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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 swalker@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Scott Walker

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