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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

ACLU Removing Religion from the Health Care System Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Sterilizing the First Amendment

Tie her tubes, or we'll sue you for sex discrimination, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) told a Catholic-affiliated hospital in California. Published August 30, 2015

A voter can be seen in a voting booth Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 in Honolulu.  Despite the rains and winds from Tropical Storm Iselle that pounded the state Friday, Hawaii will hold primary elections today.  (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Another attack on election reforms

Although people in the nation's smallest state can obtain photo voter IDs with ease, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says that requiring an ID in order to vote is a hardship. Published August 16, 2015

Illustration on IRS harassment of Tea Party groups by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

IRS officials abused their powers like Third World bureaucrats

Do you recall the smoke spewing in front of the fake giant head of the Wizard of Oz? The whole thing looked intimidating until Toto pulled back the nearby curtain. I was reminded of that while reading Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, explaining away the persecution of the tea parties from 2010 to 2013 by Lois Lerner and her fellow Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operatives. Published August 9, 2015

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro listens at left as President Barack Obama speaks at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The real cost of federal housing initiatives

Don't look now, but a government agent with an iPad soon may be rooting around in your community, collecting racial data, plus how close your home is to a supermarket, school or bus stop. Published July 26, 2015

Illegal Expansion of the Electorate Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obama unlocks a 'progressive' constituency

President Obama made the first visit by a sitting president to a penitentiary when he dropped in to the El Reno (Oklahoma) Federal Correctional Institution on Thursday and offered an ambitious reform agenda. Published July 19, 2015

This Feb. 5, 2013, photo shows Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham,Ore. An administrative law judge proposed Friday, April 24, 2015, that the owners of the suburban Portland bakery pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple who were refused service more than two years ago. The judge, Alan McCullough, ruled in January that Sweet Cakes by Melissa discriminated against Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer by refusing to bake them a wedding cake. The bakers cited their religious beliefs in a case that has been cited in the national debate over religious freedom and discrimination against gays. (Everton Bailey Jr./The Oregonian via AP)

The danger of a Complacent Majority

With all the calls to conservatives to give up on the culture, the only thing lacking is a drone-riding witch over the Statue of Liberty skywriting "Surrender Dorothy." Published July 12, 2015

Illustration on risks in the current housing market by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Racing to a new housing crisis

Remember when Barney Frank insisted in 2003 that "Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are not in a crisis," and "I want to roll the dice a little bit more in this situation toward subsidized housing?" Published June 28, 2015

This 2015 image provided by courtesy of E! shows Caitlyn Jenner in the first official promotional trailer for the new documentary series, "I Am Cait," in Malibu, Calif. The show premieres Sunday, July 26, 2015, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on E! (E! via AP)

Knowing so much that isn't so

I opened the front door the other day and my daughter walked in, exclaiming, "Is everyone taking crazy pills?" Published June 7, 2015

The Left's War on Police Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When cops are dismissed as bad guys

Since the riots over robbery suspect Michael Brown's death last summer in Ferguson, Mo., and several other deaths of black suspects, America has been awash in a "dialogue" about police and race. Published May 31, 2015

Illustration on the Supreme Court's potential for doing societal damage to marriage by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The long, legal road to marital anarchy

As the calendar slips toward the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, there's a storm cloud hanging over America that will release its thunder in late June. Published May 24, 2015

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2012, file photo, voters stand in line outside the Hamilton County Board of Elections just before it opened for early voting in Cincinnati. A federal trial date of Aug. 19, 2014, has been set in a dispute over early voting in the presidential battleground state of Ohio. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

Playing the race card in court

There's more racism afoot in the land, and it fits the soft bigotry of lowered expectations. Published May 17, 2015

**FILE** A young man wears saggy pants on the Wildwood, N.J. boardwalk on June 6, 2013. (Associated Press)

The ACLU's Louisiana pursuit

At odds with anything smacking of America's religious and cultural heritage, the American Civil Liberties Union has issued a revealing series of warnings to officials about everything from the national motto to saggy pants and boys in prom dresses. Published May 14, 2015

Tim Bostic, left, and Tony London hold hands during the introduction of their wedding ceremony at Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for their wedding ceremony on  Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Norfolk, Va. Tim and Tony who have been a couple for 25 years are co-plaintiffs in the case that ultimately granted marriage rights to same sex couples in Virginia. (The' N. Pham/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)  MAGS OUT

Civil rights and wrongs

While the U.S. Supreme Court held an Alice-in-Wonderland session on the nature and value of marriage, one of the nation's largest cities lay partly in ruins over the death of a black man in police custody. Published May 3, 2015

Illustration on liberal efforts to undermine the integrity of the vote by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Making it safe to cheat

Sometimes, what appears to be complex is actually rather simple. Published April 26, 2015