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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

Bold Ron DeSantis Poster by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

My advice to DeSantis: Go bold and lean

Second-quarter fundraising numbers show Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' presidential campaign outpaced everyone else in the 2024 GOP primary race with $20.1 million raised. Published July 20, 2023

FILE - The Supreme Court is seen under a clearing sky, Friday, June 30, 2023, after case decisions were announced in Washington. After a series of major blows to his agenda from the Supreme Court, President Joe Biden is intent on making sure it is voters — not the justices of the high court — who have the final say. “Republicans snatched away the hope that they were given,” Biden said hours after the high court overturned his plan to forgive a majority of the country’s federal student loans. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

A conservative message: Freedom and opportunity for everyone

Our founders clearly spelled out in the Declaration of Independence that all of us are created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain fundamental rights. In other words: Our rights come from God, not the government. The government's role is to ensure those rights are not infringed upon in any way. Published July 10, 2023

The United Swing States of America (Illustration by Jack Ohman for the Oregonian)

Swing-state poll spells trouble for GOP

Voters in Wisconsin are making news again. A poll released on Wednesday by Marquette University Law School shows a close race in the Republican primary and a competitive race in November 2024. Published June 29, 2023

Freedom for All in America versus socialist rule Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

America must never become a socialist country

America: Freedom & Opportunity for All. Put an American flag on a T-shirt with this slogan, and you have apparel you can wear any month of the year. It is what brings the nation together. Published June 1, 2023

Illustration on President Biden's America by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Biden’s America: We deserve better leadership

President Biden's America is filled with chaos. Despite what the media may be telling us, people see the daily disarray caused by the president's policies -- and it's time we call them out. Published May 25, 2023

FILE - U.S. Marines direct a Chinook helicopter arriving to pick up a container with supplies at Forward Operating Base Edi in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan on June 9, 2011. The Biden administration on Thursday, May 11, 2023, approved an $8.5 billion sale of Chinook helicopters to NATO ally Germany. The approval comes as the war in Ukraine continues to tax the military stocks of Western countries but is not directly related to the conflict. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

May God bless our military

My head felt like it weighed a thousand pounds as we took off in the F-16 fighter aircraft. Easing into the turns, I could feel my compression suit thrusting the blood from my legs all the way to my head. What a rush. Published May 19, 2023

Trump must win Wisconsin Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Trump must win Wisconsin to win presidency

Winning Wisconsin is the key to the 2024 presidential election. Former President Donald Trump should come to the first debate in Milwaukee. Voters in Wisconsin do not take being ignored lightly. Published May 4, 2023

Left's assault on freedom Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The left’s assault on freedom

The debate in America is no longer about left or right. It is fundamentally about right or wrong. Freedom of speech. Love of country. Belief in God. Published April 27, 2023