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Robert Knight

Robert Knight

Robert Knight is senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.

Articles by Robert Knight

Oppressive Government Taxes Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Going bananas when corporations flee

Socialism in its many guises depends on the use of force. Its animating principle — envy — means seizing wealth and redistributing it. Published September 12, 2014

How a moral code outrages the secular left

Have you ever noticed that people who worry most about someone "imposing your morality" on them are often the same folks who speak almost entirely in moral terms? Published September 5, 2014

Country Civility Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The source of civility

Even in the silence of the timeless Great Smoky Mountains, it's nearly impossible to get away from the world's aches and pains — not to mention horrors. The only way to do it is to unplug completely. Published August 31, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a rally at Greater Grace Church, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, for Michael Brown who was killed by police, last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting in the middle of a street, following a suspected robbery of a box of cigars from a nearby market, has sparked a week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Four approaches to Ferguson

Following the shooting death of 18-year-old black robbery suspect Michael Brown by a white police officer on Aug. 9, four distinctly different groups descended upon the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. Published August 22, 2014

Illustration on the ACLU's championing of hedonistic beliefs by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ACLU preying on America's better angels

For an organization that frequently goads government into advancing an atheistic viewpoint on everyone within reach, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) talks a good game about how wrong it is for some people to "impose their beliefs on others." Published August 8, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, after a Democratic caucus meeting. Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week's end.    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

KNIGHT: Impeaching the truth

All this talk of Republicans being on the verge of impeaching President Obama is nonsense, stoked by Democrats whipping up their base, and a few wistful conservatives who dream aloud about what, in a sane nation, should actually happen to a lawless president. Published August 1, 2014

Illustration on the reasons behind Eric Cantor's defeat by Alexander Hunter/ The Washington Times

KNIGHT: The big idea behind Cantor's fall

Everyone has a theory about why Tea Party upstart Dave Brat soundly beat Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia's 7th Congressional District primary last Tuesday. Published June 13, 2014

**FILE** Rep. James Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin Republican, testifies July 17, 2013, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Voting Rights Act on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

KNIGHT: Resisting the siren song of voting-rights 'reform'

As the nation gears up for crucial midterm congressional elections in November, another "reform" proposal has emerged, with lawmakers hearing the predictable siren song of "go along, or be accused of racism." Published June 6, 2014

FILE - In this May 22, 2013, file photo, then-IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Oversight Committee hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny IRS gave to tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status.  The House is preparing to vote May 7, on holding Lerner  in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify at a pair of committee hearings about her role in the agency's tea party controversy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

KNIGHT: The IRS conspiracy killers in the news media

After the full House of Representatives cited former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress on Wednesday, The Washington Times fittingly made it the lead story. Published May 9, 2014