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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

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR SOME - Nearly 10,000 participants raced in America's Trot for Hunger, an annual Thanksgiving Day 5K at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC that raises money for SOME (So Others Might Eat). The event raised $720,000 to support thousands of DC residents, including families and the elderly, by providing much-needed food, housing, access to healthcare, employment training, and long-term comprehensive substance use disorder treatment programs Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023 in Washington. (Eric Kayne/AP Images for SOME)

Giving thanks

My pastor made an important point this past Sunday: Gratitude fills the space otherwise consumed by angst. It is an encouraging and powerful idea. Published November 24, 2023

Illustration on liberty and freedoms by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Ronald Reagan’s wisdom still resonates today

All too often, we Americans take our freedom for granted. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly. So many have been willing to sacrifice these fundamental liberties in the past few years. Published October 26, 2023

Police block the entrance into McKenna Hall as Notre Dame students protest an event featuring Charles Murray, a controversial conservative speaker, writer and academic, March 28, 2017, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. New polling finds that America’s college campuses are seen as far friendlier to liberals than to conservatives when it comes free speech. Polling from the University of Chicago and the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 47% of adult Americans say liberals are free to express their views on college campuses, while 20% said the same of conservatives. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)

Shaping conservative discussion at colleges

Conservatives feel isolated and intimidated on college campuses. New University of Chicago and Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research polling shows only 9% of respondents think conservatives can speak freely about their beliefs. Published October 5, 2023

Never Forget September 11 Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Keeping the memory of Sept. 11, 2001, alive

This week marked 22 years since radical Islamic terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, killing 2,977 innocent people. We must never forget the events of that day, who carried them out and why. Published September 14, 2023

Illustration on youth climate change indoctrination by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

For young people, climate change is real

Young people are largely concerned about the economy and have conservative views on racial quotas and gender. At the same time, they have been radicalized on climate issues. We have work to do. Published August 31, 2023

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