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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

Columns by Scott Walker

Taliban fighters celebrate one year since they seized the Afghan capital, Kabul, in front of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Biden’s disgraceful withdrawal from Afghanistan

My brother and I put a yellow ribbon around the tree in front of our house during the late 1970s. We were children, but we knew about the 52 Americans who were held hostage in Iran. Published August 19, 2022

An aerial view of President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is seen Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. The FBI searched Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said Monday. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Federal agencies have been weaponized against the GOP

What took place at the Mar-a-Lago home of former President Donald Trump this week is outrageous. Oddly enough, it feels like -- as Yogi Berra would say -- deja vu all over again. Published August 12, 2022

Conservative Leadership Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

What conservatism is and why we remain united

Despite the narrative being spread by the corporate media, conservatives are united. We are united against the threat to our liberty presented by the radical agenda of President Biden and his allies. Published August 4, 2022

Illustration on the foundations for Juneteenth and the Constitution by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Juneteenth v. July 4

Juneteenth is possible because of Independence Day. The radicals pushing the 1619 Project and critical race theory would likely beg to differ with this statement, but the facts make a compelling case. Published June 23, 2022

FILE - Former Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch announces her candidacy for office of Governor at Western States Envelope Company in Butler, Wis., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. Kleefisch, a Republican, took the unusual step of endorsing 48 school board candidates in The school board elections Tuesday, April 5, in Wisconsin. Of those, 34 won including eight incumbents, based on preliminary results. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP File)

Rebecca Kleefisch has my endorsement for the next governor of Wisconsin

Rebecca Kleefisch became the first Lt. Governor to win a recall election on June 5, 2012. They went after her for the same reasons they went after me: we did not back down from doing what was right. Even though she had to stand for election on her own during that recall, Lt. Governor Kleefisch won with more votes than we had gathered during the normal election less than two years earlier. Voters saw that our common-sense reforms worked - and they are still working today. Published June 12, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks to the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2022 graduation and commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., Friday, May 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Joe Biden, the disinformation president

President Biden has no shame. Speaking to graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy last weekend, he claimed that he received an appointment to Annapolis in 1965. Published June 2, 2022

Illustration in remembrance of the last 13 fallen soldiers in Afghanistan by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Honoring the 13 fallen heroes in Afghanistan

My wife, Tonette, and I, along with friends from Wisconsin, were honored to be guests during the Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington last August. Published May 26, 2022

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