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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

Connecting the Dots to Despotism Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Connecting the dots to despotism

Recently, I wrote a column suggesting that we are living in an age of insanity. Events since show the madness morphing into soft despotism, which may harden into outright tyranny. Published October 24, 2014

Illustration on the offense/defense relationship of the ACLU and American Christianity by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Score: Prayer 1,000, ACLU 0

After Oneida, Tenn., school officials decided not to fight the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) demand that they cease an opening prayer before high school football games, the school's cheerleaders tackled the matter. Published September 26, 2014

Illustration on the Democrats' Catalist by Alexander Hunter/The washington Times

Catalist, the left's secret electoral weapon, outguns GOP

If you're wondering how Mitt Romney could have lost the 2012 presidential election to President Obama after securing a 5-point advantage among independent voters, a good portion of the answer might be found in Catalist. Published September 19, 2014

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