Scott Walker | Stories - Washington Times
Skip to content

Scott Walker

Scott Walker

Scott Walker is a columnist for the Washington Times. He was the 45th governor of Wisconsin and launched a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He lives in Milwaukee and is the proud owner of a 2003 Harley Davidson Road King. He can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Scott Walker

Illustration on remembering 9/11 by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How the memories of Sept. 11 bolster resolve

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was filling the kids' bowls full of cereal before sending them off to school. Tonette called me from work and told me to turn on the television in the living room. I did. Published September 12, 2019

Illustration on Joe Biden by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The flubs and failings of Joe Biden

Liar or idiot. It is hard to tell which of these best describes former Vice President Joe Biden. In fact, I really don't understand how he can even be a contender considering his past. Published September 5, 2019

Illustration on gerrymandering by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The Democrats' gerrymandering adventures

Democrats are working to gerrymander themselves into permanent control in Washington, D.C. Just this week, former President Barack Obama sent out an email announcing his new Redistricting U. Published August 29, 2019

In this July 15, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, right, speaks, as U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. listens, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Supporting the only democracy in the Middle East

Rep. Ilhan Omar, Minnesota Democrat, said this as part of her statement after Israel announced that she and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Michigan Democrat, would not be allowed to enter the country. Published August 22, 2019

Illustration: Reagan tax reform by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times.

In praise of Republican tax cuts

President Ronald Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 38 years ago this week at Rancho del Cielo, his ranch in the mountains outside of Santa Barbara, California. The bipartisan legislation was the largest tax cut in the history of the United States of America at the time. Published August 15, 2019

Illustration by Linas Garsys

Acknowledging Trump's robust economy

This week, economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin said, "Democrats are not talking about the economy, because they have nothing to say." Published August 8, 2019

Ronald Reagan in his official portrait in 1985. The Reagan Institute will see to the late president's "unfinished business" in the nation's capital. (Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation)

Securing freedom beyond government

Today, I am a conservative and a Republican because of Ronald Reagan. Most importantly, I am an optimist about our future because of his influence on my life. Published August 1, 2019

Thumbs Up America Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

'America' and 'American' vanish in a college guide for how not to offend

America and American are offensive. This is not my view. But an early version of a document compiled by the "Inclusive Communications Task Force at Colorado State University" actually singled out the words "America" and "American" as being potentially offensive. Published July 25, 2019

An undated file photo of Ronald Reagan.  (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Supporting free enterprise and conservative values

We live in the greatest country in the history of the world -- the United States of America. Young people like my two sons, Matt and Alex, have opportunities unheard of by prior generations. Published July 18, 2019

Illustration on gerrymandering by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How Democrats try to hijack elections

Pick a state, any state, and sue until it's blue. That is the strategy of former President Barack Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder when it comes to redistricting. Published July 11, 2019

'We hold these truths to be self-evident'

In America, we celebrate the 4th of July and not April 15th, because, in America, we celebrate our independence from the government and not our dependence on it. Published July 4, 2019

Illustration on the sanctity of unborn human life by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A gift from God

Our son Matthew turns 25 on Sunday. He is our gift from God. Published June 27, 2019

Congress Salary Adjustment Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why Congress doesn't deserve a pay raise

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) hasn't even been in office for a year and she wants a pay increase. No, this isn't the Onion. That is her actual position. Published June 20, 2019

Illustration on hope and respect in the Middle East by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Hope and respect are the keys to peace in Israel

Hope and respect will help bring peace throughout Israel. Tonette and I visited Israel this past week. I saw a glimpse of that hope while visiting a company called Alon Group in Samaria. There we spoke with owner Rafael Alon and his team. Of the hundreds of people that they employ at that factory, about half of the workforce is Jewish and the other half is Arab. Published June 6, 2019

Illustration on job creation by Paul Tong/Tribune Content Agency

Growing confidence in the economy and the labor market

Ben will start working at Northwestern Mutual this Monday. I met him this past Tuesday along with other graduates of and students at devCodeCamp. The program is a 12-week boot camp to learn the nuts and bolts of software engineering. Published May 30, 2019

Collective Bargaining Illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

Big-government union bosses revel in collective bargaining

As a local official years ago, I saw the negative impact of collective bargaining on our taxpayers and on our excellent employees. So, during my first year in office as governor of Wisconsin, we took the power away from the big-government special interests and put it firmly into the hands of the hard-working taxpayers. Our Act 10 reforms were both pro-taxpayer and pro-worker. Published May 16, 2019

Illustration on blocking Twitter by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Who wants to live in a country that can block free speech?

Could you imagine the federal government shutting down access to Twitter or Instagram? How would it feel being cut off from YouTube, Bing and Periscope? How about not being able to use the chat and messaging services on Google? Published May 9, 2019

Illustration on America's resistance to Socialism by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

America will never be a socialist country

Venezuela is a real-time example of the failure of socialism. Promises of prosperity frequently lead to poverty for the masses and all-too-often opens the door to brutal dictators. Published May 2, 2019