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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

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

Illustration on H.R. 1 by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Passing H.R. 1, the ‘Crooked Politician’s Act’

America needs to wake up -- before it's too late. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer want to pass the Crooked Politician's Act (my name, not theirs), and most people don't even know what's in it. Published March 18, 2021

Illustration on conservative reforms by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Answer to sustained economic recovery is not more big government

Economic and fiscal crises. These were some of the challenges I faced when taking office a decade ago, and they're similar to what many governors around the country face as we recover from the negative impact of a global pandemic. Published March 11, 2021

Illustration on employing teachers by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How Wisconsin went big and bold to keep teachers employed

Megan Sampson was named the Outstanding New English Teacher of the Year in Wisconsin. She was an exciting new educator who connected with her students in an urban district that could use dynamic leaders. Published February 11, 2021

COVID-19 and reopening schools illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

It’s time to open America’s schools

It is time to open our schools. For all the talk about science, many liberals continually ignore the science that shows students can safely return to school. Published February 4, 2021