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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

Columns by Scott Walker

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

President Donald Trump reacts at the end of his speech at a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

How Trump can win Wisconsin

President Donald Trump was in Wisconsin again this week. It is a state that he must win to ensure his reelection in 2020. He should win. But only if his supporters get out and tell the story of his positive impact on people all across that state -- and around the country. Published January 16, 2020

This image released by NBC shows host Ricky Gervais speaking at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

Ricky Gervais reminds ‘Hollywood Hypocrites’ to put up or shut up

"So if you do win an award tonight, don't use it as a platform to make a political speech. You're in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg." Published January 9, 2020

Illustration on predictions for 2020 by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

2020 predictions: Growing economy, draining the swamp and a Trump win

2020 vision. Looking ahead to the new year, here are my predictions. The economy will continue to grow with unemployment hitting all-time lows. The percentage of people working will reach near-record levels. And wages will rise with average household income continuing to hit an all-time high. Published January 2, 2020

Santa Claus illustration by Linas Garsys

What if Santa Claus were a socialist?

Imagine if Santa were a socialist. Everyone would get the same thing for Christmas. There would not be any creative or handmade gifts. Each would be a bland, standard-issue, non-offensive, gender-neutral gift designed by a bureaucrat in the North Pole. Published December 19, 2019

Illustration on gratitude at Thanksgiving by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The blessings of Thanksgiving

Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin pie. Like so many other families, this is the menu for our Thanksgiving meal each year. Published November 28, 2019

Illustration on the activites of the YAF by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Bringing conservatism back to colleges

A recent Gallup poll shows that nearly 60 percent of the adults in America under the age of 30 believe that socialism is acceptable. Equally troubling, less than 25 percent of that same age group is exceptionally proud to be an American. Published November 21, 2019

Illustration on political redistricting by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Eric Holder and cronies undermine redistricting process

While most of the media and the general public are focused on the 2020 presidential election, former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder and his cronies have been quietly working to undermine the last redistricting process. Virginia is the latest example. Published November 14, 2019

Balanced Budget illustration by Linas Garsys

States must push for a federal balanced budget amendment

Clearly, Washington-based politicians cannot fix the looming federal debt crisis. Therefore, the states must lead. It is time for state lawmakers to hold an intervention to relieve the federal government of its debt-addiction. Published November 7, 2019

Halloween and the tax-and-spend Democrats

Trick or treat, haunted houses, horror movies -- there are plenty of scary things going on this week. But the scariest of them all is thinking about the possibility of socialist Democrats taking over the entire federal government. Published October 31, 2019

National Taxpayers Union illustration by Linas Garsys

The National Taxpayers Union marks its 50th anniversary

Washington hosted a big celebration on Wednesday. No, I am not talking about the World Series -- the Nationals don't play at home until Friday night. The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) celebrated its 50th anniversary this week. Published October 24, 2019