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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

Articles by Scott Walker

President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, gesturing during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

If ideas matter, Trump won the debate

If you believe ideas matter, President Donald Trump clearly won the debate on Tuesday night. The president defended his record and, for the most part, made strong arguments for his ideas. Published October 1, 2020

Donald Trump saved Kenosha. Period

President Trump was right to visit Kenosha on Tuesday as his actions helped save the people of that great city. Published September 3, 2020

Illustration on informed patriotism by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How respect for American history ensures freedoms

President Ronald Reagan once said, "freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." Riots and chaos in the streets of many American cities today are a reminder of how fragile our freedom is. Published July 30, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden doesn't understand that tax cuts work

Were the words to the Beatles' classic song "Taxman" a preview to a possible Joe Biden presidency? Looking at his statements during the campaign, I am convinced that Joe Biden will be the new taxman. Published July 16, 2020

Balanced Budget illustration by Linas Garsys

How to fix the U.S. debt crisis

According to the U.S. Debt Clock, the federal debt has now grown to more than $26 trillion. The federal government needs an intervention. We need a Balanced Budget Amendment -- before it's too late. Published July 9, 2020

In this July 4, 2019, file photo, fireworks go off over the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The Trump administration is promising one of the largest fireworks displays in recent memory for Washington on July 4. It also plans to give away as many as 300,000 face masks to those who come down to the National Mall, although they won't be required to wear them. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Celebrating an exceptional country on Independence Day

We celebrate Independence Day in America this week. Despite our imperfect history, the United States is an exceptional country that still attracts masses from around the world because of the freedom and opportunities available to our citizens. Published July 2, 2020

Wisconsin's "Forward" statue lies in the street on Capitol Square in Madison, Wis. Tuesday, June 23, 2020.  Crowds outside the Wisconsin State Capitol tore down two statues and attacked a state senator amid protests following the arrest of a Black man who shouted at restaurant customers through a megaphone while carrying a baseball bat.  (Emily Hamer/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Ignorant rioters take violence to Madison and leftist Democrats do nothing

Rep. Jim Steineke, Kaukauna Republican, the Assembly majority leader correctly noted, "The Wisconsin State Capitol is under attack and the damned Governor of our state can't be bothered to denounce the behavior, make a statement, call in the Capitol Police or National Guard?" Published June 25, 2020

Illustration on law enforcement and race by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Black lives matter: Reform law enforcement but also defund Planned Parenthood

What happened to George Floyd should never take place in America. We should be working to reform the criminal justice system. But safety also begins with the unborn. We cannot live in a society where there is such a clear bias toward aborting black babies. Black lives matter. Published June 11, 2020