones and now we have proof."
I quit social media. Here's what I learned
"... that it's profound, mundane, and best in moderation. A lot like a lot of things in real life, actually."
American Graffiti 40 years later
"Saturday night at my house I often trot out classic movies and force the urchins to watch them...So the other night I trotted out American Graffiti...About twenty minutes into the movie, which is heavy on dialogue, light on explosions, the urchins pulled out their iPads and began typing away. Dismay enveloped me."