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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

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

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington, D.C.  On May 6, 2012, Vice President Joe Biden declared on “Meet the Press” that he supported the legalization of same-sex marriage – getting out ahead of his boss, Barack Obama, on one of the most volatile political issues of the day. The largest national LGBTQ-rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign, will be formally endorsing Biden for president on Wednesday, the eighth anniversary of that event. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Why Joe Biden must never be president

Science tells us that an unborn child is a human being. That was my response to former Vice President Joe Biden's tweet earlier this week that said, "we need a president who believes in science." So, is Mr. Biden a denier? Published May 21, 2020

Illustration on dealing with U.S. debt by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Confronting the U.S. debt crisis before it’s too late

The federal debt will be $30 trillion within the year. Just a few months ago, we were warning that the debt was more than $23 trillion and heading toward $30 trillion by 2025. That was before the coronavirus crisis hit. Published April 16, 2020

A patient is tested by a health care professional at a drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 at United Memorial Medical Center on Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Houston. For most people, the coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Americans are at their best in times of crisis

Republicans are not going to defeat this attack. Democrats are not going to defeat this attack. Only God can deliver us from this evil and I believe that God is calling us to work together. Published March 19, 2020

Illustration on the Communist, Bernie Sanders by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Bernie Sanders’ brand of socialism is communism

Bernie Sanders is a communist. Those aren't my words (although I believe it to be true). These are the words of Democratic pundit James Carville. For those of you too young to remember, he was the mastermind of Bill Clinton's surprise win in 1992. Published February 27, 2020

Honoring service members  illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

Honoring America’s service members who died protecting our freedoms

We live in the land of the free because of the brave. Bryon Alfred Dary was born on March 13, 1925, in the small town of Clinton, Wisconsin. Dary fought in Normandy on D-Day and received the Silver Star Citation for his actions on Omaha Beach. Published February 13, 2020