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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 swalker@washingtontimes.com.

Columns by Scott Walker

Illustration on the Biden economy by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

It’s the economy, stupid

"The economy, stupid." That was the sign in the campaign headquarters of then-Governor Bill Clinton in 1992. Published May 19, 2022

Illustration on Easter, the resurrection and the power of Christ over death by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Celebrating the resurrection and the promise of eternal life

My scripture reading that cool winter morning was Psalm 73, verses 23 to 26: "Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. " Published April 14, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks about his administration's plans to combat rising gas prices in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Thursday, March 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Joe Biden is an incompetent fool

When he was Vice President, officials in the Obama White House would excuse his comments by saying, "that's just Joe." As President of the United States, however, Mr. Biden's gaffes have much larger consequences around the world. Published April 1, 2022

FILE - Demonstrators gather on the steps to the State Capitol to speak against transgender-related legislation bills being considered in the Texas Senate and Texas House, Thursday, May 20, 2021 in Austin, Texas. A Texas judge on Friday, March 11, 2022 blocked the state from investigating as child abuse gender confirming care for transgender youth. District Judge Amy Clark Meachum issued a temporary injunction preventing the state from enforcing Republican Gov. Greg Abbotts directive to compel the Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

The transgender indoctrination in our nation’s schools

"IF YOUR PARENTS AREN'T ACCEPTING OF YOUR IDENTITY I'M YOUR MOM NOW," read a poster posted by a high school teacher in the Eau Claire Area School District. The sign has a mother bear with several cubs around her including one with the images of a gay pride and another with the images of a transgender pride flag. This is just one more example of how radical agendas are undermining parental rights and putting students at risk. Published March 18, 2022

President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington. (Saul Loeb/Pool via AP)

Biden’s state of denial address

Joe Biden gave a State of Denial address on Tuesday. Our people are strong, but the state of our Union is not. Published March 4, 2022

The four-day Conservative Political Action Conference — affectionately known as CPAC — is now on the calendar, set for Feb. 24-27 in Orlando, Fl.  (Image courtesy of the American Conservative Union)

We need to be awake, not ‘woke’

This week, a Wisconsin state lawmaker falsely stated that law enforcement started out as a racist profession while speaking on the floor of the State Assembly. Published February 25, 2022

Students wearing masks board a school bus outside New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math school, in the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York, Dec. 21, 2021. In a reversal, New York Mayor Eric Adams is considering a remote option for schools. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman, File)

2022 is the year of the parent

Parents should have primary responsibility for their children's education and their children's medical decisions. This should be a non-controversial statement, but radicals these days are trying to pry control away from parents all across the country. We must fight back. Published January 27, 2022