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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

Columns by Scott Walker

Life lessons that shaped Ronald Reagan illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

The life lessons that shaped Ronald Reagan

Love for America. The dignity of work. Empathy for others. Intolerance for bigotry. Faith in God's Divine Plan. Our 40th President lived his values, and his Midwest upbringing shaped them. Published July 29, 2021

Illustration on steps taken against truant Democrats in Texas by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Petulant, childish Texas Democrats need to return home

"1 Walker Defeats 14 Runners!" That was the bumper sticker Congressman Sean Duffy and his wife, Rachel, gave to me at a supper club in Washburn, Wisconsin after we enacted our budget reforms. Published July 15, 2021

One Generation Away from Losing America Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

We’re only one generation away from losing America

Who is proud to be an American? I am. The good news is that an overwhelming majority of adults (68%) are very or extremely proud to be an American. The bad news is the only group that is not proud are young people. Only 36% of those aged 18 to 24 said that they were extremely or very proud. Published July 8, 2021

Punishing the Work Ethic Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Biden needs to reward workers and not punish them

Imagine going over to your grandparents to rake leaves. Once done with your chore, grandma gives you $10. Upon returning home, however, your parents take seven of your 10 dollars as a "tax" for living in their home. Published May 13, 2021

Students Choosing Liberal Ideaology Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Students willing to change their liberal views when presented with facts

College and high school students have liberal views -- which have moved further to the left during the past year. On the bright side, opinions shift when students are presented with data refuting progressive talking points. These are a few of the key findings in a new Tax Day poll released by Young America's Foundation (YAF). Published April 15, 2021