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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 [email protected].

Articles by Scott Walker

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

Illustration on the heart of helping others by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A Good Friday prayer

Thinking about Jesus crying out from the cross on the original Good Friday reminds me of a sermon on prayer I heard years ago. Published April 18, 2019

Illustration on the increasing per capita share of the Federal debt by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

'Our kids are counting on us'

$67,000. That's the share of the federal debt inherited by every child born today in America. Published March 28, 2019