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Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, right, R-Texas, shares a moment with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at a campaign stop, Monday, April 4, 2016, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Can Scott Walker help upend Donald Trump's run?

In most presidential primary elections, the Wisconsin electorate has relatively little to do with determining the Republican nominee. By the time the Badger State came around in 2008, John McCain had all but wrapped up the nomination, and Mitt Romney had a similar experience in 2012.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Biloxi, Miss., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) **FILE**

The case against political correctness is not the case for Donald Trump

Donald Trump seems like he could be a breath of fresh air. He says what's on his mind. He isn't afraid to offend anyone. He knows how to give a speech full of red meat. And allegedly, he knows how to make America great again. Here is the problem. He doesn't know how to make America great again. The only thing he knows how to do is make Donald Trump great again.

In this Oct. 24, 2015 file photo, former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, wave to supporters after the Iowa Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner in Des Moines, Iowa. Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. She and husband have made $35 million from 164 paid speeches to financial services, real estate and insurance companies since leaving the White House in 2001. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Taxing the rich won't solve our problems

I'm sure many of you saw the clip from Neil Cavuto's show the other week where the leader of the Million Student March, Keely Mullen, said we need to tax the top 1 percent of earners more. At one point, she even suggested taxing them at a rate of 90 percent.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is introduced by honors student Darnell Joseph, 18, right, before speaking at a campaign event at Broward College, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Medicaid expansion bad for taxpayers, patients, GOP hopefuls

At a campaign stop in Florida a couple days ago, Hillary Rodham Clinton didn't focus on her "mistake" of using a private email server to send classified information as Secretary of State or the fact that nearly two-thirds of the country thinks she is neither honest nor trustworthy.

Illustration on the effects of high corporate taxes in the U.S. by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Tax reform for all, not just a few

I wrote a column for this paper in the spring that said I would not hold my breath while waiting for much-needed comprehensive tax reform. And it was a good thing I didn't, because my face would be awfully blue by now.

President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society programs included Medicare and Medicaid. **FILE**

Medicare, Medicaid in need of major reforms after 50 years

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill into law that created the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs. While both started with good intent, the past 50 years have left the American public with two massive entitlements that are in dire need of reform.

Students Isabel Onisile, 11, left, and Octavia McKindra, 11, attend a rally at the Sierra Nevada Academy Charter School at the National School Choice Week Capitol celebration in Carson City, Nev., on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. An estimated 500 students, parents and teachers, many wearing bright yellow scarves and carrying signs that said "I trust parents" gathered near the Capitol in Carson City on Wednesday to show their support for measures that would make it easier for families to move their children to charter or private schools. (AP Photo/Nevada Appeal, Brad Coman)

School Choice Week: a reminder we need more options

No parent should be left without any options but to move to a different district. That is why policymakers should listen to the students, teachers and families that are calling for greater educational options during School Choice Week.